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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Finding Audrey

Hello Guys!


We're the 31st today, the last day of 2016! & I really want to write one more blog post this year. I've read another book as I've received the wonderful opportunity of getting paid while waiting for attention. Attention to the company, not to me. 

The book I've just finished is one I bought at the airport on my way back from Erasmus. 


It's 
Finding Audrey 
by Sophie Kinsella. 


To be honest I wanted to buy the 2nd part of Girl Online by Zoella, but it was sold out. & what's the point of buying the 3rd part, without knowing what happened before?

Finding Audrey popped up somewhere on my social media, but I didn't plan to buy it. However as I needed to do something during the flight (my first flight alone!!!) and you can't have too many books I chose this one. I've heard of Sophie's books and I think I read one before. YES, it was I've Got Your Number! Loved that one! I also read one of the Shopaholic series, but didn't finish. 

I have to admit, even though I'm not a teenager anymore, I like chick-lit. The stories don't make me daydream as much as a few years ago and I'm also more critical, but they're so easy to read and of course they have inspirational quotes. Something I live for.

The beginning of Finding Audrey caught my attention and I wanted to know what was going on. It took a surprising turn. I thought it would be about a fun adventure and a handsome stranger who turned into a lover. Well, the second part was present, but the first part wasn't so much fun.


"To put you out of your misery here's the full diagnosis. Social Anxiety Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder and Depressive Episodes."


Every year I have the impression these disorders are given more and more attention, which I consider as a good thing, because people who don't have this disorder honestly don't understand it. Personally I don't think I have a disorder, I consider it more as a wave that comes and goes, depending on outside factors. If I had to decide everything myself, I would be perfectly fine, but when life surprises me and I'm not prepared for it... It's different.

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"So I can tell myself rationally that talking to Linus in the same room and everything will be fine. No worries. What's the problem? A conversation. What could be dangerous about a conversation? But my stupid lizard brain is all like 'Red alert! Danger! Run away! Panic! Panic!' and it's pretty loud and convincing. And my body tends to listen to it, not to me. So that's the bummer."

"That's a common mistake people make, actually. Stressful events don't make you ill, actually. It's the way your brain reacts to stressful events."


"I have a teeny problem. It's not the outside per se. It's not trees or air or sky. It's the people. I mean, not all people. Probably not you; you'd be fine. I have my comfort people - people I can talk to and laugh with and feel relaxed with. (...) I can eat supper with my family. (...) Because they are not a threat. (...) It's everyone else who is the problem. People on the street, people at the front door, people on the phone. (...) Dr Sarah says (...) I have to dial down the thoughts that are telling me to panic. When she's telling me this (...) I think, Yes! I can do that! Easy. But then a postman comes to the door and I run before I can even stop myself."

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What I like about this kind of books is that they give you advice, without necessarily overwhelming you with theories. The new ideas, which are still unknown to you are intertwined into the story and it's up to us to find them. Another thing I love about fictional characters is realising how similar to me they are sometimes. An identical version doesn't exist, but I pick up the puzzle pieces that I've lost and find myself again in books.


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'I was the paranoid that everyone must be looking at me, thinking how uncool I was. At the same time, I was the one who got shown off to all the visitors: "Our straight-A student, Audrey"'


"We don't have to reveal everything to each other. That's another thing I've learned in therapy: it's OK to be private. It's OK to say no. It's OK to say, 'I'm not going to share that.'"

"Linus might come over. He might not. Either way is fine. Either way, his decision is about himself, not about you. You are not responsible for his feelings."


They talk about 'body language', as if we all speak it the same. But everyone has their own dialect. For me right now for example, swiveling my body right away and staring rigidly at the corner means 'I like you.' Because I didn't run away and shut myself in the bathroom. I just hope he realizes that.

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And sometimes you recognise others in books, like your mum for example, haha! I wasn't into video games myself, but being friends with your cousin and having a best friend who was a boy, I had to accept it to be part of the gang.


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"'But why does everyone have to be so greedy and violent? In the end Frank snapped, 'It's Land of Conquerors, Mom, not Land of Community Sevice Volunteers'"


"If I'm the Queen of Overreaction, Mum is the Empress."

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How to summarise my opinion? Finding Audrey is an easy book to read. As there is not lots of text on one page, you can easy read it within two days. As I said before, I enjoy deepness in books, here it was discussing several anxiety disorders. What I didn't really enjoy about the story, was that it discussed video games and computers way too much. What I loved about the book? When the videos she made about her family turned at the whole end into some sort of vlog. This kind of video-blogging looks like a hobby in real life, but I believe to some it is some sort of therapy. 

