Haiti Politics 101 - Using the Carrot and the Stick to overthrow Jovenel Moise, Andre Michel explains
The Opposition is using the metaphor of "The Carrot and the Stick" to attempt to overthrow Haitian president Jovenel Moise but they are calling it a "transfer of power." Watch this video and you will understand it perfectly.
After the opposition in Haiti installed their new commission of facilitation of transfer of power, Andre Michel made in clear in an interview to Voice of America that their commission is established more for a power take over than a transfer of power.
Andre Michel made reference to "the Carrot and the Stick," a metaphor for the use of reward combined with the threat of force or punishment.
First you offer the donkey a carrot to encourage him to move and, if he refuse to budge, you used a stick to beat the crap out of him to force him to move.
The only donkey in this story is Haitian president Jovenel Moise.
According to Andre Michel, the opposition's commission will work with different of sectors in Haiti to facilitate a transfer of power. "This is the carrot," Andre Michel said, "But there's the stick on the other side."
"The stick is the pursuit of the mobilization all across the country to create the necessary condition for Jovenel Moise to step down."
The opposition used the stick on Friday October 11th and it didn't work. They attempted and failed to bring the protesters to the front gated of President Jovenel's residence.
Could "the stick" mean using violence to force the donkey to move or in this case force the president to step down?
The journalist asked Andre Michel whether or not the opposition's intention is to bring the mob to the president residence so then can get him, so to speak.
Andre Michel replied: "We are not dynamic of violence... BUT... The people could very well flip (bonèt pèp la kapab chavire) because when you have a president who refuses to resign when the entire country is asking for his resignation, it is a form of provocation and there could be a risk of violence which we do not hope for."
Wait... There is another stick!
Andre Michel is hoping as well, due to this risk of violence and as away to avoid it, the International community and the private sector in haiti will put pressure on President Jovenel Moise to force him to resign.
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