Do Kurds Need All These Dictators?
Some political parties are about to turn the Region’s presidency to their own failed strategy. They proclaim that the remaining of the Kurdistan Region President any longer is equal to dictatorship and democratic failure. Furthermore, some say it’s treason to compromise on the issue, and that Barzani should leave. The rationale question is that: will remaining of Barzani and the opposite result in solving the issues of salaries, unemployment, electricity, ISIS and Baghdad’s mentality, or just the opposite?
One may be shocked only by the political propaganda machine of the media, because every party, each according to their size and mood, is talking about the most important and prominent political and legal and crucial issues as the worst experience. We don’t mean that people should be prevented from commenting freely, what we do mean is that in this chaotic situation of media, do the politicians and Kurdistan leadership, and those who are saying this, have the chance of listening to the rivers of gossips, attacks, accusations, defenses, logic and the border-crossing of themselves… Or just no one is listening to the other in this chaotic situation, and everyone is throwing their arrows with blind eyes. I doubt that the directions are heading towards mind, honesty, viewpoint and even moral blindness.
Unfortunately those who talk of democracy want to generalize their personal and political view on the public. Those who only talk about law and obedience of law are violating laws, manners, media and publishing information more than anyone else. Those who claim fear of dictatorship, they stir up their dictatorship hatred freely without being prevented by anyone, or being arrested by police, and no one in the government censors their TV channel, newspapers and magazines. They may’ve forgotten that their manner of speaking shows just the same as the dictatorship of thoughts, view and nontolerance. Those who’ve destabilized the peace of Kurdish family and individuals under the pretext of defending people are making fun of the people and their rights, their stability, social and psychological security as well.
A kind of dictatorship has appeared that honestly denies the opposite opinion, does not tolerate the components, and are bringing about massive dictatorship under the pretext of eliminating totalitarianism in politics, they :
1- Are no ready to accept referendum to settle the national problems.
2- Want a president with no power, and they don’t believe in election.
Our main question is that, instead of the all those political dictatorships, doesn’t Kurdistan Region need one decision making power to settle and put a limit to tensions and tendencies.
At this time, power should be unified and the position of Kurdistan Region in the political, international relations, economy, and military should be strengthened and unified too. It means that parties, which practically want to undergo a democratic and modern competition in Kurdistan, have thought that the defeat and isolation of parties, no matter how limited their size is, is against democracy and will strengthen principles of dictatorship. People remember those parties which wanted votes from people when they made their promise to unify the Peshmerge forces? Now they want to legitimatize the separation and division of the country.
Kurdistan needs a powerful center, a unified army of Peshmerge. And it needs a president who will represent Kurdistan on all international platforms. Elimination of one another is originally correlated with political dictatorship. In order to reach a consensus, the dictators in the media should be silenced off. Instead, democracy, mutual understanding and consensus should be improved and strengthened.