Would A Dung Pile By Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?
Responses have poured in over President Trump's use of blunt earthy language to describe a number of countries from which migrants of dubious quality have poured across the border often with little regard for various immigration laws.
A spokesman for the African Union remarked, “Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice.”
That translates as how dare a White person contradict the threatening ultimatums of a vaunted minority.
It's rather ironic that a propagandist from an organization once controlled by Muamar Qaddaffi would lecture America regarding “accepted behavior and practice”.
For just how are we going to define that?
In many parts of that continent, slavery and the mass murder of religious dissidents are still considered “accepted behavior and practice”.
And the way women are treated there such as property to be bought and sold and their genitals mutilated make Harvey Weinstein look like the proverbial gentle and solicitous lover.
So when can we expect the MeToo movement to educate the public about the horrors that transpire in these cesspool nations we are threatened with retaliation regarding if we classify them as anything other than picturesque vacation and real estate investment locations?
President Trump's critical assessment of the world might be jarring to those that prefer a genteel approach where certain realities are downplayed nearly to the point of denial.
However, it was this sort of tendency pursued as regular practice by the Foggy Bottom diplomatic-industrial complex that has resulted in a global situation where America is no longer feared and regularly taken advantage of.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.