“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, “We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.” True story. And so, the Devil said, “OK, it’s a deal.” And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. Desperately poor.” – Pat Robertson

UrbanFaith.com has posted an article on Haiti and their supposed pact with the devil. What do you think? Was there such a pact? Or is it, as one commenter at UrbanFaith said, absurd to think that “God conspires with the white man to enslave, but the devil conspires with the Black man to liberate himself?”

Here is a quote from the article by Lakita Garth-Wright:

“It is apparent to anyone who knows the history of Haiti that the real dealings with the Devil have been three-fold: First, its initial contact with European colonization and the satanic institution of slavery; second, the nearly century’s long embargo that the West imposed on the island as retribution for liberating itself; and third, the economic exploitation perpetrated against Haiti by those very same Western players in modern times, as well as the poverty prostitution the nation has been forced to perform for the Devil’s spawn — the Bretton Woods system and its minions. The fact that the Haitians themselves have had a hand in their own suffering is well publicized, sampled, looped, and mixed. But it takes two to tango.”

You can read the rest of her post here: http://www.urbanfaith.com/2010/01/pat-robertson-was-right.html#comments.