By John Berger
Why does the Western global glance to migrant workers to accomplish the main menial projects? What compels humans to go away their houses and settle for this humiliating state of affairs? In A 7th Man, John Berger and Jean Mohr come to grips with what it truly is to be a migrant worker—the fabric conditions and the interior experience—and, in doing so, show how the migrant isn't quite a bit at the margins of recent existence, yet totally vital to it. First released in 1975, this finely wrought exploration continues to be as pressing as ever, featuring a method of residing that pervades the nations of the West and but is excluded from a lot of its tradition.
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45 The migrant takes with him his own resolution, the food prepared in his home, which be will eat during the next two or three days, his own pride, the photographs in his pocket, his packages, his suitcase. Yet his migration is like an event in a dream dreamt by another. As a figure in a dream dreamt by an unknown sleeper, he appears to act autonomously, at times unexpectedly; but everything he does - unless he revolts - is determined by the needs of the dreamer's mind. Abandon the metaphor. The migrant's intentionality is permeated by historical necessities of which neither he nor anybody he meets is aware.
The belief is part of the Romantic idealization of Nature, encouraged by the fact that the city lives off a surplus transported from the countryside and amassed in the city where it suggests the wealth of a cornucopia. The belief is far - in every sense - from the truth. Nature has to be bribed to yield enough. Peasants everywhere know this. Rural poverty means that there is nothing to bribe with. It is not a question of working harder. The further working of the land is withdrawn as a possibility.
The inhabitant of the modern metropolis tends to believe that it is always somehow possible to scrape a bare living off the land - unless it is a desert: or a dust bowl. The belief is part of the Romantic idealization of Nature, encouraged by the fact that the city lives off a surplus transported from the countryside and amassed in the city where it suggests the wealth of a cornucopia. The belief is far - in every sense - from the truth. Nature has to be bribed to yield enough.
A Seventh Man by John Berger