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Yesterday's 'Shithole Countries' Can Become Classy Places Donald, and Vice Versa

The shit's everywhere

You told them you were going to ride to their assistance as president, but you’ve done the opposite. Most of them are so poor they depend on our crappy Medicaid program for their health care and you and your Republican enablers in Congress are cutting that drastically, which will leave them without health care. Meanwhile, their towns are going bust trying to come up with funds to repair aging water systems, worn-out roads and underfunded, overcrowded schools. You’re doing nothing about that. Their homes are often trailers because they can’t afford a real house.

A whole generation of Americans is entering adulthood a collective $1.3 trillion in debt because there’s no system of true public higher education. Instead so-called public colleges and universities today cost almost as much to attend as private institutions. Why? Because rich jerks like you don’t think that educating Americans is the government’s job, and having an educated public is not in the national interest.

America isn’t entirely a “shithole,” because our wealthy, like you, and even the upper middle class, can hide from all the shit around them caused by government tax and spending policies that favor them over the broader mass of the population by staying safely in their gated housing communities built in economically segregated jurisdictions. But that leaves the rest of the country going to the dogs while those in the gated and segregated communities like you don’t give a shit.

Eventually, the way things are going, you’ll be presiding over a “shithole country” yourself.

We’re pretty close to being there now, in my opinion, with more than half of each year’s entire federal tax take going to fund a bloated military that it looks like you want to keep sending off to the far corners of the earth to make shitholes out of other already struggling lands.

Matter of fact, a number of the places you consider to be “shitholes,” like Haiti, Angola, the Congo, and probably Yemen and Libya, are suffering from grinding poverty in large part because of the actions of this country. Look it up. The US actually ran — and stole blind — the country of Haiti from 1915 to 1934, and has treated it as a colonial possession since then.

As for Libya, everyone knows the US simply destroyed the country and left it a failed state, mired in internal conflict and virtually ungovernable.

You’re continuing the same process (begun by President Obama) in Syria today, and are doing it by proxy by arming the Saudi Arabian military in its vicious war on Yemen.

Actually you're doing your best to make a "shithole" out of the American colony of Puerto Rico too, by denying effective and massive aid to that island that has been destroyed by two epic hurricanes in the space of two weeks. Basically you just offered them rolls of paper towels. Nice.

How are such places supposed to rise up and modernize themselves? They need our help, not our condescension and mockery. which is all you've got on offer.

In fact, maybe your administration’s motto should be “Make the world shittier, and America too.” You’re already well on the way to succeeding at it. Hey, you’ve already made it okay for the Washington Post and the NY Times to write “shithole” in their main news articles and even their headlines.



story | by Dr. Radut