That's it for today. 




Have a wonderful New Year's Eve! I hope I won't be ill, because I don't feel too great now. 
Enjoy your night and I'll talk to you next year! 


MissCherry xo

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Girl Online

Hiii Guys!

It's getting late like always, but like I've told you before, the evening is my time to write. I haven't written for a little while, but at least I managed to fix things in my lil world so certain people stopped bugging me. Mission accomplished. Gone for a week now. Hopefully for as long as possible.
#Please!

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"It's a world where people think it's OK to hide behind their screens 
and their usernames and say poisonous things about a person they don't even know."

"I hate the way you can forget all about the things and people that have hurt you, 
but then a dream brings them flooding back."

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It's simply not fun when you love writing, but then those people who try to ruin your life keep on reading it. Why do you want to stay updated on my life? MOVE ON! 

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"You'll get over this eventually and move on, but if he's the kind of guy who can be so deceitful then he'll never be happy."

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The good news is... I'm really happy now. I won't be in two days or next week, because I have an exam coming up and I am one of those people who cram until they start feeling dizzy or anxious or both at the same time. 

But this post is about something else. I've read the first Girl Online book by Zoella

Here comes my opinion. I'm warning you, I'm a Scorpio, so expect honesty. 

When I started reading the book I had lots of negative remarks. I found it too perfect and at the same time so cliché. Penny had these perfect parents, such a great best friend, a good brother, and she also found the perfect boyfriend. I mean, that never happens. Somebody must be nuts.




#2 Blogging isn't that easy. I enjoy writing, but promoting my blog isn't my strong side. Besides, I get really shy when I tell people about it. I want them to read it, but at the same time I wonder if I'm not giving away too much about myself. However, it is nice notice that somebody has actually read it and  tells you that they enjoyed it. The truth is, getting 300 reactions on a blog post within one night is pretty much an impossible goal for many bloggers. 

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"Once, in the middle of a maths exam, I got this awesome idea for a blog -- at the time I was certain it would be the funniest, most interesting blog I'd ever written. I'd come up with a really clever title and everything. But then I got lost in the sea of algebra and when I came out of the exam the only letters I could think of were x and y. I still can't remember what that blog post was supposed to be about."

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Número Tres. I understand that Penny was a highly awkward person, but all the accidents at the beginning of the book are really too much. In general: This story is absolutely not possible to happen within a month of time in real life.

So I complained about it till maybe page 50. I read every evening and I honestly couldn't stop. Some chapters end with such a cliff-hanger that you want to keep on reading. It also reads very easily. A real page-turner I'd say! Haven't read a book like that in a little while.

Anxiety receives a special place in the story, which I was happy to notice. I know Zoella suffers from it and so do I. It's nothing pleasant and it also differs from person to person. Personally I have (social) anxiety, but maybe I should sacrifice a separate blog post to discuss this topic. I praise her for talking about a subject, which is misunderstood. Even by parents. So with whom you can discuss it, are people who also have it or with specialists. The book shows how you feel sometimes and that even though you hate it, in the moment you feel paralysed by it. The book mentions some tips, which are helpful. In general, I appreciate that she talks about it publicly so that makes shy people like me realise that it's okay to tell it to people. It doesn't make you weird. 

"When you get panicky, don't fight it. That makes it a million times worse. Just say to yourself 'OK, I'm feeling anxious right now, but that's all right'."


Can't wait to buy the next book to read it on my way back home! 

MissCherry xo

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Spinning Heart

Hello Guys!

It's getting really late and I have class at 9, 
but if I don't write now,  I will probably forget and never post it. 

This semester, I had to read The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan. "How can such a dull book be written by such a bright soul?" -- that's how my essay starts. However, I'm not sure if this is what I want my essay to start like. One way or another, I enjoyed listening to the author of the book. He's the kind of person, you meet while being in a bad mood and he will instantly make your day by his spontaneous, but still deep answers.




I would love to write a book, but I have no idea where to start. They say that's the hardest part, you should simply WRITE! Well, I started and I don't like it, haha! Good job, I know. 
Donal Ryan helped me a lot, even though he didn't say anything that enlightened me. It's hard to explain. Here are some ideas he said and that I find inspiring:

"Writers are scared of using their friends' and family's life. You shouldn't be scared of that!"

