January 17, 2018

Katie Hopkins: The truth about ‘sh*thole’ countries

Katie HopkinsShillman Fellow

Do you live in a sh*thole country?

After Trump started a global conversation on “sh*thole countries,” and Brietbart’s Raheem Kasseem announced that “London is turning into a sh*thole under Sadiqi Khan” – many of us felt a sense of relief.

Straight talk – like a blast of fresh air on a clammy bus.

Across Western Europe, huge numbers of people believe their own country is turning into exactly that, and are packing their bags.

When I asked for your stories, even in my noisy world, I was overwhelmed with your replies.

Some, like Steve, left Manchester ten years ago with his wife and young son to start a new life in Perth, Western Australia.

He left full of hope for a new life somewhere where citizenship was seen as a privilege not a right; something earned through hard work, good skills and a clean criminal record.

“I remember standing next to a young man from Vietnam who broke down in floods of tears on receiving his Citizenship Certificate,” he tells me.

“I held back my tears but I felt his pride, his relief, and his gratitude. This is what citizenship should feel like.”

”I had lived in the UK for twenty years and seen massive changes and not for the better. Benefit culture and Islamic migrants left their indelible mark on the place I used to call home. And I wanted something better for my son.”

The exodus from Western Europe to a better life is not limited to Australia.

Many spoke of a better life in Hong Kong where “they don’t stand for any nonsense,” or New Zealand “an idyllic place for a family.”

In nearly every case – it was a better life for their children that they were drawn to, and that Western Europe could no longer deliver.

Reading these truths reveals a clear pattern. Teb or 20 years ago, ambitious Brits left to go to Australia, New Zealand or America in pursuit of a better life elsewhere.

They had hope.

But those who have recently packed their bags talk only of escaping. They want to escape FROM Western Europe. They talk of the need to get away, of being forced out.

And the difference in tone is dramatic. In the place of a bright future and a sense of purpose, there is something far darker, bordering on despair.

They have fear.

Tellingly even those who migrated to the UK decades ago for a better life, now have no wish to remain.

A gentleman called Pasquale tells me, “We were both immigrants originally, moved to the UK at ages 7 and 2 respectively.”

“We loved our life here and consider England home and call ourselves British. But it’s now at the point where two things have changed that for me:

1) I feel like the fight is getting to the point where, honestly, I don’t want to be a part of it anymore. I’m happy with people disagreeing with me, but now having anything other than officially sanctioned opinions is a criminal offence.

2) I have young children. Do I want them growing up in a country like this? Do I want them to grow up under a Corbyn government? Do I want them to grow up in a country where boys are girls have to break their principles just to fit in?”

Pasquale articulates the views of so many others, who came to Britain hoping for a better life only to see the UK making the same mistakes they were trying to escape back home.

Maher Soliman is a Coptic Christian. He saw this coming.

“I emigrated to England when I was a young lad in my early 20s and I loved everything about it,” he says. “I was so proud to become a British citizen, it was the happiest day of my life.”

He adds wistfully:

“But when Britain accepted open borders, allowing unlimited number of Muslims immigrating into the country, I knew it would backfire. Having been born and raised under Islamic dictatorship, I knew what was about to happen. Their religion mandates that Muslims do not to assimilate but rather force the adopted country to assimilate to them or scream discrimination.”

Like so many others, Maher has felt forced out of Britain, and has moved to America to start again.

Clearly uprooting and starting all over again takes courage. How many of us can imagine leaving everything we know; our home, our family and friends, and the comforting familiarity of our routine– to start in a new country with a new language?

Julia and Jens know how hard it is. They are a Jewish family, originally from Germany, who took the opportunity of a Green card to emigrate to the US.

“This has been a harrowing journey starting from scratch again with two kids in tow; both my husband and I are 47 and 48 and it is not easy to start over at this point.”

She reflects on her decision to leave.

