The Hall of Shame
It is simply inconceivable that the world at large, the so called political leaders with a few exceptions remains so oblivious and in high gear demagoguery when in face of sheer misery when we witness the plight of the millions of innocent man, women and children refugees fleeing the conflict areas in search of a safe place to live.
Let’s all not forget the main culprits of all these conflicts are precisely the same ones doing the least and trying to look away. As stated by most experts the invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan and lately Libya are the primary reasons behind these present conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.
The US has so far since the start of the Syrian conflict accepted, believe it or not, 1,600 refugees from the present ongoing 4,000,000 people trying to escape the war zones. Some nations like Lebanon have accepted 1,000,000, a quarter of their population, 40,000 in Finland and 800,000 accepted by Germany only this year.
After a strong pressure from the world community the US finally announced this week that they would consider accepting 10,000… next year. This is less than the daily flow of refugees trying to cross into Hungary. Have they no SHAME? The Americans should at least not to speak out in public, not to offend individuals with the minimum sense of decency and humanity. This microscopic and inappropriate gesture can only be compared to the historical American sense of respect to humanitarian values.
This is all déjà vu, as when Jews were being massacred, burned with many other innocent victims in Europe the US did nothing for too many years clearly knowingly the magnitude of the horrors and dire consequences. Including the shameful refusal to accept ships filled with women and children fleeing the Nazis. It took many years for the US to act and do the decent thing while millions were massacred as they viewed this tragedy in sheer silence. This was also repeated in Rwanda and now we regrettably witness the same demeanor from the so called Leader of the Free World and the richest nation in the planet.
When Obama spoke about a red line in Syria and then failed to act he signaled another green light to the Law of the Jungle, world disorder and oppression where all that matters is really money. It demonstrated the complete absence of any leadership or sense of solidarity for mankind. At the same time we witness the parade in Washington and London of other brutal corrupt leaders being treated as royalty, with state visits as they have succumbed to the economical interests of Wall Street.
This display of Western Civilization cruelty and hypocrisy was ever so much highlighted when the three year old boy showed up dead in the coast of Turkey after Canada rejected the earlier application from the family to asylum. A tragedy with the death of the mother and her two young children drown at sea.
Nevertheless is still admirable the immediate refusal from the father to the cynical offer post mortem after his unimaginable loss to immigrate to Canada. A nation with such a vast territory and its low population showed one absolute disregard to human life. Canada is another paradigm of an irrelevant nation state without any moral and humanitarian principles occupying all that land for not much good use. Can you imagine how many people they could offer a safe refuge?
This is indeed a display of the worst of human kind when the richest nations show absolute no sense of human solidarity only keen to act when it serves their own self interest.
The US, the UK and Canada now lead the nations in the Hall of Shame. Not to forget the irrelevant UN and its mindless president Banki Moon which has shown the true face of this inconsequential body to ever so much act as a rubber stamp to the interests of the powerful. And last but not the least the Vatican that offered to house two refugee families, and I will repeat two families, this is not a typo mistake, despite all its colossal wealth and properties all across the globe.
O. Niemeyer, the architect who designed the UN building in New York and a true humanitarian lived to be 100 years was once asked what was the worse side of the human species and he replied; The indifference of the rich The privileged towards the poor, the defenseless, the underprivileged.
This is not a Refugee crisis, this is a WORLD crisis.
This is not a Refugee problem, this is OUR problem
People with a conscience in the world, UNITE