Saturday, 19 March 2016

Refugees welcome here

Since World War 2, we have had so many wars, conflicts between the West and East, wars over oil; for terrority, for power and with the usual thousands upon thousands of innocent people have died in the wake of this wars that are said to be for freedom? The latest war that is news, is that of Syria though there others that either the West or East could be involved in, for whatever reasons they can think up. I mention the Syrian war as it is an another example of people wanting to bomb others without looking at the consequences of what problems that they cause after, never learn from failed wars but watch the effects of new ones. Within Syria groups supported by the West directly or indirectly have been fighting against Assad some as part of the revolution others for other reasons, whatever the reason this has led to the deaths of thousands, huge amounts of refugees fleeing this war, as have other victims of wars have gone to Europe to escape the fighting, not in the thousands or hundreds of thousands but in their millions. This has been their largest movement of refugees since the rise of fascism across Europe, treatment of these people has been far from humane, refugees allowed to drown, having to rely on people smugglers to escape bombings, war, when reaching Europe barbed wire fences, reluctant governments have met their need of support and need of safety. Even countries that may be classed as liberal in the response to 'Humanitarian needs' have gone to the right, responding to right-wing demands, some have shown little interest in the needs of these people. Leaders pandering not just to racism against refugees but listening to fascists, letting them influence the outlook towards all refugees. Though this could be seen as negative and a tad depressing there is an alternative to the ideas of racism and anti-refugee sentiment, today has been UN Anti-Racism Day, which has seen thousand across Europe demonstrate against Racism, Islamophobia anti-Semitism and in support of Refugees, hopefully this demonstrations/marches with give rise to a movement that bring about the demise of racism in all it's forms and the support of Refugees.

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