Friday, January 12, 2018

Apparently, Not Wanting to Repeat Errors of the Past Makes you a Racist.

Sure, ideally it would be nice if the President of the United States wasn’t quoted as describing other countries as Shitholes. But these places are Shitholes. They’re places where for the most part the local culture is unquestionably dysfunctional, and where civil society as we know it does not exist. Personally, I don't care if he said it or not. And if he did, it accurately reflects the sentiments of much of America. Not wanting to repeat errors of the past does not make you a racist. This has nothing to do with color. It's about culture.

And really, is there any question Haiti is a Shithole?  If it wasn’t it wouldn’t be one of the most prominent recipients of American charity aid on Planet Earth. And it isn’t like this country has ignored Haiti — America has been trying to lift it out of shithole status for more than a century, with absolutely no result whatever. There is no poorer country in the Western Hemisphere than Haiti, though given time Communist Venezuela might well change that. And no, it’s not racist to note Haiti is a shithole.

And yes, El Salvador is also a shithole. When your country has the world’s highest murder rate, you qualify for shithole status. Know what you get when you take in an unlimited number of illegal Salvadorans? You get an MS-13 street gang spreading its vicious tentacles into every Hispanic community in America in the same way the Italian mafia achieved a chokehold in the Italian community in this country a century ago. It was the determination of  Ronald Reagan, by use of American treasure and a bit of blood as well, which kept El Salvador from becoming a Communist shithole rather than an ordinary one, an effort which has resulted in little thanks from anyone in that region.

Who’s up for more immigration from Somalia?  What has America derived from mass immigration from Somalia? Machete attacks on street corners in Columbus and mall stabbings in suburban Minneapolis. And if you like, you can ask the current and former residents of Lewiston, Maine, what a boon Somali immigration has been to that town. 

Afghanistan, anyone? How much of Afghan culture would we like to pour into our national melting pot? One imagines we have suitable populations of Hollywood and New York sophisticates who would find the Afghans’ use of little boys as sexual playthings rather quaint and charming. The open-borders crowd doesn’t want to talk about that, though, and it wants to call you racist if you’re opposed to a deluge of immigrants from an abusive cultural who have no desire to assimilate.

That’s why Trump’s “Shitholes” objection is big news rather than the fact there are so-called political leaders who can’t agree to reorient our immigration policy toward a merit based system and taking people who can contribute and successfully assimilate here.

Thank You MJA for the Linkage!

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