Shitty Things Done on Our Behalf
I receieved an email from my former priest with this link in it. For those who want to know why we Christians aren’t fighting against the orange evil, well, some of us are.
Sunday, when you kneel (or stand) for the Confession of Sin, remember these words:
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
– Donald Trump.
I could explore ad nauseum all the ways in which Donald Trump is categorically wrong in his assertion that Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries (all conveniently countries dominated by people of color… but this comment is totally not racist) are “shitholes.” I could write about how American and European colonialism stripped these countries of natural and human resources over hundreds of years. I could enumerate how there are many places in the United States that, due to a capitalist system that prizes profits over actual people or care the environment, could resemble what some would refer to as a shithole. I could write about all the exceptions to this false narrative of American exceptionalism that suggests that countries populated by people of color are nothing but impoverished, needy, war-torn, shitholes.
Instead, allow those words to marinate in your spirit. The President of the United States of American spoke them about people whom God calls beloved and land that God calls good.
The rest of this meditation on the evil that is our President can be found here: