Borders. They can be mentally. In your mindset for example. I do hope for you are in control there. But looking at the mass media , culture and education it is hard to have a really free mind. What should you believe. Is their information honest? What they are telling? Or should you think a little deeper? Does it makes sense with your own logic and values? You will be surprised if you take a little more time to think what the information really shows.
Taking more time a, using perspective and my common sense is at least what I am trying to do. When I than think of borders , the physical ones , it are not really borders. It are filters. What we need can come (/or we take) in and what we don’t want we push back. In basis very egoistic. Short sighted. In the long run creating a great problem.
If we look at the second largest continent , Africa , there are lots of people trying to make a good and honest living. Do they have the means and resources?? Yes , they have a lots of resources. Look at all the minerals they have. Gold , diamonds , copper , oil , kobalt etc…. . All kind of minerals that we can not do without are there. Are they able to make money from that. Yes but not as much as you might expect or find reasonable. It are multinational like Shell etc… who are taking the most. They have the knowledge , the technology , the machines and the funding to excavate the material. Bring it to their factories and make their products. Does get Africa a fair share or profit for the materials. The multinationals are avoiding that as much as they can. Do the Africans get more direct and indirect jobs because of these materials. Indirect jobs come from factories that are using the materials to make components and/or finals products. Answer is: Only if the multinationals have to pay as less as possible. So the cheapest solution. Their shareholders are demanding the highest profits as they can get. If this means even destabilizing , with violence if needs be , the countries. Yes. All means they can think of.
We should be aware that this is not fair , not social and even inhumane.
So on one hand we are exploiting Africa like in the colonized era and maybe even worse. On the other side we treat people who are fleeing for better circumstances to Europe almost like criminals.
The politicians who are doing the last and run a right wing and populist course should be aware that the multinationals are creating the problem. Are they doing something to adres this cause. No , don’t think so. They are namely being controlled by those multinationals. There is no free market. There is no real democracy. People don’t count. The money of the multinationals is all that does count.
Yes , this is one of the faces of the capitalistic system. Enjoy.