6-word-Saturday

The World’s in a Sorry State

I won’t add to the misery by posting pictures of the thousands of refugees (I refuse to call them migrants) risking all in the  struggle to break free from IS.  You’ve all seen them.

Among these refugees are surely people with a valuable contribution to make to any society, teachers, farmers, medical personnel,  you name it, they’ll be among those crowds.   What can be done?  All we get from the politicians is rhetoric and bluster.

What is needed is a charismatic leader, capable of organizing the logistics, not just in Europe but in the wider world. Syria is not a huge country, and there are plenty of countries – Russia, Australia, USA, Canada etc etc etc – large enough where to welcome a few thousand  families would not be an overwhelming task.

We’re in for the long haul, so we’d better start now.

Posted for 6-word-Saturday at Cate’s place 

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14 Responses to 6-word-Saturday

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Your six words pretty wells sum up everything!

    Six Words

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  2. Ron. says:

    As soon as we realize that we’re all on the same spaceship, together, for better or worse, and that flags, religious ideology and national “borders” are totally irrelevant, the sooner these “problems” will disappear.

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  3. Mlissabeth says:

    And when will it get better?

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  4. Kathe W. says:

    My oldest son says that the world is a sorry place indeed. So many people have just gotten mean and vindictive…all in the name of some imaginary superior being. We all should be more kind and thoughtful than we are…and that starts with our leaders.

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  5. catterel says:

    One of the tragic ironies is that so many refugees are fleeing from Islamic countries to what used to call itself Christendom. I fully agree with everything you say, but why is comparatively little help coming from their Arab brothers and sisters? How can the UAE, for instance, with all its wealth stand by and do nothing?

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  6. Part of the problem is the language the media – and governments – use to describe them. We all have a duty to help our neighbours. If for no other reason, one day it could be us. But I hope people have better hearts than that.

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  7. Totally agree. x I saw on the news earlier that this is only the start so someone better come up with a plan to help pretty darn quick. xx

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  8. I agree with everything you say. I read a brief item in the news today where people are urging their local council to take in a few refugees. This is great, but it isn’t going to help the poor people to survive their treacherous journeys in barely sea-worthy boats.

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  9. katechiconi says:

    Agree absolutely, but who would be trusted, listened to, obeyed by all sides. There are so many sides. I’m ashamed of my country’s policy towards these decent, desperate people…

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