“It was summer 2016. We decided to pack up and leave. We belonged to a synagogue in Bonn, Germany, and my son’s Hebrew school teacher told me it was not always wise to tell people we are Jewish. He said it can be dangerous and it is better to keep quiet.”

”We were driven out by the rise of Antisemitism…The situation has changed very quickly for the Jews in Germany and is getting more and more dangerous every month.

"The question kept gnawing at me: why didn’t more Jews leave in the early 30s? Why did they wait so long? Was I reading the wrong signs now? Was I too oversensitive?

"Some Jews back then did see the signs and somehow managed to leave. And I was convinced that I was seeing the signs now.

"Leaving meant giving up everything we owned and taking our two children and immigrating. The risk was high, but the risk to stay seemed even higher.”

For this Jewish family in Germany, the risk of staying was just too great.

Other strangers repeat their truths, over and over. In 2016, another German lady, Sabrina, knew her time in her homeland was up too:

“I lived in a small German village of about 2000 Germans,” she explains.

“Almost overnight we received about 200 military-age Middle Eastern male refugees. The townspeople begged the German government to stop.”

But stop, the government didn’t. Sabrina saw the impact firsthand.

“It is changing the way of life for the German people. Gone are the days of feeling safe. Children no longer walk to school alone.

"My daughter and I could no longer walk the streets of our town without fear of being followed by refugees. A waitress was attacked and beaten at our local restaurant because it was closed and he demanded it be open. My daughter’s bus stop had to be changed because we were told by locals it was unsafe for us as women and girls to stand alone with refugees watching. My youngest daughter’s German kindergarten had a bomb threat, unheard of in Germany. Deep down people are scared.”

Sabrina fled to the States with her child.

Others feel trapped in Western Europe; by circumstance, or elderly parents – and have neither the freedom to leave nor freedom from the state of affairs in their country. Their stories are the bleakest of all.

Matt is a Brit whose story articulates the feelings of thousands of others.

“We’ve been swamped by migration in my town,” he tells me.

“It’s changed beyond all recognition and so quickly too. It’s hard to even find the words to describe it. Everything’s been turned upside down.”

He worries for his parents and the children in his family.

“It’s seeing my elderly parents – 83 and 78 – try to come to terms with it that really hurts. They are both good people and worked all their lives. Now they are frightened to go out and surrounded by foreign strangers… and I watch my young nephew struggle in his 70 per cent ‘minority’ first school… English is the third language.”

Like so many others, Matt feels helpless:

“I do all I can but what really can we do? Our hands are tied. Our speech is suppressed. We can’t move. Can’t afford to, even though we all work. I wish we were allowed to fight for our land. Truly breaks my heart to watch our country die.”

There is a strong sense that instead of fighting for what we had, we have to endure its managed decline.

Others seemed resigned to their fate; their ultimate escape a final one:

“I am 75 now,” one reader tells me, “and am only grateful I will not live to see the suffering of those left to watch my country fall.”

It makes me want to weep for Western Europe.

There is hope still. Many have shared the joy and delight at their exodus from West to East – to Hungary, to Poland, and the Czech Republic. Some say Eastern Europe is the only place they feel truly safe. These people have the same hope that I heard from Steve, recounting his journey to Australia, so many years before.

You know, I hear the furor in Africa and Haiti, from locals and leaders screaming for an apology from Trump for his “racist” slur on their “sh*thole countries.” But I think it is the quiet worries of ordinary people that are so much more powerful and deserve to be heard.

In the noise and the melee, we are missing an uncomfortable truth. Because we endlessly welcome everyone from sh*thole countries, that is exactly what we have become.

White flight is growing apace. And much of Western Europe is made up of sh*thole countries European nationals no longer want to call home.


