All it takes is a picture or an unexpected spark to action that changes everything instantly. If it isn’t this picture below there will be other other ones that will at the end of the day expose these politicians for what they are.
Now there has appeared a Dear little boy washed ashore, lifeless on the beach. He’s also considerate to our indifference. His face is half covered by his arm.
Contrary to the Dear little girl at sea we are going to put him in a warm bed and imagine for a moment that he’s ok.
We wrote back in May:
Mark my words, all it takes is a picture, an action, that will spark the demise of xenophobes and heartless politicians and force their lies to come down in flames.
Whose lies are we speaking of?
Those very politicians and people that German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked you not to follow those that put the dignity of other people in question.
She said explicitly: “Don’t follow their leaders or those who have prejudice, coldness, even hate in their hearts.”
Since I live in Finland I will name a few of them in this post. We have one party in government, the Perussuomalaiset (PS),* that bases its popularity on xenophobia and on getting rid of the Somali and Muslim “problem” in Finland. You can find such politicians in all of Finland’s parties.
Timo Soini, Jussi Halla-aho, Olli Immonen, Juho Eerola, Laura Hauhtasaari, Maria Lohela, Teuvo Hakkarainen, Päivi Räsänen, Tom Pakaclén, Maria Tolppanen, Mika Niikko, Vesa-Matti Saarakkala, Kari Rajamäki, Pia Kauma, Wille Rydman, Simon Elo, Sampo Terho, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, Hanna Mäntylä and many, many others.
The post below may contain a disturbing image and text to some. Viewer discretion is advised.
His name was Aylan and his picture was found on Facebook as well…
He was 3 years old. He drowned at sea with his parents and his 5 year old brother, Galip. They fled from violence, oppression and poverty and tried to reach Europe. They symbolise the desperation of thousands. This is how he should have been lying tonight. Safe. Warm. Alive.Our Europe didn’t let him. We need another Europe. #RefugeesWelcome #HumanityWashedAshore #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik
* The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.