This post was first published on Between Borders. -- Germany is cold, in many senses of the word. Syria is warm, in many senses of the word. As more than 400,000 Syrian asylum seekers have made their way to Germany over the past two years or so, the challenge of integration, of adapting to … Continue reading Newton’s First Law of Refuge
"From various conflict zones, and climate displacement zones, refugees have clearly expressed that they’re done waiting. In this part of the world, and for many in Europe, their decision—their agentic, desperate decision to wait a little less harshly, elsewhere—has set off a domino effect of polarization and fear-mongering like we’ve never seen. And we make them wait more. We cling to control by inventing new reasons to wait."
Pity for Sisyphus, or anger at his rock, are equally as useless. Unfortunately, the Greeks didn’t chronicle what it felt like, what it meant, for Sisyphus to push his rock up the hill. Sisyphus’s story ranks as one of the most popular Greek myths, indicative of its imminent applicability to many struggles of modern man. … Continue reading Finding Sisyphus in Germany