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Sunday, June 26, 2005 

Where have the good bloggers gone?

This was a question asked recently in the comments of an earlier blog...where are we? We are here, listening, biding our time until the right moment to speak presents itself. It has been months since I have last posted, and during those months I have watched the tone of this blog being hyjacked.

The purpose of this blog is to educate others on the subject of the Kurds, to provide a forum where Kurds from around the world can unite and discuss...however the tone of this blog has morphed into an analogy of the Kurds in the world now. We are as un-united here in cyberspace as we are in reality. All of our voices converge here, but we can never say that we speak for all.

This is not to say that the anger we feel and is oftentimes vented here is misplaced. There will always be anger, but it is how we shape that anger that makes us strong or weak.

Anger and sadness shape our psyche like wind and water shape the mountains. It is dependent on the strength of our foundations that determine our ability to withstand the forces against us. A new challenge faces us, seemingly small but signficant. News reports about Sadaam: in his underwear, talking to US serviceman, his family publishing his books of allagorical stories. While comedians make fun of him and we laugh alongside...we must not forget that he is still getting press. The world knows that he is a "bad man" but do they remember why? At the end of every news article I read there is always a little quip about "how he was a dictator and killed is own people", I find myself skimming over these most of the time...and if I do it, you can just imagine how many others are doing the same. It seems as though the world is forgetting through familarity, the "yeah, yeah, I know, I've heard it before" syndrome. This is perhaps the largest danger that the Kurds can face in these times: forgetting through familarity.

How do we stop this? I wish that I had an answer. Perhaps we all need to step back and reevaluate ourselves. The world needs to be rid of Sadaam, not trivializing him, not by downplaying his actions with jokes or undirected anger, but rid of him completely. We must destroy any power that he still holds even if that power is of him being perceived as a dotty aging man in the media.

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