In the past days over 1200 desperate people, including women and children, have drowned trying to escape Africa and seek sanctuary in Europe.
In the States migrants are walking thousands of miles to escape poverty, violence and political tyrants. They are braving hardship, disease, violence and death to gain a future.
They are fleeing war, poverty, starvation, disease, unemployment, climate change and despair.
Who can blame them? If we were in their plight we would do the same.
It is better to risk your life in a rickety, overcrowded boat, for days at sea rather than stay in the country of their birth. It is worth it to walk thousands of miles to gain a job and a future for your children.
Unfortunately this is the direct result of political decisions, greed, foreign policy, selfishness and deliberate exploitation and is driven by ignorance.
Western wars in Libya, Despotic madness in Eritrea, the insane barbarity of ISIS, the lawless nightmare of Somalia, endless conflict in Palestine and the civil war in Syria have conspired to create desperation.
Corrupt regimes and tyrants in Central America and South America have been propped up by the CIA for political gain or economic advantage.
How much of this is due to direct Western policies? To overthrow Gadafi? Invade Afghanistan and Iraq? Allow the Palestinian situation to fester? Exploit Africa for cheap labour, oil and resources? To control Central and South America?
War, conflict and poverty create good business. You can sell lots of arms to all sides, exploit starving people for cheap labour, use the corruption in countries to gain land, resources and markets.
The wealthy like inequality. It creates better profits.
The powerful like conflict. They can set one side against another and sit back to watch them tear each other apart.
This world is being run for power and profit by people with vested interests. They are creating a powder keg of frustration, anger and resentment that is likely to explode in all our faces.
This is the tip of the ice-berg. The rampant population explosion in Africa is going to cause destruction and mayhem unless we deal with it quickly.
There are populations accelerating out of control; families of twelve or more children. There is starvation, war, disease and no jobs. What are they going to do?
It is obvious. They are going to try to get to somewhere that is safe, secure and with hope for the future. They will do anything to escape the butchery, disease and hopelessness.
As intelligent apes it is time we looked globally and took steps to sort this mess out. Opher has the answer:
- Reduce world population substantially (birth control programmes, sickness benefit, old age pensions)
- Stamp out corruption
- Create a fair equal world where there s a fair distribution of wealth
- Stop all wars through the United Nations intervention
- Make health, clean water and sufficient food a right for everyone
- Counter the religious madness that is causing war and encouraging people to breed like rabbits
- Stop the greed and selfishness that is making many billionaires at the expense of millions
- Bring in global standards to protect the environment, stop pollution and prevent people and multinational exploiting the weak
- Take action against global warming.
If we solve the problems on a global basis we will not have war, starvation, disease, overpopulation and unemployment that leads to mass migration.
If we do not tackle the overpopulation crisis and environmental disaster we will have a terrible future for everyone and every other living thing on this planet!
Walls won’t keep them out! Solve the problem at the roots.
We need a fairer world! Vote Opher for World Governor!