Birthrights

When you relied on us to grow your population and economy, your birthright to exclude the people they loved too ceased.

When you wanted to spread your culture and cultural norms beyond your border, your birthright to exclude the people who accepted the change and allowed that culture to spread ceased.

When you wanted to mine our land for minerals, your birthright to exclude the workers and their families ceased.

When you wanted to give your sons and daughters the opportunity to marry the person they loved, your birthright to exclude their mothers, fathers, family and friends ceased.

When you wanted to rely on foreign talents to build your intellectual capital and hoard knowledge your birthright to exclude those who would give you that knowledge ceased.

When you wanted to rely on us to do the jobs nobody else wanted to do because they paid terribly and had awful working conditions, your birthright to exclude the workers and their community ceased.

When you wanted to rely on us to sell you goods and services at prices which are grossly unfair to us, your birthright to exclude the workers who toiled for hours to make those goods for you ceased.

When you wanted to rely on us to teach you our language and culture so that you could make your military intelligence even better, your birthright to exclude the people who carried that language and culture through the ages ceased.

When you bombed us, forcing millions of us to fear for our lives and flee, when you created instability on our home town because of your own agenda, when we all had to walk for months and pack ourselves into over-full boats and buses not knowing where we were going or if we were even going to live to make another home for ourselves, your birthright to exclude us ceased.

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