Guns ‘ablazin’ my little chickadees…

The world was set ablaze when President Trump on 1-11-2018 in heated discussions at the White House called Haiti and Africa shitholes. Matthew Dowd (a Republican political consultant) acting like the president follows his personal decorum recommendations told the president he should go to the Statue of Liberty gifted by the French on his next visit to his home in Manhattan and read the inscription”…give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…”

Bet the Native Americans didn’t like that offer of free land (their land) to everyone in the world who thirsted for more money. It was no longer about religious freedom as it was for the pilgrims, who by the way as part of their religious and political beliefs burned women at the stake for practicing theirs’.

They are shitholes Matthew. Both of them. Matthew goes on to stake a claim on his own status as a son of immigrants implying that they are all equal, based solely on the fact that his family were immigrants.

Open your weary mind Matthew and huddle closer to the truth. Immigrants are not all equal. You didn’t even know those relatives. However, look from where they came, where you are now and where the country they left is now. They all progressed. They all evolved to a better place. They all worked for a finer future for all.

Look at Haiti then, look at Haiti just thirty years ago, look at Haiti now. Ireland picked themselves up. The total of Europe picked themselves up, worked together to form a more perfect union. The immigrants of the United States had nothing. The Haitians had nothing. Ireland had nothing. The Haitians still have nothing.

Haitians didn’t evolve because they didn’t want to evolve. They have that right – not everybody wants to. Until things get rough, then they want to come into a place where somebody else has done all the work and start from the finish line to live a better life that somebody else made for them. They want the finished product – that’s the new immigrant – looking for the finished product, what country can give them more in monetary benefits.

Maybe the French should give Haiti a Statue of Liberty.

Africans with some of the greatest resources on the planet don’t know what to do with them. Why is that? After centuries, after millennia, more than that maybe if they were the first to land on the planet. Why so backwards? Why is the middle east so backwards? They’ve been here longer, with more land, more resources, why such slow progress? They want the future, but they want somebody else to make it for them.

USA immigrants were poor and look where they are now. Look where Europe is now, the previous home to most of the immigrants. Even China, look where they are now.

President Trump has a keen gut. Puerto Rico couldn’t muster truck drivers to help out in the relief effort when they were hit by a hurricane. They went on strike – wanted ten or more times the going rate for driving truck. It didn’t matter that people were stranded and dying, they thought money first. They didn’t drop everything to help a neighbor. They didn’t find a way. They sat or stood and shouted and waited for help.

If I didn’t have a dress and needed one, I’d find a way to make one, I wouldn’t steal one.

If I didn’t have a car, I’d find another way to get to work, I wouldn’t steal somebody else’s car.

If the neighborhood needed a road, the guys and some gals would pitch in and figure out how to make one.

The ingenuity factor is lacking in many new-day immigrants. Wave a magic wand and voila the new land and all its benefits – food, clothing, shelter, education, medical care, social services are yours for free. You don’t even have to learn the language.

Not that long ago a bunch of immigrants applied to Lithuania for asylum. They were accepted. When they arrived in Lithuania, the money package wasn’t what they wanted, so they applied back to the gateway country from which they came for reverse asylum (something like that).

So immigrants are asylum-shopping. The United States keeps telling the world that they’re the richest in the world, so who wouldn’t want to forego all that work to achieve what’s already been achieved on the backs of millions of others through the centuries? My question is why did you wait so long?

‘July 4, 1776’ the date the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the United States is the only inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

The plaque citing a poem by Emma Lazarus was applied to the statue in the early 1900s.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

by Emma Lazarus

This quote comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was quite forgotten after the auction.

In the early 1900s and after Lazarus’ death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize Lazarus and her New Colossus sonnet. The effort was a success, and a plaque with the poem’s text was mounted inside the pedestal of the statute.

Statue of Liberty Poem

Also known as the Statue of Liberty poem, New Colossus and its famous last lines have become part of American history. Here is the sonnet in its entirety:

New Colossus

Statue Of Liberty Poem

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Source for Statue of Liberty >

Guess what Matthew Dowd? Immigrants have changed. When Cuba rises, and it will, guess what the American Cubans will do? Move their campground to a brand-spanking new state of the art island, and they’ll call it theirs – first dibs, we were here before you.

Coca-cola changed their brand. All enterprises change their brand. So did the United States. It’s allowed Matthew. Get over the toilet. It’s not their color, it’s their culture. We don’t want their toilet, that they always bring with them.

It’s not your color, it’s your culture, it’s your habits.

Taking a dump on America has become a favorite past-time of the new immigrant. When they arrive, they arrive thinking they are superior to Americans and American culture. They’re not afraid, they’re emboldened. They act all cocky, like this is THEIR place. THEY OWN IT. It’s not unlike Americans or other nationalities who visit other countries who think the same in the reverse.

It’s a foreign thing. No one thinks of themselves as a foreigner. It’s always the other person, the other country, the other tribe, the other religion, the other political party, the other nationality, the other gender that’s foreign to them, thus not as worthy, and in some instances we are all correct on that. We are not all equal and our practices are not all pleasing to the senses and mindsets of our neighbors. And one should not get used to what is offensive.

Many immigrants have difficulty being considerate of the inhabitants of the country they enter. They know only their own culture and that’s what they bring with them – a superiority mindset that mine is better than yours, and I’ll do what I want here.

If nothing else remember that cultures are not equal, by a long shot. I live among people who eat dogs and sell people and others who don’t obey the rules because they don’t think they  apply to them. They stake a claim when they get here – a physical and a psychological and a social claim. Finally they get to do it their way, that’s freedom to them. Nobody is going to stand in their way.

It’s like the Wild West all over again, only with different players. You see, that scenario should be playing out in the countries they’re coming from, but they don’t want to play it out there. They want to fight it out here for what somebody else made. Just for them. If they make it to this land, then it was their God’s will and now they are free to do whatever they want. Laws don’t apply. They bring that Wild West mentality with them. They’re ready to fight- that’s what staking a claim is all about, defending what you claim to be yours.

Africa and Haiti are shitholes. I found it interesting that the president of Haiti could only muster, in his own tweet, a verbal smashing of president Trump. You might of thought the president of Haiti, who wants to send his poor huddled masses to the United States, and knowing he’d be all over the news, would have offered a solution or two. He proved the ‘lack of ingenuity’ point. Even the president of Haiti lacks ingenuity.

Definition of shithole – an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place. Where I love used to be a beautiful place. It’s the people and their cultrue and their habits that make it a dirty, shabby and otherwise unpleasant place.


The black-capped chickadee nonmigratory bird knows where it’s at.



Published by Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, artist, writer/author, animal-free chef, activist

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