sliding doors

A Mr. Boubacar, French migrant living in Vitry-sur-Seine has been quoted in a paper as affirming he will have voted for Mr. Le Pen, as “ ..he will do what he say. It ought to integrate who’s here before other immigrants could come to this country”.
This reminded me about the blog ‘in and out’ (4 July 2004), and the thought on how ideas change according to one’s different position.
And also about Italian migrants in South Africa, most of them recently arrived in that country, but among the most racist towards ‘the others’.

Riferimenti: old blog

Approaching a third life

During my first life I evolved in a very tiny area including all the places I had to go to (schools, home, civil service, university, boy scouts, the first job). It was an area of approximately 10 square kilometres.

In my second life I travelled the world: more than 20 countries in 4 continents (missing Oceania and Antarctic). Here is the list: Cambodia, South Africa, Mozambique, Macedonia, Guatemala, Bosnia, Albania, Palestine, Spain, UK, Chad, Togo, Cambodia, Botswana, Moldova, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Ecuador, Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium, Cambodia again, Ivory Coast (twice), Congo, Venezuela).

As for now, I am close to my third life; for the first time an indeterminate-time contract (‘il posto’), pension scheme, paid holidays, etc.

I should stay 4 years in the same place and then swap over to another country, for 3 or 4 times, until getting to my 4th life.

(à suivre)?..