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First World vs Turd World: Compare and Contrast

Here are  two contrasting items from long ago (4 years) on American Digest. The first (Something Wonderful: Speed Riding at night in Chamonix – American Digest) showcases an almost impossible moment in our long climb up from the mud and remaining forever earthbound in the dust. It showcases a single man, at night over the French Alps near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc swooping high and low, pirouetting in his parachute, his brightly illuminated parachute — over  mountain peaks and valleys draped in  shawls of snow — descending down with skies on his feet, in an exercise of pure joy. It is a scene of clear crisp white nights. Its elements proclaim the triumph of man over nature. And it is all done to promote not only awe from those of us who do not have the skill and courage and means to replicate the feat, but to sell small cans of flavored water mixed with caffeinetaurineB vitamins (B3, B5, B6, B12), sucrose, and glucose… a global blend called  Red Bull.

The elements that must come together to make this moment not only possible but viewable by us pretty much sum up the acme of technology and civilization available on the Planet Earth in the Year of Our Lord, 2022 AD:

  • Advanced parachute design and the fabrics necessary to make said parachute.
  • A kind of extremely bright LED lights powered by extremely light and powerful batteries.
  • An insulated helicopter to film the stunt.
  • The powerful cameras and lenses necessary to make the film.
  • The clothes that keep the skier from freezing to death.
  • The skis on his feet.
  • The global internet distribution system that enables you to see the stunt.

On and on and on in a cascade of things replete with wonder and awe and, to the savage, pure magic they cannot hope to emulate, only to — somehow, someway — sponge off of.

We call this convergence of intelligence, innovation, and invention the First World. From it vast improvements in life, in comfort, in spirit, in hope, and in freedom are spun off on a minute by minute basis to such an extent that a man brought in from, say, 1899, would be struck dumb and in need of severe anti-anxiety 21st-century medication just to begin to get used to the reality we all take for granted from the moment that the alarm on our smart phone sounds in the morning.

At one time in the not too recent past, there were three (3) worlds. The First, the Second, and the Third. The Second world was thought of as those countries that were part of what was then known as The Soviet or Eastern Bloc. With the collapse of the Second world in 1991 those countries in the Second blended into the First and left only the Third.  And it left the denizens of the Third world with a deep, burning desire to move from the Third to the First. There were two major problems with this.

First reason:  The strange and mindless compulsion of the Insane Intellectuals of the First World, to import — through fair means or foul — an endless stream of third world inhabitants into their nations without any thought as to what might become of them, or the nations they flowed into. This is now ending and it is ending in a steady drift to the violent end such policies always engender: Guns.

It will end in guns for the second reason. The vast majority of Third Worlders do not assimilate into the First World but bring their third world cultures with them; cultures that are incompatible with and hostile to the First World no matter how many tasty ethnic food opportunities they offer to the Food and Travel channels.

Indeed, as we have seen in country after country, in state after state, in blighted urban core after blighted urban core, the extortionate techniques developed over the past decades by our own native underclass are soon picked up and practiced by our new, imported underclass. These advanced scamming skills also mean the added irritation of having to provide yet another series of language translators for all those too stupid or too obdurate to learn the language of the country that has given them, against all reason, shelter.

The result of decades of importing the real wretched refuse of endlessly teeming shores into America has been the planting and fertilizing of Third World cities in the heart of our cities. Mini-Mogadishus planted deep and growing helter-skelter inside our cities and suburbs. In  essence the nation, via its corrupt leadership, has helped to establish and fund armed hamlets of cultures that, at their bottom, despise us for being weak enough to allow them to thrive.  The result, here and in Europe, are armed hamlets of the Third World that  proliferate but do not, ever, assimilate. And proliferation without assimilation is a cancer on the body politic of this nation. 

But the Third World, it turns out, is  not really the bottom of the barrel in the 21st century. What lies beneath the Third World is the Turd World.

