by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:
You’re not a terrorist.
You aren’t trying to emigrate.
You aren’t a refugee who refuses to assimilate, who feels entitled to abuse his wife in any way he wants to, for any reason.
You’re not a member of the vicious MS-13 gang.
You’re not involved in child sex trafficking.
You’re not making anchor babies.
You’re not a pirate, a kidnapper, a street thug, or a drug dealer.
You’re one of the millions and millions of people who simply live out their lives where they are. You represent a FAR larger population than all the above categories put together.
You and your family call home a tiny shack in a large crowded city in an African country. Your family has existed in the throes of poverty and extreme hunger for many generations.
You drink water that is pumped directly from untreated sewage.
Garbage is strewn in the streets.
Riots and wars erupt from time to time, and so do epidemics, because no one in your neighborhood has a healthy body that can fight off germs.
All around the city there is fertile growing land, but most of it has been taken over by transnational agri-corporations.
I can predict with certainty that the last thing you care about is whether the president of the US has called your country a shithole.
You’re not circulating a petition protesting his remark and sending it to the United Nations.
You’re not watching outraged commentators on CNN excoriating the president.
You’re not reading tweets from liberals who are triggered by Trump.
You’re not watching YouTube videos made by college students in Boston.
You’re wondering whether your sick daughter is going to survive the night.
You do care about medical teams that sweep through the neighborhood and vaccinate everyone, because you’ve seen adults and children die after the shots.
You aren’t comparing the talking heads on FOX with the talking heads on MSNBC, to see who is parsing what.
You aren’t poring over the Washington Post.
You do know that the dictator of your country (the latest in a long line of psychopaths) has sold everything that isn’t nailed down, to foreign predatory corporations. You’re told that, half a century ago, there was a local leader who might not have been a psychopath; and the CIA killed him.
You do know that you and your people have been targets of exploitation for more than a hundred years.
If you were somehow made aware of Trump’s remark, you might wonder why no one is actually doing something to change the circumstances of life in your country. That’s the only question for you. And you don’t see any help coming.
You also know that chemicals from a mining company and a sugar company nearby have been seeping into the soil and making people sick and killing them. Why doesn’t someone stop that?
You aren’t analyzing what the Democrats and the Republicans are saying about a pending US immigration bill.
Every time doctors from foreign countries show up and label the latest round of illness and death with a disease name, you know they’re lying, because you can see, inside your shack, and out in the street, all the conditions that are destroying people.
If there is a word in your language that approximates “shithole,” you’ve used it yourself a thousand times to describe your country. You’ve used similar words to describe the president of your country.
So-called political correctness is not on your personal radar.
You don’t care who is sitting in the White House today or who sat in it yesterday. Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton; it doesn’t matter. None of them have done anything to help raise up your people.
If someone told you about the uproar in the press and the capital city of the US, concerning Trump’ latest remark, you would see all that as just another way to distract people from the fact that YOUR people are sick and dying.
Who is talking about you?
They’re talking to each other. They’re talking to each about what the president of the US has been talking about.
They’re pushing back from the table after a meal in a room that has heat and insulation, and someone is taking a piece of plastic out of his pocket to pay for the meal, and they’re wearing new clothes, and they’re looking at their cell phones.
You know your country is a shithole. The point is: who made it that way? Who took a fertile paradise and turned it into a sewer?
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