"What would you do, hippie?" is the other shorter Kristof. Violence escalation is always the only answer, despite having had a couple of lessons in the past decade about why that really isn't such a good idea.
I don't have the knowledge to plan the logistics for a massive refugee resettlement program (for example) and fit it neatly into a 700 word column. But someone should be thinking of ways to help the people we claim to care about.