September 6th, 2013
The news leads one to believe that soon there will be more refugees than settled citizens in any of our nations. Hearing open talk of the millions of displaced individuals in flight from divisions within countries like Syria, the questions raised include:
–How shallow are the roots of the people ejected from the nation of Syria?
–What would lead a country to go to such lengths as these? It is easy to believe that insurgents first used chemical weapons since it was not until the tail end of this conflict that serious reports of government abuses were made. This is most reminiscent of chemical and biological weapons used around the world by terrorists. Examples include ricin in Japan, anthrax in the USA, sarin in Iraq and suspicious outbreaks of salmonella and E. Coli in generally safe and supervised food supplies. While the facts within Syria remain largely unspoken, the timing is quite odd.
My own, personal experiences with chemical weapons began early with warnings of chemicals released in the subways of NYC and San Francisco. Later on, as documented within this blog, my own physician drew evidence from laboratory test results of my living environments and my own bodily fluids that I was being ‘maliciously exposed’ to toxic chemicals. This was documented for police reports of trespass and stalking during periods when I was engaged in offering testimony before government panels. The subject of those hearings was the misuse of common chemicals that harmed large segments of the population.
With millions of people encamped at the borders of many countries, along with those able to afford to enter them through ‘the front door’, the difficulties of aiding so many people is a devastating economic challenge. Today’s refugees are largely literate and possessed of marketable skills. This means large regions which are short of workers might be in a position to offer placements that are beneficial to all concerned.
I recently read an article about how Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany found a base in Shanghai, China. While China is not the first thought in the minds of human rights organizations to offer more than loans to nations wishing to aid refugees, it is not impossible to believe that housing offers might be extended by China in this case. Increased diversity in their population, along with novel types of business operations, might begin through a humanitarian effort of this type. Where else does a diminishing population exist within such a huge area?
China remains under scrutiny for human rights issues and the entry of new residents can only assist in its transition to greater transparency of governance.
Just a strange thought for a summer’s night here in Tel Aviv.