MOS MAIORUM

Joint Operations “Mos Maiorum": What did we expect?

Refugee organizations scandalized over the newest development in EU (anti–)migration politics.

in a refugee shelter in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen private security company personnel is alleged to have abused refugeesThis is merely the logical, and necessary next step in a strategy based, in my opinion, on some very flawed views on the subject of geopolitics, trans-national economics, and migration. Strategies like this are however the logical outcome of our thinking, and not the actual problem. We are working with an ill-conceived set of notions on “globalization”. I doubt it will be possible over the long term to globalize the consequences of our actions, whilst still concentrate the profit locally as it was possible in the colonialism of the previous 500 years.

I assume it would be better for the population in Europe and the West in general to prepare themselves for a more modest way of life, at least than many have had in the last 30 or so years. This should not be too much cause for despair. The generation of my parents (born around the end of WWII) had a very acceptable standard of living during their adult lives in the 1960s and ’70s.

More importantly than changing our expectation though, and this should prove more difficile, it would behoove us to begin a serious dialogue on how we intend to allow for the rest of humanity to have an adequate life and livelihood. Were that possible, the question of where one moved to when, would then be merely a question of whether one could find a flat.

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