"We are here because you were there"

by Dennis Chin, guest blogger Stumbled across these photos.  Thought I'd share.  Want more background, read this post.

Photo:  RI4A

Photo:  Carrie Sloan

"We are here because you are there" is a phrase that's been popular in immigrant communities in Western Europe.  Read more about its origins in this helpful article.  A choice quote:

In an era of rapid globalization, Western nations that maintain spheres of influence far from home cannot pretend that they can benefit from the labor, raw materials or consumer markets of distant lands without encouraging reverse migration.