Homage Chp. 5

Chapter (5) Five “The Capital of Place that Does not yet Exist”  “I found myself as a young man in Diyarbakir City, the place we call ‘Ahmed’, the future capital of all Kurdistan.” The black walled citadel of Bakur. Recounts Heval Roj, Comrade Rising Sun, or Comrade Dawnbreak, either one. A poetic if not fully epic place. An ancient citadel of giant black stone walls and total martial law. A town of prisons, stories, heroes and valiance in the epoch of the Kurdish people. Little wine bars, a thriving literary scene. It cannot decide whether to be eastern or western, … Continue reading Homage Chp. 5

Homage Chp. 4

Chapter (4) Four “From Somewhere with Love” “It’s not always so cold in Russia,” explains Polina Mazaeva, a Russian Chuvasan sympathizer and mother of a seven seven old named Yazan. Yazan was born to a Syrian Druze father who is not with them anymore. “It’s just that we have had to exhibit a certain moralistic coldness. A certainly ethical chill. This was the experience of growing up in the ruins of Soviet Union. But we are not without beliefs. We are not without sympathies. You just have to be careful how you talk about them.    Outside Moscow and St. Pete’s … Continue reading Homage Chp. 4

Homage Chp. 3

Homage to Rojava, Part One: Bakur, Chapter Three Chapter (3) Three “Born Alive” It is not that any of us longed to die. It was only that we believed that in this transience, this short human life, it was preferable to die on one’s feet moving towards a just idea. Moving in solidarity, in defense of the powerless. Then it would be to die on our backs or our knees, half lives, shuffling along like zombies. Always asleep. With meaningless, un-free lives wasted. Lives spent like wallowing serfs and base slaves.   Have you ever had an amazing noble idea in … Continue reading Homage Chp. 3

Homage Chp. 2

Chapter (2) Two “Greetings Comrade Friend” Dem Baş Heval, We are glad to hear that you want to come to Rojava and support the YPG. This is a standard procedure we follow in order to determine whether you seriously consider to come here. In order to proceed to our communication, you are expected to answer the questions below. If we know you better, we would figure out how you would help us during your stay here. This is not a one sided phase. The more we know you, the more you will be informed about our principles, our expectations and … Continue reading Homage Chp. 2

Homage Chp. 1

Homage to Rojava, Part One: Bakur, Chapter 1: “A Matter of Life and Death” Chapter (1) One “A matter of life and death.” A flaming, low lying wreckage spreads out before us in every direction. The ruins of an all ready desolate land. Sprawling two story compounds along a mighty river. Pock marked with rifle rounds. Misery absolutely everywhere. Syria is now a bi-word for total warfare, over 600,000 have so far died. A Revolution in a Civil War. A Third World War using several dozen proxy armies is underway. Russia, Iran, China, America and Europe all have their boots … Continue reading Homage Chp. 1

Al-Prelude

Homage to Rojava, Part One: Bakur, Al-Prelude Al-Prelude “A Special Period in Times of Peace”  SET IN: HAVANA, CUBA 1989 Comrade Norma Olivia Sanchez has jet black hair and is petite. She’s vaguely malnourished for a Cuban, but still attractive and dynamico. Of course. She is and always will be a member of the Committees for Defense of the Revolution. The vigilant internal defense mechanism against Yankee imperialist aggression and unrestrained, insatiable sex tourism. Her mother was a fairly high ranking person in the Party, and told her of the struggles to defend socialism during the cold war years. Told … Continue reading Al-Prelude

Al-Prologue

“When you open your paper, turn on your TV, or boot up your smartphone and attempt to understand what is happening; you are already tuned into people paid well to validate a view you already had.” Homage to Rojava, Al-Prologue One such view is that there is a war going on between Islam and the mainly Christian Eastern & Western Bloc that affects China too. Both Russia and the United States have been poorly managing Wahhabi-Salafist terror in their countries since long before the Cold War supposedly ended in 1991. The United States by funding it and Russia by committing … Continue reading Al-Prologue

#1492

#1492  Krik Krak Who is Where  Dear Dessalines, You care, or, more likely. You really don’t care. The physics inhibited erecting a guillotine there. We still cut some heads, The good life, for a darker skinned woman, or man,  Is shockingly rare. Is life as it stands ever fair?    Smallest Fiddle we! You Blan Beware, The long rewarding of the chosen color,   Shade of colored color. Mulat miserable, blood mixed other,     Ethnic patronymic passport to declare, The less we know the better really, culpable then, when all aware,  The pale of ones skin is a portent; The kink of ones … Continue reading #1492

False Necessitarian Ideology

“We can establish universally an education that recognizes in every child a tongue-tied prophet, and in the school the voice of the future, and that equips the mind to think beyond and against the established context of thought and of life as well as to move within it. We can develop a democratic politics that renders the structure of society open in fact to challenge and reconstruction, weakening the dependence of change on crisis and the power of the dead over the living. We can make the radical democratization of access to the resources and opportunities of production the touchstone … Continue reading False Necessitarian Ideology

Homage/Part 1/Chapter 1

Chapter (1) One A flaming, low lying wreckage spreads out before us in every direction. The ruins of an all ready desolate land. Sprawling two story compounds along a mighty river. Pock marked with rifle rounds. Misery absolutely everywhere. Syria is now a bi-word for total warfare, over 600,000 have so far died. A Revolution in a Civil War. A Third World War using several dozen proxy armies is underway. Russia, Iran, China, America and Europe all have their boots on the ground. In Northern Syria, an unrecognized administration in three cantons protects 4 million civilians and internal refugees. A … Continue reading Homage/Part 1/Chapter 1