A video titled "Scenes from the Apocalypse" making the rounds on Facebook is yet another example of Western powers spectacularly mismanaging refugees and treating them inhumanely.
Many refugees from Sudan and other African countries are forced to live on streets in Paris, with no shelter and no guarantee of food. They sleep on the pavement, do not have access to proper washrooms and usually no means of disposing their waste.
The video shows the result of such circumstances: French police officers in riot gear, rounding up the refugees on the road onto buses and hauling them away, leaving a staggering trail of junk and wrappers behind them.
The video was apparently recorded by a man wearing a hidden camera. The authors of this video seemed more concerned about the fate of the roads and the pavements than the plight of the human beings who had been forced to live on them, relegated to the fringe of society.
Generation Europe writes, “The Paris you know or remember from adverts or brochures no longer exists. While no part of Paris looks like the romantic cliches in Hollywood movies, some districts now resemble post-apocalyptic scenes of a dystopian thriller. Scenes like this might spread to areas frequented by tourists, forever changing the last romantic parts of Paris that match what most people have in mind when they think of the iconic city.”
Unfortunately, a large number of people on the internet seemed to be "concerned" over the fate of the city more than that of the plight of humans:
Unfortunately with the “flood” of refugees the streets of Paris look even worse and she may not recover from the present “natural” disaster. https://t.co/Q4OnjspVgs
— Cathy Alterman (@CuriousLemming) October 15, 2016
And then there are those who use every opportunity they get to make a point.
Perhaps this display of gross inhumanity to others, more than anything, should be our point of concern?