Over 700 immigrants drowned ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More than 4,000 dead in the earthquake in Nepal ... Emergency due to Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile ... And the ineffective, unsupportive and complicit International Community

No, it is not with the present lack of solidarity how these tremendous challenges will be solved, mitigated or prevented.  They urgently require joint efforts, with a detailed preparation in order to act quickly, effectively... and timely!

The solution of the terrible and lethal problem of desperate emigrants, dying of hunger and abandonment... will be not solved with meetings of the European leaders. It is not preventing them from entering but facilitating them to live with dignity in their hometowns. This was considered at the United Nations some decades ago, establishing the great United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) whose purpose was precisely to promote endogenous development which would benefit both natives and foreigners. But international cooperation became exploitation and aid was substituted by loans granted under draconian conditions. Later, the neoliberalism substituted the United Nations by groups of the most prosperous countries on earth (G-6, G-7, G-8 ... G20) and were the "markets" rather than the Nation-States that took the reins of common destiny in hand.

No, this is not how we should proceed. It is not what we owe to our brothers who suffer these immense tragedies. It is rebuilding the ethical principles and fully exercising the responsibilities of all worlds’ citizens and their representatives in governments, refounding a multilateralism able to act with great determination and efficiency, that the world could transit through the paths of a new era.

If a “turning point” is not quickly promoted in current trends, the social inequalities and shamelessness will not only increase but the own habitability of the Earth will be harmed with a total intergenerational irresponsibility. It is this and not another "welfare" that should worry us. We live blinded by the immediacy and now it is time to take off for a flight towards the future that our descendents fully deserve.

There are many things that cannot be accepted to continue as "unavoidable". It cannot be to lack the mechanisms to enable prompt implementation of international law; it cannot be tolerated the impunity of the traffickers of all kinds ; it cannot be that less than one hundred people possess a richness higher than half of humanity; it cannot be that large economic consortiums are who decide instead of democratic governments ...

No, it cannot be that in Nepal the international assistance should be improvised with admirable and heroic people who show their solidarity in such an extent of extraordinary heroism when, as has been proposed repeatedly, should exist within a refounded United Nations, a global center of coordination of local and regional institutions specifically prepared to act on different natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, etc.) or man-made, so the kind of assistance and attention is reached, with the modern technology, rapidly and efficiently.

No, it cannot be that when so many human beings (80% of humanity in a progressive gradient of scarcities) live on minimum conditions for a decent life, huge amounts in arms and military expenditures continue to be invested.

I insist on it, because it is an everyday stimulus for me. It is unacceptable that millions of dollars are daily invested on security of the most prosperous when thousands of persons are dying of hunger.

Ladies and gentlemen representatives of the various European States: reflect and quickly change the current lines of action. Otherwise, it is not foreseeable that the citizens, who can now speak freely, keep distracted and obedient.