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"Most people interpret it as a book about the recession, but this book simply gives the picture of life, how those people see it. It's very negative. The recession was secondary. It's all about how people see themselves. It's funny how people interpret it. The recession was a revelation of people's souls. They got to know more about themselves."

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"It's hard to publish a book, because everybody seems to be writing a book nowadays."

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"It's okay to write and publish things that the publishing house doesn't agree with, it's your work and to me it makes perfectly sense that a dead person is talking in the book."

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"Those were stories I heard and I had to write them down."

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"It's okay to be an empty idiot as a writer"

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"Narrative is bullshit, because life is absolutely not coherent! It's a bunch of incoherent actions" 

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"Every novel is imperfect, if I could, I would definitely change some things."

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"People will always write the same idea differently"


Sleep tight!

MissCherry xo

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Irish Adventure Time!

Hi Guys!

It's been a while, I know, I'm working on literally everything now. I'm having a lovely time, though! Next to studying and discovering Ireland, I'm keeping my blogging skills on point! Tomorrow morning I'm going to take pictures for a new blog post as I'm officially an International Student Ambassador. I did it!

Life is all about To Do Lists these days. I did 4 out of the 8 things today. I'm working right NOW on the 5th one :) I couldn't buy stamps though, I'll try to fix it tomorrow. I need to send postcards! It's almost 10 pm here, but I think I can get all tucked up in bed at 11pm. Let's nail this.

Last night my friend was here and I said that I would like to have a map of Ireland and pin every place I went to. I might buy one tomorrow, but I thought I might update this blog as well, so it's not completely dead.

Here's my lil map and every clover is a place I've been to. Let's fill it as much as possible!

Cliffs of Moher



Killarney





Dublin












Part of the adventure. 
Spending 8 hours at the hospital




Galway





 





The Arann Islands



Ring of Kerry



Limerick City






University of Limerick





MissCherry xo 


Friday, September 9, 2016

With the Wheels to the Road

Good morning Guys!


This was a crazy night! No, not this level of crazy, just a sleepless night. I went to a Tea Party, which was great, but the amount of caffeinated tea I drank kept me wide awake till 3am. I thought I changed my alarm from 7am to 9am, but apparently I didn't save the change. So yeah, I'm awake since 7am and I absolutely can't fall asleep.



However, 
right? 
I read a whole book!

It was
Irishology 
by Ronan Moore


The title sounds serious, but this is everything but serious.
It kind of looks like a dictionary, but it is full of sarcasm and jokes.
I find it a great introduction to the Irish and their culture.
In my opinion, this book is a 7/10 for people who know nothing about Ireland,
but a 10/10 for Irish people, who can relate to it and be like "Hahaha! This is SO true!"

I didn't find any inspiring quotes, but I found some facts very interesting.


WET RAIN

There are 466 types of rain Ireland, some 65% of them indigenous to the country. Of all the rains, perhaps the nation's favourite is 'wet rain', commonly associated with a 'soft day'.

This rain, which exists nowhere else on the planet, is somewhere along the spectrum between a mist and a drizzle and is best known for its ability to lull you into believing that you won't need a jacket for the walk down to the pub.

However as soon as you get in the front door, you realise that your jumper is absolutely and utterly soaked and you'll have a chest infection by midnight.

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OH NO! I just spilt tea on my shirt, haha why does this always happen to me?
It must be the 4 hours of sleep.


FINDING SOMEONE IN COMMON

Ireland is a small place. And because of this, almost everyone is one degree of separation from each other. That is why when two Irish people meet the first thing they will tend to do is try to find out at least one person they both know. Until they find that person, they are pathologically unable to trust each other and the world temporarily goes out of kilter.

While the conversation could take place at a bus stop in Drimnagh, a beach-side hut in the tropics, or in front of firing squad, the line of questions tends to remain the same:

Irish person 1: 'Where are you from?'
Irish Person 2: 'Trim.'
IP1: 'Do you know Patrick Murphy?'
IP2: 'I don't think so. Does he play football?'
IP1: 'No, he used to live in Navan.'
IP2: 'No, I wouldn't know many over that side.'
IP1: 'Where did you go to college?
IP2: 'Galway.'
IP1: 'What years where you there?'
IP2: '1996 to 1999'
IP1: 'I started in 2000.'
IP2: 'I moved back in 2001.'
IP1: 'What did you do?'
IP2: 'I worked with O'Malley's.'
IP1: 'No way, did you know of a brick-layer called Maurice?'
IP2: 'Was he from Kinvara?'
IP1: 'Yes.'
IP2: 'Yeh, I used to shovel cement for him.'
IP1: 'No way! Sure he's my uncle! Here, let me buy you a pint.'

