By Slavoj Žižek
At the present time, millions of individuals, eager to get away conflict, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to hunt safe haven in Europe. Our reaction from our secure eu point of view, argues Slavoj Žižek, deals models of ideological blackmail: both we open our doorways as greatly as attainable; or we attempt to drag up the drawbridge. either strategies are undesirable, states Žižek. They basically lengthen the matter, instead of tackling it.
The refugee hindrance additionally offers a chance, a different likelihood for Europe to redefine itself: yet, if we're to take action, we need to begin elevating disagreeable and hard questions. We also needs to recognize that giant migrations are our destiny: merely then will we decide to a delicately ready strategy of swap, one based now not on a group that sees the excluded as a possibility, yet person who takes as its foundation the shared substance of our social being.
The in simple terms means, in different phrases, to get to the guts of 1 of the best concerns confronting Europe this day is to insist at the international unity of the exploited and oppressed. might be such team spirit is a utopia. yet, warns Žižek, if we don’t have interaction in it, then we're particularly misplaced. And we'll should be misplaced.
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Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours by Slavoj Žižek