So much unnecessary loss of life. At the root of it, one group believes they and only they are right. The others are worthless creatures who should be exterminated. Those people, who I believe fueled war and strife in Syria and elsewhese will not be moved by the horrible images and theirÂ conscience one single iota, that is, if their conscience existed in the first place.
In fact, they’ll find a way to justify the exodus, the strife, the desperation, the deathsÂ and not only distance themselves from their inhuman pursuits in their own war mongering, but will celebrate peoples’ desperation and use that to prove – through their own thwarted logic – that they and only they are the chosen ones.
Have we heard one peep from them demanding that the Syrian and Yemeni refugees find temporary shelter in their countries? No. None. The overriding thought in their minds for that eventuality if it ever comes, and I believe that will be highly unlikely, is probably to find a way to filterÂ those whomÂ they will “allow” to enter theirÂ hallowed lands and receive their largesse based on purely on confessional beliefs. Humanity and morals be damned.
On the other hand, we see EuropeansÂ coming out unbidden in their droves to help the refugees whom they share no culture, language or religion with. The refugees being human beings is enough for those EuropeansÂ to extend any help they can afford, even if it’s simply a kind word or gesture.
Is it any wonder that even in their desperation, the refugees choose European destinations than any country in the Gulf?
Shame on us. This is official the death of our consciousness as a race, culture and people.
And here’s the picture to prove it.
This is the total sum of our efforts forÂ humanity.
This is what we have become.
May you rest in peace, Aylan Kurdi.
Your death won’t be avenged.
Our conscience, morals and humanity as Arabs have died much before your pure soul briefly existed on this earth.
May you find peace my son.