Daily Prompt: No, Thanks

The Daily Writing Prompt:  Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not?

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There are plenty of unsafe and unsanitary places in the world: Somalia, Zimbabwe, Uganda,  Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya,  Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Liberia, .  There are plenty of ways to weigh the pros and cons to determine the last place on earth you want to visit.  The trick is to choose one that is the most important to you personally.

I mean, there are places that provide me with no personal draw in the United States like Arizona, Florida, and Texas, they are ugly and ignorant, their residents are as ugly as they are stupid, and the only reason to go is there is to refuel your plane on the way to somewhere better.  I do not want to give those states any of my money. But is political corruption and racism enough to make my decision?

Germany is full of people that, when faced with a choice of doing the right thing or just letting bad things happen, they were cowards and protected themselves.  They watched people die and did nothing.  That is a powerful reason to avoid it:  they are decedents of criminally low character.

So, politics and safety aside, I have chosen a destination that would make me feel the worst about the world in general:  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  It is somewhere that you would have to be told that you are there and still, you would have no way of knowing since it is not an actual floating pile of empty coke bottles and grocery bags.  I have been to places where there is floating garbage in a river and it is gross and sad.  I imagine it is like that, but so many times worse and so many times more impossible to clean up.

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