The expulsion of migrants from the so-called “Jungle of Calais” is yet another hateful act of repression of a government in the European Union that plans to gain momentum pushing hard way on the weak, the desperate, those refugees fleeing from wars that we have caused and managed.
Unfortunately, even center-left governments are following the extreme right in their level of harshness in repressing migrants, accepting the slogan that has become commonplace: They are invading us.
But, who invades whom? How many migrants enter Italy in a year, how many are refugees in the E.U.? Not even one per thousand of the population knows that. The vast majority of people do not know the numbers of migratory flows, and is bombarded daily by news that quantify the large number of daily landings, but do not provide data on the phenomenon as a whole, both nationally and in the Mediterranean basin. Thus, slowly but steadily, an absolutely false and misleading collective imaginarium keeps building up.