When I saw the article in the Guardian titled “The case for a three-day weekend is clear – let’s start planning now” by Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, I said “Ah good point!” I mean I totally agree with their proposal, I keep telling my husband that he needs to work from home, take more time off. He can get paid less, we don't mind. (Note how I decide on such things on his behalf and he swiftly becomes a “we” ;) But of course my point here is not a discussion of our personal lives. I connect everything to one thing in my life: #FreedomOfMovement
“The case for #FreedomOfMovement is clear – let’s start planning now”
First of all, it's about an #InjusticeAtBirth as I keep telling over and over again. Even though nobody picks it up!
I'm sure everybody who is reading this is aware of all the deaths of adults and children in vain.
I'm sure everybody who is reading this is also aware of the conditions of refugee camps not even fit for livestock.
Apart from these, if you are not already aware, there is all the torture and unjust criminalization and inhuman treatments in and out of detention camps. If not, just read a couple of tweets from City Plaza Squat or No One Is Illegal or NOII Fredericton.
Or perhaps above any of this all, it should be clear to anyone that the price we pay to keep “our” borders safe is just too much and it is imbecilic to spend that money there as it is pretty much useless. There really is no point in trying to stop this flow, the movement of people, the dam is going to explode, so it's a much better idea, imho, that we spend our money, time and energies on people instead. Only then, we might have a chance at some peace and affluence.
And it's important to understand that there is no way around this. Globalization is a force that has no return at this point.: Unless, something happens and Internet crashes, we lose all the technology of smart-phones... But then, if anything like that happens, it means we are back to the stone age after a world war or a huge meteor striking the Earth and it would mean we'd need to construct the world once again. Anyway... The point is, with globalization, we are all in this together. We either sink all or float all. The sooner we accept this the better, as we can start doing something about it if we accept it.
I'm not saying it's going to be easy. There are so many things to think about, so many obstacles like overcoming popular nationalistic outrage against "the other" and getting public consensus. How to make open borders possible is the big question of our age. So let's get one thing straight:
The case for #FreedomOfMovement is really clear -
Let's start thinking how to make it possible.
Come, come, whoever you are,