Monday Moaning: House Rules!
It is a term we are all familiar with. We are talking about the rules we have to follow of the house we are visiting. Adept and respect the rules and customs even if they are not your own. And I was taught this very early when I visited friends and later I used this lesson to take with me when visiting other countries. I don’t think you would argue against me if I said that a country is like a home as well.
They have a set rules called laws we would have to abide and though they are not our customs we respect their as such to follow them politely.
Each home and country has their own rules, not a single country is the same.
Can you guess where I am going with this? Pretty sure you can. You all heard about the refugees that run into Europe each from a different country, each with their own customs. I do get that much.
This is where my anger starts building up and I need to keep on breathing and calm down. Bad for the heart and stuff. Still in all honesty it is as if we are being looked down upon by those who fled to our country.
I am sure they did their homework on where to go as it is a given that the UK, Netherlands and Denmark and such pay slightly better when working. Than there is that social security system that te Dutch have that also helps wanting to be here. So they done their homework on their iPhones and should also know our laws, rules and customs.
Than the question is why they do not respect those? It is this kind of behaviour that has the people start riots and stand up to fight.
Mind you nationalism and even fascism is rising once again.
I am trying to be a good human being, and these people need help. But more and more I say help them there where they came from so they do not have to run away. Easier said than done, that much is also true.
Back to the disrespecting our laws. Looking down on us like we are a bunch of Nazi’s. Complaining about everything.
Some and I won’t say all as it is always that little fraction that causes problems, yet it is those who we do not need here.
As for one, I am not sure what the customs were in there country, but in most of the western countries there is a law about rape. It is not allowed. Yet stories keep popping up of men raping and abusing women in the camps. The biggest question is why?
Though if ISIS is selling girls as slaves one has to wonder what the hell is going on. It is not right. So why do they do it?
I know of some countries where slavery is still normal, if we can call it that. I get that, it is not my idea but hey their rules, their home I have to respect that, why can’t they in return?
Then there is the issue of the fact they are all running away from the same demon. A war. The cruelty against their humanity. One would think if there is a common enemy you stand together as one single front.
No you are wrong there, not here. Here you also fight amongst each other for having a different religion or skin colour. Yes refuges fighting refugees of such little things.
Clearly it does beg to question if the situation we are creating is the best one. As it is bringing the fight to our doorstep. No wonder people get scared and say no more. We have some tolerance, I say some as it is fading more and more. And there wasn’t a lot to begin with. But we respect someone’s religion. Why can’t they?
In our country the men and women who are part of the LGBT community are treated like you and me. We do not (most of us) disrespect or discriminate about their sexuality. And yet these days there have been more cases of fear amongst those people. So far it is just calling names.
Honestly speaking if they done their homework and do not like any of it why did they come here?
Last week a koi was stolen from a pond. The head was found on a BBQ of a couple of refugees. They are provided with food and a roof and still they have to steal a koi, because they thought it was okay. After all it is a custom in their country to eat such delicacy around Christmas.
Their customs are not ours. So why disrespect the house rules?
As stories keep piling up I feel more violated, disrespected and looked down upon by those who demand everything to go their way if not just do it their way.
Is it strange that is a cause for hatred?
This is just within the refugee camps. Not to mention they complain they do not have a home for themselves. See the fights above. In another Greece they at least had a tent for themselves. Sure here they have a roof over their head that can’t be blown away is heated but you sleep with 20 people in a large barrack.
Then there is the government with their great ideas that kick us in the shins. With hurrying up the intake and give those who are allowed to stay house and social security. The money they are already receiving, since everything is paid for they get enough to go shopping.
One issue with that last bit and again why people revolt is that the amount of rentals homes isn’t there to give away.
For example if I want to move to a new home there is a chance that I would have to wait around 2-3 years in most cases. In short that means I needed to have been registered for that time. If you have a kid who wants to leave home age 20 and isn’t registered yet there be a good change he has to wait 5 years.
Talk about unfair. And as mentioned since the social housing is already so limited we are brought in a pinch.
Let it be clear we want to help, but we do ask that our rules, laws and customs are being respected just as much as they would want us to respect theirs when we come to visit.
It isn’t to much to ask, now is it?
PS there is a part of me who would say it is okay to have a war! More on that reason another time.