You might find this article offending to some, but that isn’t what I’m doing. I’m simply listing some facts I found out based on what’s going on in the world these days.
Humans aren’t equals, they’re very far away from being equals. Every human has his own value, and his life has its own price. There are many factors that affect the price tag, and the importance of one’s existence.
Wealth is one of the most important factors, not the personal wealth, but the country’s. A man in a rich country is worth between 5-1000 men in a poor country. That is if the two countries share a similar population. For example, a French person’s life is more important than five Egyptians, and an American is worth 10 Indonesians.
Power is as important as wealth, an Israeli’s life is more important than at least four Jordanians and about a 1000 Somali, where nearly 3000 American lives are worth hundreds of thousands of Afghani and Iraqi lives. That is what recent history proved.
But what about a country that is wealthy and powerful, like China? Well, if you compare Russia with China, the Russians win, why? They’re both rich and powerful, true, but since the Chinese are too many, that gives the Russians much more value. Every Russian is worth 3 or 4 Chinese, at least.
I covered wealth, power, and populations. Let’s talk politics now.
If a country like Libya, is very rich, and has only 6 million people, then one’s life should worth a lot, true. But add a dictator to that mix, and you got yourself a cheap Libyan life. Until that dictator starts killing them, then their wealth gets more important than ever, and that gives the Libyans a good push. Same thing in Iraq, in a different level.
Syria, isn’t a rich or powerful country, and has a dictator, so that makes the Syrian man’s life is.. well.. worthless.
That’s why we saw the US in Iraq, and NATO in Libya, while Syrians have lost tens of thousands in the past 40 years, and the world is doing nothing. There’s nothing to gain there. They’re cheap. Let them die. Who cares, right?
Sudan and Yemen are similar situations.
As a Syrian, I now am convinced that my life is worth nothing. Hooray.