Migrants at sea are not toxic cargo!

by javaneh29

When I first saw this article "Migrants at sea are not toxic cargo" I thought here is another report about Immigrants and the tough times they have to go through. Ok it is still that too but when I really thought about it, it makes me wonder where we as the human race are headed.

This is a busy shipping channel, how many ships from how many countries  must have past them and left them for someone else to deal with or die.  There is no direct conflict here with these poor souls so desparate to leave the hell hole of where ever they were living that they took such a risk to arrive any where else. They had a hope that the world they were going to was better than the one they left behind them... they had hope in humanity and it let them down. 

What must have gone through the mind of those people who made that decision? How can they sleep at night knowing they could have prevented those deaths?  I can not understand this. Perhaps those people might have ended up in a holding place or similar but there was a chance for them. 

IF this is how we as the human race respond to such desparate measures as those people took, there is no hope for humanity and we are no longer distinct from any of animal walking the planet. 

It is becoming a very sad world to be part of.


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by bajenaghe naghi on

An eye opening report. In times of shortages of resources such land, food, water, and above all money, this problem becomes very hard to solve, for both the refugees and the host countries. But I do agree with you that something humane must be worked out. 


Some immigrants leave slow death for death in somewhere else.

by Anonymouse on

This has really become how we now treat immigrants.  The fact that some immigrants risk unknown death by leaving whatever slow death they had in their home countries tells us how people actually live in the world.

We hear about those who died under these circumstances but there are those who did not risk death at sea and are living the "life" the dead immigrants left behind.

Here in America we're simply ignoring their issues altogether.  We don't care that there are about what 6 million "illegal" immigrants.  We've simply given up on even calling them humans.  If someone comes to power and deports them en masse and call it a "solution" I doubt it'd get serious objections.  For now the "solution" is to just ignore them.

"Laws" are now simply written to humanely ignore immigrants.  What a shame.  I'm sure many in coast guard or border patrol who have to ignore don't like their job. On the other hands others who do their jobs without any emotions have simply lost their humanity and they don't call ongoing crimes against humanity, illegal.

Everything is sacred.