Africa and Europe

Up above my head I heard cranes in the air yesterday, gathering for their yearly long distance flight from Europe to Africa. Isn’t it absurd: human beings from Africa on the other hand try to immigrate to Europe.
Cranes leaving Europe
photo via by Frizztext, Germany
Cayuco con inmigrantes (Boat with sub Saharian immigrants).
photo via by Miguel Angel Adam, Spain
comment by maistora, London on my flickr photo stream:
The poor souls who risk their lives to come to Europe want Nike and Diesel, iPhone and Ferrari – through the communication revolution ‘civilisation’ has reached them with the wrong message: ‘Consume, consume, consume!’. Nobody broadcasts messages like ‘Build, create, empower’…
Cranes, on the other hand, don’t watch TV adverts, don’t aspire to live the life of celebrities, and are not particularly attracted to glossy luxury products. All they want is some sunshine, food, and good company. Which is abundant in Africa, and they are happy there – at least until it gets too hot for comfort and they fly back to colder Europe.

Net migration rates for 2008: positive (blue),...

Net migration rate world - Image via Wikipedia

title=”Lampedusa” by UNHCR, on Flickr
photo by foxysangels143 via Flickr, sent to my group BLOG IT!

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