Once again we are witness to a panoply of feigned insult typically associated with morally opprobrious Democrats who are enjoined by those Republicans who are eager not to be “out stupided” by liberals. I’m speaking of the ridiculous outcries over President Trump, allegedly calling Haiti and African nations a “s—hole.”
Haiti may be beautiful in certain specific tourist areas, but don’t be fooled; it is still a Third World country with all of the attributes of same.
A friend forwarded me the following a few days prior to publication of this commentary. He wrote: “[My wife] and I have been on short term mission trips to Haiti from 2010 to 2016. We were with one of the first relief teams to arrive in Haiti shortly after the earthquake. We then went six consecutive years eventually leading other teams to Haiti until I hurt my back in 2016. One of the comments on our first arrival to Haiti was that it didn’t look much different before the earthquake.” Does that sound like an idyllic wonderland even before the massive earthquake?
Another longtime friend who was in a senior agency position in one of America’s alphabet agencies shared the following (portions redacted by me):
In 2***-2*** I sent three of my workers to Haiti for official ****** work. All three, upon return, not only described Haiti as a s—hole but stated:
1) The conditions were awful;
2) Violence by Haitians on Haitians (or others) was common;
3) Child prostitution was made readily available at hotels in which non-Haitians stayed, and;
4) It was common to see Haitians take a bowel movement in public and in public places. (One of my workers was so offended at the complete lack of hygienic awareness that they almost threw up while asking me not to send them back. They witnessed a man take a bowel movement right on the hotel steps.)
Does that sound like an idyllic paradise?
Moreover, while those more akin to orthoptera found in Dante’s Inferno feign insult, accusing President Trump of being a racist, an African social scientist weighed in making it abundantly clear that Haiti is a s—hole. Mamady Traore, a sociologist from the West African nation of Guinea said: “President Donald Trump is absolutely right; when you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power, when you have rebel factions that kill children, disembowel women as saints, who mutilate civilians.” (See: “Libs Freak Over Trump “S—hole” Comment, African Sociologist Says He’s Right,” Conservative Tribune, Jan. 13, 2018.)
The Conservative Tribune article also quotes commentator Ben Domenech, who reportedly visited Haiti twice, called it a “hellish place that suffers from both a cholera epidemic and rampant sex trafficking.” Does that sound like idyllic paradise?
Dr. Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, maintained order and power by utilizing the “Tontons,” an indigenous Haitian terrorist group to terrorize political opponents and the Haitian citizenry. Duvalier destroyed Haiti’s emerging tourism boom. Following his barbaric rule, his son Jean-Claude “Baby-Doc” Duvalier appointed himself “President for Life.” Under Baby Doc, tourism began a tenuous revitalization. He was ousted in 1986. He was followed by a succession of corrupt barbarians who established themselves as leaders who looted the country’s foreign-aid resources and who mistreated the people with cruel barbarism.
It took U.S. intervention to restore the former Catholic priest, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to power in 1994, following the military coup that ousted him in 1991.
Crime, child sex trafficking, disease, poverty, lack of clean water, ad nauseam is a way of life in Haiti. Thus, even if President Trump did reference the country as alleged, how was he wrong? Just because a place has nice weather and a luxury hotel doesn’t means it’s not a crap pit.
My primary reason for not believing President Trump said what is alleged is because Dick Durbin, D-Ill., made the accusations. Durbin is a pernicious liar who has lied about our military, used anti-Semitic characterizations and savagely disparaged our military serving in GITMO, calling them Nazis and accusing them of running a gulag.
Sens. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., strongly rebuked Durbin. Both men were in the meeting and in close proximity to President Trump, and both men steadfastly argued that the president never said what Durbin alleges. Additionally, they pointed out that Durbin has a history of inventing lies for reasons of raw partisanship.
As for Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, her parents are from Haiti, thus she of all people should know firsthand what Haitian life is like. For her to attack President Trump for telling the truth, even if he did call Haiti a s—hole, is nothing short of political opportunism. It changes my opinion about her, because Love’s actions show her to be just another opportunistic political hack willing to make gain by abandoning truth and integrity. We do not need more of her kind.