Asylum Seekers get Lost at Sea trying to make it to Australia and Free Market Capitalism

Posted by PITHOCRATES - December 18th, 2011

Week in Review

People fleeing Afghanistan, Turkey and Iran have packed a rickety boat passed twice its capacity to find a better life (see Rescue bid as migrant boat sinks off Indonesia posted 12/17/2011 on BBC News Asia).

A rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying hundreds of asylum seekers sank off the Indonesian island of Java…

Thousands of asylum seekers try to reach Australia by sea every year, many paying people-smugglers in Indonesia to transport them.

The United States has the same problem with asylum seekers from Cuba.

Interesting, isn’t it?  So many people risk their lives to get to Australia and the United States.  Two countries with free market capitalism.  Both sired from the British Empire.  This is interesting because so many people hate the U.K. and the United States.  They say that they are the source of all evil in the world.  And renounce them and their capitalism every chance they get.  Yet these are the destination choice of asylum seekers everywhere.  These countries following in the capitalistic ways of Great Britain.

Perhaps the U.K. and the United States aren’t the source of all evil in the world.  I mean, it’s hard to go against the asylum seekers on this one.  You just don’t risk your life to go to someplace worse.

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