My sister has two beautiful children, Dida (6 years old) and Som3a (7 months old). When the family was applying for visas to Germany to go on a family trip, the embassy thought Ismail, with his suspicious past could be a threat to the security of the states. Or maybe they thought he would stay and steal their jobs. So he was refused the visa and asked to bring more documents, probably also to prove that he was not been trained in Afghanistan.
This post is about racism, imperialism and plain good-old assholism. This is about the visa process. Lets start this journey with the image of the British and Spanish empire mass murdering Native Americans and live in their land as if its their own. Heres some packing advice if you are planning to do something similar: Take a Flag and a few Guns. Directions: Get a flag, go somewhere with no flag, and claim the flagless country as your own. A gun would help convincing natives you are serious. And if they are being really stubborn and not willing to cooperate isolate them until they starve and surrender, then kill some of them so the rest wont resist or simply give them contaminated blankets as a gift.
Isn’t that the same story that happened countlessly throughout history? Historically, we found European empires such as Britain, Spain, Portugal, France and others travelling to different parts of earth waving their flags pulling their guns onto people and stealing their resources. Isn’t that just how most rich countries now established their wealth? Back then there were no embassies, and no visas needed to travel from one place to another, it was all the peoples land and you roam the earth as you please. I don’t think I heard the story of Ibn Battuta getting rejected for a visa application because he forgot to photocopy his health insurance!
Funnily enough the bandits that robbed the world and claimed being civilized (and they still continue in doing so) woke up one day to find unwanted people on their land, Who gave those people ze right to come here?