We may wonder, why the ex-Communist Central European countries display such an intolerant, negative and rigid approach to the plight of the refugees. KTG was one of the first to question the ex communist EU states approach even though on the example the lack of solidarity of Eastern Europe towards Greece’s debt crisis.
For sure the fear of having an other culture taking over theirs is ungrounded when each of the asylum taker states is fierce in making it clear those coming into their country have to accept the values and way of life of the guest country.
Revealing themselves to be intolerant, illiberal, xenophobic, and incapable of remembering the spirit of solidarity that carried them to freedom a quarter-century ago, the Eastern European countries should seriously reconsider their position they want to take in the European Union, which has to be one of democratic liberty and solidarity.
Europe is a mixture of different cultures, people and tiny states. It has to look for an consensus, finding a way so that all those different cultures, religions can live together without harming each other or standing in the way of the other.
Debates like the one in Belgium taking place know by the complaint of the commission of equality that burkina’s should be allowed in the swimming pools are not helping to the matter. When this would be allowed women’s right could be in danger again for Muslim women. The same nudist should then have the right to demand being able to swim naked in the public baths at any time.
All sorts of religious, philosophical and ethical groups should find a way to have everybody respecting other ones thoughts, but knowing that in the private sphere everybody should be able to do what they want, as long as they do not bring damage to each other, but that in public places all have to put water in their wine, allowing a way of life where the majority can find itself at ease.
Therefore no yelling from mosque towers at the rising or setting of the sun, and no bell ringing from Catholic or Protestant churches early in the morning.
On the examples of Hungary’s government “mistreatment of thousands refugees in front of the eye of the entire world” and Poland’s storm of comments full of hate towards the refugees, we should ask with urgency to those ex-communist countries:
“Have Eastern Europeans no sense of shame? For centuries, their ancestors emigrated in droves, seeking relief from material hardships and political persecution. And today their leaders’ heartless behaviour and callous rhetoric play to popular sentiment. “
Throughout millennia people have been hoovering all over the world to find liveable pastures, let those who claim to be Christians show the right Christian attitude worthy to be called after Jeshua, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who preached love and openness for each other.
- flow of people from war torn regions of the world in particular Syria, North Africa & Afghanistan is continuing this week and is likely to continue over the next few weeks
- refugees will go to the region where they are likely to find employment and a better livelihood
- millions have moved within the middleast to Africa and to South America
- struggles within Europe = dominating the headlines
- Southern Europe has been seen to carry out harsh tactics against the suffering people > tear gas, blocking routes, laying down barb wire
- previous slogans of “open Europe” seems like a distant memory
- many European countries are squabbling with each other on how many and where the suffering people should go to
- Europe’s population is near the five hundred million mark, even if there was one million people entering Europe this would be only 0.02% of the population, hardly a huge increase in numbers.
- Europe’s economic output represents close to 25% of global output.
- reluctance is founded in a enshrined principle that the identity needs to be protected regardless
- arrival of the suffering people are seen as a threat to its identity
- the “defend your culture and identity by no interaction or leave your culture at the border policy” isn’t working
- allowing refugees in => interaction, discussion, exchanges of views and opinions => beneficial for everyone
- culture good for one group of people = good for all groups of people
- worry of compromising their culture and closing the borders = weak position
- world sees it as outdated and Europe needs to move on.
Additional articles of interest:
- Sharing a common security and a common set of values
- Cognizance at the doorstep or at the internet socket
- Faith related boycotts
- Mocking, Agitation and Religious Persecution
- Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism
- Americans wrongly informed about situation in Europe
- Fitting the bill in the North and in the East
- Continues Syrian conflict needing not only dialogue
- Can We Pay The Price To Free Humanity?
- Are people willing to take the responsibility for others
- If Europe fails on the question of refugees, then it won’t be the Europe we wished for
- State of Europe 2015 – Addressing Europe’s crises
- Schengen area and Freedom for Europeans being put to the test as never before
- Europe’s refugees just follow the ancient routes for the peopling of Europe in the Neolithic
- Why Russia backs Assad: a view from Russia’s anti-imperialist left
- Meeting to focus on humanitarian issues for Syria
- Propaganda war and ISIS