And with that, the seeds of a life-long friendship are formed and the world begins to spin back on its axis.

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Lemme find one more.
There are so many funny ones, haha but let's just go for this one. 


WILDLY INAPPROPRIATE SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

Dangerous bends ahead? Accident black spot? Barely enough space for two large vehicles to pass? It doesn't matter, let's make it 100km/h, it's all good.

In Ireland, applying rational decision-making to road speed markings has never been our forte, leading to some of the most wildly inappropriate speed limit signs in Western Europe. There are countless examples of wide, open stretches of road that you could safely land a plane onto but that are still only signposted for 80km/h. And for every one of there, you have a 'national route' where no matter how safe or dangerous it may be, only 100 km/h will do!

Of all roads, and there are many, my favourite must be the Athboy to Delvin road where on one 
200-metre stretch, a driver is met first with 'Dangerous Bends', and then immediately reminded that 
'100 km/h' is still grand, before an 'Accident Black Spot' completes the set.




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That's it for today!
That kind of rain is raining right now, but the good news is
My blog has been read over 5000 times! Momma likey

Have a nice day,

MissCherry xo

Saturday, September 3, 2016

It's a Different Kind of Love

Good morning Folks!

It's really early for an Irish morning. It's 8.37am and it's Saturday, haha
Like I said, do not underestimate a one-hour jet lag! In Brussels it's almost 10am, which is a normal time to get up for me.

Ireland is so much fun! Even though the Irish rain is greeting me since a few days, the Irish people compensate it. The Portuguese seemed to be open and warm, but the Irish are a completely new level of friendliness! 

Last week I went to one Irish Language class, which was GRAND! #IrishExpression


8 FUN FACTS!
♣︎ The Irish Language has 10 vowels. This means every vowel does also exist with a fada, which makes the vowel sound longer.
A Á E É I Í O Ó U Ú
♣︎ Gaeltacht : region where the Irish language is the first language (not English).
♣︎ Irish is the oldest and most historic written language in the world.
♣︎ There are 6 Celtic languages: Breton, Gaelige (Irish), Welsh, Manx, Cornish and Scottish.
♣︎ The Irish language arrived with the Celts ca. 500 BC
♣︎ It is an official language of the EU since 2007
♣︎ AOI is pronounced like [i] no not [aj]
♣︎ BH is pronounced like [v]



So here comes my simple Irish conversation.

Dia duit! 
Hi! 
(literal meaning 'May God Bless You') 
[dia gɥit]
Dia is Muira duit! 
This is what you reply to greet somebody back 
(literal meaning 'God and Mary to you') 
[dia smwira gɥit]
Conas atá tú? 
How are you? 
[kɔnas atoo tuu]
Tá mé go maith! Agus tusa?
I'm doing good! And you? 
[too mɛh gɔ mah]
Tá mé go maith, go raibh maith agat!
I'm good, thanks! 
(This is the longest 'thank you' I've ever learned! 
It literally means 'May good come to you') 
[too mɛh gɔ may, gɔrajvmatagat] 
Cé tusa? Is mise Aleksandra.
Who are you? I am Aleksandra. 
[ke tusa. Is miʃa ...]
(...)
Slán leat!
Bye! 
[slawn ljat]



One more goal achieved of my Day Zero Project!

That's it for today! It's time to get up now!

Thanks a million! #IrishExpressionAGAIN

MissCherry xo

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wildflower

Good evening Guys!

Guess what I've been doing. 
Packing all day long! 
I still have over 48 hours left, so it should be okay.
I feel quite calm about this adventure, but when I was packing 
I had literally breathing problems. I think I subconsciously stress about it.

Tomorrow I'll continue, but now I decided to write about that one book.


Wildflower
 written by 
Drew Barrymore


I've got one funny anecdote to tell you first. 
Before reading this book, I read The Art Of The Interview
& there was the exact same quote in both books!

"When I was with him as a teenager he told me he needed food, and I asked him, 'Oh yeah, are you hungry?' He looked at me wide-eyed and indignant. 'Hungry? I was hungry since the day I was born!'"



