You only find out who is naked when the tide goes out.
I have just been speaking to a friend who had been very involved in one of the biggest refugee camps that was started shortly after the xenophobic attacks began to hit the news some months ago. In short, the concerns he raised have shocked me. Once again I have been reminded that the fools who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.
These xenophobic attacks that made headlines across my country and further afield have now dropped out of the news into non-existence. Or have they? The media has lost interest in the story. Its old news. So the public has lost interest along with it, and all the while thousands of people are still living in unforgiving circumstances in refugee camps scattered across the country. Too terrified to return to the communities they fled. Many are desperate enough to want to return to their home countries (which are also deeply ravaged by poverty and violence) so that they can at least die on home soil.
Apparently a recent poll ...read more