It was recently #worldrefugeeday, every day displaced adults and children are living with this uncertain and traumatic reality, because of invisible lines and war hungry sub-human (at best) psychopaths.
victoria square, athens, april 2016
seconds after i took this photo ahmad had run over to me asking me what the sign said. we went through it, and i pointed to a group of greek anti-fascists and said, those people are on your side.
our meeting shook me, his words about afghanistan, politicians and why his family needed to leave; his resilience and seeing this child who was now clearly an adult.
then you come back to the uk and hear things like, from your own family:
"tell me why they have mobile phones and wear designer clothing", when you break it down for them, simply put, point out their mother is an immigrant and how mass production works because of capitalism, their brains tick over. but its ok for them to be migrants, out of choice, because they are white. .
or this blinding comment from your landlord "you need to stop banging this refugee drum", he said with the news on in the background depicting war in iraq and the reporter states how many more displaced people this will create.
if as a member of the human race you can justify the wars and politics that are mass traumatising and abandoning these children on such a huge scale, if you cannot reach into the pits of your humanity and understand that actually, this is clear cut, this is fascism. if it doesnt bother you when you see children suffering because of what ahmad demanded from me to know:
"why are the politicians doing this to us? don't they know we are human too?" - then you aren't someone for me however we know each other.
#iseehumansbutnohumanity #refugeeswelcome #weareallmigrants