We just can’t go a single day without some kind of Trump scandal causing massive levels of outrage in both the mainstream media and Social media. The latest thing to come out is that he apparently, in reference to countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, and various African countries, asked “Why are we (America) having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Needless to say, the media is absolutely appalled by this question. How dare he make such racist comments about these countries?
But here’s the thing though.
Where exactly is the lie?
To me, it seems as if all he did was make a simple statement of fact. These countries are shitholes. That’s why their populations are so desperate to flee from them in favour of coming to the United States. But they’re also shitholes for a very specific reason. They’re shitholes because of their demographics.
I’ve said it numerous times, and I’ll say it again. A country is a reflection of its people, not the other way around. The reason why America is such a prosperous country, is the same reason why Canada, New Zealand, and Australia are. It’s because it was founded by Europeans, who created a society based on European values. If it was simply down to geographical location, then why didn’t the Native Americans have the same success with building a great nation, as their European colonisers did?
Haiti on the other hand is primarily populated by people of Sub-Saharan African descent, and just like your average Sub-Saharan African country, is a corrupt, poverty stricken shithole, with pathetic living standards. Haiti has actually been occupied by America on three occasions in the 20th century. Between 1915 and 1934, between 1959 and 1963, and between 1994 and 1995. On all three occasions, America imposed order and stability on the country, even building much needed infrastructure such as roads, schools, hospitals, bridges, etc, during the first of these occupations. Yet as soon as they handed back control to the Haitians and departed, the country would soon after fall apart again every single time. It’s one thing to not be able to build a functioning country, but the fact that they’ve been handed a pre-built country on multiple occasions, and have failed to even maintain it, really says it all. This is much the same as what we saw happen when Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, or what we’re seeing happening in real time to South Africa post-Apartheid. Functioning civilisations are seeing a power transfer from one demographic to another, and that new demographic repeatedly fails to maintain what was handed to them.
So when you take all this into consideration, then is it not a fair question to ask? Why is America taking in people from these shithole countries? How exactly does America benefit from their presence? What do they contribute? What skills or abilities do they have that can’t either be found within America itself, or from non-Shithole countries (Trump cited Norway specifically as a country he would like to see immigration from instead)?
A country is a reflection of its people, not the other way around. And after seeing what the Haitians have done to Haiti on more than one occasion, then does it not stand to reason, that they’d only end up doing the same thing to America as well?