Another day, another faux moral outrage. This time, the media and the left have worked themselves into a tizzy because Donald Trump allegedly used the word “s**thole” to describe some of the poorest, most crime-ridden places on earth… and telling the blunt truth is now off limits.
While liberals yet again call the president a racist, they seem to be conveniently ignoring the other times lawmakers have spoken bluntly about troubled parts of the world — including one of the left’s larger than life “heroes,” Ted Kennedy.
During the debate over the 1965 Immigration Act, which paved the way for the mass migration and border issues we now face, the famous Kennedy brother didn’t exactly use the word “s**thole” to describe the same countries Trump was describing, but he got pretty close.
“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same,” he pledged during an address. We’ll get back to how well that promise aged in a moment.
“Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia,” Ted Kennedy declared. Emphasis added.
Then and now, some 50 plus years later, the left had no problem with “the lion of the senate” calling Africa and Asian countries “deprived nations.” This may not be as blunt as President Trump’s supposed comment, but it means the same thing: Places like Africa, many parts of Asia, and Central America have serious problems.
Crime is off the charts. There are gang-controlled slums. They’re deprived. They’re — you might say — shi… er, you know the rest.
What about Ted Kennedy’s promise to the country, anyway? America wouldn’t be inundated with immigrants “from any one area,” he pledged, and “our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.” Where would you get such a backwards idea?
Here we are in 2018: America takes in over one million legal immigrants… not in a decade, not since Kennedy made his promise, but every single year.
The U.S. has the most immigrants of any country on earth, with an estimated 47 million in 2015. That number is certainly dramatically higher when illegal aliens are included. The exact number is hard to estimated because, well, they’re undocumented.
“The Center’s preliminary estimate of the unauthorized immigrant population in 2016 is 11.3 million,” Pew Research Center reported.
Data also shows that in 2015, a full 50 percent of U.S. immigrants came from Mexico, directly disputing Kennedy’s promise when the current immigration law was being passed. Sixteen percent came from Central America, and 13 percent came from Asia.
Only 5 percent came from Europe or Canada.
And Trump’s controversial “s**thole” comment, if it was even actually said? The United Nations backs him up, although of course not using that word.
The UN’s own Human Development Report looks at factors like poverty, crime, and standard of living across the globe. “Norway cinches the spot as the overall best country to live in, in the world,” reported QZ.com.
Meanwhile, “Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world,” explained The World Bank.
“The level of crime in Haiti should be regarded as beyond horrific. There are no ‘safe’ areas,” admitted World Nomads, a travel information resource.
“[T]here is a very real danger of violent crime everywhere in Haiti, and this includes but is not limited to assault, armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, rape and any combination of the above,” continued the travel site.
In other words… it’s a s**thole!
We’ve reached a very strange place when being honest — even bluntly so — is now attacked and called “racist.”
When the truth becomes foreign and we’re expected to play along with politically-correct fantasies and false narratives, something has gone terribly wrong.
Do you think Trump went too far, or was telling the truth?