Author(s): Zizek, Slavoj
Overview: Today, loads of hundreds of other folks, determined to flee conflict, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to hunt safe haven in Europe. Our reaction from our secure European viewpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, provides two variations of ideological blackmail: both we open our doorways as broadly as imaginable or we attempt to pull up the drawbridge. Both answers are dangerous, states Zizek. They simply lengthen the issue, somewhat than tackling it.