The unseen bigger picture
After all the horrible discrimination I have seen at the USA, I wish I could ask one of those people a simple and straightforward question, which is:
“Are you against migrants?”
The reason for that simple question is because the answer quite likely will result in anything meaning “yes”, at which moment a simple fault will show.
As the reality behind the USA is simple, unless your ancestors are native Americans, all Americans are descendants of migrants…
Eventually, the USA is a colonized country, just like all American countries, and people migrated to there to let it become what it is today…
When it comes to me, I don’t need to even think about it, as yes, I am a migrant.
Actually, in a more extreme way than most, as by now I have seen a great deal of the world, and I have lived at many countries, and even today I am no longer living at my home country.
However, there are no problems to me when it comes to this migration, as while I have left my home country Ukraine for Russia, even though it is for special and temporary reasons, it doesn’t change my support towards Ukraine, as my Ukrainian friends know too well of me.
Yet, there are no problems when it comes to Russia either, as, unlike some, I do not go around bashing everything, as my opposition to Russia is clear, it is United Russia, and not Russians themselves.
Simplicity in a way, as there are more than enough Russians who oppose United Russia, as well as there are Ukrainians, who are still supportive to Ukraine, within the borders of Russia.
Apart of just that, I hold citizenship to both countries, passports, and friends.
Though, when I am completely honest, I am moving around the reason why people have true problems about migrants, which is the unknown.
If we look at how I migrated, there is simply nothing to worry about for either side, as while either side could try and deny it, the reality is that Ukraine and Russia share a long history together.
When it comes to other examples, like the Netherlands and Syria, to keep things easy, they don’t have such history, and things are more difficult, hence the Dutch people often being afraid of refugees, eventually, the situation is unknown to them…
Quite possibly that is also actually the reason why the Dutch have stayed safe from the terror attacks that haunted the area in Europe surrounding them, eventually the others, which are Belgium, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, all have been heavily active in the region of the Middle East and Northern Africa throughout history, while the Dutch have attempted to maintain neutral stances throughout most of their history, and were instead often pulled into situations.
Yet, when I look at what I see at the social media profiles of my Dutch friends, I doubt they are even aware of that, as today the hostility I quite often see coming from this country is frightening to me…
Regardless, when we look through our world’s recent history, the reason for terrorism is actually terror…
Yes, the practice of creating terror is caused by terror itself, which is a reality even less people dare to face.
Quite often it is caused by lacking information, as an example, when we look at the Middle East, a lot of people claim that the Syrian civil war is ongoing longer than the one at Yemen, even though it is more a matter of opinions than anything else, as the current Yemeni situation could be traced back into the 1990s to find its origin, while Bashar al-Assad has only been President of Syria since 2000, which others could once again state about that it started during the time of his father Hafiz al-Assad, at which we could go once again into the Yemeni situation..
Which is exactly my point, as most of us are outsiders looking in, and not those who actually experience what is going on, and because of that we look at more than required.
As another example would be that a lot of people could say that my support to Ukraine is unjustified, while those who would state that would be once again outsiders looking in, as I am certain that those who also have lived at the region of the war would care more about safety for the people who still live there, and returning the peace we did once have there.
Eventually, we could waste our time with every single detail, or we could take a look at the bigger picture, and look for solutions based on that.
Which leads me back to the subject of migrants.
People are scared of refugees, and I do have the ability to understand, but instead of the complaining, it would be easier to look at how the situation could be resolved.
Just think about it, once the situations are resolved at the home country of migrants and refugees, there is no longer an obligation of accepting people, but it actually becomes a choice.
As I didn’t name the USA without a reason, as it might be a good thing for them to notice that refugees flee, they don’t have an actual true choice, and that also goes for most of the EU-countries.
The reality is that a similar situation could one day develop in your countries, the ones who are currently safe, and you will be obligated to seek refugee at our countries, the countries were people are currently fleeing, and just like as the current refugees ask of you now, you would also like to be protected, and not find yourself either in the need of returning to a country were you would likely never survive, if you even are able to return to it alive, or dying in an attempt to find refugee somewhere else…
It’s about time people would open up to it, as that is once again the true big picture, as let’s not forget that even today there are conflicts within the areas were refugees are denied, like the Americas and Europe, and that like at the current conflict zones, it only needs one spark to become a situation that requires fleeing from…
Still, maybe I am just asking people too much, as I guess it is really hard to be open to the reality of what is going on around you, and not just your own little world….