AUG 31: MADELEINE BIANCHI AND ERIC MAURER - SWISS GOVERNMENT! SHAME ON YOU!
ERIC MAURER | video clip producer
The much-vaunted humanitarian tradition of Switzerland!
The ugly past!Since the 1850s, Swiss authorities separated hundreds of thousands of Swiss children from their parents!
And then deported them to Swiss farms as cheap child laborers!
Where they were frequently treated like slaves or serfs and had to drudge like forced labourers!
Without any health care, with little food and little sleep!
Of course without any wages and any pocket money!
This inhuman Swiss practice continued well into the 1950s.
Although Swiss politicians peddle abroad always with the humanitarian tradition of Switzerland!
The ugly present!Today live in Switzerland still thousands of victims who survived such a pitiable childhood!
Swiss government has never intentended to grant a compensation!
In 2014 Swiss citizens launched an initative to establish a fund of 5 million CHF in favor of the still alive «VERDINGKINDER»!
In 2015 Swiss government reduced the fund on 3 million CHF!
I.e. each surviving victim gets between 20 and 25 thousand CHF!
Now Swiss authorities tax these shabby compensations for their lost childhood!
And reduce their pension because they have now a small fortune!
Swiss humanitarian tradition - The gap between claim and reality!HENRI DUNANT (1828 - 1910) - founder of the Red Cross and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1901)
lived during 3 decades in oblivion and in bitter poverty in a provincial retirement home!
The ugly truth!Swiss government is always generous with Swiss tax money!
But only abroad!
E.g. to foster the Palestinians since 20 years with annual 20 million CHF!
At home, Swiss government refuse to acknowledge that 615 thousands Swiss people have officially to live in poverty!
By the way, Switzerland itself isn't the bad exception!
Any Western European country do the same mess!