MIGRATION CRISIS: ARE YOU ANGRY WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE?
Over the last few years we have seen the media flooded with headlines about the migration crisis, most of it in a negative light. We have heard about the Paris shootings, about the rapes in Germany on New Year’s Eve, and about San Bernardino. But are we mad at the right people for this influx of economic migrants and legitimate refugees and asylum seekers? Are we correct in blaming migrants for their distaste for Western life?
It seems that everyone wants to blame the migrants themselves, when in reality, the majority of the reason these people are fleeing is due to Western meddling in foreign affairs. For decades, the United States and other Western countries have been sticking their noses where they don’t belong. We’ve seen this in countries all over the world, including Vietnam, the Koreas, Eastern Europe, and many Middle Eastern and African countries.
We like to throw our weight around because we have the military might to do so and do not look far enough into the future to possibly understand what they underlying consequences of our conquests might result in. We look a year or two ahead and consider the possible economic and geographical gains we might achieve by involvement and often, that is enough for the United States and its allies to get involved.
We don’t consider that the destruction of a country’s infrastructure, the toppling of stable regimes and the bombing of innocent civilians might lead to their disgust for Western culture. We don’t consider that we’re ultimately destroying the lives of millions of people around the world. And then we have the audacity to blame these people for spiting us and for wanting to seek shelter in our safe countries.
So, are you angry with the right people?