This is an article about "Erdogan Incident". I am aware that there are some threds on Erdogan-Peres clash in Davos but this article is worth to
I, as someone does not come from "West" can understand Erdogan's behaviour with all my heart and brain. This response was fully emotional, because
it represents the voice of the opressed. Yet, this response was also very rational.
I am well aware that Turkey is not the cradle of democracy and Erdogan is not the most suitable person to improve Turkey on the road of democracy. But
let bring aside Turkey. This response is actually against the colonial hegemonial structure of all the West. This structure was represented very well
during the Davos Conference. First look at the numbers: UN secretary talked 8 min, Arab Secretary talked around 12 min. and got warn from moderator.
Erdogan talked around 12 min. And lastly Peres talked 25 min, and with an unbelievable high and disturbing tone and voice. After that everybody
thought this will be the end, Israel will say the last word again, as in the "ceasefire". But Erdogan didn't allow this happen. And look what the
moderator says: We have to go to dinner. I want to throw up.
It was also disgusting that many European MSM said about Erdogans speech as "speech of hate against Israel". For "West" it is too easy to label
anyone as dictator, barbar who comes from "east" and whose thoughts are not in accordance with himself.
But times are changing I think. And this seems as a good sign. I mean we will and we should leave the Bush era behind us. This does not only about
Bush himself, but all what he represents. We have to drop see things as black and white. This is harming the world too much.
Note: with "west" i mean the conservative, colonial-imperial hegemony of west, which label everything in the "east" as emotional, irrational,
barbaric and produce prototype figures and discorses. I am fully against a duality like west and east totally and I think such a seperation is truly
Anyway, take a look to the article
[edit on 31-1-2009 by deccal]