Some Things Never Change

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 16th 2015

12 Responses to “Some Things Never Change…”

  1. Amfortas says:

    There are some places where it is probably necessary to give a wide bearth. “Here be Dragons”. OK, the dragon hunters might venture in and we might revel in their tales, but ’tis best for the villager to go about his lawful occasions at home and leave the dragons to get on with dragonny things.

    Afghanistan is a hell-hole. It has its own ‘norms’ and its own madnesses. When it is ready to see sense, perhaps a helping hand might be called for. But meanwhile any attempt to help such people is a hiding to nothing. Frankly I would turn the sign around and tell the buggers to stay in and not cross over to their neighbours.

    • CherryPie says:

      The book I read recently ‘The Poppy: A history of conflict, loss, remembrance & redemption’ told of the most recent conflict there and how the ‘dragon hunters’ did not meet their aim, caused more problems and had to change tack.

      A jolly fine idea of yours, turning the sign around :-)

  2. Ayush says:

    i like the emphatic use of “absolutely”, CP.

  3. Mandy says:

    What a treasure of a photo. Strangely enough, I’d considered doing aid work in Afganistan until really recently until the current practice of aid workers being targeted and kidnapped abroad became a thing. There was the South African aid workers who was killed by Taliban along with his children and then the spate of ISIS abductions and murders. I think Afganistan will remain forbidden territory for me for the foreseeable future!

  4. I know, isn’t this so sad?!

  5. Astrid says:

    When I was 12 years old….48 years ago, my father worked for Philips (radio communication) we hosted 9 months out of the year ‘foreign students’. Back then, the ‘upper ten’ elite from the countries they came from. They were taught in the Netherlands to be a teacher and go back to their country and educate ‘at home’.
    We had for 9 months a student from Sudan, of course we talked about South Sudan, his answer, oh they already kill each other for hundreds of years and they will keep killing each other, they are two different tribes and they will never give up and never give in……..
    I often wonder why ‘we’ even bother, THEY don’t want peace……it is a bottomless pit wasting money. (and yes I hear myself talking and it sounds awful)
    We had students from Vietnam, Korea, Lesotho, Ghana, Peru…… yes I got my education at home

    • CherryPie says:

      That must have been really interesting meeting those students from around the world.

      It is sad but that is how it is (killing each other) in some places. I think we would be better focused on not letting that sort of behaviour infiltrate into our own countries.

      • Astrid says:

        You are right, that is why I am so against the ones that made the choice to leave to country to fight in a war which they think is right and come back and expect to just live from my taxmoney…..and I am not talking about trained soldiers in a countries duty.
        A problem not easy to be solved.