The Business of Colonisation

Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat is going on a tour opposite Europe, acid for a connectors between a crises he believes are ripping a continent apart.

Unemployment, debt and an liquid of refugees are mostly forked to as a causes of a European temperament crisis. But, Horvat asks, could they in fact be a formula of it?

He travels from Idomeni in Greece, where in 2015 refugees journey fight and misery entered Europe, to a dockyards of a Greek pier of Pireaus, where workers’ unions contend they are fighting a new kind of privatisation, and from Romania, where people are fighting to strengthen their forests from general investment firms, to a City of London. 

Along a way, he argues that a genuine means of Europe’s temperament predicament stems from a mishap of it colonising itself.

“I consider Idomeni is a best embellishment for what’s function in Europe today,” he reflects. “It shows people, refugees who were journey from war, and wars such as Syria – though also Afghanistan and Iraq – became a problem. Why? Because we are during a sight lane and they were restraint a sight track.

“So it became a problem for a corporations, for other countries, not usually [for] Greece since this approach was blocked.

“So on a one palm what we can see is refugees don’t have a right to pierce freely, [while] on a other palm products can pierce openly as distant and as most as they want.”

How, he asks, can this colonial routine of dispossession be holding place on such a large scale but apropos title news?

The answer, he explains, is that: “This 21st century colonialism doesn’t float into city fluttering a inhabitant flag, it only seems to happen.”

“But it’s indeed a outcome of institutions and manners that are designed to be hidden.”

It is those institutions and manners that Horvat hopes to display in Europe’s Forbidden Colony.

Source: Al Jazeera News

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