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What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right. A discussion of "shithole" countries …

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right. A discussion of "shithole" countries http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html

11 Responses

  • Mike Mish Shedlock

    Feb 1, 2018

    What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right. A discussion of "shithole" countries http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html

  • Curious-Cat

    Feb 2, 2018

    Mish - this is a great link. Thanks for posting it. It's tone is consistent with what I heard from a friend who spent two years as a Peace Corp volunteer in Togo.

  • Mike Mish Shedlock

    Feb 2, 2018

    CJ sent that link to me. He is free to post them.

  • stillCJ

    Feb 2, 2018

    Interesting that some people down vote this. Seems some people just can't handle the truth!

  • Matson

    Feb 2, 2018

    Refreshing to hear a first hand account of of living within the Senagalise culture. Alot of what has been observed and written is applicable to many third world countries. Most westerners never leave to go see for themselves; so the steady diet of western msm fills the void and helps propagate the absolute social nonsense going on right now. No matter how many billions of dollars are tossed at the "problem", the "problem" only atrophy's faster.

  • Nmcoyote1

    Feb 2, 2018

    If you have spent much time in Mexico or much of South America. You find that the bribe and theft culture is also alive and well there. As well as the idea that tomorrow is a better day to get things done. I live in NM and see these ideals alive and well daily. I’m half Hispanic and free up in this state. But when you see your state as dead last in so many categories. You have to wonder why,

  • MishMash

    Feb 3, 2018

    Not much different than African american culture here, in many ways. I worked in a AA dominate community in FL for decades. I know the culture intimately, in some cases better than some of the black ppl I served (at the end of it anyway). What are the laws of our western society, are not the laws in the black community. It doesn't work that way, generally speaking. SeAsia is also pretty sh###y.

  • juminski

    Feb 3, 2018

    Served as PC vol in Senegal from 1968 to 1970, then Zaire until 1971, then back to Senegal till 1972. Corruption and ignorance were minor in Senegal compared to Zaire.

  • juminski

    Feb 3, 2018

    In Senegal I lived in a rural village where everybody worked hard. The person who wrote this article lived in a larger town, so would have had a rather different "clientele" than I did. Unsanitary conditions? You bet! Shithole? I was comfortable there. People very nice. Learned to speak Wolof. Are you subject to diseases there that you would never find in the USA? Yes! But as an American PCV you had good care available.

  • juminski

    Feb 3, 2018

    Correct spelling: Senegalese

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