Saturday, December 02, 2006

Workers of the World Unite

"So," I asked. "Is Europe really that attractive that it's worth risking your life for?"

"Not at all," Ndiro shot back. "Why would a man want to leave what he knows for something he doesn't? Why would he want to abandon his family, his wife, or his children, and possibly leave them to starve? Why would he turn his back on the land where his blood is buried?"

Then Ndiro answered his own questions.

"The greatest danger a man can face," he said, "is to wake up to find his children are hungry and he has no food to offer them. Measured against that, the hazards of a long sea voyage to Europe are nothing."

How do you stop those whose slogan is Barca ou Barsakh [Barcelona or death]?

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