Like my Favourite book says that we accept the love we think we deserve, 
that's how I think that we notice the quotes that reflect our soul.
So maybe the quotes we choose say more about us than about the book?

Here they come:


"She would also tell me that when I felt lost, the best things to do was write! And as a lover of journals, this really spoke to me. (...) This pink leather-bound journal was delivered to my door with a note that read, 'Start writing to your daughter and keep it up every day! Love, Kate'"


"Because this one man believed in my silly stories, he made me feel like I could do anything."


"I need to mention that I made pancakes for my man. 'It's good.' I felt relieved. 'And you know I'd tell you otherwise,' he said, and it's true, he would.
As much as I want to kill him when he does tell me he doesn't like soothing. I am always grateful when he does like something because I know it's genuine! And I hate yes-men. I like it real. Honest. Tough love with support!"


"I called her up late and said, 'You know, we can keep talking about this or we can actually do it. And I say we just go rent an RV in the morning and GO!' And much to my happiness, she said yes, and we did just that! (...) We would be on the open road for one month -- let the games begin!"


"When I was in the school yard, there was no denying that I simply didn't posses any ability for agility either, as I was always last to be picked for a sporty game. I understood. And although it made me look like a loser, I actually agreed with those team captains."


"There was a desire in me to believe that people have extraordinary destinies and that, after all, most of our heroes in life are human beings. We can have faith in those people, and just as important, we can be heroes too. We all have the capacity to be divine, but that damn ego always lets some people think they are bigger or better than others."


"There should be no 'I' in what you are saying or thinking or feeling. You have to separate yourself from yourself. You have to realise that 'you' are nothing and 'we' are all everything. (...) We are all a part of everything. You are the sunshine and the air and a flower in a field. (...) Everything is alive and connected."


"And she was right. I didn't question whether he was 'the one'. I was trying to figure out how I would go all the way with this man and really create that family. (...) You make a choice to commit and you move forward. You live your life. And you appreciate what you have."




Even though I thought the book was going to be quite superficial,
I found inspiring quotes! 

MissCherry xo

Saturday, August 13, 2016

La Balianophobie

This one will be the last one for today.
It is about the present situation in Europe.
The paper is a summary of three articles.

It's in French.

& deeper than the previous two papers. 

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SYNTHÈSE 

L’Europe est un continent uni, prospère et puissant. Rien n’y manque, ce qui indique que tout y est présent: les droits de l’homme, des esprits flexibles et des traités qui semblent pouvoir résoudre tous les problèmes. Il reste la question de savoir si cela est la vérité ou plutôt un mythe. L’Européen pourrait mener une vie paisible s’il laissait la télévision éteinte. Ce sont les médias qui ne cessent pas à semer la panique. «Réveille-toi Européen naïf, ta culture est attaquée par des barbares!» — un succinct résumé des nouvelles télévisées des derniers mois.

Analysons notre société en la comparant à l’Église catholique. L’Église n’est pas seulement un monument impressionnant. L’Église catholique est l’ensemble des convictions et des traditions des religieux et des chrétiens. Pourtant il est remarquable que ces convictions sont reflétées dans ce sanctuaire. Cela est aussi applicable à notre société — si on effaçait toute la population du territoire belge, on pourrait constater que ce n’est pas un paysage neutre. On remarquerait entre autres des institutions, des habitations et des lieus de récréation. C’est-à-dire que l’idéologie des belges est reflétée dans ce paysage. Cela est aussi le cas dans chaque autre pays, comme par exemple en Syrie. Par contre, il est certain que ce paysage diffère du paysage belge. Il ne faut pas nécessairement penser à la guerre et aux bâtiments détruits, simplement au paysage d’un pays du Moyen Orient. Une image presque parfaite pour un Syrien. Cependant, si différente de la société presque parfaite d’un Européen. 

Pourtant, l’article 13 de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme est que chaque homme a la liberté de circulation. Il reste de nouveau la question de savoir si cela est la vérité ou plutôt un mythe. Un droit réconfortant en temps de guerre, mais qui a des restrictions aussi. La Syrie n’a jamais connu un temps où les droits de l’homme ont été respectés. Par contre, l’Europe, qui est plus développée, essaie de respecter ces droits. Comment est-ce possible de ne pas pouvoir trouver un juste milieu? Nous vivons au XXIe siècle, mais en temps de crise on simplifie égoïstement la liberté du prochain. Plusieurs voix européennes proclament plutôt «le droit de chacun à lever son pied au-dessus de la frontière pour quitter son pays mais pas à le reposer dans le pays de son choix». Le Syrien doit donc étudier minutieusement, quelle des 51 frontières européennes est la plus facile à dépasser. 

