I hadn't the mental space to start a thread on this yesterday, I wanted to but I just couldn't. I'm so heavy hearted and nothing seems real at the minute.
I've been crying at random things and I thought, jees get a grip, but no, it should be affecting us deeply.
We shouldn't be able to see those images and move on.
The reality is these people need help.
They need to be taken in.
I'm disgusted at the attitudes of some that say, oh we can't deal with our own homeless so we just can't take any in. Really?
I think these poor people would gladly sleep on the streets compared to what they're fleeing from.
Closing doors and hearts to those vulnerable and suffering is not the world I want to live in. I don't have all the any answers or suggestions about how we go about helping but we all know it could so easily be any of us in that situation.
Trying to keep asylum seekers out is like trying to keep one shiny room in a dilapidated house. The world is changing. We need to embrace it and not let it become something we look back on with humiliation.