“I want to live in a world where kindness is commonplace. Where we work together to help each other through. Where if we see someone suffering, we hold out a helping hand. It’s not easy, but if we want that world, then we have to make it happen. We have to live by our beliefs.
If we don’t live by what we believe in, then what we believe in will not live. That’s how I see it anyway. So, when I know that people are escaping from hell, and that they’re being drowned in our sea in order to create a deterrent for others who would come, then I feel compelled to do something about it.
Empathy is not easy without ears that listen. And if we listen to why people want to escape from Libya then it should be easy to understand that it is wrong to turn away from their suffering.
We are being criminalised. We are, all of the crew, being accused of “facilitating illegal migration”, yet all we did was rescue people who otherwise would have drowned.
How, in anyone’s universe, is saving lives at sea a crime?”