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(en) Turkey, Anarchist Federation DAF - Meydan #22 - "Witch Hunt Continues" - Didem Sea Erbakan ) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:14:48 +0200


Located in the east of the town recently passed Murufit of Tanzania, where 7 people were killed by suspected witch kasabalÄlar. Before disintegrating victim with machete, then burned murdered. Moreover, this massacre was not the first witch-hunt in Africa, this cruel tradition inherited from the process of European colonization in Africa, has led to many massacres in Africa today than yesterday. Only 500 people are murdered on the grounds they were witches each year in Tanzania. ---- The idea of ââwitchcraft or witchcraft accusations as origin 'based on Medieval Europe. Well, as most of us also know, just like the plague ravaged the medieval Europe; The majority of the masses is an accusation that causes people to be murdered created by women. Feudal and non-Christians in the male perception of self, the rebels, in a way contrary to the ideology and morality period of "other" s has been a title bestowed. Because witches referred to those, who continue to maintain their pagan traditions "healer or magician" to HristyanlÄg as women, widows or husband died aged women, liberated from male oppression "in the wild" women in male-dominated understanding and potential rebels along with two they pose a threat to the slave order for "other" were not addedilerek.

Witchcraft, the discovery of new continents moved to this continent. Identified with the bad "witch" is not found in the figure of America and in Africa has found itself a new but familiar sense. Civilized due to the world's unlike communal values, natural life living and women of this community have not yet lost its value, poor, dirt, unruly, primitive and tembell to ÃzdeÅleÅtirilerek witch like common destiny same Europeans he came to be known and counted as one of those undertaken major massacre of excuses.

The colonial mind, divides communities kept under domination, and managing parts, thus making it easier to homogenize it. Thereby breaking the spirit of everyone and everything, making a slurry. Within this slurry "other" is not accepted. Is pushed. General admission to everyone and every idea that does not meet or displacement threatening the progress of the system. Is deemed bad. European invaders, too, did the same thing with witchcraft accusations in this continent. On the one hand they consider witch thereby breaking the Christianization of the indigenous peoples and beliefs that their roots are slaughtered on the other hand mentions indigenous myths of witchcraft to kill each other. So still trying to maintain their old traditions, principles, rebel, healer, magician and lazy collective anger should be directed to that will explode and be killed by natives in their own exploitation of the peoples themselves.

Witchcraft, is annoyed at the same time get rid of inventing a lie that's rulers to control the subjects more comfortable. That's why every power, every period has created its own witch. In case of cold war with the Soviet Union "Truman ABDS the" relevant date is irrelevant in the opposition's agent said all stuffed inside the "witch hunt" referred to there is not in vain.

Although to be destroyed, as everyone wanted to be a witch denmes displacement, they are exposed to pressures "witch" is the same as that. Other; rough, dirt, soft, treacherous, primitive and sinners. "Ottoman Selim" of murdered Alevis, Isidor and T.c'n wants to get rid of Kurds, the dominant perception of men and women that want to swallow and are gay witch. Halloween is everyone holding potential to be a barrier to maintain the power of the rulers.

In Europe there is a tradition in the Middle Ages after that disappear as Africa is still meant to be kept alive not the cause of the ignorance of some or backwardness of the people of that region; the oppressor and the oppressed to control them witchcraft is used as a strategy to reduce interconnect remain valid even today! Likewise, the subsequent development of such events are also watched.

Africa remains were slaughtered or forced to leave the territory inhabited by witches on the grounds that thousands of people every year. Many countries in the continent, the experienced famine, disease and poverty cause the attributes to outdoor witch. For example, said it was the destruction of many people on the West African country of tetanus occurring in epidemic states witch responsible for making a radio broadcast, and many elderly women, widows and children were killed. Only Tanzania in 2005 - on the grounds that they burned witches 3,000 people between the years of 2011, local courts, called a witch in South Africa in 1996 300 people were killed.



Didem Sea Erbakan

derbak@meydangazetesi.org

This article Square was published in the Gazette number 22.
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