L’Allemagne, qui ouvre ses bras, rend la tâche plus facile aux réfugiés. Le point de vue sur l’Europe d’un Syrien n’est pas claire, mais il est probable qu’il voit l’Europe comme une mine d’or. Il suffit de trouver un emploi et ensuite d’organiser sa vie pour qu’elle soit stable et harmonieuse. Cela est quand même assez égoïste, n’est-ce pas? Ou est-ce que l’attitude de l’Européen est égoïste? Il faut se poser la question de savoir ce qui est plus important: le confort de l’Européen ou la sécurité du Syrien. 

L’Européen a une excuse préférée, nommément que «les réfugiés ne veulent pas s’intégrer». Un vrai Marocain est sans doute celui qui traîne dans les rues avec ses copains. (...). Cela est le préjugé de l’Européen aveuglé par les médias. Ils diffusent tant de nouvelles inquiétantes sur les étrangers, que on ne retient plus les héros étrangers comme Lassana Bathily. C’est alors l’Européen qui crée cette image exagérée. 

Cela est aussi le point de départ des anti-racistes, qui par contre sont prêts à accueillir tous les réfugiés, mais ensuite «ils se sentent devenir étrangers sur leur propre sol». Selon eux chaque ville a son propre Molenbeek. De plus, chaque massacre en Europe n’a pas été commis par des terroristes. Un exemple aussi cruel est la tuerie de Norvège commise par Anders Breivik. 

Il est important de ne pas accuser les réfugiés, mais à les aider à s’intégrer. Philippe Nemo est convaincu que les réfugiés vont à une Europe fondée sur le christianisme. Pourtant, il faut ajouté que cette Europe chrétienne est plutôt athée. Nemo prétend que c’est l’Europe qui «[ferme] a priori cette voie et [rend] leur intégration insincère et précaire».  C’est pourquoi il est important de n’en pas faire un sujet tabou, mais une option. Cela ne peut pas être une obligation, mais soyons clairs, une option.

Il ne faut pas devenir balianophobe. La crise des réfugiés n’est pas la première confrontation massive entre les Européens et la civilisation islamique. Après la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, pendant les années soixante, ce sont les Européens qui ont recruté 800.000 étrangers pour travailler dans les mines, l’industrie lourde ou dans le secteur de service. Au début, cela était mieux organisé. Les accords bilatéraux ont facilité à régler les conditions de séjour et de travail. Les migrants ont commencé à devenir moins patients et ils préféraient immigrer en utilisant des passeports touristiques. Ensuite, l’Europe avait suffisamment de travailleurs, mais les migrants ne cessaient pas à dépasser les frontières à la recherche d’une meilleure vie. La bonne nouvelle est que l’Europe a réussi à émerger de cette période chaotique. Pourrons nous résoudre la crise de la même manière que dans les années soixante? 

Non seulement les hommes politiques, mais aussi les philosophes essayent de résoudre ce problème. Selon Emmanuelle Auriol, il vaudrait mieux «vendre des visas aux gens qui souhaiteraient travailler chez nous». Comme aux années soixante, les employeurs réguleraient le statut de séjour. D’autres penseurs célèbres comme Emmanuel Levinas ou Jürgen Habernas affirment que la meilleure solution est d’ouvrir les frontières. Selon eux c’est un droit fondamental et un principe démocratique. De plus «le migrant “déraciné” et sans identité» est facile à remodeler. Devrait l’Europe «offrir un sanctuaire temporaire au sein de l’État qui a les moyens de le protéger, puis se voir prier de revenir dans leur pays d’origine, lorsque la menace est passée» ou «accroître l’aide aux pays pauvres qui accueillent actuellement les réfugiés non loin de leur lieu de résidence». Plus on pose de questions, plus on reçoit de réponses.

Le réfugié doit sans doute non seulement mettre les frontières européennes sous pression, mais aussi ses propres frontières idéologiques. L’Europe devrait aussi faire preuve de son unité, puisque «avec 150 personnes sur une chaloupe conçue pour 60, le chavirage est assuré et tout le monde se noierait».



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