Yeah, when I talk about my native country of Honduras the issues of corruption and crime always come up. The seemingly endless poverty. The fact that almost nobody pays their taxes. The embarrassment of always having to be a beggar nation, having Honduran presidents and ambassadors traveling the world panhandling for more aid, more loans, more debt pardons.
Those are all huge problems that will take a long time to resolve. But really, if you ask me what is the one thing that holds countries like Honduras back and makes their situation untenable, almost hopeless, it would have to be machismo—that sick, medieval attitude of men toward women.
The degradation of women… treating them as objects, as possessions, as things worthy of abuse. That is one of the hallmarks of a Third World country. The United States has made great strides in overcoming this ugly sickness. Anyone who even remotely threatens to reverse this trend should never be allowed near a national stage, anywhere close to national power. It is an automatic disqualification.