The Capital of Shithole Country Is in Florida

The president knows exactly how to feed his base. That's why you don't hear Republicans complaining or even criticizing. Meanwhile, the old white man billionaire administration and its agenda keeps rolling along.

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Trump knows exactly what he's doing. After being told by the Mercers that he had to fire Bannon, he had to prove to his base that he is indeed the real king of Shithole Country.

He did that by giving his base a little of the "he's saying what we're all thinking" magic, a phrase I often heard from white people during the campaign (admit it, white people, you heard it too).

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The President of the United States said, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

But you know what? He's right! Not about the people emigrating, about the shithole country within our own borders.

We are already infested with millions of people in states that chronically drag down our economy. States that dramatically lag — and have for 100 years — in national averages for per capita GDP, healthcare, and education, and exceed national averages on opiate prescriptions, poverty and social security disability recipients (Alabama is #1, Mississippi is #5). States that take more federal money than they give. Laggard states are where the core of Trump's 35 percent support base lives. People who welcome and reward overt appeals to racism. People who enable the white billionaire's agenda.

So go burn a cross. Worship in a hate-filled tax exempt "church." Tell your little joke about mud people. Fly the flag of your defeated nation over your statehouse. Erect statues of defeated generals and war criminals like Bedford Forrest. Cheer your president. But I don't want to pay for it with my taxes anymore.

We have to stop talking about "unconscious bias" and start acknowledging chronic and overt bias, bigotry and sexism. The things that got the president elected. We need to stop "sensitivity training" and start firing people! Fire them now. Reason? You violate our values! You're offensive! And you drag down productivity.

We all owe Trump a debt of gratitude. There's no point in pretending there are good people on both sides. Trump has proven the futility of trying to accommodate the citizens of the shithole country within our own borders. We have to live with them, I suppose, but no more welfare and white affirmative action!

Don't work for companies that tolerate shithole people. Divest yourself and your company of them. As you escort them out, don't resist the urge to say, "Pssst, Mexico isn't paying for a wall. AMF."

Finally, we white people need to take ownership of the mess we created. An environment where calling Mexicans rapists wasn't a career ending event. An environment where the white Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the white Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are silent on the fitness of this old white man president. We own this, I don't care who you voted for.

Oh, and by the way, my ancestors came from countries that were considered shitholes when they emigrated.

 

 

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