Are you one of the many Democrats and RINOs offended by President Trump describing certain Third World shitholes as…well, shitholes?
If so, you may take pleasure in knowing you aren’t alone. The United Nations is on your side.
Kinda. Sorta. OK, OK, I’ll admit it. The UN’s recent shindig has more in common with Trump’s rather crude, but honest, descriptive term than with the crew at MSNBC, CNN and the BBC clutching their collective pearls.
No… really, they did.
In all honesty, the title of this particular world-wide day of celebration had me somewhat befuddled. I’m not really sure if the UN was simply singing the praises of Delta, Kohler, American Standard, etc, or indirectly agreeing with Trump’s hypothesis.
As Filozof correctly noted, the UN themselves cite the following statistics on the state of agujeros de caca around the world;
- Around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home or one that doesn’t safely manage excreta.
- 862 million people worldwide still practise open defecation.
- 1.8 billion people use an unimproved source of drinking water with no protection against contamination from faeces.
- Globally, 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
- Only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) use a safely-managed sanitation service, that is, excreta safely disposed of in situ or treated off-site.
- Combined with safe water and good hygiene, improved sanitation could prevent around 842,000 deaths each year
In other words, most of the nations on this planet really do qualify as shitholes.
Perhaps best illustrating just how certain nations really are shitholes, Sanjay Wijesekera, the Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF recently penned an article for the reliably leftie Huffington Post, in which Herr Direktor relates the saga of Yvonne, a woman who lives with 14 family members in the bacterially questionable city of Maputo, Mozambique.
As the bureaucrat wrote;
She describes her toilet as ‘bad’. Her pit latrine has filled up and costs 600 Meticais ($10) to be emptied. The latrine has a broken cement lid and lacks privacy, a source of embarrassment when neighbors walk by.
Hmmm… isn’t “pit latrine” just a polite way of saying shithole?