The turd world is exemplified by Liberia (American blacks’ 19th century effort at reverse colonization) and seen in all its putridity in the Vice video below the Chamonix video in   Mother of All Shithole Countries: The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia . And, as you might expect, the Turd World stinks: 

Many years ago, as we prepared our return to a tough posting in the Far Abroad after leave in the States, our son asked, “Do we have to go back to the ‘turd’ world?” That phrase, “redolent” with the wisdom possessed only by children, has stayed with me over these passing years. My son was right about the ‘turd’ world. What tips you off that you have arrived in a poor country, a truly, genuinely dirt-poor corner of the Far Abroad, is the smell. As you leave the airport, you notice a special “exotic” odor of rotting vegetation, garbage, and feces combined with a slight whiff of smoke. Once you’re there a bit, you no longer notice. When you leave and come back, it slams you all over again. The kid was right: we had been and still do live in the “Turd World.” The DiploMad 2.0

The Third World, a few decades back, was somewhat dangerous to visit but usually not assumed to be lethal. The Turd World is lethal. It will, quite literally, kill you and eat you if you don’t pay the baksheesh demanded by what every group of thugs and cannibals you have let ensnare you.

The Turd World doesn’t care if you represent a political philosophy so full of the milk of human kindness that you will allow all of them to come into your nation without any vetting whatsoever. The Turd World doesn’t care if you offer it endless food and drink and medicine. That just makes you weak in their eyes. So weak, in fact, that in time  you will — for all your love of humanity — find yourself on their menu as soon as they have stripped you of all you have and all  you will ever have.

Bon Appétit! Suckers.

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  • Rob De Witt January 17, 2018, 7:33 PM

    I just re-read the John D. MacDonald Travis McGee series in the last few weeks; it continues to surprise me how much MacDonald saw and understood of the world’s future.

    Sometime in the ’70s, he caused McGee’s friend Meyer to expound on the “1st world-3rd world” situation. Meyer patiently explained to McGee that the problem was that there was a finite amount of stuff in the world: cars, speedboats, swimming pools, toys and gadgets. As the world shrunk due to better and faster communication, more and more people became aware of all this largess and wanted their own – and it was already too late for everybody that wanted one (car, speedboat, swimming pool, etc) to have one, simply because we had already used it all up for ourselves.

    The prognosis, he concluded, was grim; and this book, keep in mind, was written long before the internet and 24-hour news.

  • John Venlet January 18, 2018, 3:56 AM

    Gerard, the photo which tops this post; that young boy in that shit filled water; reminds me of a ribbon of water just outside of the former Subic Bay Philippines naval base in the early 1980s. That little ribbon of water was known as the “Shit River,’ and kids did swim, if you can call it that, in that river, just like that boy in the photo “swimming” in some other shit river somewhere in the world. While it is true that shit rivers can exist in first world countries, it is in shithole countries that shit rivers do exist, just like the one in that photo.

    • gwbnyc May 23, 2022, 11:52 AM

      Read in “Savage Harvest”, concerning Michael Rockefeller’s death- the indigenous people living along a river were treated to the upstream indigenous peoples’ sewage regularly.

      downstream, it seems, is downstream.

      Read in Chagnon’s “Noble Savages” of the things one doesn’t consider about indigenous people until actually faced with them- he writes of people with large strings of snot hanging from their noses because, y’know, aint any kleenex.

      • Mike Austin May 23, 2022, 3:15 PM

        Michael Rockefeller was devoured by the natives in Papua New Guinea—a typical 5th world feast. As for Chagnon’s adventures among the Yanomamö of Venezuela and Brazil, he put to rest the childish fantasy held by people who had never ventured out of Manhattan, that there was a species of humanity called “noble savages”. And I have not even yet mentioned the far more grotesque Xingu and Kalapalo. Some other time perhaps.

        • ThisIsNotNutella May 23, 2022, 6:21 PM

          Well, the good thing about guzzling Michael Rockefeller’s brain is you’re far less likely to contract a prion disease when you’re feasting on the brain of a fellow who doesn’t normally engage in such dietary alarums and excursions. That being said ™, who really does know what the Skull and Bones guys get up to sub rosa?

        • Humdeedee May 23, 2022, 6:42 PM

          I just hope the Kainama stay right where they are🤮. Don’t even think about eating after reading. https://martyrmade.substack.com/p/the-kainama-of-the-guyana-highlands?r=kyfg2&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

          • gwbnyc May 23, 2022, 7:16 PM

            “paid subscribers”

            this will be mentioned in dispatches.

