Do Kurds Need All These Dic­ta­tors?

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

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.

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