Excellent essay.

Before we lionize Europe as a paragon of civilization, let me just say that its treatment of the influx of recent refugees from war, murder and devastation has been less than humane. Barring a few, Europeans have shown hostility and sometimes downright cruelty towards desperate families arriving on European shores.

The response, or rather lack of it, from Arab countries has been atrocious and shameful. USA puppet Saudi Arabia especially, cares only for genocide on the one hand and decadence on the other.

Fills me with disgust and rage that Palestinians suffer as they do.

That was an aside and not germane as such, to the essay in question.

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