How to Begin a Solution?
During recent years, our mass media has acted in such a way to fill every home with political chaos—shaking the minds of all regardless of age and social class. They have caused a worrisome and uptight psychological state to rise up in their viewers instead of simply conveying information and raising the public’s awareness of threats and risks in the region.
Many wonder how we should begin looking for a solution. There are two main tendencies: one of them suggests starting afresh without returning to the past and the origins of the problems. The other thinks the past should not be forgotten. Within this are two more schools of thought. The first thinks that the past should be exploited to avenge others while the second believes that the past should be used for learning lessons and not repeating the undesirable experience—ultimately solving problems instead of retaliating.
Kurdistan Democratic Party has taken a crucial step on October 21st, working towards success in ending the chaos and disorder at hand. This may also stop Gorran’s clutter and its media, which has turned people against the government by digging pits and discharging people from their responsibilities. This has evoked further mistrust in people for their political aim, adding to the negative atmosphere the four parliamentary parties made within their (four against one) front.
We should use the past for learning then solve problems and eradicate suffering from what we’ve learned. Though putting a limit on these actions causes risks in the political process, it’s not the end of the road. Looking forward, a resolution needs tranquility and stabilization of the situation and for all involved to admit their mistakes.
Gorran’s chaos ended in 24 hours. Burning down the offices and throwing stones, the anti-government and anti-KDP slogans were dried up from the sources.
So the solution has become clearer now. But with whom is it going to start? Can Gorran, who are suffering a political setback, recognize their mistakes and their negative impacts? Do they want to start a new process, turning the page on their previous actions? Or do they want to form new coalitions with other parties that could end up with more political chaos? Will they raise their hands, admitting their mistake and its potential to shift Kurdistan towards serious political chaos and crisis?
The solution is for the political parties to consider a way to form a coalition of trust and good will that will improve the life and capability of Peshmerga while moving forward the negotiations for political and social development in Kurdistan. This is more important than the political bloodying up of one another. The KDP and PUK’s responsibility at this time are greater than ever. Particularly as the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan seeks to evade their own internal issues, Gorran’s pressure on them, and become a trusted partner in power with KDP. KDP has assumed the responsibility of the future of Kurdistan and it needs to press on in stopping the chaos by fostering trust among the parties in order to put the political process back on the right path.