On June 20th the United Nations Refugee Agency released their annual global trends report which contained the startling news that 65.3 million people have been forcibly removed from their homes. This is an all time high record and it means one in every 113 people is a refugee. The causes are due to on-going persecution, human rights violations and war. In 2015 more than 1 million reached Europe, fleeing conflict and persecution in Syria, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
If this 65.3 million were a nation it would be the 21st largest in the world. It doesn't take a genius to figure that it is difficult, to say the least, for the governments who accept them to find them jobs and homes. Though this is bad news, don't be glum chum 'cos the good news outweighs it. For years people have been telling me that if a socialist society were established it would soon degenerate into chaos. So let's be of good cheer and be glad we live under dear old capitalism, with all is minor faults like the above war, global warming, destruction of the environment – meaning land, sea, air, and rivers – unemployment, genocide, poverty, famine, epidemics, breakdown of the family life, high suicide rate, etc. Etc.
Just think of it – if we lived in a socialist world, we would really have problems – life might be chaotic!