Someone said :
I think the Refugee Convention needs to be amended to take account of the revolution in ease of travel since 1951. It was much harder to travel around the world back then.
I call total bullcrap on this. It actually makes me so fucking angry that I can't even come up with a proper response. Downgrading the status of refugees just because it is supposedly easier to travel would be a vile attack on human rights. And it doesn't even apply to migrants crossing the water from Libya as they are travelling on boats that could be as old as the refugee convention, they certainly wouldn't be any better than what was available in 1951.
The only way we will ever stop this is if the west stops being so fucking selfish and shares its wealth with rest of the world. Someone mentioned something about â‚¬60m in aid as if that was actually a big amount, its a fucking pittance.
Its so easy for us, sitting in our houses that aren't in any danger of being blown up to say 'oh leave them to drown, send them all back, we give enough'. If we gave enough, migrants wouldn't need to come here. And what we do give is mostly swallowed up by dictators and civil servants who are paid by western governments and companies so that they are allowed to continue pillaging poorer regions of the earth for every last bit of oil, copper or whatever natural resources they have.
If anywhere should be bombed to smithereens, it should be the west.