Every revolution by its very nature can cause great suffering and waves of refugees. The plight of the refugees cannot be understated. Compare refugees to a canary in a coal mine. If refugees are fleeing an area, it is a clear signal something is desperately wrong.

The longer refugees flee their countries, the more likely they end up incarcerated in refugee camps and holding areas. The more refugees crowding these areas, the less likely they ever get out unscathed.

Refugees can overwhelm any region, increasing dissent, endangering stability, and given enough time, they destabilize even the strongest of hosting countries. The continued loss of hope is demoralizing, the situation untenable, and the conditions just beg for new dictators and tyrants to come forward. This creates a vicious cycle and a pattern that goes on and on.

Our easiest solution would be to end plight and flight. Ah – were it so easy? In the meantime, let us start with the obvious. We must learn from our triumphs, and our mistakes. Only then can we successfully secure a more stable future for those we can help, and greater stability for the rest of us while doing so.

We invest in the world’s future by investing in their future. The world must not ignore the source of the problem if we are to find a solution.

The following should be a given:

  1. Refugees are the result of:
    • A dictator’s whim
    • Political upheaval
    • Lack of food and water
    • Flooding or natural disasters
    • Lack of opportunity
    • Intolerance
  2. Refugees can lead to:
    • Political upheaval
    • Intolerance
    • Overcrowding
    • Desperation
    • Destabilization
    • War
by Scott M. Eaton
Created: May 20, 2011
Modified: March 26, 2013

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6 comments on “Refugees
  1. Kairi says:

    I bow down humbly in the preescne of such greatness.

  2. Aundre says:

    You really found a way to make this whole preocss easier.

  3. Barbie says:

    Heck yeah this is eaxctly what I needed.

  4. Darrence says:

    That addresses several of my concrens actually.

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