Is it possible to control the weather? Is it possible to change the path of a hurricane? Was Hurricane Dorian – the lethal weather event that left the Bahamas devastated – controlled?
Immediately following Hurricane Dorian, HAARP conspiracy theories flooded social media timelines. Because Dorian stalled over the islands, the category 5 hurricane blasted the Bahamas with over 215 mph winds for over a day and a half. The cities of Abaco and Grand Bahamas were destroyed.
Floridians are accustomed to weathering hurricane seasons but the standstill of Dorian was also puzzling to them. Southern Florida had never seen a category 5 hurricane immobilized and staring them in the face without attacking. Dorian’s destructive winds lounged in the Bahamas until it eventually crept toward Florida bringing Category 2 storm conditions.
Let’s consider Dorian from a Pan African narrative by first exploring the history of the Bahamas.
A History of White Supremacy In The Bahamas
Dorian is not the first storm to devastate the Bahamas.
The earliest inhabitants of the Bahama Islands were the Lucayans or Tiano Peoples. They arrived from 500AD to 800AD from the other Carribean Islands. The population grew to 40,000 people.
Then came Spain’s infamous non-discoverer Christopher Columbus in 1842.
His landing in the Bahamas was regarded by Europe as discovering America. This is laughable now that we are guided by truth and not force – fed misinformation for our miseducation.
Christopher’s find was seen by Spain as useless as an Island other than a source for the continued enslavement of Black-skinned people. By 1520, nearly 40,000 Lucayans were enslaved and removed to other islands to be violently forced to labor on plantations. The Island remained abandoned for 130 years until the Peace at Paris Treaty when Spain traded the islands to the British in exchange for East Florida.
The United Kingdom cleared the land and developed sugar cane plantations for enslaved Africans to provide free labor and build rapid generational wealth for the British Empire.
Enslaved Africans made up 80% of Bahama’s population by the early 1800s. The British abolished the slave trade in 1807 and the traditional plantation ownership of Africans ended. The newly freed Africans chose to work their own plots of land for survival. After the US acquired Florida from Spain in the early 1820s, hundreds of Africans and Black Seminole Indians escaped to the Bahamas.
The Bahamas remained under British rule throughout the American Civil War. The British supported the Confederates during the war by supplying cotton and weapons. When the Confederate Army lost the war, their loyalist was provided a safe haven in the Bahamas to include the elaborate homes. Here is an example of a united kingdom banning together to support white male domination. Before and after the war, they took care of each other and continue to do so.
After the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, under British rule all of the Islands inherited a rigid racial social order that was created by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The order placed Whites at the top of the hierarchy with Blacks at the bottom.
In 1957, Nassau’s International Airport opened and – along with bans placed on travel to nearby Cuba – spurred the growth of the islands’ current mass tourism that accounts for 60% of their GDP.
In the 1980s, the Bahamas became a crossroads for drug trafficking and exploitation. At that time, 90% of all cocaine entering the US was reportedly passing through the Bahamas.
Ironically, the cocaine that was used to destroy Black families in the united States made its way through a country populated by people of African descent.
July 10th is observed as the Bahamas’ Independence Day as a sovereign island nation of Afro-Bahamians. Afro-Bahamanians are descendants of various African ethnic groups from the empires of Ghana, Songhai, Mali, various Fula Kingdoms, The Oyo Empire, and the Kingdom of Kongo. The land is now out of the hands of the UK and in the hands of a population of 85% descendants of African slaves. Are the islands independent?
Although the Bahamas are described as an independent nation, the islands operate with a parliamentary democracy under the British Commonwealth with the British Sovereign as their Head of State. The Bahamas continue to recognize Queen Elizabeth as their Head of State.
When the Bahamians received their “freedom” from British colonialism, they did not de-colonize. They assimilated and reaped the minor benefits of uninterrupted peaceful existence. This political decision avoided the horrific fate and circumstances of Haiti. The cost of freedom is never free and it is possible that Hurricane Dorian is evidence of just that.
The Bahamian economy is strong and stable based on tourism (60%), finance (15%) and the service industry (15%). The Bahamian dollar is equal to the US dollar. Its gross domestic product is $11.06 billion dollars (2012). Yet, the wealth is not owned by Afro-Bahamians. They can claim ownership only to the labor needed to continue the lucrative tourism industry and maintain properties owned by wealthy foreigners.
The Bahamas consists of more than 700 islands with 24 inhabited. The population is 330,549 (2007). It is the 177th most populous country. The climate is tropical savanna with a hot-wet summer and sunny-arid winter. The hurricane season lasts from June to November. The strongest hurricane until Dorian was Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Donald Trump asks, “Can a hurricane’s be nuked before landfall?” on Aug 25th just days before Dorian would stray from its anticipated path. Although his statements were off the record, they were reportedly made during a security briefing. It is logical to believe this conversation was spurred on by both personal and national interests. Today, we find ourselves discussing the most destructive Hurricane on record.