          • Mike Austin May 24, 2022, 12:48 AM

            I spent some time traveling and solo backpacking around the border regions of Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela in 2003. I never met the Kainama but I did meet the Pemons. A group of those brutes chased me through the grasslands of Southern Venezuela—la Gran Sabana. After surrounding me, I was told to leave their land—which I of course did.

            Incidentally, the Guyana highlands are extraordinarily beautiful. I tried to walk to Kaieteur Falls but ran short of supplies and had to return to the border town of Lethem.

    • Dirk May 25, 2022, 7:02 AM

      I to have many hours on the shit river bridge, meet feet from Subic Bay Naval ship yard, pitching Peso’s to the shit river swimmers.

      Shit River way way up stream. Above the base was decent, except for the caymans, I attended a JEST, “Jungle environmental survival school” their in 79. Was TDY to COMNAVPHIL admirals staff while awaiting my ETS orders, 7 ish months.

      My carrier the Kitty Hawk was headed to the fatal desert storm one, where the choppers and the c130s, crashed in Iran. I was a short timer,,,,,,got left in the PI, to cover a TDY, assignment I ran the bombing ranges.

      Anyway I learned that before shit river entered olongapo city the water was semi clean.

      • John Venlet May 25, 2022, 7:27 AM

        I couldn’t bring myself to toss the PI pesos into the river for the swimmers to retrieve, Dirk, it just seemed too cruel, in some way. I did pitch them into the dugout boat in which a gal stood, though. I remember changing a couple hundred American dollars on the black market exchange for more pesos than I could handle, when I was there in ’81. A San Miguel, at that time, ended up costing about 7 cents American. We’d always overpay. Spent a good amount of time at the very first bar just over the shit river bridge, downing San Miguels and handing out oranges to kids we’d pilfered from the boat and smuggled off base. Ate the street food in Olongapo, also, and fortunately never got sick. Did you make it up to Baguio? It was a different world compared to Olongapo.

        • Dirk May 26, 2022, 7:52 AM

          Hi John, you were stationed out at the “ Bull Ring”? I lived out that way, on the bay.

          Baguio, yes sir! Was a mil R and R village. We would rent a jeepny put a pony keg of SM, n ice and head up the mountains. Guessing I’d say four maybe five times. Was awesome. Very much different then Olongapo city. Baguio was a high mountain city, very very cool. I had to purchase a Jack there, on my first adventure there.

          I was living in SM most of 1979, awaiting orders. I’d been into and out of Subic several times 1975 thru 79. I re-enlisted for orders sending me to ROTA Spain. I was TAD/TDY to admirals staff Comnavephil from an A7e fast attack squadron VA-22, “The fighting redcocks,” to a spook squadron VQ-2.

          Had two west pacs under my belt.

          Lastly Baguio was consumed a few years after I was their by a volcano. Huge loss of life and the city was covered in volcanic rock and ash.

          • John Venlet May 26, 2022, 9:04 AM

            Dirk, glad you saw my note. Wasn’t stationed at Subic, but pulled in there a number of times while on the USS Los Angeles (SSN688). One of the last times I was there, we had a month long repair that needed to be accomplished. After a month of running around Olongapo and some days in Baguio, I was almost praying to get back to sea. We played hard in the PI. Real hard. I didn’t realize that Baguio was wrecked by that volcano. Bummer. Did you ever make it into the Tom Tom Club in Olongapo? Was owned by an old Master Chief. We had a ship’s party there, and man what a party that was. The LA’s rec committee paid for everything, that night, and I mean EVERYTHING. What a night!! This was in the years 81 to 83 that I was running around in the PI.

            • Dirk May 26, 2022, 1:05 PM

              Tom Tom, of course, while their are hundreds of bars in Olongapo, I’m pretty certain I’ve been in each one. Was a team game we played. A beer in each bar early on.

              I still have tee shorts purchased there. JOLO club,,,,SANGLEE Point club, Was the first time I ever say a Philippina pick up pesos with her Vagina and make change.

              Sample someone would stack ten pesos on a bottle, the gal would squat and pick up the ten peso’s. She would ask you how much change you wanted,

              Like a dam change dispenser one two three or four pesos would come shooting out!

              I was 19 and pretty Worldly already. Uncle Sugar via the USN literally put me in the adult Disney land of the world, at 19! Thank god I was a quick learner.

