I read an old news the other day. The September 2015 dated article said “Daily Hürriyet sets out to investigate why refugees, many of them children, keep drowning in the waters of the Aegean on their way to Greece. The answer: They drown because they are ‘pushed back,’ because they create a ‘bloody economy’ and because we do not help them enough in an organized way.”
Sorry to say their answer is wrong. The one and only reason for these border deaths is the existence of a thing called a visa and people's blind faith in this practice that is against laws of nature. But I haven't come across anyone stating this in the media. If you do not see this reality don't pretend to shed crocodile tears in a show of compassion after seeing the photo of Aylan. Migrants die because they cannot buy a ticket somewhere, jump on a plane and go. Period. This has nothing to do with people smugglers who are exploiting them or anything else. The guilt is directly on those governing this world, they are the ones who have created this worldwide apartheid, they are the real culprits. And we, the people, who believe in these myths (visas, borders, security...) propagating the status quo. Full stop.