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.
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