I don't think I am my friend. I think we can all pull claims out of the scrap book and fling shit at each other. I could say that Europe is getting some karma. After all, what have we after 500 years of 'discovery'? A generation stuck to their cell phones, selfish as fuck and blaming it on people running from wars that are stirred into action by resource stealers and backed up by 'debt agendas' created by private banking interests.
Get your act together mate, because when i see a woman holding her baby up in the sea , fighting for their lives, I react different to your own brand of rebuttal. These people are stuck in the middle, and are falling prey to yet more greedy fuckers called smugglers.
My advice to these people would actually be 'stay out of Europe', because they don't want to be disturbed from staring at their mobiles, and they are a sad reflection of what it means to be human now. Luckily there is a tide of those who care, and here's hoping humanity wins.
I have lived with Muslims around me all my life,and have never once had a problem with any of them. The bullying I got as a kid was always from yobby English kids who hated my nationality.
This photo shows a Syrian mother trying to hold her baby above the water, after the boat they were on sank in the Mediterranean.
According to the UN, the vast majority of refugees have fled from Syria, where an estimated 220,000 to more than 300,000 people have been killed during its appalling and escalating war. The lack of compassion from many westerners that have been dumbed-down by xenophobic narratives in the mainstream media has been appalling. For once in your life, think for yourself! These people are human beings, our brothers and sisters who are in a perilous and desperate situation (largely caused by imperialism) that require urgent assistance!!
Refugees don't hide their taxes in the Cayman Islands; Refugees don't privatise the National Health Service; Refugees don't influence government cuts to spending; And Refugees don't scrape together their life savings, leave their loved ones behind, bribe and fight and struggle their way onto the undercarriage of a train, or into a tiny hidden compartment of a lorry with forty other people, watch their friends and loved ones die or get raped, all for the express purpose of bragging about earning £67.46 a week.
Imagine waking your children in the morning, feeding and dressing them, pulling a little girl’s hair into a ponytail, arguing with a little boy about which pair of shoes he wants to wear. Now imagine, as you are doing that, you know later today you will strap their vulnerable bodies into enveloping life jackets and take them with you in a rubber dinghy - through waters which have claimed many who have done the same. Think of the story you’d have to tell to reassure them. Think of trying to make it fun. Consider the emotional strength needed to smile at them and conceal your fear.
Try and envisage how it would feel like when that experience – your frantic flight from war – was then diminished by a vicious, dishonest media that crudely labelled you and your family "migrants," as if you were a scourge on society. Imagine having little to no voice in countering this description of you so commonly used by governments and journalists.
#Syria #MigrantCrisis #MediterraneanEscape
We wanna go there but we don't want them here. Can't afford them
see. After we've stolen all of it, there just isn't any to spare. Oh yes 'discoveries', njot bloody conquests. Jesus may have thought his generation was pretty corrupt, but I question that.
The Age of Discovery was a period of European global exploration
that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese
discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the discovery of the Americas by Castile in 1492, and the Portuguese discovery of the ocean route to the East in 1498, and by a series of European naval expeditions across the Atlantic and later the Pacific, which continued until the 18th century. It is sometimes regarded as a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era, along with its contemporaneous Renaissance movement.
European overseas expansion led to the rise of colonial empires,
with the contact between the Old and New Worlds producing the
Columbian Exchange: a wide transfer of plants, animals, food, human populations (including slaves), communicable diseases and culture between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres. This represented one of the most-significant global events concerning ecology, agriculture, and culture in history. European exploration allowed the global mapping of the world, resulting in a new world-view and distant civilizations acknowledging each other, reaching the most remote boundaries much later.