"This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."
~ Morpheus, The Matrix.
Mehmet Ali Birand wants to know if Kurds will remain silent while Turkey burns.
He seems to think that Kurds have "important responsibilities" regarding the fact that Turkey is burning. Well, actually, to be honest, he never says that Kurds have "important responsibilities," but that "citizens of Kurdish origin"--whoever the hell they are--have the responsibilities. Now, this would hold true if Kurds were equal citizens of the fascist Turkish Republic, but the fact remains that Kurds are not even considered to be human beings by the fascists, much less are they equal citizens. In fact, Kurds have been enslaved by every state that divided them, aided and abetted by Western supporters of those states.
A slave has no responsibilities whatsoever, because a slave has no freedom whatsoever, and as long as Kurds have no political rights, no rights to the unique, Kurdish identity, no cultural rights, no human rights, then they have no responsibilities. Responsibility is a function of the privilege of being free, of being accorded the dignity of one's humanity. Under the fascist Ankara regime, such dignity has never been extended to Kurds. Since this is the case, there are no responsibilities for Kurds to "shirk."
Let's not imagine for so much as a nanosecond that the phony rights on paper have anything more to do with reality than the fantasy, "Alice in Wonderland," has anything to do with reality, especially now that there is a new "anti-terror" law, which does nothing but nullify all the phony rights that were written specifically to pacify European and American hypocrites.
Let's also not imagine that those so-called Kurds who sit in Parliament are truly Kurds. They have achieved their positions at the expense of total assimilation. They have accepted denial and are, therefore, privileged slaves of their masters, while those who refuse to assimilate are hounded by the state--such as DTP, or sympathizers of PKK. The assimilated creatures are no longer Kurds, yet they will never be Turks. They are twisted freaks of their own self-hatred.
Let us not be fooled by the threats of clashes between Turks and Kurds harming everyone, because there have been clashes between Turks and Kurds since the founding of the state, about which no one has given a damn, even while Kurds have been butchered in the tens of thousands. Those would-be friends of Kurds want Kurds to offer their throats to be sliced by the fascists because these would-be friends of Kurds are poisoned with the disease of pacifism. At the same time, these same would-be friends of Kurds do nothing as Turkish panzers crush the people of Amed, Turkish security forces bomb the people of Şemzînan, or Turkish artillery blasts the people of Bahdinan. When it comes to the shedding of Kurdish blood, those suffering from the disease of pacifism are suddenly silent.
Those would-be friends also believe, deep in their little diseased hearts, that the proper state for Kurds is the state of slavery.
Let us not be fooled by the imagined concern for the banning of legal Kurdish parties under Turkish occupation. Never has anyone uttered so much as a peep when Kurdish parties and politicians are banned from "participation" in the "democratic" Turkish political process, even though every single legal Kurdish political party in the history of the fascist Turkish state has always come to this end. It will happen to DTP as well; the process began in Amed, when Ozel Timler attempted to attack Osman Baydemir.
In the long run, the closure of yet another Kurdish political party is meaningless because we all remember what happened when four Kurdish politicians were elected to Parliament--they were imprisoned for speaking Kurdish.
Then we have a proposal from PKK for a political solution to the entire situation, but the US says it doesn't, won't talk to PKK. Moreover, a State Department spokesman made these remarks after Turks accused the US "of planning to force Turkey to negotiate a political solution with the terrorist group." The State Department was also questioned about why a soldier, and not a diplomat, was named as Washington's "special envoy."
The answer to this question seem to be obvious: The US has no intention of supporting a political solution for Kurds under Turkish occupation, even when every point of PKK's offer is one or more points that have previously been endorsed by human rights organizations, or as lip service by the EU. America is an enabler of genocide and has no genuine intention of promoting democracy for anyone but Americans or to protect its own economic interests. In other words, the US call for PKK to lay down its arms and call a ceasefire is a farce.
If anyone ever needed it, the American response to Turkey's fear of being forced to negotiate a political settlement to Kurdish oppression, is further proof that everyone in the American administration is an idiot. The proper response to Turkey's imagined fear would be to point out that the US itself sat down with negotiators for the Iraqi resistance last year, from Britain's The Independent:
American officials are talking to negotiators from the anti-US resistance in Iraq, whom they have denounced in the past as foreign fighters and remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Insurgent leaders and Pentagon officials have confirmed to Time magazine that talks have taken place for the first time in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad.
The Sunni guerrillas want a timetable for a US withdrawal, first from Iraqi cities and then from the country as a whole. American officials aim to see if they can drive a wedge between nationalist guerrillas and fanatical Islamist groups.
Abu Marwan, a resistance commander, is quoted as saying that the insurgents want to "fight and negotiate". They are modelling their strategy on that of the IRA and Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland. This means creating a united political organisation with a programme opposed to the US occupation.
In the meantime, and in order to rub salt in the wound of hypocrisy, the Iraqi government recently has also been negotiating, from RFE/RL:
Insurgent groups in Iraq have posted a number of statements to the Internet in recent days rejecting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's national-reconciliation initiative. While some statements contain an outright objection to the initiative, others are more convoluted, and either lay down preconditions to talks, or reveal concerns that members of some insurgent groups may be defecting to the government side.
Western press reports this week speculated that the following groups had expressed an interest in the reconciliation initiative: the 1920 Revolution Brigades, Muhammad's Army (Jaysh Muhammad), Heroes of Iraq (Abtal Al-Iraq), 9 Nisan (April) Group, the Brigades of the General Command of the Armed Forces, and the Al-Fatihin Brigades.
Both the US and the Iraqi governments negotiate with groups they consider to be terrorists, and both of these are examples to the fascists in Ankara. However, when it comes to the question of justice for Kurds, everyone--the US, Iraq, Turkey--refuses to walk down the political path. The hypocrisy of this refusal is patently obvious.
That brings us back to the question: "Will Kurds remain silent?" But I propose the question: "Should Kurds remain silent?"
Yes. Just as our Rojhelatî brothers and sisters overwhelmingly boycotted the manufactured political spectacle that installed Ahmadinejad in power, so the Bakûrî should overwhelmingly boycott the next manufactured Turkish political spectacle. There is nothing to lose anyway. CHP and AKP are in the process of maneuvering DTP out of legal political participation as I write, and no amount of paper penned by the likes of Mehmet Ali Birand will change that.
The US continues to embrace the Deep State--in the form of Joseph W. Ralston--while negotiating with the same terrorists who have racked up over 2,500 American dead in Iraq or encouraging the al-Malliki government to do the same. Turkey invites HAMAS, which is on the EU and US List®, to Ankara and gives it support, while transporting arms and ammunition to Hezbollah, also on The List®. All of this means, of course, that the US, Turkey, Iran and Iraq view Kurds as pawns in thier dreams of regional hegemony.
While the blood of 100,000 Bakûrî şehîds cries out from the earth for justice, the only one who hears that cry is the big, bad PKK.
But then, you can hear everything much more clearly from deep inside the rabbit hole.