The Audacity of Saying “Shitholes”

The Audacity of Saying “Shitholes”, by Jim Goad. For existential reasons (see the next post), the left simply must fight to the death over immigration.

Sean Penn, whose only positive contribution to our national welfare may have been that time he allegedly bound and gagged Madonna, called Trump “an enemy of the state” and “an enemy of mankind.” Ten bucks says he’s repeatedly referred to the rural American South as a “shithole.”

Political pundits, apparently thinking this would deter rather than delight Trump’s supporters, variously referred to him as a “terrorist sympathizer,” a “white supremacist,” and “someone who could lead the Ku Klux Klan in the United States of America.”

MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch offered this highly sober and loftily intellectual assessment:

He is an evil man. We don’t talk about that a lot. We talk about he’s insane, he’s crazy. That’s evil. This is just an evil, evil man.

Reasonable people — you know, the kind that build the world rather than tear it down — deal with facts and don’t use the word “evil”; it’s only pearl-clutching church ladies with perpetual PMS who toss around such emotion-laden and deeply unquantifiable terms like tear-soaked Kleenexes. …

Facts:

In terms of life expectancy, Norway leads the pack at 81.8 years. Then comes the USA (79.3), with a sudden drop to 63.5 years for Haitians and a mere 55.0 years for Somalians.

Norway also wins the blue ribbon when it comes to per-capita income, which is a staggering 38 times that of Haitians and 173 times that of Somalians.

The noble Norsemen also win when it comes to their nation’s mean IQ, which is 100 compared to the USA’s 98. Somalia (68) and Haiti (67) both suffer a mean IQ that is below the commonly accepted cutoff line for “retarded.”

The only category where the USA comes out on top is the percentage of the population with access to improved sanitation facilities—one index claims that 100% of Americans can find a functional toilet if they try. Next comes Norway at 98.1%. Haiti (27.6%) and Somalia (23.5%) are far, far worse. According to Wikipedia, “Sewer systems and wastewater treatment are nonexistent” in Haiti, which would mean the country is a literal shithole.

Prediction:

Not a single loudmouthed virtue-signaler who’s publicly wetting themselves about Trump’s alleged comments will ever move to Haiti or Somalia.