I wonder how many are familiar with this Latin expression, which means getting the wrong end of the stick.
How terribly sad if the poor nations should look to the West and think,
"Oh, look: they have money and they are mostly sluts and bastards who screw around when they are under-aged, become syphilitic in their teens and have variously-fathered feral bastards who will become the next generations of criminals and looters. When more bastards are born than legitimate babies, the politicians are too afraid to condemn the sluts of bastards, because there are so many of them. Let us do like they do and become wealthy and powerful like them."