Speaking an Uncomfortable Truth about Haiti

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Speaking an Uncomfortable Truth about Haiti

The Demo­c­rat left is going apoplec­tic con­cern­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s com­ments con­cern­ing Haiti declar­ing his state­ments prove Don­ald Trump is a straight up racist.

The only prob­lem with this reac­tion is that while Pres­i­dent Trump’s lan­guage might have been less crude (a phrase that is ever­green) con­cern­ing it, he’s cor­rect con­cern­ing Haiti and more­over the peo­ple scream­ing the loud­est and most self right­eously about it know it.

Don’t believe me, fine, then ask your­self these ques­tions about Haiti:

Would you go to Haiti to vacation?

Would you go to Haiti to retire?

Does Haiti have a reli­able elec­tric grid

Does Haiti have safe drink­ing water?

Would you feel safe to walk the streets?

Can you could on local offi­cials tak­ing care of a prob­lem for you with­out a bribe?

Would you feel com­fort­able being treated in a Hait­ian Hos­pi­tal by doc­tors cer­ti­fied in Haiti?

Then ask your­self the same ques­tions con­cern­ing the Domini­can Repub­lic which is located on the same island to the east and see if your answers differ.

A more prac­ti­cal exam­ple: My parish helps fund Catholic schools in Haiti, in fact we are doing our fundraiser now where we raise money and donate items for the kids down there. It’s noble work but given that Haiti has been inde­pen­dent for, depend­ing on if you track it from dec­la­ra­tion or recog­ni­tion, over or just under 200 years isn’t it odd that we’re still fund­ing schools there to help kids get a basic education?

Now none of this reflects on indi­vid­ual Haitians who I work with now and have known over the years. In fact just about every Hait­ian I’ve ever known has been a decent hard work­ing guy, but when it comes down to it there is a rea­son why peo­ple are so anx­ious to get the hell out of there.

Or as I like to put it con­cern­ing my own grand­par­ents com­ing from Sicily, if it was a good place to live they would have stayed there and I’d be speak­ing Ital­ian today.

The real sin of Pres­i­dent Trump is say­ing aloud some­thing every­body knows is true but nobody wants to admit in polite company.

I sug­gest the peo­ple hav­ing a fit would be well served to watch this video out of Har­vard which seems par­tic­u­larly timely.

Because the prob­lems in Haiti have noth­ing to do with race. They have every­thing to do with sys­temic cor­rup­tion, Marx­ism and crony­ism and those who exploit those weak­nesses for their own gain. Unfor­tu­nately you can’t solve those prob­lem until they are acknowl­edged and if you don’t dare acknowl­edge those prob­lems because of the race they will be there forever.

Update PJMedia:

Tucker Carl­son defended the president.

The idea that you are not allowed to say that they’re pretty crummy coun­tries, Haiti for exam­ple or El Sal­vador, I’ve been in both of them — that’s why peo­ple are leav­ing them to come here,” Carl­son said. “So I don’t under­stand what the sin is. You’re not allowed to point out that other coun­tries aren’t as good places to live as America?”

That’s right. There are sh!thole coun­tries. If you live in a coun­try with an unsta­ble elec­tri­cal grid, crum­bling infra­struc­ture, or peo­ple dying from medieval-​era dis­eases, that’s a sh!thole. I wouldn’t want to live there and that’s why peo­ple in those coun­tries want to GET OUT and come to America.

Remem­ber the same peo­ple out­raged about Trump descrip­tion of Haiti are also out­raged if you state that all women have vaginas

The Democrat left is going apoplectic concerning President Trump’s comments concerning Haiti declaring his statements prove Donald Trump is a straight up racist.

The only problem with this reaction is that while President Trump’s language might have been less crude (a phrase that is evergreen) concerning it, he’s correct concerning Haiti and moreover the people screaming the loudest and most self righteously about it know it.

Don’t believe me, fine, then ask yourself these questions about Haiti:

Would you go to Haiti to vacation?

Would you go to Haiti to retire?

Does Haiti have a reliable electric grid

Does Haiti have safe drinking water?

Would you feel safe to walk the streets?

Can you could on local officials taking care of a problem for you without a bribe?

Would you feel comfortable being treated in a Haitian Hospital by doctors certified in Haiti?

Then ask yourself the same questions concerning the Dominican Republic which is located on the same island to the east and see if your answers differ.

A more practical example:  My parish helps fund Catholic schools in Haiti, in fact we are doing our fundraiser now where we raise money and donate items for the kids down there.  It’s noble work but given that Haiti has been independent for, depending on if you track it from declaration or recognition, over or just under 200 years isn’t it odd that we’re still funding schools there to help kids get a basic education?

Now none of this reflects on individual Haitians who I work with now and have known over the years.  In fact just about every Haitian I’ve ever known has been a decent hard working guy,  but when it comes down to it there is a reason why people are so anxious to get the hell out of there.

Or as I like to put it concerning my own grandparents coming from Sicily, if it was a good place to live they would have stayed there and I’d be speaking Italian today.

The real sin of President Trump is saying aloud something everybody knows is true but nobody wants to admit in polite company.

I suggest the people having a fit would be well served to watch this video out of Harvard which seems particularly timely.

Because the problems in Haiti have nothing to do with race. They have everything to do with systemic corruption, Marxism and cronyism and those who exploit those weaknesses for their own gain. Unfortunately you can’t solve those problem until they are acknowledged and if you don’t dare acknowledge those problems because of the race they will be there forever.

Update PJMedia:

Tucker Carlson defended the president.

“The idea that you are not allowed to say that they’re pretty crummy countries, Haiti for example or El Salvador, I’ve been in both of them — that’s why people are leaving them to come here,” Carlson said. “So I don’t understand what the sin is. You’re not allowed to point out that other countries aren’t as good places to live as America?”

That’s right. There are sh!thole countries. If you live in a country with an unstable electrical grid, crumbling infrastructure, or people dying from medieval-era diseases, that’s a sh!thole. I wouldn’t want to live there and that’s why people in those countries want to GET OUT and come to America.

Remember the same people outraged about Trump description of Haiti are also outraged if you state that all women have vaginas