The refugee crisis has been the core issue of both Europe and America for a few years now. The conservatives are telling us that it is completely made up. The left tells us not only that it is not made up, but that the so called “refugees” are like a gift… As seen in the The Gardian or on Politico.
Thankfully, some basics mathematics can be very handy in this kind of debate…
Here is the kind of image anyone will see constantly in the news. Very heartbreaking. It is speaking to the majority of the electorate: women, gays and migrantd. Yet, I see a total hoax.
First of all, there should be at least a 150 people on that boat. A human being needs 2 liters of water at least (in these conditions) everyday. Therefore these people need at least 300 liters of fresh drinking water on a daily basis. The boat must have a top speed of 10km/h. And the distance from Lybia to any land of the EU is around 1000 km. So about 100h or a bit more than 4 days (This is not adjusting to potential bad weather and currents). 1.5 tons of water is needed for this trip and it is clearly missing on the photo. There is also a fuel tank of 10 thousands liters missing for the trip, it is not that small. Not counting the food!
Second, I don’t see how people with a 70 average IQ can cross the Mediterranean see while the Greeks, two thousands years ago couldn’t. They neither have a GPS nor a sextant. Their chance of crossing the sea using the shortest way possible are almost none.
Both of these conditions together put the chance of survival of these people close to zero. If reported news were accurate, Europe shouldn’t be facing any refugee crisis at the moment. These people are not trying to cross the Mediterranean sea. They know they are about to get “rescued” as soon as they arrive in international waters. The media are telling it like these boats are just “found” in the sea. The idea that a few boats patrolling a territory bigger than France can come across lots boats in the sea is just ridiculous. It takes days to find the wrecks of a plane crash in the sea.
So next time you find your kid’s mathematics homework to be a bit “light” or easy; Remember that mathematics are tools brought by patriarchy to expose the main stream media #FAKENEWS. Therefore it is not well seen by the establishment and our Oligarchs.