Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Don't smile, go back to work and continue shopping!

An investigation by the BBC learned that most Europeans aren't happy with the system of capitalism. There are several groups that stand up against the current society.

It's not only a subject preached by famous documentary maker Michael Moore, but also reverent Billy Talen whom I follow on Twitter likes to preach against the 'money lurching monsters'. Recently two men became active in England. Charley and Danny let the citizens of London know that everything is ok!

Promise me: don't laugh, go back to work and continue shopping.

Mass hysteria in Turkey: Soon ‘For Muslims only’

The troika, Turkish President Gül, Prime Minister Erdogan and Chief EU negotiater Egemen Bağiş all used the Swiss vote to ban minarets for their own dark and dubious purposes. The Turkish PM Erdogan called Europe fascist (although he resemble all the physical trade marks, appearance with a dogmatic style a la Goebbels), the Turkish president talked about those Swiss racists (although he even cannot solve the problem with his 20 million Alevi and Kurdish ‘minority’) and the Turkish chief EU negotiator Egemen Bağis urged his fellow Muslim people around the world to transfer their money from Swiss banks to Turkish banks, since Turkish banks are Muslims banks. Wrong! More than 60% of the Turkish banks could and can still not stand on their own feet and are bought by Greeks (Finansbank) Dutch (Oyak Bank) Americans (AK bank) Belgium/Dutch (Disbank) and so more. Only Ataturks bank the Isbank and 2 small banks, Ziraat Bank and Halk Bank are Turkish owned. Another populistic lie by this idiot  of E. Bağiş.

The point here is that the ruling AK party and their cronies are trying to gain political and economical advantage about the Swiss vote to ban the ‘imperialist’ minarets.
More saddening is that two friends of mine felt into a trap and show some hysterical behavior in their columns of today: Mustafa Aykol and Orhan Kemal Cengiz. It reminds me about what Jung once said; Show me one sane man and I will cure him.

Here a short reaction of mine. And I hope that the Islam world can take of that sign and image of ‘For Muslims Only’ day.

Mustafa,  your interpretation of this ban of minarets (In Islamite countries seen as the dominant factor of their religion in their society) has all to do with fear. Logically, when people felt trapped and threatened in their own culture and heritage and fear that one day Islam will create parallel societies in their countries, take for example the UK with its 80 Sharia courts which threat the lives of Muslim women in this country. And especially when your PM Erdogan once cited: Our minarets are our bayonets. Your compared Nazi Germany with contemporary Europe where Muslims have more rights than in their countries of birth. About fascism, while Europe was suffering under the rule of the inhuman Nazi’s, the Arab world embraced Nazism. Fascism is a cult and rejects all religions, but Nazi Germany had warm relations with the Arab world. Khomeiny, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Arab leaders such as Sayyid Qutb of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, as well as the Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini admired Hitler. Sami al-Joundi, one of the founders of the ruling Syrian Ba’ath Party, recalls: “We were racists. We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books… We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab Inclination toward Nazism, like the “Hisb-el-qaumi-el-suri” (PPS) or Social Nationalist Party in Syria. The first Syrian Baath leader, Anton Sa’ada, styled himself the Führer of the Syrian nation, and Hitler became known as “Abu Ali” (In Egypt his name was “Muhammed Haidar”). The banner of the PPS displayed the swastika on a black-white background, until today, even in Lebanon. Until this very nice day in December, fascism flourish in the Arab world. Now you know why there are only one single parties in that part of the world with the big exception of Israel. I recommend you to watch the six hour documentary ‘Nazis, a warning from history’ before make such ridiculous claims about what happened in the 30ties in Germany and these days in Europe. In fact you incite hatred towards non-Muslims.

Day Opening - December 2

Yesterday morning, Ramses Shaffy, the Dutch7French singer and actor died aged 76. Most of them plump for recent ones showing him as an old man worn down by drink, but we can also see "the Netherlands' only chansonnier" as a young icon of the popular cultural scene, a striking flower-power figure in the 1960s.

One Dutch newspaper devotes a whole inside page to what it calls the dismay caused by the flamboyant Amsterdammer's death. Under the headline, "Addicted to life", the paper prints a quote from 1995: "It's a wonder I'm still sitting here, with all the cigarettes, drink and I don't know what else".
The paper says he lived life to the full, giving us another quote: "The blood that pumps though my body screams out for adventure!" Under the headline, "Ramses last glass", it tells us of his last visit to his favourite restaurant, just a short stroll from the Amsterdam nursing home where he ended his days. "He came in around 5 or 6 [...] and sometimes stayed till very late. He drank red wine or sambuca. And also ate something," the restaurant owner fills us in.

It's not only other celebrities who are mourning the star's demise: fans are to hold a vigil at the place where Shaffy moored his houseboat in the heady days of the 1970s. The organiser recalls that Shaffy started out life in Amsterdam as a foster child: "I want to make the statement that all kids, even those who don't look like they have many chances, can grow into monumental people".
He was one of my heroes...why? The guy was pure and had not one ounce of aggression in him...