There is a World-Travel game that more people are starting to play these days. Everybody to his own game... However, I'd like to make an important point about travelling the world.
I am amazed to see so many people there are travelling and saying how enriching it has been for them, how they have changed, how lost_lexie is “FEELING EMPOWERED” in capital letters. Which is all good and fine of course. And Lexie is very young, so it would be too much to expect more from her but I wish I could see more concern about the state of the world from the more “senior” or seasoned travellers. Teoman has a song where it says “I saw the world through the window of a train, I felt sorry for its state.” Well… I saw the world through more than the window of a train and I feel sorry for its state. What I see is that the rules of the world game, no, not the World-Travel game but the World-Politics game is so totally crooked. That it’s so outrageous that billions live through totally unacceptable situations. I’m sure even the people who live in what others call “shitholes” to what would happen if scrapped immigration) make something out of their own lives. Yet, I also believe that we have a responsibility to make this world a better place. And that, for me, can only be achieved by changing the rules of this World-Politics Game.
The rules of the World-Travel game are not important, everybody can write their own rule and play their own game. But the rules of World-Politics and World-Economics game definitely need to be rewritten.
“The necessary and decisive battle against terrorism does not in any way justify putting groups of certain people under general suspicion, in this case people of Muslim belief or of a certain origin." Angela Merkel
Now we need a leader who can say:
“The necessary and decisive battle against terrorism does not in any way justify putting groups of certain people under general suspicion and requiring visas from people of certain origins when they want to move around the world they were born on.”