I don’t have much to add, just that the media calling these refugees (I’m looking at you, OPB and NPR) “migrants” for weeks is disgusting. From what I’ve heard, none of the these “liberal” news machines is talking about the US’ role in creating the conditions that are forcing these people out of their countries and they should be. The wars in the Middle East were started by our government, whether or not we supported them, we didn’t do enough to stop them. So we bear partial responsibility for the consequences, and helping these folks shouldn’t even be a question.
WARNING: This article contains an image of dead child. It is an important picture but be ready.
Aug. 7, 2015
I was looking forward to writing something a little less intense this week after pissing off Trumpies and frat boys and Trumpie frat boys. I was going to write a piece about having a one-year-old walking around the house. Then a news story came up about the on-going refugee crisis in Europe as people escape North Africa and the Middle East. A small child’s family was trying to escape the war zone in Syria and had drowned in the Mediterranean. His little body washed ashore in Bodrum, Turkey. His name was Aylan Kurdi. Please remember that name. Aylan Kurdi.
When I first read the story, it said he was believed to be one, the same age as my daughter, Cozette. I immediately exploded into a fit of tears. The thought…
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