Sarkozy’s catch 22

I have always been fascinated by the Roma people..
Much as they have been portrayed badly, I always felt that Roma are very resilient..
After all They survived
5 centuries of slavery
ethnic cleansing
forced labour
systemic discrimination
Nazi genocide
Forced sterilization of Romani women
Forced assimilation

And Now Sarkozy is deporting Roma from France..
Of course, it makes sense..Does it not? Why should French tax payer support these travelling people who came to their country and don’t follow the rules? Why should French tax payer pays for these travelling people’s health, their children’s education?
Wouldn’t a president courageous enough to forcefully deport these unwanted people be loved by the general public? even though EU legislation allows the Romani the right to travel around in EU?

Indira Gandhi said once
“There are some 15 million Roms dispersed across the world. Their history is one of suffering and misery, but it is also one of the victories of human spirit over the blows of fate. Today the Roms revive their culture and are looking for their identity. On the other hand, they integrate into the societies in which they live. If they are understood by their fellow citizens in their new homelands, their culture will enrich the society’s atmosphere with the color and charm of spontaneity.”

If only Sarkozy could see beyond his political ambitions..

If only we learn that persecution is never the answer..

So long as you and I are silent.. let the Roma suffer.. Today it is them.. remember tomorrow it may be you.

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