Just One Thought: Regarding refugees

The way Europe is dealing with refuges in one word? Embarrassing. Europe is supposed to be a safe haven of human rights, of justice and dignity. It seems this only counts for actual Europeans. Every refugee trying to participate gets pushed back. Either back into their respected countries or in inhumane camps where people live in pitiful and terrible conditions. No sanitary, no safety and security, little to no food; but most importantly: no hope for a future in Europe. I’d thought we were the good guys? Aren’t we supposed to be the role model for the rest of the world? It seems not. It seems Europe is just an empty promise. It is just – a lie. 

What else are we doing? Let them be left alone by the first world. We pride ourselves with dignity, safety and rights and so on and so forth. But it seems refugees aren’t treated the same way. It seems not every human is created equal. (Or treated equally.) It shines a dim light onto our so-called “civilization.” The only answer to the crisis was building fences. That’s literally the only thing Europe did. And instead of helping them; we send them back to their countries. This is laughably bad. Incredibly terrible. And instead of helping them in their respected countries so that they don’t need to come to us, we let them die on the ocean. Where is this whole ‘responsibility’ thing politicians always brag about? Why is no one feeling responsible for the refugees?

To make the most underappreciated take on this clear: make it legal for them to enter the EU. If it is against the law; change the damn law! People must have safe and legal ways to enter the EU. But here lies a crux in the system. It seems no on wants them. Wait, what? Pardon, did I get this right? It seems so. We run into two problems here. The first one being the First World only letting educated people into their country. This is wanted this way. Things want to be like this. The nations need IT personnel, doctors or other specially trained people. Hence they reject the idea of the poor coming into the country. This brings me to problem two: no one acknowledges actually trained people. You can be a doctor from Syria and still are not allowed to work in the country you’ve entered. This is where European countries shoot themselves in the foot. 

Our lifestyle is their reason to flee. The least opinion a European wants to hear. The crisis opened the question of how we see, treat and deal with lesser developed countries. It opened the question of distribution of wealth once again. And it seems the first world is selfish and ignorant. It doesn’t want to solve problems it itself created. Europe’s policy against the third world backfires now. Instead of letting them develop their economy, we flood their markets cheap products. The refugee crisis is an alarm signal. If we don’t go to them, they come to us. It’s our very own fault. We fuel their wars, we let their economy die, we let their countries rot. How about some infrastructure for their countries? How about some development aid for governance? How about some love? How about some humanity?

Published by N. Burg

N. Burg is a writer. He discovered his passion for writing at the age of 17. Since then he wrote a vast body of work. He also likes reading, cats, the manga One Piece, and thinking.

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