Top 10 Shi*holes Nobody Wants to Visit

Top 10 Shi*holes Nobody Wants to Visit, by Megan Fox.

Unnamed sources are once again claiming president Trump said outrageous things, including calling Haiti and parts of Africa “shi*holes.” No one is sure this actually happened, but it sounds true, so the Washington Post ran with it. But it brings up an interesting point. Are we allowed to point out that there are places in the world that are not ideal, or are we pretending all countries are equal? This seems demonstrably ridiculous, yet the left is acting super-offended at the suggestion that some countries are shi*hole-ish.

What’s at stake here is not that some places are shitholes — that is too obvious for even most leftists to dispute.

No, what the leftists are defending is the fantasy that all groups of people are statistically identical — that the people who live in said shitholes are, en masse, essentially the same as people living in first world countries, and therefore can be imported as immigrants in large numbers (to vote left).

Are said countries shitholes because of the people who live there? After all, what characterizes backward third world countries is that they haven’t changed much, despite decades of aid and access to ideas and capital from the first world. Contrast that with say resource-poor South Korea, which rose from impoverishment and war after the 1950s to first world status — because the people are generally honest, smart, and work hard.

Obviously some of the people virtually anywhere are good, trustworthy, smart, capable, and hard working — just the sort of people you want on your team. But just as obviously, some places have fewer such people than others.

1. Haiti. A quick search of Haitian vacations found that a person could have a full week in Haiti for $600, airfare included. If that isn’t a screaming red flag, I don’t know what is. The reason it’s so cheap is that you have a high likelihood of never returning. If you don’t get murdered, you will probably get a disease. …

2. Anywhere ending in “-stan” (or Iran)

3. Tecoman, Mexico.  The New York Times admitted that this place is a shi*hole [due to extreme crime levels]. …

4. Somalia. Unless you’re dying to go on a cruise and experience a real-life pirate adventure, complete with getting your throat slit, stay away from the Somali coast. …

5. North Korea.  …

6. Venezuela. Children are starving, people are eating trash and zoo animals to stay alive, and it’s all because of the grand fantasies of the left put into practice: Socialism! … We don’t need more people who think socialism is a good idea. Instead, let’s send our socialists to Venezuela, where they’ve perfected socialism. … If a place where children have to turn tricks to survive isn’t a shi*hole, what is?

7. Detroit. … Wild horses or even Wild Turkey couldn’t drag me into Detroit. I drove through it once with the gas pedal to the floor and I shall never do it again. Coincidentally, all the American shi*holes on this list are run by Democrats. [And the author didn’t even mention race!] …

An eye-opener:

8. New Orleans. If you can avoid the puke, I hear it’s fun during festivals and the food is good, but what kind of shi*hole doesn’t fix a levee they’ve been told hundreds of times was going to fail, leading to the deaths of its citizens and the destruction of countless homes? A Democrat shi*hole, that’s what kind! And, wait for it… the levees still aren’t fixed! … It is important to note that there aren’t any Republicans running New Orleans.

9. India. Everyone I’ve ever known who visited India got violently ill and lost twenty pounds before they got home. No one I know who has been there made a return trip. The keywords that stood out from their descriptions were, “hellish, dehydration, pain, suffering, shi* everywhere, rancid, poverty, death.” These are not words that I want to use when I’m on vacation. …

10. Anywhere in Africa where you have to walk somewhere to get water.

Obviously, the people suffering in these shi*holes are not to be disparaged or trod upon. On the contrary, I support exporting our technology and philosophy of freedom and prosperity to every corner of the earth. I also support missions to help relieve the suffering of people born in shi*holes. But let’s not pretend there aren’t shi*holes, or allow Democrats to turn this whole country into a shi*hole no one wants to live in.