Every time it looks like Donald Trump is about to lose me, he does something that brings me back. After weeks of signaling that he was willing to make a deal on DACA, invalidating everything we had hoped he’d be, he comes back and calls the third world a collection of shitholes. A right cross after rhetorical rope-a-dope that dropped the leftists like a sack of bricks. DOWN GOES (((SCHUMER)))! DOWN GOES (((SCHUMER)))!!!
We have all seen the memes associated with the commentary. I myself spit up a bit of whiskey on a few of them. But more than the sheer hilarity of the statement, it is a subtle bit of brilliance that defanged the left’s arguments on immigration, legal and illegal, in such a way that it is worth dedicating a bit of digital ink to examine.
For the whole of my political life, the argument in favor of immigration is some variant of the United States and/or Europe owing the lesser peoples of the world something because we are successful, and their countries are horrible. We hear about poverty, war, starvation, disease, and myriad other civilizational maladies as justifications for the importation of these people. A shithole by any other name.
Even during my misguided youth on the left, this did not particularly make sense to me, given that I’ve always had a (southern) nationalist streak. My people have enough problems without having to import others who cannot build a functional country. But logic and Marxism do not walk hand in hand, the latter has a Kalashnikov pointed at the head of the former in a forced march toward the edge of a cliff.
Nonsensical nature of the argument aside, it was the “reason” we had to bring people in from Africa and the Middle East, and the reason we could not send illegals home. IT IS NOT FAIR! THEIR COUNTRIES ARE TERRIBLE! YOU HEARTLESS MONSTER HOW COULD YOU SEND THEM BACK!?! HOW COULD YOU LEAVE THEM THERE!? Cuckolded Republicans and cowed moderates could not fight back against these pathos laden charges, choosing instead to meekly stare at the ground and shuffle their feet nervously, hoping the big bad leftists would not call them racists. Enter the Donald.
The backdrop of the shithole comment was a meeting with Democrat leaders, wherein Trump flatly rejected the deal they offered him in order to preserve their beloved DACA. I imagine the conversation went something like:
“But Mr. President, we need to bring all these third worlders here because the conditions in their home countries are terrible. Can’t send them home for the same reason! That’d be racist.”
“Okay, these countries are shitholes, but why should we bring the people here? What do we gain from it?”
“WHAT?! HOW DARE YOU! THOSE COUNTRIES ARE NOT SHITHOLES YOU CHEETO COLORED MEANIE!”
“Okay, they’re not shitholes. So, we don’t need to take anyone in and we can send back the illegals.”
“But…I… wait a second…REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.”
The next 36 hours of the news cycle was dominated by leftist virtue signaling against Trump, handwringing by the cucks, and sanctimonious indignation on the part of token mammy Mia Long (R-Utah), during which we heard the virtues of the third world extolled. How great the places are. How wonderful and valuable the people are to this country. The exact opposite of everything the left has been saying since (((Hart Celler))) back in 1965. The winner by knockout: Der Trumpenfuhrer.
Ms. Long, in particular, made me laugh uproariously in her defense of her ancestral home of Haiti. Trump is a meanie for saying bad things about my island shithole! I’m going to stop you right there, congresswoman. If Haiti is so great, go serve in their parliament, Ungrateful. I’m still waiting on confirmation if she does share a common trait with Wes Bellamy.
Trump was absolutely right. Africa is a shit hole. Latin America is a shit hole. The Arab world is a cat box. India and Pakistan would be shit holes, if they bothered to dig holes before depositing their shit on the street. I blame the British for teaching them how to pave roads. Sad! Bringing these people to our country does not offer the slightest positive benefit. And leftist efforts to drop them in Dixie is even more deleterious, an insidious effort to undermine our white right wing sensibilities and get us to bend the knee in a way not even Reconstruction could accomplish. So, while I’m sure he will do something to piss us all off before too long, let this serve as a reminder that as much as we can be annoyed with him, our objections are principled. Trump derangement syndrome produces hyperbolic hypocrisy, as the leftist froths at the mouth to object to Trump, even at the expense of lighting his entire ideology alight to do so. We need many more days like this if we’re going to stop the (((rot))) from winning and if we’re going to take Dixie back. But it starts with one. So for today, at least, three cheers for Trump. If you don’t like it, mud people, go back to your shitholes.