WE HAVE TO WELCOME THE REFUGEES
It is our duty as human beings, as citizens. We want to welcome the refugees because that is as it should be. There is no other worthy position. It is an imperatively urgent situation.
For months,ever increasing waves of women, men, and children are reaching European shores.
On our borders, sealed.
All these human beings have fled terror, death.
All these human beings have gathered what they had left of strength and hope, to walk forward, a child in their arms to save their lives and those dear to them.
With tragedy, one day all is peaceful, and the next it is suddenly havoc. The world as it is, predatory, cynical, lost,took them ,
those screaming and banging at our door "Help us!", It's simple: they will die if we do not help them.And we are not helping them.
The "migrant" flows,whether one likes it or not, will not stop. We know it.
They are here.
A political project, a government's course cannot consist of letting people die while looking the other way.
To host them implies the creation of another project, for the country and for the world: a project where human beings are at the core.
So we are telling you simply: we want to welcome refugees.
It is our duty, as human beings, as citizens.
It is the duty of our elected officials to implement this urgent and momentous aid.
We no longer endure it , do you understand?
Our sisters, brothers ------ are calling us for help and we cannot bear the silence they get anymore.
We want to welcome refugees for that is what is normal. There is no other worthy position. This is an absolutely emergency.
We must immediately identify all deserted hamlets, abandoned living areas, ---- partner associations, all those willing to open their doors and roll up their sleeves. There are many. It is up to our elected officials to gather them and make them a coherent and effective entity.
Not doing so would be opting for indifference, and worse yet, would give voice to those who encourage disengagement, distrust. It would strengthen those who make their substantive political trade with the hatred of others. We would be all accountable.
We want to accommodate refugees, we need to count on our elected officials to do it with us.
We are La vague citoyenne. We do not want to give up on democracy, nor on brotherthood. We firmly believe that political, economic and ecological issues can only truly exist with mankind at the center. The tragedy of the refugees is our tragedy. Their hope is ours too.
We are men and women who endeavour to change the world. We are citizens who have chosen to act freely, together.