I am more dissapointed, heartbroken and sad at the moment than I have been in my whole exchange year. The reason? Switzerland has through its direct democracy allowed the country's biggest party UDC/SVP to succeed with the initiative against "mass" imigration - the until now most fatal and most far-reaching result of the right-wing politics in the country that people acctually support, either by voting yes or by doing as a lot of people, taking the "easy way out" and not voting at all.
From now on the Swiss State will have all the power when it comes to migration and treaties such as the Free Circulation with the Union européenne
will have to be renegociated. Racism, xenophobia, nationalism doesn't necessarily grow the biggest in times and countries with economical difficulties, but just as well (or even better) in countries with economical wellfare.
, my dear songwriter, class mate and best friend who started Youth Against Racism Luleå, and all other people standing up for human rights, let the words of Harry Potter
be our lead-star after the loss of tonight:
"Even though we've got a fight ahead of us, we've got one thing that Voldemort doesn't have - Something worth fighting for"