Of Sh*tholes And Second Thoughts

Of Sh*tholes And Second Thoughts, by Rod Dreher.

If word got out that the government was planning to build a housing project for the poor in your neighborhood, how would you feel about it? Be honest with yourself. Nobody would consider this good news. You wouldn’t consider it good news because you don’t want the destructive culture of the poor imported into your neighborhood. Drive over to the poor part of town, and see what a shithole it is. Do you want the people who turned their neighborhood a shithole to bring the shithole to your street?

No, you don’t. Be honest, you don’t.

From a Peace Corps volunteer named Karin McQuillan, in Senegal:

Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”

In plain English: s— is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country. Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.

Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral. The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

I have seen. I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.

And on the Senegalese culture, continuing:

We think the Protestant work ethic is universal. It’s not. My town was full of young men doing nothing. They were waiting for a government job. There was no private enterprise. Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy. It is also incompatible with Senegalese insistence on taking care of relatives.

All the little stores in Senegal were owned by Mauritanians. If a Senegalese wanted to run a little store, he’d go to another country. The reason? Your friends and relatives would ask you for stuff for free, and you would have to say yes. End of your business. You are not allowed to be a selfish individual and say no to relatives. The result: Everyone has nothing.

The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work. A job is something given to you by a relative. It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.

I couldn’t wait to get home. So why would I want to bring Africa here? Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.

We have the right to choose what kind of country to live in. I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese. I am not willing to donate my country.

Another Peace Corps volunteer backs her up and then some:

I think you missed the point of the essay–Senegal, as well as many other countries, have a clan/family-based culture. Totally unlike the West, which stresses individualism, the natural rights of man, and a Judeo-Christian heritage. Clan/family/honor based cultures are totally different and incomprehensible to ours. Such countries typically don’t develop the wealth of their own resources because their frame of reference is the family taking care of its own at the expense of others. They live that way all on their own — no white man did that to them. …

Exactly what I have seen in Every African Country I have visited. When I read a article like this; I am emboldened that we may start winning this fight. We must speak out and defeat these cultural Marxist with the strongest weapons we possess; Truth, Facts and Personal Observations!

No one, who has ever traveled to Haiti, Africa, Most Islamic Countries and Latin America can tell me that what Karin McQuillan describes is not Exactly what you will find. The American Marxist know this well! They also know that mass immigration is the key to destroying the American values and ethos they loath!

hat-tip Stephen Neil