Angelina Jolie is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In her speech “Refugee system breaking down”, she says:
“And there is no answer to global poverty and insecurity that involves the mass transfer of people.”
Sure, there is an answer! Change the tax system, change the financial system, put away the welfare state and bring the Universal Basic Income universally, ie. That is for every single person in the world. Stop spending money on promoting war and destruction, and start spending it on people and infrastructure for a better living of all.
Plus of course STOP producing weapons! Mark Akkerman's article “Border Wars, The arms dealers profiting from Europe's refugee tragedy” on TNI is a very important piece that has, unfortunately, not got the attention it deserves. I don't see it circling around in social networks like many stupid jokes and videos that keep hitting you in the face here and there.
The problem is not to find the answer, the problem is to find the leader with the political will and courage to implement the answer; plus, with the capacity to drag the other leaders and crowds along.
“Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?”
Bob Dylan, aged 21 at the time of writing...
PS: Please read the full version of the analysis of this speech.