The Destruction of the Bahamas
On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Elboy Cay just east of Abacos Island with 185 mph winds and wind gusts over 220 mps. The forward speed of Dorian decreased to a westward crawl of 5mph as Dorian reached Grand Bahama Island which is only 87 miles from Abacos as a Category 5 Hurricane. Dorian’s speed slowed to just 1 knot or 1.2 mph and pummeled these two islands for an unprecedented 40 hours.
Dorian weakened to a category 2 storm September 3rd before moving northeastward to the southeast coast of Florida.
The death toll was last reported at 53 and the number of missing people fluctuated from an initial 2,500 to 1,300 people. In Marsh Harbour, the capital of Abacos, 60% of the homes were reported as badly damaged. The 3,000 (20% undocumented) Haitian immigrants living in shantytowns, Pidgeon Peas, and Mudd stood little chance of survival. In news not reported by major media outlets, it is reported that Bahamians are burning areas occupied by Haitians that survived the hurricane.
It is not logical to believe that only 53 deaths resulted from the hurricane and so few are missing. Fox News 13 reported 3 wks after Dorian, the smell of death hangs heavy in the Bahamas as 1300 remains missing. As of Sept 23rd, 22 days after Hurricane Dorian the shanty towns have not begun to be searched for bodies.
Does the response to a hurricane that slams a predominantly Black population receive less exposure? Is the damage and loss of life underplayed as to not feed into conspiracy theories that threaten to expose the truth?
No one wants to dwell on the devastation but as Africans we do not have the luxury of business as usual. We must learn from the past, understand what is happening in the present, and make moves to secure our future.
HAARP – High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Strange weather has persisted in areas populated by people of African descent: Puerto Rico; Tsunami 2017 and Hurricane Maria, Bahamas; Hurricane Dorian; Africa; the fire continent home to 70% of 10,000 world-wide fires. Haiti; Hurricane Matthew 580 killed, 35,000 homeless, and in the United States; Hurricanes Harvey/Katrina each with 125 billion in damage.
Let’s consider the most widely reported weather conspiracy used to explain Dorian’s 40-hour standstill. Since its conception, HAARP research has been considered a government initiative to weaponize the weather. This program is funded by the Air Force, Navy, University of Alaska, and DARPA ( Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). HAARP is a University-owned facility located in Gakona, Alaska.
HAARP Research Goals Include
- Advance study of basic natural processes that occur naturally in the ionosphere and with much stronger influence of solar interaction
- Enable studies of how the natural ionosphere affects radio signals
- Improve the reliability or performance of communication and navigation systems for civilian and military uses
- Increase the accuracy of GPS navigation, advances in underwater and underground research and applications.
- Improve methods of submarine communication
- Remotely sense and map the mineral content of the terrestrial subsurface, underground complexes, regions or countries
A close look at these goals may not point directly to weaponizing the weather but we can easily identify military use and economic advantages the HAARP Program could provide for those wanting to make use of the weather for personal or national gains.
HAARP Research has produced Auroras or polar lights, northern lights, and natural lights displayed in the Earth’s sky. High-density plasma clouds have been produced in the Earth’s upper atmosphere or ionosphere.
We can use the addition of other facilities like HAARP as an indication that weather manipulations are being investigated globally. Here are four additional HAARP related facilities and there locations:
- HIPAS near Fairbanks, Alaska
- Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico
- EISCAT, European/Tromso Norway
- and Sura Ionospheric Heating Facility near Vasisursk, Russia.
Michale Chossudovsky, a member of the book committee on monetary and economic reform, reports HAARP research is capable of triggering floods, hurricanes, droughts, and earthquakes.
While Weather modification for the purpose of producing damage or destruction was banned by the United Nations at the Environmental Modification Convention in May 1977. HAARP has been blamed for thunderstorms in Iran, Pakistan, Haiti, Turkey, Greece, and the Philippines
Black Unity Remains Our Best Defense
A single major course correction is required to save us from complete annihilation. We must promote revolutionary unity. We must use all of our current and future resources: natural, physical and spiritual to bring us together for survival. We must change the lens from which we have been taught to see our families, communities, countries, and continent.
Until we connect the dots and understand our current position in this global conspiracy, we will continue to be paralyzed by self-hatred that prevents us from trusting or believing in our ability to unify. No one is coming to save us. Our existence cannot be secured by any other people or country. We must unify continue to lose lives.
Until we are serious about unifying, there will be no one to defend the Haitian in the Bahamas, the African enslaved in Arab countries or the young people that blast through their neighborhood with guns in America.
We begin the unification process as individuals, as groups, as institutions, and globally for the survival and uplift of people of African descent that have been targeted for extinction. We owe it to our ancestors and our children to survive the current category 5 racial divide and conquer tactics that we see being used against us globally.
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- NASA Timeline of Hurricane Dorian
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- Video footage from resident Abado resident of storm damage
- Pic of damage in Abaco