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commented 2018-01-17 12:54:20 -0500
It’s been like this for decades here in the USA, I’m a software developer living in AZ, homeless, I don’t do drugs, I know 7 languages and have spent 3 years living in a tunnel. Why well number one reason is illigal immigrants. I come from Tucson 60 miles north of the Mexican border my city has a official pop of 370k it’s closer to 800k but illigals aren’t counted. 70% of food establishments serve tacos or some Mexican dish all claiming to be real Mexico City food. Yes I’m gonna get sick like Mexico food eventually you get used to it. But I digress the real reason there’s so many homeless in America is because these illigals raise the price of rent cause they don’t have the same standard of living as americans and when more ppl occupy the same house rent gets split so it’s easier to pay and simply more of them cohabitate homes, not to mention they get hired for cheap labor, this sends signals the economy is doing well therefore politicians give more benifets to the needy, which ironically enough is the same immigrants who work under the table, this gives them surplus to send back to their family at home strengthening that countries economy. I’ve been at food stamps office where bmws pull up and a bunch of non English speakers get out and hop in line definately not poor judging by the gold in their ears, yet ive never owned gold and I’m 40. In the past few years those coming from Mexico’s attitude has dramatically changed, its no longer your brown buddy who came here to be part of the union, it’s be dominated by our culture you racist white male, what about my culture, apparantly it’s worthless. Every job apply for is someone from India trying to recruit me, they never hire me tho, this is the reason I think Calif is a sanctuary state, big business has too much to lose if the law of the land is enforced, all those h1b1 visas are about to expire, and these wealthy politicians want to ensure dictatiorial powr. I just am tired of living this way, wish someone would hire me!!!
commented 2018-01-17 12:24:53 -0500
At last, somebody who says it like it is. Welcome Katie, You are a breath of fresh air. Of course Canada is not as bad as the EU but if we allow the likes of Trudeau, Notley and Wynne to continue on their paths of destruction, their desire to kill off the White Race. We too shall become members of the Past. You, Katie, with your honesty and willingness to spread the real truth are a breath of fresh air and we as Canadians shall inhale your honesty.

All we need now is more of the same. Cannot wait for you next episode.
commented 2018-01-17 12:00:55 -0500
Our cities are already starting to look like shitholes. It is happening because of the Trudeau family multicultural vision run amok. That family has turned welcoming Canadians into resentful Canadians.

As pointed out in your column, Muslims who follow the Islamic faith are explicitly required not to assimilate, that they are above the rest of us non Muslims. They are supremacists, expect special treatment and in Canada and all the western countries being flooded, receive it. Western countries haven’t been keeping Islam at bay for centuries for nothing. Churchill had it right. Now you can be arrested in the UK for reciting his words. Free speech is dead. It’s starting to happen in Canada. Our freedom and liberty will vanish if we don’t catch the reins of this run away horse immediately.

Islam is the biggest mistake Canada will ever make and it didn’t have to be this way.
commented 2018-01-17 11:57:37 -0500
Oh good, Katie did her first video. I was wondering what was taking her so long. And the topic? Shit hole. Only at the rebel. Welcome to the other side of the story. Lets hope Katie sticks around.
commented 2018-01-17 11:43:41 -0500
Unfortunately, escaping to Canada may not be an option for western Europeans under a Trudeau gov’t. He will likely be re-elected next year, and he will work to complete the downfall of Canada and turn it into a s*thole too. Same thing with the US: If the globalist Democrats begin winning elections and ultimately replace the MAGA platform, America will complete the journey into shitholedom too.
commented 2018-01-17 11:37:23 -0500
Sam Hill: You hit the nail on the head on that one.
commented 2018-01-17 11:34:16 -0500
Do we live in shithole country? Not yet, but Justin is doing his level best to make it happen. Ask again in a few months, it won’t be long now for Canada. All political parties here seem to be in on it. None of them are interested in maintaining all that has been wonderful about this once fair country.
Canada going down.
But of course that is the plan.

