By Slavoj Žižek
This day, thousands of individuals, desirous to get away warfare, 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 extensively as attainable; or we strive to drag up the drawbridge. either suggestions are undesirable, states Žižek. They in basic terms lengthen the matter, instead of tackling it.
The refugee drawback additionally offers a chance, a special 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: basically then do we decide to a gently ready technique of swap, one based no longer on a neighborhood that sees the excluded as a chance, yet one who takes as its foundation the shared substance of our social being.
The purely means, in different phrases, to get to the guts of 1 of the best concerns confronting Europe this present day is to insist at the worldwide cohesion of the exploited and oppressed. might be such unity is a utopia. yet, warns Žižek, if we don’t interact in it, then we're relatively misplaced. And we'll need to be misplaced.