Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Erdogan and his AKP party are going wild

First we witnessed yesterday a new fist fight in the Turkish parliament between AKP MP’s and the opposition, today Turkey’s FM hailed Iranian elections of last year while at the same time people are executed for protesting. In another laughable round, the ‘Chief’ negotiator of Turkey for he EU declared that Turkey must not take EU report seriously. And today Erdogan’s buddy the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, got some bad news: the Appeals judges ordered the International Criminal Court on Wednesday to reconsider its decision not to indict Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide in Darfur. De facto: indict him for committing genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and much more ugly things.
Erdogan, the new Sultan and New Prophet (although God doesn’t talk with us for more than 2000 years), feels comfortable with all these dictators, since he himself is one.

Who takes the guy serious? Still 30% of the Turkish population and some Arabs who feel that they need Turkey in the future since their oil fields are dwelling…

Are we waiting for a new wave of imperialistic powers like the Neo-Ottomans? I don’t think so. But who can talk to some stubborn Islamists?

Picture reminds me of H.

Tomorrow doesn't care

I just found out that John Lennon was assassinated. What a bummer. I thought the whole thing was a joke, you know, like Dean Swift's epitaph.

I remember sitting at the bar at Troll's in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with Jack Lambert who was playing with his bridge and listening to Howard Cosell announce that John Lennon had been killed during a Monday Night Football broadcast and saying to myself: "WTF? Did he just say John Lennon has been shot outside North Dakota?" I still doubt the existence of either North or South Dakota. I've never been there. Have you?

Apparently I just continued drinking and taking drugs for another thirty or forty years and never really realized that John Lennon is actually dead.

That's like finding out that the dinosaurs are all gone and the planet is populated by weak-kneed idiots incapable of dreaming of biting the heads off the comets. I hope that never happens.

Turn off your mind, relax
and float down stream
It is not dying
It is not dying

Lay down all thought
Surrender to the void
It is shining
It is shining

God, I wish that worked for me.

Day Opening - February 3

Bridge of Hope and Discord
Mostar, Bosnie & Herzogovina