What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

I was happy to donate a year of my life as a young woman to help the poor Senegalese.  I am not willing to donate my country. 

 

American Thinker: 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.

 

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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.

Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral.  The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.

I have seen.  I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.   The rest is here (it’s a must-read)

28 Comments on What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

  1. “So why would I want to bring Africa here? Non-Westerners do not magically become American by arriving on our shores with a visa.”

    Even after a dozen generations.

  2. This article should be compulsory reading for all. Actually, all dems and progs should be compelled to work in a village of a $h*thole country.

    If only I were dictatorial queen. Sigh.

  3. Liberals have become such sheltered PC snowflakes cocooning themselves in only their own ideology that they’ve completely lost touch with reality, particularly reality outside the USA. Case in point, the outrage over trophy hunting. You go to Africa and tell people someone killed a lion and they cheer because lions kill them. Here they dress up like the lion, protest, make death threats at the trophy hunter that just brought a village out of poverty with his license fee, cry and throw tantrums for a week until they find the next cause to direct their outrage. I hope they do go visit some s-holes and get some f-ing perspective.

  4. “Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives. Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.”

    Wow. I guess that’s why the covers never change on the national geographic magazines. They’re still in the stone age.

  5. It would be interesting to know when she went on her Peace Corps mission to see how recent her experience is. While Senegal still has a corruption problem (an entire government ministry is dedicated to fighting it, yeah I know) as well as slowly improving water access and waste handling issues it would be nice to see if there has been any improvement.

  6. We should require EVERY senator and congressman to serve such a one-year mission as a prerequisite to hold Office. It may make them take seriously their DUTY to defend the Constitution.

    If they fail their duty, their sentence should be a required 10-year mission in a shithole country.

  7. As you read the article, replay in your mind the
    response from the Chicago Alderman to the
    simple questions from Tucker Carlson regarding immigration,
    in the previous thread.

    To the Left, your questions and concerns about
    these issues are simply “meaningless.”

  8. “They will eventually solve their own country’s problems. They will do it on their terms, not ours.”
    Basically the same thinking that T. E. Lawrence had about Arabia. And we know how well that turned out. Unfortunate as it may be, unless the Senegals adopt a Western way of honesty, they’ll never solve any of their problems.
    “Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.” At least they have husbands. Around here, they’re just ‘baby-daddies’.

  9. @hanoverfist

    Kids from a local Catholic high school near me actually go to Baltimore every summer on a mission to help the poor. The sisters who run the school also have overseas missions, but decided that our own country had plenty of communities that needed succor, and started this.

    And yes, you do save a lot of money by staying domestic.

  10. @Tony R January 18, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    “So why would I want to bring Africa here?”

    I know somebody who claims to read minds is going to scream “RACIST!” because of coincidence of skin color. Enjoy. For anyone else:

    They need to move here, for the same reason Southern, black Americans (not black-Americans, not African-Americans, but Americans whose skin happens to be black) had to move North during the early 1900s.

  11. The ‘worlds’ are divided with terms like First, and Third for a reason.
    In the first world we don’t worry about airborne fecal diseases because we pay through the nose for civil infrastructure. That requires money earned from Jobs that require skills like: Shirt Wearing, reading, writing, not crapping on the sidewalk. If those things are beyond your ken , you are in the wrong neighborhood, and go home and renew your familiarity with the local dieties.
    In the First world we have worked hard to eliminate the ravages of disease caused by the ‘intersectionality’ of the masses throughout time.
    Those in first world countries have thrown untold billions at dressing up savages and expecting them to govern. We continue expecting arboreal man to adopt the social mores of the First world
    That dog won’t hunt

  12. Sheet. You don’t have to go to Africa to see poor sanitation. When I moved to Naples, Italy in 1979 the path between my hotel and the Navy base was where the hookers hung out. Spent condoms littered the sidewalk so one needed to watch one’s step. The most famous hooker was called Humpty Dumpty because she sat on a wall. Servicing the fleet since 1945.

    Go to the beach but don’t take off your shoes. Discarded hypodermic needles were everywhere.

    The northern Italians referred to the southern Italians as Africans. Matter of fact, The Rolling Stones we’re going to perform their Emotional Rescue show in Florence but in order to get permission they had to play a date in Naples because they didn’t want the Africans coming up there. Tour promoters knew the locals couldn’t be trusted so they enlisted USMC as security and other Americans as stage hands. I was one of them.
    Free Stones tix.

  13. Hubby and I have done missions trips in Haiti and the DR. In Haiti, when it rains, it pours enough to have streams running down the streets pushing all the turds. You can play a game of dodging the turds trying to get to the high ground and guessing if it was goat, dog or human as you skip over it.

    Nasty.

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