Skip to comments.What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right
Posted on 01/17/2018 6:36:17 AM PST by pgkdan
Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment."
In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country. Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.
I couldn't wait to get home. So why would I want to bring Africa here? Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.
For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Don’t bother. The Peace Core should be abolished along with Ameri-corps. They only turn our young volunteers into life long Democrats-it’s intention.
A relative was stationed along the Indian/China border surfing WWII.
he would tell stories of the locals drinking out of a river while upstream someone was taking a dump!
Not surfing obviously.
Great read, Thanks! Boy, will she draw the ire of the Socialists! I pray they don’t kill her...
I searched using the whole title and it didn’t come up.
Charlie don’t surf.
I have been to a number of African countries and outside of when I was in Mombassa Kenya I can unequivacally agree with President Trump. The third world by our standards is a $h$%@hole.
Ask yourself this, how many of the liberal effete are vacationing in Monte Carlo or the Riveria? Now how many of them are vacationing in Mogadishu Somalia? I can tell you from first hand experience, the Somali tourism industry is suffering greatly....
This is an absolutely accurate story based on my experiences in Africa and the ME.
Hirohito Don’t Surf
Pretty unbelievable. My preacher's wife is from Brazil, she's a new citizen and she is always telling people that Americans can't possibly understand what real poverty is without seeing it for themselves. In her opinion our ghettoes are luxury most of the world's population will never experience, no matter how many trillions of dollars the rest of the world (US mostly) dumps on them.
You beat me to the low hanging fruit...
I remember seeing a documentary about the Ghanges River...same story. People actually bathing downstream, withing eyesight, of a sewage pipe emptying directly into the river.
We think the Protestant work ethic is universal. It's not. My town was full of young men doing nothing. They were waiting for a government job. There was no private enterprise. Private business was not illegal, just impossible, given the nightmare of a third-world bureaucratic kleptocracy.
Welcome to American Progressivism, bringing ancient third world values to America today!
"Its not that Liberals know nothing, It is that so much that they know is wrong."
Obviously you did not read the article, it proves you wrong.
The back streets of Cairo in Egypt are the toilet of the city. The walls are brown from 6 inch high to 3 foot up where the people wipe off their hands after defecation as Muslims don’t believe in toilet paper.
Go to the Caribbean and venture away from the resorts....you'll see real quick.
I know immigrants from sh*thole countries who plainly tell me they are sh*thole countries.
I once watched a young boy of about 6 take a dump in an open air market in Korea. Nobody in the crowd said or did anything. It was apparently a normal occurrence.
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