TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE THE SUBLIME AND THE MAGNIFICIENT
Toussaint Louverture is the black liberator who had, in his time and after his death, the greatest political influence in History. His fame is literally worldwide, because his name quickly became the symbol of the self-determination of peoples in West Indies, in Europe, in Africa, United States and even in Asia. Parents attributed his name to their children, in order to assure them a bright future(even in Asia, imagine!), and the soldiers went to war with his effigy around their necks or in their pockets.
Beyond his personal prestige, the political project of Toussaint Louverture is more relevant than ever, in that he proposes a way of living together which integrates alterity, and which transcends race, gender and social classes.
His societal vision does not feed on amnesia or resentment. It transcends grudges and hurts, to produce a new human being, who believes in universal brotherhood and merit.
More than ever, Toussaint Louverture commands a new look at Human being.