              I’ve never forgotten the first time I used a bathroom in the PI. I’m taking a leak, a stunning LBFM walks in and squats over the slit trench I’m peeing in. I mean inch’s away. She looked over at my junk said “ nice”. I want it, take me home GI, meee sooo sooo horny.

              John. I did the right thing. I took her home right that minute! I’ve not been the same since! Lol.

              LBFM= Little Brown Fuckin Machines.

              • Vanderleun May 26, 2022, 1:12 PM

                May be beautiful and yet
                What’s too painful to remember
                We simply to choose to forget

              • John Venlet May 26, 2022, 1:12 PM

                Man, the things we saw and did in the PI as young Navy dudes. I can vouch for your stories, and could add a few myself, such as the game “Smile.” Like I said, after a month in the PI, I was almost praying to get back to sea.

  • Glenda the Good January 18, 2018, 6:51 AM

    Throughout our history, we have had people in foreign lands wishing they could emigrate here. Up until 1965, this was regulated and there were enough hoops and tangles to work through that this winnowed out the ignorant and non-aspiring immigrant as the effort of achieving a visa into the United States was not worth the effort or they were rejected. In essence, those who were willing to work and wanted to be American and were willing and able to do the work required got in and the rest pounded sand. This process filtered those seeking entrance into our society.

    The “Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965” also entitled “Hart–Celler Act” eliminated these restrictions and opened the flood gates to anyone who could literally crawl through the door.

    The proponents of open immigration offer up the reasoning for the continued policy of open door with vacuous explanations that border on fantasy. When I consider these politicians I wonder if they see the long-term reality that will come to pass if we allow this to continue? It takes a prescription set of rose-colored glasses not to see the brutal reality as it is now let alone in the future.

    One could argue for shutting the door altogether on purely public safety reasons alone. To deny the degradation of our society as a result of the open door policy smacks of insanity. If any of those politicians such as Schumer, Pelosi, Durbin et al were to spend one night in the barrio that is parts of LA or NYC or worse yet south side Chicago they would collectively learn how destructive adding illiterate tribal people to our population actually is.

  • ghostsniper January 18, 2018, 7:44 AM

    Coming soon to your locale.
    Got ammo?

  • Terry January 18, 2018, 8:04 AM

    It’s not just the political or elite class who are behind this invasion of human rot to the USA. Some religious groups are very much in favor of open borders. One of the worst culprits is the Mormon crowd. A totally insane cult indeed.

  • Gordon January 18, 2018, 8:55 AM

    It’s not that we’re running out of stuff. Certainly resources are finite, but that’s not the problem with Jugdesh having his speedboat. The problem is that Jugdesh doesn’t have the brains to earn the money to purchase the speedboat. And if you just give him one, he will trash it quickly, or he will sell it off for cash to spend on drugs and whores. If you bring him here, he will be a leech on the rest of us, and have no guilt whatsoever for being so, and will demand to be able to go back to the shithole he came from (whur he was in danger!) so he can marry his cousin, and add another chain to the migration.

    As someone else pointed out, take the population of Haiti and put them in Finland. Take the Finns and put them in Haiti. What will things be like in each place in five years?

  • pbird January 18, 2018, 10:27 AM

    Amen Terry!

  • ghostsniper January 18, 2018, 2:16 PM

    The religious folk can’t do that without this: “…the nation, via its corrupt leadership, has…”

    They are 100% responsible.

  • RosalindJ January 19, 2018, 5:28 PM

    @ Rob De Witt. Catch his short “Reading for Survival”, available as a .doc (second entry dated 01 March 2004) here: http://english100.blogspot.com/

  • Landroll January 19, 2018, 6:39 PM

    The religious groups do it because there is government money to be had. Dry up the money and they will be less accomadating.

  • Mike Austin May 23, 2022, 12:46 PM

    The idea of 1st, 2nd and 3rd worlds began to lose adherents among economists in the 1990s. These pointy heads began to speak in terms of 4th and 5th worlds as well. These economists based their new paradigm on both the economic and political considerations of the nations involved. Rather than go into the dreary details—and economists are full of dreary details, among other things—here are examples of the 1st through 5th worlds:

    1. 1st World: USA, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand
    2. 2nd World: Eastern Europe, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, South Korea
    3. 3rd World: Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay. China, Vietnam, Turkey
    4. 4th World: Egypt, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Philippines
    5. 5th World: Somalia, Ethiopia, Chad

    You get the idea.

