More Turkish solipsism
Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 1, 2009 at 16:41
BERK AKK wrote :
"Again "Ne mutlu türküm diyene" ?"
>This slogan was raised against a insulting propaganda.a kind of self defence.<
Self-defence or self-delusion? In Osmalıca, the language of the educated classes of the Ottoman empire 'türk' meant roughly 'primitive, illiterate, asocial brute'. It was usually used in the collocation 'kaba türk'. Have you been estranged from your own Turkish past so much that you don't know even that, türk ?
So whom were the Turks supposed to defend themselves against ? Those few educated Osmanlis who were their own pashas, beys, hojas, writers , journalists? Strange self-defence, by Allah ! But quite consequencial self-delusion!
"In other words you refuse to distance yourself from your forefathers' crimes"
>The propaganda continues.<
Do you hint at the well-documented Turkish crimes or your Turkish "self-defence" ?
"an indubitable best seller in Turkey after all."
> This is also a propaganda.This is socially imposibble.There is no sympaty of that book here.Ianus you believe you are right.But let me tell you.Main Kamf is almost "nothing" here.<
13 publishers bring simultaneously that book in Turkish on the market and you say 'Mein Kamf is almost "nothing" here' ?
"Why do you think I don't know the official hagiographic Turkish tale "
> Interesting.whatever positive is a tale.Historical documents are all tale.interesting.<
What is written in Turkish state-censored history books are no documents but semi-religious tales to make Turks feel happy and morally superior and NEVER EVER face responsibility for their past wrongdoings. (Give me one historical example when the Turks committed any crime ! ). In this sense things haven't changed much since the time were the Quran was the only source of the inverted reality for the criminal Turkish solipsists on their jihadist march to world domination.
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