How to Be­gin a So­lu­tion?

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

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.

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