Sunday, October 28, 2007

what abou the refugees?

the fire in california left around a million american citizens homeless,it also created a new media frenzy for the corporate tv networks in the us,almost each network is now covering the story of the homeless americans, some are even concerned with their pets!
but a 4 million iraqi refugees is a figure that is not even worth mentioning in american media
why? it is simple,the american audience should always be kept with the impression that everything is going well in "liberated' thanks to the american "presence" there!
it is an attitude that is not only self delusional, it stands on the edge of racism.

1 comment:

elisa davinca said...

thx for this channel, dear alzaher ... I bookmarked it ...

doublestandards everywhere you look at; painful to look at; we don't know anything about the situation of millions of people uprooted in Iraq, in Palestine, in Tibet, in Chechnya and even in Egypt, etc. but we can see how pets are saved and cared about ... this is indeed bitter ... lets try and give these people a voice and a mandate (by blogging for example) ... even if its only a drop on a hot stone and calms down our (my) conscience ... to do nothing surely is the wrong way ... unfortunately most people are occupied with their own stuff and don't care about what is going on at their right or left, behind and in front of them ... human nature? ... I doubt it ... to a certain extent it might be true ... there is a lack of togetherness ... still people are divided by so many odd things like nationalisms, prejudices, rasicm and these separations are appreciated by the ruling classes and the elites of this world ... its so important to understand the context of the whole mess we are in - I say we cos even if many of us (westerners) like to ignore it we cannot run away from it and sooner or later it will effect the whole system in a very painful way (global warming, global economy crisis, ...) ...