Directions to Taksim Commune
Lots have been said about the Gezi park protests. What about the photos that freeze the moment until forever? What do the photos that are stuck in the moment, tell us?
It is important to decipher the language of the photos.
Day 1: May 28, 2013.
5 trees are being uprooted in Gezi Park to be planted elsewhere.
The next day, Istanbul Mayor Topbas explained that this tree transfer had nothing to do with the Gezi Park and they were just trying to expand the pedestrian walk in the area. However the spark had already turned into a flame. The environmentalist youngsters flocked to the area worried that Gezi Park would be destroyed to be replaced by a shopping mall. However their worry was exploited by some circles. So they started taking shifts to watch over the trees.
The next day the police arrived to disperse the protesters in the park, used pepper spray, burnt down their tents. Since the beginning, this unnecessary use of force by the police was widely debated. No one expected such a harsh response. Almost everyone felt disturbed.
This excessive use of force by the police only flared up the protests. The protests spread to many places in Istanbul, then in Izmir, Ankara and many cities of Turkey. As everyone was waiting for the Prime Minister to back down, the 6th Court of Istanbul declared it order. The court had decided to halt the construction process. Everyone hoped that after this order things would calm down and people would go back to their homes. But that didn’t happen. The ones who lit up this fire didn’t want it to be put out so quickly. To them, it was just beginning. They were supposed to throw stones at the police, there had to injuries and even casualties so that their long-sought revolution could come.
So first they started a symbolic commune in the Gezi Park.
Picture: Directions to Taksim Commune
The so-called ‘equality, collective life’ ideology of the communism was put on full display just like a play in a theatre.
Picture: Everything in this park is free of charge
However, shortly after the utopia came to an end. Price tags started appearing on things.
Things spiraled out of control so fast, modern, fun-loving young people couldn’t even realize that they were being played by the secret ideology-formulators behind the veil.
They were mesmerized by the false lure of the commune life and weren’t able to tell what was really going on. Actually it was loud and clear. The banners were shouting it out loud: ‘We want a communist revolution’.
Picture: It is as if Revolution is blinking an eye.
Picture: Revolution will not be broadcast on TVs
Picture: Hope is in revolution, in socialism. Bolshevik Party
Picture: Taksim is Tahrir now. Go forward for revolution.
Picture: Our word for them will be revolution. Revolutionary Youth
The banners reading ‘welcome to Red Square’ could mae you thing that they were getting ready for the October Revolution.
Picture: welcome to Red Square
Picture: welcome to Red Square
However the 90’s generation who thought that they were a part of an environmentalist protest, were unaware of the fact that the communist regimes were responsible for the killing of 120 million in the 20th century.
Right in the middle of Istanbul, anti-democratic, Marxist-Leninist, communist crowds chanted slogans of their leftist ideology. They held up banners, hang up their posters. Remember again, this ideology has led to the loss of 120 million lives in civil wars, hunger, torture and exile.
Picture: long live the highest ideology of Marxism-Leninism
Picture: No place is gained without waging war. Revolution Front
Picture: Long live Revolution and Socialism
Picture: Revolutionary Youth
They did everything a revolution required. The so-called Taksim Riot even had a manifest.
Here are their demands:
TAKSIM RIOT OF MAY 31
WE ARE HERE UNTIL WE GET WHAT WE WANT
a) The bourgeoisie government should resign immediately and the power should be transferred to people completely
b) Police force and army should be revoked to be replaced by the militia
c) The banks, the monopolies, big foreign trade companies should be seized for the benefit of the worker class
d) The Council of the People’s Representatives should convene
e) The prisoners should be released at once
f) The oppressed nations should be given right to determine their own future
Don’t all these sound a little too familiar? Yes it sure does. See what the bloody leader of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin says:
‘Killing the police, soldiers, government officials, setting government buildings on fire… taking money from treasure… the revolutionist powers should emerge as an invincible armed power. Killing people, bmbing, blowing up buildings and spreading terror by doing that is key to getting into power with the communist dictatorship.’ Vladimir Lenin, on Theoretical and Practical Terror, Moscow, 2005
Hard to believe, however these snapshots tell the whole truth. The communist wing of the Gezi protesters have the exact same thoughts and methods as Lenin. They had done everything illegal from throwing stones at the police and setting on fire buses and police cars.
This turned into such a paranoia, even the kids took whatever pots they could find home and poured on to the streets clinkering them together in their protest . No one out of these protestors could stand up and say ‘this is supposed to be an environmentalist protest. We don’t want illegal banners in Taksim, nor the public property to be damaged’. In fact, these scenes disturbed everyone even if not everyone spoke it out loud. The people who shopped at the same local market, who rode the same ships, who had the same culture, were suddenly thrust into a whirlpool of opposition and division: ‘us’ and the ‘pot clinkers’. Thank God, this hypnosis is now over. Turkey learned a lesson worth decades in the past 20 days. We lost 5 beloved people, we lost property but there is something we haven’t lost: it is our faith in our love and friendship.
The Prophet Muhammad’s (saw)favourite cat Muezza
Prophet Muhammad (saw) advised the people to treat their cats (pets) as a member of their family, and by this he meant to take a good care of them. Not only by words, but also with his actions he was a very good role model. These exemplary behaviours became so popular that they turned to stories in time.
One of the most famous stories about them is Muezza, the Prophet Muhammad’s (saw) favourite cat, recounts the call to prayer was given, and as the story goes Prophet Mohammed (saw) went to put on one of his robes, he found his cat sleeping on one of the sleeves. Rather than disturbing the cat, he cut off the sleeve and let him sleep. When he returned, Muezza woke and bowed down to Prophet Muhammad and in return he stroked him three times.
It is also believed that when Prophet Muhammad (saw) gave sermons within his household he would often hold Muezza in his lap.
Anas said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade tying up animals so that they could be shot at and killed.”
[Agreed upon]Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)
“Those who are kind and considerate to Allah’s creatures, Allah bestows His kindness and affection on them. Show kindness to the creatures on the earth so that Allah may be kind to you.” Hadith – Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi
One of the errors of Charles Darwin
There are many errors in Darwin’s theory of evolution. Here is one of the genetical impossibility of evolution.
In Darwin’s case, he did not realize that with the theory of heredity prevailing at his time, natural selection simply could not work. Basically, the then-held belief stated that the characteristics of the two parents become physically blended in their offspring, just as in the mixing of paints, or of gin and tonic. If that were true, however, then any variation would have been inevitably lost, as all the extreme types would have vanished rapidly into some intermediate mean. Imagine, for instance, a population of one thousand white cats and one black cat. Additionally, suppose that being black confers some evolutionary advantage. In the “paint-pot theory,” the first offspring of the black cat with a white partner would be gray, and continuous mating with white cats would result in increasingly paler shades of gray. There was no way for the black cat to turn the entire population black after many generations, no matter how advantageous the black color might have been, contrary to Darwin’s vision of evolution by means of natural selection.
The solution to this problem came in the form of Gregor Mendel’s particulate genetics. In categorical contrast to blending, Mendel’s theory stated that the genes are discrete entities that are passed on unchanged to the next generation. In this sense, genetics resembles the shuffling together of two decks of cards rather than the mixing of paints — a Jack remains a Jack, no matter how many times you shuffle.