    Just visiting the 3rd through 5th worlds—and who in his right mind would vacation in Chad?—gains you no understanding. You must live there.

    I lived in the 2nd through 3rd Worlds for 14 years. I have never been to the 4th through 5th Worlds save for Egypt. My desire to visit, say, Somalia, is about the same as my desire to get into a knife fight in Kabul.

    If you have a desire to understand the 3rd World you must spend at least one year exploring its underbelly. Avoid resorts, expensive restaurants and fancy hotels. Eat street food. Live in run-down hotels. Go to towns and villages that no one has heard of. Learn the language, history, literature and culture of the country or region you are visiting. If you are male, date the local women—but don’t let the local males see you doing this. If you are female, avoid at all costs the local men. Drink the local booze. For instance, in Mexico avoid beer and expensive spirits and drink pulque; in Indian villages in the Andes drink chicha. Travel far away from places that accept credit cards. Hang out with the locals and stay in their homes and eat their food. Wander far afield “where there ain’t no 10 Commandments”.

    Dangerous? Hell yes. If you do not want some danger in your life, then what do you want?

    Oh…and don’t drink the water.

    • ghostsniper May 23, 2022, 2:43 PM

      I don’t need to “understand”.
      To know that they exist is good enough.
      I have seen 5th world examples right here in the US with my own eyeballz.
      It’s an amazing though disgusting thing to see.

      • Mike Austin May 23, 2022, 2:58 PM

        If the US elects more brofo and infibulated Somalians like Ilhan Omar, they will bring the 5th world to every state. Even for Africans, the Somalians are particularly sub-IQ. Like Afghani tribesmen, they have yet to master the difficult technique of handwashing after defecation.

        Biden wants to bring thousands more of these 5th worlders into the US. Wherever 5th worlders go, they bring their homelands with them.

        • Nori May 23, 2022, 6:09 PM

          This past February as I was heading out for a supply run,I noticed a black car parked on the street at the edge of my front fence line. It was a “Fast & Furious” street rocket type with blacked-out windows;no one in it,I assumed the driver had a mechanical problem as the tires were fine. I left.
          When I returned an hour later and slowly drove down my street,the car was still there,with 3 more street racer vehicles,2 of which were completely blocking my driveway.
          There were 12-14 young males,early 20’s milling around. Somalians. SOMALIANS.
          I gunned my truck over the gravel lawn and parked sideways in the driveway,which startled them;they ran to the cars. A 40-something obviously American black man who was with them waved at me and said “Sorry,we’ll be gone in a minute.”
          I entered my courtyard,locked the gate,got inside,and yes,they were gone in less than a minute.
          Arizona is being flooded with turd worlders. There’s an Iraqi hive to my north-they like to stone wandering feral cats,among other enriching traits. Reporting it to the authorities is useless.
          I don’t live in the hive of Phoenix or its equally insane sister Tucson,but the invasion has spiderwebbed all over the state. It will get worse.

          • Mike Austin May 24, 2022, 7:52 AM

            Damn. The potential for out-of-control violence is off the charts.

          • ghostsniper May 24, 2022, 8:09 AM

            It was the truck.
            They’ve been trained to understand a truck driver will kill them flat out.
            They’ve also been trained to understand an EVO driver will roll over and piss all over themselves.

            It’s how you carry yourself – present yourself to others.
            Look like a pussy, plan to get fucked.

    • Snakepit Kansas May 24, 2022, 10:48 AM

      Don’t drink the water. Check that for sure. I got food poisoning in the PI three times in two years. Yes, get out into the provinces. Drink the local beer. The local beer in the province is commonly ambient temperature, drink it anyway. Learn as much of the local language as possible: “Nasaan an banyo?” for “where is the toilet?” and “Salamat para ang tulong!” for “thank you for your help”. Date the local women and if you find a good one, marry her. Mine is way smarter than me and our kids got her brains, thank you Jesus. Scuba dive in Palawan on sunk Japanese ships, dive into caves 150′ down in Anilao. Get way out into the province where the view of whitey makes little kids scared and run for their mothers. Let me repeat echo Mr. Austin again, don’t drink the water.

