To be clear this not really a politics question
I have a friend who is from syria originally and still has some family there. And she said she talked to her aunt the other day who was really upset about all the people, the men especially, leaving for Europe.
She said that in her village all that are left basically are women, children and elderly, all young men are heading towards Europe, often taking their families but sometimes not even that. She said many leave behind their wives. Not their children so much, but there are a lot of single women now, whose father died fighting and whose husbands either died as well or left so they have no one to take care of the
She says they just left them defensless "who will protect us?" "who will fight for us" if they all leave.
Also in koran it says you're not supposed to turn your back on your enemies or something like that, so she thinks they're all bad muslims and that they should stand their ground. And that she is very disappointed in them
And she also said that by accepting so many refugees, Europe is taking away ISIS's opposition and leaves the rest defenseless. And that she doesn't understand why Europe wouldn't have a women and children first policy with refugees
Anyways I thought it was an interesting insight into the topic and just wondering what other people think? Do you think those men should feel obligated to fight for their country?
Now I'm sure a lot of you will say Men shouldn't be the only ones who have to fight, but I don't think I have to point out that things are still a little different in syria.
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Men in general don't owe women in general anything, and vice versa.
If you personally make a commitment to a particular woman to look after her, then yes you should do that, to the extent that that is possible. But, does a man owe anything to women in general? No.
As for what Western countries' policies should be on the Syrian refugee crisis, I would say, bearing in mind that, whether we like it or not, we are at war with Islamists, Syrian refugees, or at least Syrian Muslim refugees, should be banned from entering Western countries, until the war with Islamists is over. As for winning the war, that would be easy, once one very important step is taken: the rejection of the conventional morality of altruism and the acceptance of the true morality of selfishness, followed by the replacement of our self-sacrificial foreign policies with foreign policies of rational self-interest.1
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