troyan wrote:would agree with you on the refugee/migrant crisis banjo, its a catastrophy
The only crisis in the refugee issue is that millions of innocent people who desperately need to find some place safe in the world are being literally thrown back into the ocean because we, as a rich and supposedly Christian group of countries refuse to offer them even temporary shelter. People who go to church, who consider themselves upstanding members of a caring society, would prefer children to die like dogs in the street rather than pay a few dollars to offer them somewhere to stay for a few years. We don't have to offer people residency or a promise to stay, but we absolutely should have thrown open our borders and said that anyone fleeing war can come here and be safe until their homelands are safe again. We started this in the Middle East after all. If we cannot offer help to our fellow man when we have the means to do so, what's the point of any of our wealth and fancy lifestyles? Normal, decent, hardworking people who did nothing wrong have had their lives obliterated in large part due to our actions and we try to do absolutely everything to not help them.
European societies should be utterly ashamed. Germany is the only one who has done anything to help these people.