In response to comments to my last blog post.
You, Looney, have missed the point. He “should go the the motherland”. HE IS IN THE MOTHERLAND. And has been for some weeks. Why do you think I’d be worried about him if he weren’t right in the thick of it, history in the making?
As it happened he made it from Salzburg to Munich just four hours before border controls were installed once more.
Yes, Magpie, he is enjoying his journey immensely. A serious case of reality exceeding expectation. Not least in terms of vista and history. Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Prague, Wien, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Salzburg, Muenchen. And a couple more … bergs before he meets his cousins for a week or so before returning home.
And your comment, Ramana. Yes, we’ll have to see how it pans out. However, all the Merkel and Germany bashing in this country (UK) serves no purpose. May Germany let them (the English) win the next world cup (reference football) and pacify this absolutely …. country for five minutes. You want to be a “foreigner”? Never being let to forget it? Try Britain. Anyway, as of last week I am Polish. Yes, really. They can fuck it as far as I am concerned. Not, of course, that an individual British isn’t “nice”.
Regurgitated part of one of the Angel’s emails on Nick’s blog post re refugees a few days ago. What did the Angel say when he arrived in Budapest, main station? “Shock to the system”. No bad thing. Wakes up people to what really goes on in this world.
And now this, his today’s email in response to one of mine. Again eyewitness. Raw. From a young man’s view
“It is ridiculous the attitude people are taking to the refugees in general and, as you say, Germany’s involvement. I’ve seen the whole thing first hand. In Hungary they were all scattered over the streets, looking desperate and helpless. Reduced to pieces of crap. The mad thing is they are made to look like scavengers yet they will have all paid thousands and thousands to reach here. But in contrast when I changed trains in Munich yesterday I saw groups of refugees being led out in groups with police, all looking dignified, hopeful and relieved to be in Germany. Don’t even get me started on the camps they have in Hungary where they are throwing food parcels over a fence at them like dogs. … I take criticism …. as ignorance and stupidity. If people have no ability for empathy (imagine if I had to flee to the other side of the world) then they’ll have no ability to understand the situation.”