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Haiti has long been the epi-center of what ills humanity corruption oppression and demagoguery since the Haitian slave revolt which lasted from 1791 to 1804 The slave revolt left more than 100000 Haitians killed and the left the Haitian economy which was based on the production of sugar and coffee in shambles Haiti was now free from slavery and independent of France Leddy 2004 The enlightened French writer Abb GuillaumeThomas Raynal Abb refers to his ecclesiastical training passionately attacked the dehumanization and oppression of slavery that afflicted the French colonial empire especially in Haiti George Mason University 2014 Raynal in bombastic rhetoric brought the injustices of slavery to the hearts of the French people This was the only way to address the indifference the French people felt towards slavery Kenrick 1817 p 41 Haitian slavery in its wickedness the hearts of the French had become cold their eyes and ears were closed to the cries of the Haitian peopleOur third President Thomas Jefferson a lifetime supporter of slavery had owned slaves at home in Monticello Finkleman 2012 He was a deist who didnt believe in the promise of the coming Messiah Onuf 2014 but gravitated towards the thoughts and implications of slavery brought into the light by Raynal In the style of Raynal Jefferson fearing God awkwardly talked about cosmic justice and exterminating thunder when the slaves groans shall have involved heaven itself in darkness doubtless a God of justice will awaken to their distress Davis 1999 p 175 Jefferson stated this regarding slavery the realistic possibility of a revolt and the justice God will bring down from Heaven Jefferson was a legend in American political history feared God but failed to act just like the French had failed to act against inhumanity of slavery Instead of fearing God Haiti has been mesmerized by false saviors which they believe will unchain them from all ills The slaves past and present are groaning God
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