you're all outraged about how the US treats immigrants
so let's talk about how the EU treats immigrants.
we've had an ongoing crisis for years with refugees crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats because the EU has made all safe routes impossible.
once they're on the ocean, the only way for these people to not die is when they're picked up by one of the rescue boats.
without offering alternatives of course.
they want these people to drown.
dead people can't immigrate.
one boat is stuck 24 NM off the coast, low on fuel, overcrowded, and with a storm coming up. People will die.
the US got a lot of attention for how horribly they're treating refugees.
we kinda need your attention for the EU's actions too. without international pressure, the EU will only keep making this situation worse.
but there's no plan yet what will happen to the rescued people on the boat.
The rescue boats have stayed in the harbours for the last few days because they're afraid they won't be able to dock when they have rescued refugees on board.
How many people have drowned in the meantime?
This is a completely artificial crisis. It's been intentionally created.
we've gotten so used to people drowning in the Mediterranean that major news agencies barely mention it.
these 100 people will never even get a hashtag, nor will we know their identities. they're nameless casualties of inhuman politics.
which means more people are going to die.
the plane can't get clearance to fly over the ocean. the boats aren't allowed to leave. there's plans to start criminal trials against the operators of the boats.
for rescuing drowning people.