I've met a refugee who escaped Iraq a couple of days ago
and i was so amazed of his story. I understood, listening to him, that the system we call democracy and then complain and forget about, doesn't apply everywhere. I mean yes it is obvious but it is so different to hear it through a real story while looking at the guy. He did something illegal, selling alcohol at his coffee shop. Instead of giving him a fine and sending him to court, they bombard his house while his mother was inside. He came home from work at that and they begun hunting him and his brother to kill them. They managed to escape, hide a lot, suffered violence from the police and finally they reached Europe but his brother was very young and socked and at some point run and return there, and they found him and killed him. I asked him something like "why didn't you stay in Turkey for example, wouldn't it be easier for you?" He replied "I was afraid they could still find me there." It was such a strong story to listen to. It put my life and views in perspective.