Common sense seems to be the one ingredient lacking in practically everyone in the "European migration crisis" or whatever they call the Syrian (or thereabouts) refugee problem these days. I have been relatively quiet about the whole affair as I felt I didn't know enough about the background for the crisis to talk about it. The doesn't seem to bother any politicians on any side of the political spectrum, however you slice it, nor the media.
Few people dare suggest practical solutions, because the solutions may not be considered politically correct - and guess what happens when people can't talk about the problem? Like a veil of silence over a now nearly theoretical freedom of speech, the problem persists.
In the midst of politically correct stupidity of discussing whether they should give a golden ticket to 7 or 8000 refugees here and there, while a similar number daily walks into Europe after having discarded their passports before the border, while a million others are living in tents in a muddy Turkish plain and the most vulnerable are being lynched by religious lunatics inside Syria - in the midst of all this, I heard a voice of reason. And what gives it credibility is that the voice is from Syria. Not recorded in Syria, but it originated there. Of course I don't take everything she says as truth. Every claim must stand up to scrutiny. But I commend her for speaking out while nearly everyone else seem to have passed out.
What gives her even more credibility though is the fact that she seems to understand that secularity is the only way to create a stable prosperous country where everyone are safe. It's ironic really that the best way to protect religious people, to allow them to perform their rituals in peace and safety, is having a non-religious government. But that is the fact, and she, presumably having experienced it, knows.
This is it:
#RefugeeCrisis: What The Media Is Hiding, Help #SyrianRefugees Go Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHFnvFbThDE
Here on an Australian TV debate: https://youtu.be/GrEPadG0pQk
So I gave her this comment, and used the opportunity to blow off some steam:
Well done getting your point across here. The #1 thing a country needs to prosper is freedom and safety for its inhabitants. You can't get that for everyone without a secular government. Assad may not be the ideal leader, but considering the alternatives, he's the best for now. Let's knock down these barbaric extremists and get the country back to secularism and peace. We can deal with Assad later. It'll be much easier than dealing with ISIS or Al-Qaeda! The Russians either understand this, or have a more or less hidden agenda that in this case happens to benefit the Syrian people - well, apart from the bombing that is.
Of course you can't get much help from the US, because 80% of them still believe they have an imaginary friend in the sky, that cares especially about them, hears their thoughts and watches them in the bedroom, and about half of them believe that the earth is less than 10000 years old. They can laugh about people who believe in prophets flying to heaven on flying horses, and the 72 virgins (or was it raisins?) awaiting suicide bombers in an imaginary sky brothel, but seriously, look at yourselves! Grow up already! Indoctrinated morons support other indoctrinated morons. They all think that it's easy to convince someone from another sect (because let's face it, Christianity and Islam are basically two huge sects based on the same stories) to believe their version of the nonsense - and they may be right, but they know that it's damn well impossible to convince a secular non-religious modern man - or woman - to start believing in fairy tales, whether they're one-and-a-half or two millennia old!
The people in power in the US have great difficulty dealing with their secular constitution, they can't just erase it, even if they would prefer a theocracy themselves. So they fight proxy wars on other people's land in the name of the supernatural, their childhood indoctrinations and pseudo-science. I don't know if it's ironic or sad, well no, I do - it's definitely sad, that it's the Christians that suffer the most in Syria, and who don't receive help, when they are the ones that are most compatible with the Americans in the first place. You could probably airlift them all to the US or Europe and they would integrate in months and become tax paying citizens before 2016 is over - but no, they's rather take the people who screams the loudest, and who in most cases aren't Syrians in the first place! And who is likely to live off social welfare for the rest of their lives because they're totally incompatible with the society they end up in. Great job, guys! Picking and choosing refugees to make sure the receiving country doesn't end up as the country the refugees came from is not acceptable to the politically correct elite. The Eastern Europeans don't seems to mind though, but of course those ex-commie savages are not PC enough yet...
Of course Saudi Arabia don't like Syrians, or Israelis for that matter, free prosperous people who live (or at least used to live) in relative harmony without the need for religious nut cases to push medieval nonsense down their throats (and cut off the same throat - and the head above it - should they insult their imaginary friend) is a threat to their very existence, which is based on blind faith, and not much else. Religion really does poison everything! It may be too much to ask to rinse it off the face of the earth, and I don't really care what people believe behind closed doors, but in the name of freedom, liberty and prosperity, keep it out of the government - ANY government!