Völkerwanderung //19


A solid system that can offer opportunities to everyone and therefore guarantee sta- bility and a better quality of life, is like a goose that lays the golden eggs. It attracts people and pulls the trigger of their desire to have a better life. However, the un- certainity about the future is still a strong element that pervade the soul of who migrates. The surpassing of a physical obstacle, such as the sea, a physical border, a political border or even more challenging, a cultural border is something that nowa- days seems to effect a lot of people, especially those who live in Europe, those who move within Europe and lastly those who want to come to Europe. A vast territory that has been historically the subject of migrations and invasions which have been shaping the culture of the continent, literally creating the Europe that we currently know and experience.

The onset of the movement of these masses of people in the European territory has created a division of opinions among the local populations, between the reception and expulsion of migrants. Combined with the economic recession that is hitting the West Countries, the population feels the onset of migration as a form of threat, fears fueled by various political classes that implement protectionist strategies to grab votes and keep in power. This phenomena has analogies with the historical barbarian invasions, The Migration Period was a period that began as early as 300 AD in which there was widespread migration of peoples within Europe during the decline of the Roman Empire, mostly into Roman territory, notably the Germanic tribes and the Huns. It has also been termed in English by the German loanword Völkerwanderung and from the Mediterranean perspective-the Barbarian Invasions. Declining Roman Empire, with or without accompanying invasions or war. Fascinating is the use of words to define the same phenomenon that, seen by the local populations assumed a negative connotation, while translated from the Germanic languages (therefore of barbarian origin) assumes a positivistic tone, showing a non-aggressive vein through the use of terminology. An atmosphere of uncertainty afflicts both the host popu- lations and those hosted in European countries, referring to past scenarios and re- calling ghosts embedded in popular culture, recalling that romantic discomfort that placed human kind in front of the sublime and who fought with his inner ghosts, the uncertainty of the future.

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