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(en) Spain, FAI - Land and Freedom #331 THE PRICE OF THE EU-TURKEY [machine translation]

Date Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:11:20 +0200

For some time, and from multiple sites, it is argued that the dystopia told by George Orwell in his very famous 1984 , has practically done. We totally agree. Roughly since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has not only imposed a single thought articulated in politics and the economy of globalized neoliberalism, but also the same strategiescommunication domain are marked by a constant change of direction. Lies, rhetoric, hypocrisy, falsehood, systematically assume the rank of one truth. In this context, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish and reason about the causes and effects of the dynamics that are consumed in an objectively complex world, especially if the information machaconeo hits the only nice to be able to address: manipulate public opinion with stories that omit or minimize some data to highlight only those useful to the prevailing interests.

Thus, the citizen does not know why it is at war, do not know with whom you are at war, do not know since when is at war. Maybe forever, maybe forever. The same thing happened to Winston and the other characters in the novel as prophetic.

The social networks and countless alternative sources of information ranging from an enormous subversive potential and a huge disciplinary capacity. Can be accessed with the same ease, to unprecedented and uncomfortable truths is easy aplatanarse in conformist reassuring proclamations.

The readers will forgive us this long prologue (almost a reflection aloud), which may seem out of place, but I believe time to introduce the news of the agreement between the European Union and Turkey signed a few weeks ago, that provides for the payment of nearly three billion euros destined for the coffers of the Turkish state.

This is the (initial) price the EU is willing to pay for Turkey to take care to prevent Syrian refugees (and not only them) who escape war and looting throughout the Middle East: to prevent men, women and children seeking salvation in Europe, Brussels bureaucrats responsible to Turkey the task of closing its borders and become a huge area of temporary stay blocking the famous "Balkan route" used by the masses of desperate people fleeing the Islamic State. Of course, the Islamic State.

With the same solemnity with which one can discover the hot water, Vladimir Putin has recently bitched Turkey denouncing the world its strong commitment to the self-styled Islamic State. True, Putin has waited that shot down a plane to reveal the secret of Thumb: Turkey has long supplied arms to the Islamic State, has always fueled its oil at half price, has always opened its border crossings to allow passage jihadist militants, has always favored and supported the expansion of this disgusting creature of imperialist policies.

Everything is true, of course. For example, the Kurdish revolutionary forces and all those who live with blinkers have openly denounced this. And I also knew Putin, Obama knew, he knew the European Union.

And this very civil Europe, toning La Marseillaise speculating with the blood of the dead killed, whining every shipwreck on the coast of Lampedusa, which tightens fists before a lifeless little body in a boat, which sings to freedom after every fundamentalist attack, has made a decision that will be well marked in memory of all those who do not let themselves be deceived by the lies of State: three billion euros, a huge number, will be delivered to Erdogan, who has made some Turkish detain journalists for their investigation into arms trafficking between his country and the "Islamic Caliphate"; which for weeks he has been under siege from the Kurdish cities that have voted for the HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party, leftist formation); which he has won an election campaign stained with the blood of the massacres of Ankara and Suruç in a terrible climate of tension strategy directed against internal opposition in Turkey.

Democratic and liberal Europe reached pacts with Erdogan offering not only dishonest wealth but also the promise of concrete steps for the entry of Turkey in its civilizadísimo consensus to hold off limits to all unfortunate Mediterranean.
In this way Turkey won twice on the same stage. First, doing business with the Islamic State, and then to Europe. On the one hand supports and encourages Islamic terrorism war, which produces large. On the other, it exercises tight control over those same refugees for important economic and geopolitical favors the European Union and the West. Not bad for a state that, look you, is a member of NATO.

At the beginning of this article, we wanted to speak generically of truth and falsehood, of cause and effect, rhetoric and hypocrisy, besides bothering with George Orwell. Obviously we did not get out of it.


Posted in Land and Freedom núm.331 (February 2016)

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