Sunday, December 27, 2015

Re: Ranking the alternative outcomes of the Cyprus Problem

. is Canada so successful? Do Canadians vote by the colour of there skin, or the language which is their mother-tongue?

And yet Canada is strong, and there exists many Nations in Canada which have, as Persons, their self-representation too. 

...all Canadians identify with the Universal Principals all people can defend together, as Canadian Principals. Minority, Constituency, or Native, there is no difference to them as Individuals.

Something to think about when it comes to intention. Power as in "Greek" power, only invites its equals as opposites. Although Greeks can share the pride of "Greekness" as a diaspora, and even though the overwhelming population is Greek in Cyprus, Cyprus is not "Greek", nor, if you ask me, should it be. Cyprus is not Greece. Cyprus is not Turkey, either. Cyprus is Cyprus. Cypriots are Cypriots.

They are better stewards, they have paid for this Freedom in blood, they are our shame, if we forget they lived as Cypriots, those murdered, and made to disappear, and if we choose to ignore this truth.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pipeline project plagued with problems


Sadly, years and years on a pipe dream, and very little known about the costs of water, that is "free".
Thirst is not the issue, neither is capacity it seems, because (at less cost) these could have been solved by now, it's profit; especially since 75% of the water is slated to grow cucumbers in the Karpas by an ever growing population of "Turks" from the mainland.
What of water desalination? What of water conservation? What of the upkeep to existing infrastructure where it's reported that 40% of the clean drinking water is lost from leaking pipes. Indeed, the 'new' pipes will not leak, but for how long (who will build them); and then? When is also a good question, too...
...but it is a little late for all that. In the realpolitik of things, Erdogan needs to score, now. What with the situation as it is, Cypriots are badly served by the efforts Turkey has made. So too, Turkey's reputation. In affect, it reflects badly on the occupation regime with what it has demonstrated as a partner (as "Turks", and as Cypriots). And at this moment, no one is drinking the water yet, thus the water has no real value except political, even the point of transfer is under dispute.
Frankly, I think that he (Erdogan,) will "gift" the water to the Republic, to own and to manage, and in the process, recognise Cypriots as Cypriots, ridding himself of the "Turks" who represent a burden to him by being unable to sustain themselves, promoting a sea-change of world opinion toward Turkey, gaining from the recognition and respect of Cypriots, a new ally, as well the possibility of better relations with Greece, Israel (and Egypt), and the EU.
...Peace water, let's see.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Theocharous, Sizopoulos want to prevent a bad settlement


Cypriots cannot stay the way they are. A change is natural, no less.

Neither the "Greeks" or the "Turks" look forward, willing to embrace change to better themselves. Both discuss Human Rights as something secondary to their goals of preserving "Greekness", or "Turkishness".

If Cypriots, because they do exist (and they represent about half of the population either way), have their way, control of the Agenda, it may be that Cypriots will finally be able to demonstrate that it is their diversity that is their strength in an entirely mobile world where as Cypriots they serve as facilitators of exchange.

Beside a strong Federal Government, representing all its Citizens without other distinction or discrimination, as Cypriots, there will exist the possibility of self-representation as Persons, not just as Individuals, with a BBF; I would hope that the possibility of a Greek Constituency, (at another level of Government), within a set of Cypriot Constituencies may allow for the recognition and respect Cypriots, as Cypriots, have for their ethnos.

Mrs Theocharous and Mr Sizopoulos, I think, could better serve their electorate, as Cypriots. As Greek Cypriots, if they avoided being a mirror to the occupation regime, north; "not Greek" / "Greek", "not Turkish" / "Turkish", they would be the better people. New thinking is needed, and is expected of them if they are the States-people they claim to be. I am grateful for their vigilance against the common enemy of Ignorance which led to the Cyprus Problem, in affect the Turkish Problem. But Cypriots, not just Greek Cypriots because they are the overwhelming majority, need Peace; not to be divided.

I am as, vigilant, and against any tribute paid to Turkey, in appeasement, a compromise, or reward, too, because it is just plain wrong on many levels. But i believe the Flag of Cyprus always flies higher. It, is an equal to the Flag of Greece, or the Flag of Turkey, or the Union Jack for that matter. The opposition should decide, are they Cypriot, or "Greek"? As it is, as "Greeks", they fail the rest of us who have a wider vision of Cypriots, or what it means to be Cypriot, Greek or not.

...and if they want to be leaders of "Greeks", with a BBF, the paradox, this opportunity exists for them.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bizonality still a sticky question in the Cyprus talks


What is a "Turk"? What has "Turkishness" got to do with Cypriots having representation based on Universal Principals, the self-representation which demonstrates the will of Cypriots, as Cypriots?

In my Cyprus Bizonal is not that hard to understand. Regardless of how you divide Cyprus as parts, One Government represents us as Cypriots. One Country exists as a State, and that is the Republic of Cyprus. Under it, all its Citizens are equal, without any discrimination or distinction additionally needed.

Indeed, Cypriot Constituencies exist, and they can be identified by the living relics, language, communities and homes, these Constituents care for till today. As Cypriots, if we are prepared to consider that Cyprus has an Ethnos, (more than "being" mostly Greek,) Cypriots should also be prepared to apply themselves accordingly with Constitutional Reform respecting the nature of this Heritance. If we are prepared to consider that a "Turkish Constituency" should exist, should there be Constituencies for the Maronite, Latin, and Armenian populations which have the same struggle, in terms of sustaining their distinctiveness, as Cypriots. Why not? Why not a Greek Constituency while we're at it? Why not a set of Cypriot Constituencies, at another level of government?

Where in this demand, by or for a Turkish Constituency, is there an effort to represent the principals that clearly indicate an interest in the affairs of Cypriots as a whole? Why are "their" demands so different to my own for example, if "they" care for Cyprus? How are "they" equal to the Republic? They, the occupation's regime, concern themselves with "Turkishness" (and only "Turks" to them are acceptable); there, anyone who dares to fly the Flag of Cyprus risks a great deal of controversy, although just recently, legally, it has been ruled that people have the right to do so. short, such a demand, for "Turks" or "Turkishness", as it is, is asking for a lot, and folly, from a position where (illegally) "they" have much more than they should, "they" seek to care only for themselves, and where "they" "deserve" (and because they have little to offer) very, very, little.

...solution is easy, ask for 7 percent (almost too hard to refuse), and be willing to accept (far) less. for the rest of us, Turcophone, Grecophone, and Cypriot, dividing Cyprus, to "give" some of it away to "someone" who sees us as an "other", seems far fetched, unjust, and a step backwards for Humanity, not just for Cypriots.