  • Egalitarian Slit Trench Latrine May 23, 2022, 2:31 PM

    At least the precious indispensable equality will finally be achieved when all are living hand to mouth.
    The walled mcmansions will be right next to the favela in the workers utopia and sometimes the walled off area will catapult cargo cult goodies to the workers utopia comrades. (not really)
    Germany and Switzerland will supply the baby formula until they can’t anymore.
    It’s a Benetton rainbow world after all, forward, yes we can!

  • Auntie Analogue May 23, 2022, 3:43 PM

    It boils down to this . . . : Import The Third World And You ARE The Third World.

  • Bones May 23, 2022, 3:48 PM

    A couple of comments.

    First, I remember a colleague discussing a trip he made with Jimmeh Carter to Mali. Peanut was there to promote an initiative which eliminated a certain worm that was endemic to the water supply. Nothing from the economy could be eaten, since the whole environment was “fecalized,” that is covered with shit dust and the corresponding joy that that brought. Once he left, the locals went back to their old ways, accomplishing nothing.

    Second was the comments made by a foreign officer student that I was a “sponsor” of in the Special Forces school. This officer was African, part of their Commando Brigade, a graduate of the British Royal Military Academy – Sandhurst, and his father was a millionaire from his control of a lucrative part of the economy in that Sub-Saharan African dictatorship. During the Robin Sage exercise, the Guerrilla Chief was a NCO assigned to the 3rd Battalion 5th Special Forces Group, which was at that time responsible for that piece of Africa.

    Near the end of the exercise, they got their heads together to discuss an upcoming training mission to the country. I remember the African officer commenting, “Whatever you do, don’t send any black officers.”

    “Hmm, why not?”

    “Well, we don’t respect them. Send black NCO’s, that’s okay, but no officers. If you do, it’ll be seen as an insult. They’ll think you are sending less than your best.”

    • ThisIsNotNutella May 23, 2022, 6:39 PM

      I read somewhere that there was a similar problem when C20 reforms in British India permitted Indians to get a proper King’s Commission in the Indian Army. They had to be careful who they posted as officers to which regiment as the rank and file would not accept being officered by anyone they considered to be of an inferior race… e.g. Rajputs (one of the so-called and in reality martial castes) would not tolerate a Bengali (effete jibber-jabbering Babu/Tagore types) giving them commands. And this before Hindu/Sikh/Muslim religious issues. British officers were of course ‘Outside Context’ and therefore always OK.

  • Mike Austin May 23, 2022, 4:25 PM

    That worm in the water supply in Mali is Onchocerca volvulus, the worm that causes onchocerciasis—river blindness. It is a particularly dreadful disease, and appears in the African Sahel as well as parts of Venezuela, Colombia and Central America. The worm is carried by a fly, which bites the subject, injecting the worm eggs into the bloodstream. These eggs hatch, and the worms have a particular affinity for the eye, slowly dissolving the optic nerve. Entire swaths of infected areas have the worms in their bloodstreams, meaning that the entire population is doomed to blindness by 20 years of age. One common sight is dozens of blind adults being led around by a child. The child also has the disease, but is not yet blind.

    That vignette is a typically 5th world one. If you wish look up leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis and Chagas disease. This is the nature of the world beyond the borders of what was once called the “civilized world”. Auntie Analogue is right on the money. By importing inhabitants of the 3rd, 4th and 5th worlds to the US, we are as well importing their diseases—and their habits and their hygiene.

    No African thinks well of American blacks. Africans look upon black Americans as lazy, shiftless, arrogant and worthless. I wonder why?

    • ThisIsNotNutella May 23, 2022, 6:31 PM

      Many fond memories of going for picnics in the park at the dam as a youngster in Natal. And of being told to stay the hell away from the water because of the risk of contracting Bilharzia.

      Was talking with a Thai friend on the phone last night and she asked if ‘Canal’ was the most appropriate English word for ‘Khlong’. I replied that ‘Canal’ doesn’t begin to convey the putridity of a Bangkok Khlong. She laughed.

      For really bad canals, you have to visit Jakarta. Last time I was there they looked like they hadn’t been flushed out (flushed into, break a leg!) since it was Batavia.

      Never did manage to get fully acclimated to Jakarta. Used to go in on spaced-out two month assignments and invariably contracted Giardia case around week 6 or 7. Made the multi-leg flight home ‘interesting’.

