a few weeks ago in Switzerland, the vote of the election campaign to a more restrictive weapons law in the hot Phase of the went, has started a campaign under the Slogan "I love Schengen". The Slogan is – strategically – the fear of expression, our country would be excluded from the Schengen area, would not be taken over the EU arms policy. A Flyer of the campaign that shows the Brandenburg gate in addition to happy cows, the dependence of the Swiss prosperity of the EU to the point. The Interesting thing is: The SVP joined the seemingly liberal Slogan immediately. Because they, the Isolationists, and nationalists, to be used for Schengen.
"are weapons of the nature of the fighters themselves," wrote Hegel. "Schengen" is now the weapon of European Realpolitik: freedom and prosperity for all, but only for those who belong by birth or wealth. Even from the people Convention on the rights of, a third of the Swiss would occur before half a year, but Schengen we love from across the political spectrum. After all, who Schengen says on the neoliberal side of people and goods movement. On the populist side, but a misanthropic foreclosure is the term for the territorial and social Exterior of this exclusive community of solidarity. The perfect expression of the European ideology.
Currently, I'm in the southern Italian refugee camps, a new Jesus Film. There Schengen is a Synonym for a policy of Illegalisation and, it comes to border policy, the murder of an entire population. An army of African slave workers then languishing in Ghettos, only to be used on Tomato plantations for a handful of euros per day are exploited.
"Europe has become a hostage to the economically strong Nations."
Why, but I'm still for Europe? Simple said: because Europe is for me very old-fashioned, a universal utopia. Because the imperial are aufgetunte concept of the Nation in which the European external borders taken the place of the national borders, just in the name of Europe itself must be overcome. At the end of last year, 100 years after the deposition of the Royal houses, we have proclaimed a 200-balconies in the whole of Europe, the "European Republic". Our goal: the European Council to abolish the complete legislative power to the European Parliament. "We are establishing the European Republic on the principle of political equality beyond nationality and origin", it says in the Manifesto.
Because Europe has become a hostage to the most economically powerful Nations, dominated by European Council and the lobby groups of the multi-national companies. In other words, in Europe, only in name, its universalistic, democratic utopia was never transferred to institutions, let alone in Realpolitik. But how can we, the Alliance of neoliberalism and right-wing populism?
"There are no local solutions to global problems."
Quite simply: By giving the truly liberal, truly universalist, and thus European forces in the EU Parliament with a majority. And by this Parliament claimed the Power of the sovereign, as it is the national parliaments in the year of 1918 did. "Europeans, who want to be", as stated in our Manifesto. The humanity is missing loop, the time for a more isolationist Discourse.
There are no local solutions to global problems. Continental or even national foreclosure are in the age of mass migration and climate change more dangerous than in the age of nuclear war. The European crisis is a crisis of democratic consciousness. In view of the understanding of all political forces on Slogans such as "I love Schengen" we need, therefore, a second self-empowerment of European civil society. The long-overdue democratization of the institutions and, therefore, the humanization of the European policy is the first step. Because Europe is not a geographic and an economic space. Europe is a political act.
Milo Rau is a Swiss Director, Essayist and Director of the national theatre in Gent, Belgium.
Created: 28.04.2019, 21:14 Uhr