Monday, October 26, 2015

Re: The United Segragated States of Cyprus

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus44161.html#p827867

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Cyprus, with the expense of having Constituencies, may provide an important link to the needs that as Persons, Individuals need, toward defining their own distinct identity within the context of a State that is broader.

What is at issue is the intention of the parties as they are framed today. What are they looking for? One can not expect an "Enosis" to Greece any longer, and a "Greek" state in Cyprus is no longer a possibility either, only unless there exists a willingness to sacrifice the island and its Heritance, for a society/two societies which chooses to promote an enmity for "others", it seems will the "Turks" (and the "Greeks") that represent about a half of the island's population be satisfied; but it is not the only choice.

...indeed, Koray Basogrultmac─▒ and Cinel Senem Husseyin, have demonstrated that the Flag of Cyprus does not represent a "Greekness", or a "Turkishness", and that in belonging it is Cypriot; it is neither "Greek", or "Turkish". They bent what seems an impossibly intransigent regime with one truth, that Cyprus exists. All of us can demonstrate the same courage, for Cyprus, and the possibility that Cyprus can take control of the Agenda for what is essentially an internal problem Cypriot in nature. This simple gesture, flying this Flag, my lead to someone being shot quite frankly, but more of it is necessary to build the trust that Turcophones need, and, the respect that the overwhelming Grecophone population needs as well, to be willing to defend each other. 

...if there is a loud enough voice from the population, the politicians as an elite will have to rethink what is established, and what is the status quo.

It is our choice, the Citizens by voting, but more importantly it is by action that the choices available will change.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Re: Water - The Propaganda Regime of "TRNC" ...???

http://www.cyprus-forum.com/cyprus39847-2120.html#p827144

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Mustiejodu, it is Turkey that is in a squeeze, and it is Erdogan that is doing the squeezing, be realistic. How can you give this man so much confidence? Is there anything in Turkey at the moment that is in order?

...as for Cyprus, and this water, it exemplifies what should be our worst fears, i say "our" as human beings, not just as Cypriots. Not a thought about water management, nothing about conservation, not even its distribution, nothing about it at all as a matter of fact, it just appears, as though it is free, as though nothing has to be learned from the past, as though "new" means new forever; if that is not propaganda, what is? 

Turkey is not a leader, or should i say Erdogan's Turkey only tarnishes that potential. The great achievement was only paid for, it is not Turkish, except that a "Turk" in affect had it made in Turkey. Pardon me, but after all this time, i'm still hoping that some good can come from all this effort. I don't see the political reward for one man and a Party as progress, just being happy to see water where there was none should not be enough for the rest of us, Turkish, Greek, "Greek", or the world at large (read: anything not "Turkish").

Water as a weapon, for Peace; sounds to me like a two edge sword. I just don't want to see more cucumbers grown by "Turks", for "Turkey", in Cyprus. 

...you, Mustiejodu, i can imagine, can see as a Cypriot, the logic in this.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

In Cyprus, hopes for a thaw in a long-frozen standoff


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One hopes that the Republic of Cyprus remains, and that it continues to defend the Universal Principal that all Cypriots are equal, without any other distinction or discrimination, because it has from its inception represented Cypriots well, despite the dysfunctions it (has) suffer(ed)s; let's remember that in 1960, Cyprus did not even have an infrastructure of asphalt roads across the island, water, clean and reliable from Public Works, or even electricity to any degree. It was a backwater, a barrack, for the Ottoman's, and then the British.
Turkish Cypriots, as Turkish Cypriots, may want to identify themselves as a Constituency, other Cypriot Constituencies exist which have the same needs toward sustaining their own distinctions. But, this Liberty does not equate to the Freedom which (the overwhelming majority of) Cypriots are demanding. Other Cypriot Constituencies, Greek, Maronite, Armenian, can serve their electors's daily lives in the language of their choosing (first) at another level of government, all are entitled their voice as Cypriots, for Cyprus.
Canada is a BBF, so too America. Can you imagine Federal elections where to vote, one is identified by the State one lives in or by whether they are, Native, French, or English?
...can you imagine in America, or in Canada, Citizens unable to say quite simply, they love their country, as Americans, or Canadians?