Very grateful for your input Katie. Canada needs to hear it.
commented 2018-01-17 11:32:12 -0500
Europe is lost to the muslims Canada is on it’s to the same thing. the cops and the police and all forms of Govt, protect the muslims. I already see we are now third class in our own country Islam first natives second whites last
commented 2018-01-17 11:20:27 -0500

I like it…can I use it Katie? …please…can I can I…..:-)
commented 2018-01-17 11:09:53 -0500
A Muslim girl gets her hijab sliced….The liberals and MSM go nuts!
A Muslim girl gets her privates sliced………………………………….crickets!
commented 2018-01-17 10:34:41 -0500
Well said katie
And so sad that these satanic maggots lead by Soros and the globalist filth have been able to do this……and they have their usefull idiot Trudeau working to destroy Canada as well
commented 2018-01-17 09:36:08 -0500
well being from South Africa and having lived in Canada since 1982 I would not venture so far as to call my home land a shit hole but I will say that there is a reason I live in Canada and not South Africa
commented 2018-01-17 08:45:39 -0500
Dr. Rand Paul defends Trump following widespread condemnation over his so-called “sh*thole” remark.


“The Kentucky lawmaker said Monday that defending the president earned him hateful abuse online. He also explained why he believes it’s inaccurate to label Trump a racist for calling Haiti and other third-world countries by the derogatory name.

“When I went to Haiti a few years ago I went on a medical mission trip and we did cataract surgery for 200 people who were largely blind before their surgery,” Paul said. “I asked for donations before I went on the trip. One of them was to a businessman Donald J. Trump. Who not only helped with the trip to Haiti, but helped with a previous trip we took to Central America.”

“Twitter was filled with hatred toward me, wishing me violence,” he added. “I read two dozen tweets wishing me violence. I read a couple dozen more calling me a racist. It really doesn’t make the dialogue any better in our country. In fact, you know I think it makes it more likely to be violent out there if we’re talking about how we hate each other when it is in fact not really true.”
commented 2018-01-17 08:20:46 -0500
Well said Katie!
If the Visegrad nations are invaded by EU Army (under development from what I understand), these nations must resist and fight hard to keep the managed decline out.

In Canada, Trudeau is working with UN & Soros to bring up our population to 50 million by 2050 and 100 million by they year 2100; using refugees. This is unsustainable and dangerous.
commented 2018-01-17 08:08:46 -0500
The UK is fast becoming a sh#thole. Living in the suburbs of Londonistan the country I love is rapidly going down the toilet. There will come a point, fairly soon, that we’ll have to stand up and be counted with our backs probably to the wall. I’ve already resigned myself to it as there’s no political party even prepared to discuss the issues… I just wish we could get on with it now so my generation can pay whatever sacrifice is needed to leave our kids something better. With brainwashed SJWs being produced in volume by our leftie higher education system I believe we’re only a generation away from total capitulation/the point of no return.
commented 2018-01-17 07:31:04 -0500
I’m in the process of moving to a different city to escape one turning into a shithole. Didn’t want to be a shitholean. As always, you made me laughed even if it’s not funny. Welcome Madam.
commented 2018-01-17 06:41:07 -0500
One of my first postings at THEREBEL was to say that there would be mass emigration of Generational Europeans to North America to escape the plunder that is ISLAM.
But this site is filled with Casandras and unfortunately our prophecies are destined to be ignored.
commented 2018-01-17 06:34:16 -0500
Answer: Not yet, but the Clown Prince of the Lieberal Party, Justin Mohammed Trudeau and his band of merry thieves are working very had to turn Canada into a “sh_thole”.
commented 2018-01-17 05:19:48 -0500
I agree with Jerry’s multiple duplicate comments … Welcome Katie! It is nice to hear another common sense voice from England. I look forward to your future columns/videos.
commented 2018-01-17 04:35:25 -0500
Warmest Welcome to Katie Hopkins; Rebel Media’s Freshest Face. Logging on yesterday, I signed onto a Casino’ she was sponsored by & am up almost $800 Cdn. Thank You Again Katie!