Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the once again sunny, sultry, breezy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Third day of September, 2015, a quiet Thursday morning down at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s). Although, that will change soon, as the Labor Day week end approaches, Cape Cod’s final farewell to summer for yet another year…
That is correct, everyone going ‘home’ to wherever that may be. At least they are aware of where that home is.
For tens upon thousands of refugees, most fleeing the war torn countries of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and a few others, that home is no longer an option. They have been bombed out of a life; bereft of food, water, shelter, protection, love or hope… the basic building blocks we all take for granted day in and day out, basics of sustaining the very essence of that precious LIFE itself. The haunting image of that little boy on the beach speaks volumes to where the human race has stooped. These desperate people are fleeing to the only place in the world (at present), that will take them in. Germany and Sweden. The UK, along with few, very few, other nations are stepping up efforts, but the problem now resides in the growing humanitarian crisis developing in the country of Hungary. Hungary is a country just north of that civil war torn ancient country of Syria, and just south of Austria, leading again north to Germany where most of these people on foot are fleeing to. Many of these refugees are stuck in Hungarian train depots with Hungarian officials preventing those disenfranchised souls from reaching paid for destinations–via a train ticket– Germany or Sweden. Hungary has erected giant razor wire fences stretching across the southern border to keep them out, with police collecting them one by one, putting them in camps that bring one back to the dark days of World War II.
Ironic, as Hungary faced it’s own battle against Soviet aggression “way back” in the year of 1956, as the Hungarian Revolution lit up the world stage. It was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and it’s Soviet imposed policies. Despite the failure of the uprising, it was highly influential, and it foreshadowed the downfall of the Soviet Union.
As this military industrial complex plays itself out in this 21st century, creating wars it cannot stop, one must consider the overriding consequences and the collateral damage that will be chalked up to all of these insane military operations, indeed, most illegal, costly and immoral endeavors U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned US about in 1960. Wars, droughts, famines and the coming cataclysm of GLOBAL WARMING will make this recent refugee crisis–taking place as these words are ’spilled on to dead wood’ , reaching deaf ears–pale in comparison. The world has no other moral option but to help these refugees who were forced from the only homes they knew through no fault of their own.
If we are going to play ‘war’, WE must face up to the consequences of such action.
Have a sunny day!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M