      India: About 3 days in country and it’s off to the porcelain races.

      • Mike Austin May 24, 2022, 12:58 AM

        Good old bilharzia. I should have picked it up but never did—just lucky I guess. Lucky as well I never got Chagas. Got a great many other ailments. Had giardia and dysentery of course. And histoplasmosis.

        I love the 3rd World!

  • BroKen May 23, 2022, 6:19 PM

    Once in a restaurant in Costa Rica I found a fly trapped in the whipped cream of my fruit salad. I calmly spooned it out and set it on the table. A short time later a friend described traveling deeper into Latin America, Bolivia or Peru, perhaps. He was invited to the apartment of some Peace Corps chaps for a meal. He noticed the bread they served had several ants on it. They buttered over the ants as they handed it to him with the comment, “Well, a little extra protein!” That is how I developed my own definition of “the worlds”. First: a bug in your food gets you a lawsuit or at least a free meal. Second: a bug is no biggie, deal with it on your own. Third: be grateful for bug protein.

    The modern obsession with diversity is a corruption of the Christian value. Like in Gal. 3:28, “…you are all are one in Christ Jesus.” But throwing people together without the Spirit of Christ is INSANE. When diverse cultures are mixed like that, humans tend to kill each other. Some might say that Christian missionaries sent into those “backward” countries would go a long way to raising the standards of living in those places. But clearly only a colonial bigot would think like that.

    • ghostsniper May 24, 2022, 4:30 AM

      BroKen sed: “The modern obsession with diversity is…”

      …borne in naivete and ignorance. No sane person can witness the effects of diversity I have seen and claim it is good or “our strength” without lying. Mixing bad with good always makes the good worse, it doesn’t make the bad, good. Only an idiot would believe such a thing.

  • Jim in Oxford May 24, 2022, 2:43 AM

    RE: immigrant invasion: Oh, it’s certainly been the politicians on a national level that have locked us in the USABus on the road to disaster. But remember, too, it’s the locally-elected who espouse “mixed-income” and “affordable housing” who want to destroy established neighborhoods — the camel’s nose under the tent, if you will — they are also culpable.
    Sorry, but there is no “Hope” at the bottom of Pandora’s little box . . .

  • FrancisT May 24, 2022, 6:22 AM

    A few of us have come up with a nice posh Greek name for the turd world – coprocracy

    The good thing about this is that the wokeists have no idea what it means so they don’t immediately cotton on to what you are talking about and REEEEEE all over the conversation

  • Nolan Parker May 24, 2022, 11:17 AM

    without any thought as to what might become of them, or the nations they flowed into.

    Ya Kneaux, I’m not buying that. The thoughts they have just conflict so completely with what normies would appreciate. There is an agenda, and flooding America with the crippling burden of too many unskilled workers and people who will not assimilate and become the kind of citizens that benefit society instead of being parasitic burdens on the economy is part of the destruction of America. It’s Not an accident and it’s NOT a new thing. NAFTA flooded Mexico with Our agricultural goods, dumped into their economy at prices their farmers who had been providing food for generations on their land could not compete with. Accomplished by giving subsidies to our farmers. The devastated agricultural community of Mexico created poverty that created the people who needed to invade America to avoid starvation. That was NOT an unintended consequence. They can Say it was, but it Was EXACTLY the goal.

    Every Trade Deal has shown Our Best and Brightest out maneuvered by the other countries.
    If you’re an idiot making decisions then once in a while you will make a decision that DOESN’T Screw America..
    I can not find that anywhere.

  • Francis W. Porretto May 25, 2022, 1:26 AM

    A long time ago — I believe it was at Jim Robinson’s “Free Republic” — another commenter made an analogy that’s stayed with me ever since. It ran thus: You have two barrels, one filled with wine, the other with sewage. If you pour a cup of wine into the barrel of sewage, it remains a barrel of sewage. However, if you pour a cup of sewage into the barrel of wine, it _becomes_ a barrel of sewage. And indeed, it is so.

    We’ve allowed a lot of sewage to pour itself into these United States since 1965. It “should” have been “obvious” what would result. But as I’ve written before, “should” is about one preferences, not about what is; and “obvious” really means _overlooked._