Desperate people, looking for a better life, die and are quickly forgotten, why? Because they are Africans?, Syrians? Are they human beings of less value? Are their lives, dreams, futures less important than ours?
When the 9/11 happened 2985 people died, and 16 years later it is all we talk about in the West. In the States it is one of those ground breaking Pearl Harbor moments, the Pearl Harbor of our generation. Yet over 5000 people died last year trying to get to a better life in Europe and they are not spoken of, not remembered and basically forgotten. Their lives are only statistics in an article. What the fuck is that? Why does only some life seen to have value?
|Migrant bodies being collected, photos by Ifro Mena/Twitter|