Zarafa performance primer
Sorry, or the delay, but due to some work I had to postpone this post a bit, but it will show up in the very week you read this. :)
As a citizen living in germany you sometimes get the idea that this country is kind of weird. Germans can be, really, believe it or not, but still I think Germany is great, also the majority of the people. Now after a very eventful 2015 I really wonder myself since I'm do not agree with chancellor Merkel, but acting in terms of the refugee crisis: I do. OK, one step after another. Let's start early with the definition of refugee, which according to Wikipedia is:
A refugee, according to the Geneva Convention on Refugees is a person who is outside their country of citizenship because they have well-founded grounds for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and is unable to obtain sanctuary from their home country or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country; or in the case of not having a nationality and being outside their country of former habitual residence as a result of such event, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to their country of former habitual residence. Such a person may be called an "asylum seeker" until considered with the status of "refugee" by the Contracting State where they formally make a claim for sanctuary or right of asylum.
This is one of the moments where I really think Wikipedia is just over the top when it comes to verbosity, so I take the freedom to bring up a quite shorter, personal definition:
A refugee is a person which flees from it's homeland, leaving most of it's property and in many cases relatives and friends to seek personal security and not taking the risk to die at home.
Maybe a bit striking, but still I believe in this definition. Of course, refugees that "make it" want to get their relatives to the place they were granted asylum. Wouldn't you either? Now what is happening in Europe? Too make a very long story short, things we should take care about:
True, there have been many copycats trying to seek asylum for economical reasons, and I totally agree that these people are clearly not refugees, not by the definition I made above.
So, what can we do about this? I honestly don't know, but I do have a few ideas:
I'm really ashamed to see how these things are happening in Europe. We are currently not acting the way a 21st century union should. No union, sorry, not at all. Otherwise I think the refugee crisis wouldn't be close to what it has developed.
To finish off this, I would like to refer what union stands for, just taking google by searching for union definition:
the action or fact of joining or being joined, especially in a political context.
I think this makes clear what I mean:
I promise: If you do, you will take the ground for many of the brain-dead & fear-bashing right-wing parties. With such actions we would also make idiots like from AfD weaker by the day in germany.