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May 25, 2016

Hannah Arendt is back in the news

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 12:18 pm

You can read the latest about Hannah Arendt at http://wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/looking-back-moving-forward/pariah-can-hannah-arendt-help-us-rethink-our-global-refugee-crisis/

I previously blogged several times about Hannah Arendt: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/hannah-arendt/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Hannah Arendt was on her way to lunch with her mother Martha when a Berlin policeman arrested her and took her to the presidium at Alexanderplatz. It was 1933. Hitler had been in power for several months; Hermann Göring’s agents were rounding up suspicious activists. The young researcher for the German Zionist Organization spent eight days in jail while gendarmes scoured her apartment, examined her philosophical notes, and pored over her mysterious codes — a selection of Greek quotes. Upon her release, she packed her bags. Since the torching of the Reichstag in February, life had become hell for socialists, communists, and Jews. Like others before her, and more after, Arendt fled to Paris. She would spend the next 18 years as a refugee, a stateless person, a pariah.

LESVOS, GREECE – SEPTEMBER 29, 2015: Refugees arriving in Greece by boat from Turkey. Volunteer lifeguards swam out to assist and guide the boat in when the motor failed.Malcolm Chapman / Shutterstock.com

There are 60 million refugees in the world, the highest sum of pariahs since 1945. The figure tripled in the past year alone. Half of the world’s unwanted are under age 18. Most will grow up in a camp. Many will die escaping their places of origin; more than 3,000 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015. The lucky ones will make new homes. But how welcome they will feel can be gauged by the decibel level of nativists like Donald Trump, a chorus of Republican governors and candidates, Marine Le Pen in France, and the surging Danish People’s Party. So long as these negative voices have the megaphone, can the resettled ever feel at home?

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I personally don’t believe that America should take in refugees.

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. End quote
    “I personally don’t believe that America should take in refugees.”

    As long as they don’t live near you….

    Comment by rizolitv — May 25, 2016 @ 8:32 pm

  2. I’m not trying to be an asshole,but we gotta put out the no vacancy sign. I know immigrants built this country,but the shits gotta stop. My biggest issue is jobs. There’s only ever gonna be so many jobs. Refugees or immigrants,we can’t take care of them all. Look at the Wets. They come into this country and our taxes support them. My shining example is always the “Mariel boatlift”. Castro cleaned out his prisons and loony bins and dumped them on us back in the mid to late 70’s. There were some decent people in that group,but a better part were criminals. The minute they were turned loose in south Florida,crime went through the ceiling. Mexico is a pretty shitty country. That’s why they come over here. We need to lock em out. They don’t know what pride is. If they did they’d stay to try and make their country work,instead of coming over here. It’s kinda messed up. We didn’t want any Jews,but we welcome the refugees with open arms

    Comment by Tim — May 25, 2016 @ 12:39 pm


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