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by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today… Aha-ah…

I can imagine, but not a whole a lot better world than the one we have. Living for today might be an attractive proposition for the “flower childeren” like you, especially when under the influence, but it never excited me; too selfish for my taste.

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for


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ChomskyGavurun sözünü herkes duymuştur: Herkesi bazen, bazıların her zaman kandırabilirsiniz ama herkesi her zaman kandıramazsınız.

Bu söze göre  ünlü dil-bilimci/düşünür Noam Chomsky en azından bizimle ilgili konularda “bazıları”  kümesine giriyor , zira bizim yerli bize ait herşeyin düşmanları onu her defasında kandırıyorlar veya kanmıyor aslında ama ajandası onlarla örtüştüğü için onların dezenformasyonunu stratejik olarak araçsallaştırıyor. Kim bilir? Kalbine giremem ama aklına hitap etmeye çalıştım.

Daha önce Gezi sırasında kendisi ile yaptığım yazışmalardan bahsetmiştim. Kendisine bilgiyi Türkiye’deki dostlarının sağladığını ve Amnesty International (AI) ve medya haberlerinin de bunu desteklediğni ifade ettikten sonra beni “kafayı kuma görmekle”, konuda cahil kalmakla itham etmişti. Benim cevabımın da onun altında kalmamış olduğunu beni biraz tanıyanlar tahmin eder.

Adını “Barış İçin Akademisyenler” veya medya ifadesi ile “1128 akademisyen” bildirisinde görünce dayanamadım, gene sordum “katil Erdoğan” hükmüne nasıl vardığını: Yazışmaların bir kısmı aşağıdadır (tercümeler altında):

From: Bekir L. Yildirim []
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 5:53 AM
To: Noam Chomsky
Subject: Are you truly interested in the facts on the ground?

Mr. Chmosky,

As in the Gezi Protests, you appear not to be bothered by the facts vis-a-vis the “Kurdish Issue” or let them get in the way of a good Erdoğan bashing.
You appear to be so confident in your stature as an independent thinker that you could get away with claim that North Korea is a true liberal democracy!

Show me or the world or informed public,  whoever means anything to you, verified facts to prove that “Erdoğan is a murderer”. I can cite to you hundreds of such facts , all using anti-Erdoğan or International watchdog, UN sources.
Facts Mr. Chomsky, verified or verifiable facts, even if you are Socrates, your claims must be supported by facts.

Do you know how many protesters were killed by police during Gezi protests? Not more than 3-4 (and only two by bullets , one by tear gas canister hitting a sensitive part of the body). That is less than half killed by the protesters.

The operations in the southeast Turkey (a.ka.Turkish Kurdistan) soldiers are carrying civilians trapped behind the ditches, dug by the terrorists, on their backs akin to Rachel Corrie trying to save the Gaza family! Yesterday they threw bombs in an elementary schoolyard where Kurdish children were receiving their semester reports. Does it matter to you? It matters to us.

If your stance is due to lack of knowledge, I invite you to planet earth and pay attention to the facts before reaching conclusions on who is murderer. (daha&helliip;)

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Aylan-KürdiThe following poem by Emma Lazarus is so fitting to the plight of the refugees that one may be misled to think she wrote it for the families like Aylan’s, the toddler whose little body was washed ashore not far from Rhodes, the Mediterranean Island the name refers to, instead of the Statue of Liberty and American immigrants.

May I remind those Xenophobic-Westerners like the Hungarian PM Viktor Orban (if I were the descendant of Atilla the Hun, I would shy away from making bigoted remarks about others)that we are all the descendants of immigrants.

The New Colossus

As if Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. (daha&helliip;)

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Has Israel ever attacked US? Not just once, but this is probably the oldest known one.

The day Israel attacked America

Bu da program muhtevasından derleme:

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The AK Party goverment’s groundbreaking outreach was met with the approval of the majority of the people, contrary to the expectations of pundits who are always disappointed by the ballot boxes

by Bekir L. Yıldırım

Neither pre-emptive nor authoritarian...and by the way, not a doctrine

Prime Minister Erdoğan’s “authoritarian tendencies” have long been a mantra for Erdoğan-bashers in Turkey and abroad. Mustafa Akyol, a prolific Turkish journalist, enriched the terminology with the contribution of “Turkey’s preemptive authoritarianism doctrine” in an article of the same title (Al Monitor, April 10, 2014). The article provoked me to respond because it represents a mindset voiced by many here and abroad with increasing frequency – at least since the Gezi Protests – and reached its peak with the Dec. 17 attempt to topple Erdoğan with or without the feared ballot box.

Recent political history tells us that when the powers decide to hold the feet of a leader in the non-Western world on fire, such depictions abound. The differences are merely in tone or the specific tools employed and not on the modus operandi. Another and no less important reason for the response is the portrayal of people who support Erdoğan with unwarranted belittling, demeaning adjectives akin to those employed customarily by the laicist, self-proclaimed elite. We developed a thick skin for those insults – albeit not put as politely as Akyol does – by the privileged, wannabe Western crowd over the last hundred years. But seeing a young idealistic journalist who takes pains to differentiate himself from them and calls himself a liberal-devout Muslim falling in the same domestic-orientalism trap is disheartening.

Full article in Daily Sabah

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