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Sunday, August 31, 2014

"THOUGHTS FROM A FRIEND OF MINE FROM GREECE LIVING IN THE US AS A CITIZEN"

"PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER IN THIS CRAZY WORLD"







The way I see it, if there were no wars, no dictatorships, and poverty and despair and famine, no human trafficking, and, and, and, people would not immigrate anywhere. Everyone loves their country, they just want to live with dignity, have food to eat, shelter and to be safe and also, if possible, have some kind of opportunity. In Greece there are thousands of Syrian, Iraqi, Afgani, Palestinians, etc, etc, refugees (men, women and children) that are trying to get in the country daily with boats through Turkey and from there some stay in Greece and some try to go to Italy, Germany, England, Scandinavia, etc. 



With this horrible economic situation most of these countries cannot handle any more people, but what do you do when they are going to be slaughtered if they go back home? How would we feel if these were our families, or us? That's the way I see it. I see it everyday on Greek TV and the desperation of these refugees and if the Coast Guard sees them, the people that are bringing them in the country illegally, they sink the boat and most of these poor people drown, unless the Coast Guard manages to save them. It is horrible......Unending situation but to be honest I can't blame them. It is a human catastrophe.


I remember once in the movie Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1985) when Rebecca De Mornay at one point asked Jon Voight "are you an animal?" and he answered - "I'm worse than an animal. I'm human" ...

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I am honored to post this for a friend of mine--Anastasia K. Walters.
Sherry Hill


2 comments:

  1. Alexandra KonstantinidouSeptember 7, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    I couldn't agree more with your thoughts. Southern Europe is flooded with immigrants from Asia and Africa who try to escape corrupt governments, slavery, poverty, wars. Unfortunately, most of these plagues have befallen them due to western policies and exploitation.

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  2. I was more than happy to have posted her thoughts on this matter.

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