I realized that there are people who want to select who can come into "their" country and who cannot. They want to select those who deserve their sympathy.
I was bombarding Twitter with #SafePassage #IsNotEnough #EndGlobalApartheid #EndBirthplaceRacism #EndInjusticeAtBirth messages when Ilwana Klinke answered “Open borders means natural selection, the stronger will win and the most in need will be left behind, that's not what I want!”
I didn't get it. Open borders natural selection?? I was thinking we, as the stronger, are oppressing the most in need by closed borders.
Ilwana explained. “Open border means natural selection! With safe passage I can take care of the most in need.”
“So you prefer to make the selection yourself instead of nature doing it?” I asked. “And you are fine with #GlobalApartheid and #BirthplaceRacism?”
“Actually I leave injured people in the street and let nature do the selection!” Ilwana reacted. “Are you speaking seriously? Nature gave me a brain!”
“I was talking about your analogy on borders,” I said. “So you want to select who can travel within the imaginary border you happened to be born in? Fine. Fair enough. But you cannot select who is born within the same imaginary border as you. You don't see anything wrong here?
She didn't answer my question. I've realized people prefer to skip questions they do not have answers to, questions that shine the light on their fallacious logic. Instead, she shot back. “Never thought about the reason why human beings create borders? If they were so useless why did they always construct them?”
For the sake of good manners, people should be answering questions that are asked them first before asking questions themselves.
Still... I answered: “My take on borders is this if you care to read. Put a border @your house gate ”
I am ALL for selection! So if we cannot, since we cannot select who our welfare money goes to, as the only criteria for receiving welfare is people being born within the same imaginary line as ours or somehow having got the citizenship of “our” country, welfare should go! Welfare should be for everyone, should be for every single person on earth.
That's the trouble with the UN's Stand #WithRefugees campaign as well. Of course I Stand #WithRefugees. But I also Stand #WithMigrants. Every single person should have freedom to move on the world they were born. First, insure and implement that. Then, we can get down to priorities and help out refugees first as they are the ones more vulnerable.
Actually that came out wrong. Certainly, refugees are a priority to take care of and look after now. I wish the word "refugee" is left in history., I wish that there are no more refugees. Still... #Free2RoamTheWorldWeAreBornIn should not be a matter of distinguishing between refugees and migrants. There can be no selection about that.