The Turks in Europe

A Turkish fascist

Tensions between The Netherlands and Turkey are very high as Turkish presidents calls the Dutch remnants of the nazis. Tensions between Turkey and other European questions are high.

This is of course a deliberate tactic by Turkish president Erdogan. By forcing European countries to take action against Turkish ministers who want to visit those countries to hold campaign meetings, Erdogan wants to prove his citizens that he absolutely needs to win the referendum giving him absolute power.

The fact that politically campaigning outside of Europe is strictly forbidden by Turkish law and is ignored by Erdogan proves, however, that he is a true fascist.

I also wonder. There are tens of thousands of Turkish people living outside Turkey. Part of them publicly support Erdogan. If he is such a good leader to them, why don’t they go and live under his rule, in Turkey? Why do they feel the need to stay in the West European country they live in? Surely they would be far happier living in their beloved Turkey with their beloved ruler? Or are they merely carrying out a long term strategy to slowly but surely take over Europe by spreading their population, much as islam is doing with religion?

I really do wonder…

Turkish people in Rotterdam demonstrating in favour of their great leader Erdogan. Why don’t they return to Turkey to live under his rule?

Turkish ban on the word ‘no’

On 16 April Turkey will hold a referendum. If the voters of ‘yes’ have it, president Erdogan will install a pure presidential regime. This means that he would become both state and government leader. In reality, it means he will become an even bigger fascist than he already is.

A boy holds up a placard that reads "NO" as the leaders of Turkey's nationalist groups gather to launch a campaign for "NO" ahead of the April 16 national referendum on expanding the president's powers, in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Critics say it would concentrate even more power in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a leader they accuse of authoritarian behavior. The reforms would potentially allow Erdogan to remain in power until 2029. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

A boy holds up a placard that reads “NO” as the leaders of Turkey’s nationalist groups gather to launch a campaign for “NO” ahead of the April 16 national referendum on expanding the president’s powers, in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Critics say it would concentrate even more power in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a leader they accuse of authoritarian behavior. The reforms would potentially allow Erdogan to remain in power until 2029. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

But polls suggest that the Turkish people may have seen the light as 58% may say ‘no’ to their fascist president. In order to turn the tide, the president has decided to ban all instances of the word ‘no’. The oscar nominated movie ‘No’ on the fall of Chilean dictator Pinochet has been removed from Digitürk’s offer. And brochures to promote saying ‘no’ to smoking were also removed.

Let’s hope that the Turkish people will massively say ‘Hayir’ to their fascist president. If not, Turkey would no longer be a democracy, something it barely is now.

 

Lie Lie Land

The work from street artist Bambi in London is going viral. Perhaps that is because it so effectively sums up people’s feelings in general:

lielielandTheresa May’s Brexit camp won the referendum vote through sheer lies on for instance the National Health Service, with Nigel Farage from UKIP as the biggest liar of them all.

Donald Trump won his campaign with the least amount of popular vote ever (or so abouts) and with clear help from the Russians. Incidentally, I have never understood why the Americans were so outraged about the possible Russian influence on their elections. The Americans have done it for years in other countries where they influenced the voting proceedings. Quite the hypocrite stand.

Anyway, the image sums up the increasing lack of faith and belief people have for politicians. If one checks world news and looks at political news of all countries in the world, one can see that literally every day news leaks out on politicians who have been unethical in their job. There is therefore little reason left to trust politicians. It is as if getting power automatically means becoming corrupt. Why do power and corruptness go hand in hand?

A question to ponder on…

North Korea and other countries with rockets

north-korea-missileNorth Korea fired a ballistic rocket towards the Japanese Sea. Should the rest of the world be impressed? If so, why?

A show of force, small or big, is a small and under par mind’s way of asserting oneself. It serves no real purpose.

It’s actually quite sad that some countries in our world need to possess nuclear weapons and big armies to presumably preserve peace. It shows humanity’s lack of being able to sort out differences in an adult manner, by speaking, discussing, conversing. It proves that man has yet to reach adulthood and is still closer to its primate form of settling things than to a mature species that uses reason above anything else.

We still have much to learn…