Sunday, June 2, 2013

Photo of the Century: Fascism vs Stoicism

Fascism vs Stoicism
I love this photo (Taksim square, Constantinople, 01.06.2013)! I adore the lady's (in red) stoicism and calmness, in facing fascism. I bet this photo will remain eternal, a reminder for all Turkish liberals and democrats of what they had to endure on their path to true democracy and western freedom. I am also reminded of how upsetting it is to have "Turkey", at its level of maturity, barely grasping the fundamentals of western values, to be preaching Cypriots about how things should be, and the mix of apathy, self-interest, and hypocrisy of so-called Europeans, who have not the courage to stand up for European principles in Cyprus, an island that is an integral part of Europe's soul!

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

As either unitary state or federation solutions are discussed as replacements to Cyprus' 1960 and Turkey's 1923 unworkable constitutions, should we abide by "if a right is a right too many for Turkey's Kurdish community (circa 23% of population) then that right is a right too many for Cyprus' tCypriot community too (circa 15%), and vice versa." Is the adoption of this fair logic the catalyst to securing just solutions for both UN countries.