Girl Half Empty

//What an odd thing a diary is: the things you omit are more important than those you put in//
- Simone de Beauvoir
/June winner of the diary competition/


29. //Either you look back and deal with your hypocrisy, or you dismiss it//

10th September

Now I’m no expert on politics, population and migration but it really bothers me that people can get teary-eyed over one victim of a humanitarian crisis and yet still plough down others when they try to escape the same fate. It seems odd to me that, while floating on the Mediterranean, these people are /refugees/ and /victims/ but, once they reach the English Channel, they become /illegal migrants/. One boy dies and the only difference between his death and the thousands of others is that his is photographed and yet suddenly everyone changes their tune. Obviously I’m pleased that people are finally being forced to recognise what’s going on. Obviously I respect the tragedy of this family and I’m moved by the story but, the way we’re heading, we might as well all go and pretend that Anne Frank was the only victim of the Holocaust.

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