subota, 22. kolovoza 2015.

Despair, geopolitics and semantics

I've seen lot of images like this lately. This one in particular moved me to the core. It's a "migrant" with his child on Greek-Macedonian border.
I see a parent in absolute despair trying to save his child and hopelessness. 
I do not see a migrant. Unless I am wrong, migrant is defined as a person who moves to another place in search for better living conditions.
That person still has somewhat decent living conditions back home.
I don't see that here. I see a refugee. Yet the migrant and refugee have different status. And geopolitics of the time drives the semantics.
And the semantics will decide who lives and who dies.
Great job for us humans of 21st century!

Nema komentara:

Objavi komentar