82190 - The blind philoxenia

N. Lygeros
Translated from the Greek by Athina Kehagias

Philoxenia is sacred.
But that doesn’t mean that it has to be blind as well.
Neutrality in Australia
had reinforced the illusion
that there was an isomorphism with Human Rights,
but due to the absence of the mental scheme
melting pot
there is no universality.
The non-integration in Australia
of the Chinese population
is even more impressive
since due to China’s legislation
dual citizenship is prohibited.
As a result a Chinese applying for Australian citizenship
immediately loses the Chinese one.
Therefore, even though there is a flow of immigrants
they remain foreigners.
And in case of conflict
or even a crisis
it doesn’t take much imagination
to estimate which will be
their placement
either voluntarily or compulsorily.
That’s how innocence ended.