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Rant: Feeling utterly disappointed and angry

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NattyBatty Thu 09-Feb-17 11:36:27

I thought I lived in a nice area with caring people, but I shared a post on a Facebook page for local people showing the state of things in Syria. People looking for loved ones and children being pulled out of the rubble after a bombing. It had the headline "this is why they can't 'just go back where they came from'".

Since sharing a nasty and vocal group have been hammering me with "not my problem" "charity starts at home" "stop trying to let predators in to MY neighbourhood" "not in my backyard" "coming here taking our homes/jobs/resources". They've got really personal with their insults which are aimed at me, too.

Like I said, I thought I lived in a nice area where people were caring, and it's pretty soul destroying to discover that there is this infection of xenophobia and bigotry which will rear its ugly and vocal head to cut off support to those in need. The vitriol is astounding.

Rant over.

NattyBatty Thu 09-Feb-17 11:42:08

An excerpt:

Escaping a war zone????
Lmao 😁😁😁😁😁.
You talk utter spunk.
You'd happily let anyone come here claiming victim status. The vast majority are economic migrants and you know it. You want to spend MY FUCKING MONEY on putting these poor young males up in homes built for us and paid for by us.

[...]I regard bumsters coming here to sponge off me as Slime. How does that make me a racist?
[...] But this is a Democratic country, one where you cast your vote and if you lose, you go home and boo boo in private.
You got beat, your a sorry unwashed loser. Get a grip (and some soap) and accept that
1. The majority don't want unchecked migration.
2. The majority own shower gel.
3. Your younger angry voters, are so busy doing fuck all, that they keep forgetting to vote!!!!!

Do us all a favour, get yourself over to Yemen or perhaps Oman and start spouting your dirt there.

juiceb70 Mon 01-May-17 06:06:19

Hi, what s horrid post, there are some really nasty people coming out of the woodwork at the moment... fuelled by the lies and propaganda of the msm. Keep posting, for all the gobbyness maybe one person will actually take time to read and form a different opinion. We can only change the world slowly, don't despair. I bet there are many people who feel as you do but the venom and spite of the nasties is loud and scary and they'd probably rather not attract attention. Perhaps if you continue you might give others the strength to stand up and be counted! Good luck and have faith xxx

otterturk Sat 11-Aug-18 13:09:03

People don't like being preached at.

LondonUK Sat 16-Mar-19 13:14:22

I lived/worked in Syria and Lebanon, so I can tell you that BBC and SkyNews show you only the destruction but not the areas of the country, Damascus etc that is not affected and people lead normal lives. I am tired of one sided news and portraying everybody as beggers and 'needing help' while the charities take the majority of the money: remember WaterAid asking money since the '80s and not much has been achieved in Africa as despots still take the money and put them in Swiss bank accounts, just the royal families of the Gulf do (while buying estates in London or countryside) because they envisage the future.

The destruction showed on our TV is from areas that got the 'funding' to rebel against Bashar Al Asad with the hope to overthrow the regime and have US install their own type of democracy.... all in the name of the oil (just the way it was the case with S and Central America in the '70s and '80s).

The ones that are smuggled here is because they have the money and they prefer it here, than Dubai for example, because 'you do not have the same advantages in Dubai' as my Afghan plumber said. The richer ones do not need to be smuggled, because they come here just as Amal Clooney's family came.

The proud but poor are the ones who are in the camps in Lebanon, hoping to go back and re-built their country and cities: these are the true Syrians and I have the most respect for them - your money is not really going to reach them though whatever they say on the TV channels with their own agenda. For different type of news watch RussiaToday (although they have some rubbish Putin documentary) or European news channels.

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