June 12, 2016 Leave a comment
When I was confronting the authority in Caen Préfecture au bureau des étrangers, It didn’t take long to notice that her angelic smily face leaked out the cruelty of her mind. Her arbitrary and capricious words rejected every papers I’ve prepared attentively. The same visa the same papers that I’ve been presented as an artist for last 15 years in France.
When authority says ‘no’ then there is no reason needed. This is the power obviously they have. Préfecture de Caen has been my nightmare since I’ve first visited there in 2013. I was quite shocked how they have treated people without humanity. I heard people were waiting outside a whole night to be in the office. In 2014 they refused my visa because they found the error. Even though they agreed that there has been a mistake by them, it took me 21 months through 2 (recommendée) letters and 4 mental draining visits, just to have an appointment with them. Préfecture de Paris can be very nasty in their attitude but they know what they do. The worst problem in this Préfecture de Caen is that they do not know about their work well.
While she was picking up unreasonable and illogical errors on my papers, she got stuck with ‘artist visa’ and ‘maison des artistes’. She never have heard of it, she said. Finally I had to leave the office without visa again. It seems to me that looking for the right reason why she reject my visa statue back is just ridiculous. I wonder one day when she need to claim her own justice, would she think that she deserve it? I think she would. Because this state of people would never imagine how they cause sufferings to other people’s life. Just before leaving I thanked her and looked back the small room. There are full of people who were sitting and nervously waiting for their turn. People who do not have much choice in a foreign land.
None of country is perfect, none of ethnicity is better than the others. And whether we like or not we all live together. There are constant injustice everywhere but when we justify our dislike and hatred, we increase darkness in this world, that is the fact. When we respond hatred to hatred, we lose. I see the matter of this world as between kindness-ability people and kindness-inability people. Of course it comes with the state of mind. We are all one human group and our direction is making by our own consciousness. Without compassion and love this world would never be where we all wish to be.