Two days ago, around 900 people died at sea.
They were victims of… what, exactly? Fleeing from where, exactly?
- Structural poverty
- Political chaos
- Histories of colonialism
- Histories of submission
- The way in which global capital does and does not enter territories
- The 20th century
- The 21st century
- No future
It was put to me, by a haughty German artist in his 70s, wearer of a haughty moustache, that the flow of migrant desire from the Middle East and Africa towards Europe is proof that Europe is still, in the symbolic imagination, a superior place, a horizon of aspiration. And that any thesis that diagnoses the ‘end of the West’ should reconsider it in light of migrants’ flights.
I could not wait to exit this conversation.
His diagnosis is too simple.
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