In the Guardian article “Human migration will be a defining issue of this century. How best to cope?” subtitled “Whether they are fleeing armed conflict or economic deprivation – or both – people will continue trying to cross borders in search of a decent life, and the global community needs to address this” (20 September 2015) Alexander Betts writes:
“States continue to pursue the politically expedient fiction that they can unilaterally assert sovereign control over immigration but the reality is more complex.”
Sovereign control over immigration is an expedient fiction alright. If only people knew and accepted this. It's true that the reality is more complex too. Just as the reality about open borders would be too, and I accept that.
“Throughout the crisis, a debate has been on whether it is a “migrant” or a “refugee” crisis. It has been important for the public to understand that most people coming to Europe have been from refugee-producing countries and that “refugees” have a particular set of rights under international law. Furthermore, people have a right to seek asylum, and have their claims to refugee status adjudicated.”
Yes, exactly. We are just losing time and energy over a, sorry again but, stupid definition and discussing if we have an obligation to this person or not. This is ridiculousness and idiocy at its premium, at its utmost top! Instead of arguing over this, just focus on the real issue and do something about a real problem, do something helpful. Something that will be of use to someone. Immigration officers trying to assess people's situation, immigration lawyers spending time and energy to defend people, and those people spending money and going through so much hardship... This is really c-r-a-z-y. Trying to distinguish if people are “genuine” refugees or economic migrants, spending so much time, money, resources on such a task is INSANITY in capital letters. And the world is run by people who believe in such a thing. People who have set up such a system. People who are devoid of all logic and reason and people who kill all logic and reason.
How do people “prove” that their lives was under threat in their country of origin? What documents do they need to provide? How do they prove they are atheists who were persecuted? Do they need to “demonstrate” they are homosexuals? How does one prove they belong to the persecuted minority groups, how do you prove your faith, the faith which is only in one's heart?
Who cares if a person is a refugee or an economic migrant? I mean if you want to distinguish and help accordingly, do it on a personal level; individuals may choose to help someone or not, but what business is it of the state? Be they refugees or simply migrants, these are all people who are in need of a decent life, obviously. A life we all want for ourselves.
“The world as a whole lacks a vision for how to respond to the changing nature of displacement. So much of the current “crisis” is not a crisis of numbers but a crisis of politics. We need bold leadership that correctly and honestly articulates the causes of movement and outlines global solutions.”
Yes, it's true we need bold leadership. We need bold leadership to confess this classifying people into nationhood, this setting up borders has all been an insanity. An insanity, I don't know, caused by some sort of virus injected into our bloods by aliens who want to ruin our world... I mean even such an explanation makes more sense than believing that we are run by “leaders” who truly believe in this thing they are doing. Any person with the tiniest bit of a brain should be able to see the insanity of all that is happening in the world today. Putting money on walls, fences, police, security instead of humans and infrastructure. Seriously... Any person with the tiniest bit of a brain would see the insanity of their rules and regulations and laws and conventions.... Any person with the tiniest bit of a brain really would...
Unfortunately, that tiniest bit of a brain seems to have been hijacked or put out of order by aliens. Yes yes, evil aliens with bad intentions must be interfering with the minds of the world population. There is no other explanation of how we can be in such a state given the brains that produce the technology of today.
Or, of course, this world is simply a dream. That I will be waking up from one day... I'll take a deep breath and say “Wheeeew! That was so intense! Sure glad it is over and it was all just a dream.”