Lagerland

Das Lagersystem der europäischen Gemeinschaft. Ein Echolot zu einem sich ausdifferenzierenden System.

Es ist dem Sozialtouristen untersagt, die Maßstäbe seiner beschränkten Einsicht an die Handlungen des europäischen Lagersystems anzulegen.“

Wobei wir uns selbst als einen Sozialtouristen verstehen, der das Glück der europäischen Geburt besitzt

Im Laufe der Entwicklung dieses Echolots, sollte herausgearbeitet sein:

– wie das europäische Lagersystem funktioniert

– wer die Hauptakteure sind und ihren Werdegang erzählen

– wie die Entwicklung im Laufe der Jahrzehnte zu beurteilen sein könnte

– wie die Fortführung dieses Echolotes gewährleistet werden kann

– Konsequenzen für Etablierte (Bewohner der EU mit gültigen Papieren) und Aussenseiter (Migranten)

– Konsequenzen für einen möglichen Prozess der Zivilisierung

Ein literarischer Versuch. Vorbilder: „Passagen Werk“ Walter Benjamin, „Echolot“ Walter Kempowski, „Archipel Gulag“ Alexander Solschenitzyn. Texte werden aus Zeitungen, Internetartikeln, Recherchen zu Collagen verarbeitet, die versuchen gewisse Gedankengänge und Logiken der Akteure zusammenzufassen, um die Komplexität des Themas darzustellen. Der Text wird versuchen, die verschiedenen Gedanken, Lebenserzählungen, Interviews, Berichte und Artikel in kompakter Form als ein literarisches Echo wiederzugeben. Daher der Arbeitstitel. Im Falle des Einschubes von persönlichen Erinnerungen dienen diese lediglich dazu, eigene Erkenntnisse im Kontext der Collagen wiederzugeben. Migration ist der Motor des zivilisatorischen Fortschritts. Systemabgrenzungen haben den Untergang der jeweils sich abgrenzenden Zivilisation-Systems bedeutet. Dieses Echolot soll zeigen, wie wir uns als Zivilisation innerhalb des europäischen Kontext entwickeln. Diese Entwicklung ist wie alles im Leben vollständig offen. Wir selbst halten alle Möglichkeiten in unseren Händen.

socrates siger

livet er en aktivitet af sjælen. er livet evig, er sjælen også det. hvis livet er en aktivitet af sjælen, er alt levende fyldt med sjæl, alt! med sikkerhed et cirkulært argument, men cirkularitet er en del af livet, ligesom expansion, tilfælde, chaos, orden, evolution, metabolisme og alt er fyldt med sjæl, siger socrates.

Pasternak on art

The unforeseen is the most beautiful gift live can give us. That is what we must think of multiplying in our domain… Art is inconceivable without risk, without inner sacrifice; freedom and boldness of imagination can be won only in the process of work, and it is there that the unforeseen i spoke of (…) must intervene, and there no directives can help

George Orwell on writing

– i write a book because there is some lie I want to expose,  some fact to which I want to draw attention.

– motives of writing:

Ego: to show ones cleverness, to be talked about, to be remembered after death, getting your back on people who snubbed you, ambition to prove ones individuality, getting away from dull, monotonous routines in everyday life, mental profit instead of materialistic profit (but money is of course more than welcome), living your own life to the end

Aesthetics: beauty of the external and internal world, beauty of words in right arrangement, harmony of sound (or the art to use dissonance as means of expression), firmness of good prose within the rhythm of a story, desire to share valuable experiences, beauty of typography, apart from railway guides, no book is free from aesthetic considerations

History: desire to see things as they are, to find out true facts and make them available to posterity

Politics: push the world in a certain direction, alter social ideas. the idea of art not being political is in itself a political statement

-All writers are vain, selfish and lazy; and at the bottom of their motives lies a mystery

28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers shot in Greece

Migrant workers react with shock and tears to the decision to release two of the men on trial; the strawberry pickers had demanded six months’ back pay and four were badly injured. Photograph: Menelaos Mich/Demotix/Corbis

 

A Greek court’s decision to acquit farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they asked for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country.

Politicians, unions and anti-racist groups condemned the verdicts, describing them as a black day for justice in a case that had shone a light on the appalling conditions in which migrant workers are often kept in Greece.

“I feel shame as a Greek,” said the Bangladeshis’ lawyer, Moisis Karabeyidis, after the ruling in the western port city of Patras. “This decision is an outrage and a disgrace … the court showed an appalling attitude toward the victims.”

Scores of migrants, many sobbing in disbelief, protested outside the court after magistrates cleared two of the attackers, including the farm owner.

Two others, accused of aggravated assault and illegal firearms possession, were jailed for 14 years and seven months and eight years and seven months, but were freed pending appeal.

The strawberry pickers were shot in April last year when they demanded to be paid for six months’ work at a farm in Manolada in the southern Peloponnese. Four were badly injured in the attack.

At a time of unrivalled crisis in Greece, where living standards have deteriorated dramatically after six years of recession, the case had triggered widespread indignation. Media investigations showed the migrants to be working in subhuman conditions without access to proper hygiene or basic sanitation.

Politicians who took up the cause also weighed in on Wednesday sayingsaid the verdict set an unwelcome example for other employers. “It sends the message that a foreign worker can die like a dog in the orchard,” said Vassiliki Katrivanou, an MP with the main opposition radical-left Syriza party. She added that in a nation where fruit farm labourers were frequently from overseas, the attack in Manolada was far from being an isolated incident.

“It leaves room for new victims by closing eyes to the brutal, inhuman and racist character of the exploitation suffered by workers on the land,” she said, pointing out that the ruling had been made on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

The farmers had instructed top criminal lawyers to defend them in a court drama that lasted for over a month. More than 40 prosecution witnesses had testified in a case in which the prosecutor had asked that exemplary punishment be made.

Denouncing the judgment as scandalous, anti-racism organisations said it raised questions about the impartiality of the justice system and vowed to step up protest action against the decision.

“We call upon unions and human rights movements to react against this unprecedented racist scandal,” said Petros Constantinou, coordinator of the Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat, in a statement. “The hundreds of millions of profit made in the strawberry industry cannot come about by shooting labourers in strawberry fields.”

via Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers | World news | The Guardian.

babylon a.d


as soon as one analyses these “works of art” by the manipulation machines, you just see a mirror of our own society packed in some science fiction junk. and if you go even deeper back, you discover that we haven’t progressed since reformation times. the film quotes: the holy mary, migration, second world war, cold war, climate change, mass society, technologies dominance over the human, the might of the individual primitive, the retreat to religious solitude and the impossibility to retreat from society and of course the semantics of the passion of love. so we go around in a circle from brutality to the heroic to the human and the circle begins again. that is pure giambattista vico and his new science. renaissance. we are still stuck at the door, where we left the middle age. look at the news machine, at our every day habits. only technology advanced. in our heads we haven’t made one step forward.