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Kemal in chocolate country

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 12, 2009 at 08:08

berk akk wrote :

>It is very interesting. Somebody from country of chocolate and bankers teaching deep subject to me.It is so interesting.<

Are you back again with your favourite trick of rejecting persons not to be confronted with unflattering evidence they have got against you ?

How many times have I heard or read Turkish ignoramuses barking : "He's an Armenian. He's less than nothing!" ... "He's a Greek and Greeks are like Armenians or worse! It's below a Turk's dignity to even listen to what a Greek or Armenian have to say, let alone consider it! " ... "He is Russian! He doesn't know anything". ... "He is Polish! What can he know ? Nothing! ... Hahaha ..." ... "He's Americans and Americans are excellent fools." ... Now you add one more failed sarcasm : "He is Swiss .... 'from country of chocolate and bankers' ... and what can anyone know about great Turkey among chocolate makers and bankers? ... Only a Turk can know the great truth about Turkey! ".

Are you aware , Turkish I-know-better jingoist, that your saint Ghazi Kemal Ataturk chose this "country of chocolate and bankers" as the paragon upon which to build Turkey's future civil laws and society? He studied Swiss legal system and found it perfectly suited to model Turkey's new legal system after. In 1926 Ghazi Kemal Mustafa Pasha had the Swiss civil code translated and introduced as valid across Turkey. Interesting , what ? Visibly he understood that in the country of chocolate and bankers there was much to imitate and admire for Turks. Ataturk dreamt of Turkey as a future Switzerland of the east. His hagiographer berk akk knows better though.

But how dare I, an ignorant Polack , give you, a deep Turkish thinker, any lesson "teaching deep subject" to your Turkish excellency?

Finally , a friendly advice to you, Turk. You have revealed your ignorance and arrogance on many occasions here. Next time try to use some modesty not to be exposed to more unpleasant remarks .

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