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No Borders Clip

category international | racism & migration related issues | opinion/analysis author Monday August 09, 2010 00:29author by mat Report this post to the editors

NO ONE IS ILLEGAL clip

People are used to associate summertime with relaxation and chilling out. But not all the people. For hundreds from all over the world, it is time of struggle for survival, time of hope for a better life. I mean immigrants, called "illegal" by the governments and capitalists. While the elites of Western world are enjoying their free time in health resorts, luxurious sanatoriums, high-level hotels and clannish cruises, those who are considered to be dregs of society, take a dangerous attempt to get to the better world. And that's not easy. Few years after opening internal borders of the Fortress Europe, hundreds of people die every year on the Schengen zone borders (more than in the total history of Berliner Mauer) - most often, people from Third World countries. Taking into account missing ones, those who die in transit camps and all those who for many reasons don't manage to achieve their destination point, there may bo thousands of victims. Map lines, drowen by a few percent of the most influential leaders, indicate who have a rigth to survive and who doesn't, who is legal and who is not. For the latter I dedicate this home-made clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93L710ctCvQ&feature=play...edded

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Mon Aug 09, 2010 14:08Report this post to the editors

Keep doing that.
It calls for a reprint of Ambrose Bierce's definition of....

'LAND:- n, A part of the earth's surface, considered as property.
The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure. Carried to its logical conclusion, it means that some have the right to prevent others from living: for the right to own implies the right exclusively to occupy: and in fact laws of trespass are enacted wherever property in land is recognised. It follows that if the whole area of terra firma is owned by A, B and C, there will be no place for D, E, F and G to be born, or, born as trespassers, to exist.'

Mr Bierce's Devil's Dictionary (he was a turn of the 19th century journalist in San Francisco) is a major resource for anyone concerned with corruption in language by the powerful for the powerful to enhance and extend their dominance. The only book that can hold a candle to Swift's Modest Proposal vivisection of the double-think of self-justification the complacent rich blanket themselves in.

 
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