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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Refugee Crisis in Europe and the United Nations

A few among us, and everywhere in the world would say, they are not our problem, close the border and don’t let them in, and some will shoot them for disobeying the orders.
What do you do when you are about to be killed; it is human and even animal instinct to save oneself and the loved ones, you will do it and I will do it. Thousands of Refugees from Syria are walking to wherever they can walk and survive.
What are the solutions? No government, no racists and no bigots should have the right to uproot any one from their land, and if they do, the world community should insist on the right to return to their own homes when things square. If we accommodate others, which we should do as a temporary measure, we would be legitimizing bad governments to throw the people they don’t like. As human race, we have to diffuse crises when they emerge, if we fail to do, it will create refugees.
Since the world nations came together in 1948 to deal with the world wide issue of refugees there was hope for humanity, long term security for the rich and Justice for the weak.
We have to strengthen the international body; the United Nations for the common good. The bad leaders including a few American presidents have violated the common good and have destroyed and weakened the United Nations, correction should begin with us, Russia and China, who shamefully resort to vetoing what 98% of the nations pass. Aren’t we all created equal?
The best thing the world can do right now is to create a safe place for refugees, no matter where they are and who they are, and take care of them until their homeland is restored to sanity.
The other ugly choice the society has offered to the oppressed is the ancient Masada example, where the trapped Jewish people committed mass suicide rather than subject themselves to humiliation of occupiers. The other extreme is to let the Palestinian way prevail, kill and get killed rather than be humiliated. Shame on us the world body for creating situations, and or not finding solutions to the situations, or not seeing the consequences of doing nothing or making wrong decisions. We have to offer choices to the oppressed around the world. No human has to live in humiliation.
The Rohingya people are left with no choices, what should they do? Go the Masada way or the Palestinian way? Have we offered them a third choice? It is in our interest to quickly find solution to crises, if not it will become our problem in the end.
Here is a quote from a Native American that sums up the situation.
Chief Seattle, said this perfectly, “All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the webs, he does it to himself."

Dr. Mike Ghouse is a community consultant, social scientist, thinker, writer and a speaker on PluralismInterfaithIslampolitics, human rights, foreign policy and building cohesive societies. Mike offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More about him in 63 links at www.MikeGhouse.net and his writings are at TheGhousediary.com 

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