Τρίτη, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

PRAISE TO PROMETHEUS OF KALOLIMNOS AND THE CHARDOUCHIANS OF XENOPHON


MICHALIS CHARALAMBIDIS
Excerpts from the speech in Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers

PRAISE TO PROMETHEUS OF KALOLIMNOS AND THE CHARDOUCHIANS OF XENOPHON

Few in Europe know that the first book editions by way of Gutenberg in Paris (1471) were made by the then dean of Sorbonne G. Fisse, friend, fellow and partner of Vissarion from Trapezounta. The books were referring to the classical Greeks and a text of Vissarion with regards to the Ottoman Turks. This great humanist, this great European father fought for three decades to build an alliance of the peoples of Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Caucasus, Persia against the Ottoman invasion. A great ally of his was the ruler of the ancient Amida, of Amed. His wife was Catherine Despina Komnène, Princess of Trapezounta. They lived as a couple, herself with the education and culture of a Trapezountian Christian Princess and himself as an enlightened Muslim. Komnène spent her last years and died in a Christian monastery she built. One day, a new governor of Amed will honor the memory of this unbeknown great lady.
Vissarion from Trapezounta was the one who alerted a warning to the world regarding the destructiveness of the Ottoman Turkish Islam and history proved him right...

Father of all those historical processes, the winds of freedom, democracy, and brotherhood of peoples is Abdullah Ocalan and his companionship of comrades, who started from the Political Sciences Faculty of Ankara decided to establish a different relationship with the peoples’ history of the region. I am proud to have met some of them such as captain Cuma, Cemil Bayık. I wonder why Harvard, Cambridge, Thessaloniki Aristotle University are not inviting him for a lecture. Science is either free or it is not science at all. It was the great humanist Olof  Palme, who invited to Stockholm a great leader and the poet Amilkal Cabral. Has he been still alive, we would elect him President of the United States of Europe. Currently, one has no one to elect…
We observe for years the littleness, cynicism, hypocrisy of national and international institutions. The transformation of the hypocritical rhetoric about human rights in trade and economic agreements. Racist Turkey knows this weakness of theirs…
The hereby locals wore scarves in the stadium. At the same time in Kurdia the death machine was at a high level of performance. It seems that they consider it ethnic cleansing, not genocide, hence they did not speak. Here where voice was given birth, Logos, the dominant CRIME IS THAT OF SILENCE. However, all these behaviors, immoralities, dehumanization, are now besides the flow of history. They are in contrast to the current social, economic, historical dynamics. They belong to the dustbin of a particularly insidious and cruel colonialism which invented geopolitically this state-monster. Racist Turkey is conscious of its own end...
There is a multilateral issue of concern. It concerns much more us the Greeks, the Greek Republic, the Hellenic Armed Forces. How is an army that fought Fascism and Nazism in Northern Epirus, Crete, in Gorgopotamos, Makrynoros, El Alamein, Rimini, able to coexist with a racist army that makes war with women and kids in Kurdia? That rapes and murders young women like Kevser Eltourk. Why not a single official of the UN, EU, NATO, is not visiting her parents? Was NATO eventually founded to rape women or to protect the rapists? Why are the combatants of women (gynaikomachi) and kids (paidomachi) not expelled from NATO? Why aren’t they sent to the International Criminal Court in The Hague? As stated by its former president Carla Del Ponte...
We should start with the protagonist of history, the first person of the Tragedy. Prometheus of Kalolimnos,  Abdullah Öcalan. The one who got history on his shoulders. In 1997, while speaking at the University of Thessaloniki I suggested his invitation to Greece from a University or a Municipality. I even discussed it with the Dean of the University. If that had happened back then, while followed by other University and Municipalities invitations from other European cities, when the emergency situation of 1999 emerged, his arrival in Europe would be a routine process.
My view is well known, that politics is prediction, prologue. I had a policy, a grand policy for the New Eastern Question, leading the Kurdish issue in the EU, in international institutions, in the UN. Others went to the jungles of Africa, and in İmralı. The decision was made in Washington and after adventurous journeys in many capitals and jungles and in a manner unhistorical and unnatural from the non-Athens it ended-up in the island prison, in Gulag of Propontis.
I spoke about these issues in the façade court in Athens. I was impressed that both the President and the Prosecutor of the Court were with us. I would recommend to the Kurdish friends to publish my text in Kurdish...
After Öcalan, the tragic duo for Greece, Giorgakis (Papandreou) - Simitis surrendered, refouled even more agonists in agreement with Cem. The Cem list. Even a Pontian student of Panteion University, political refugee from Trapezounta they tried to submit. Instead of immigrant relocation, they were “relocating” agonists...
Today, we can create a global, ecumenical movement for the liberation of Abdullah Öcalan. Much greater than the one developed for the inmate for decades to another island, Robben Island, Nelson Mandela. Greater than the one developed for the release of Alexandros Panagoulis.
I reset one of my proposals. In September we can take the road of the old Argonauts. This time will be not only from all over Greece, but from the whole planet. Starting from Lemnos and Samothrace, we will sail towards the Hellespont, Propontis, Kalolimnos. Argonauts for the liberation of Abdullah Öcalan, the Prometheus of Kalolimnos, father of the future Asia Minor Republic.
It is Abdullah Öcalan who can guarantee peace, brotherhood, Democracy. A new institutional architecture that respects and expresses the humans, the people, the places of Asia Minor. One that mainly respects human life. In racist Turkey life has no value. What is said about it by the Comecon, pardon me, Commission? The enemy of political, religious and ideological totalitarianism and fundamentalism of all forms is the Democratic Kurdish National Identity...
I would like, however, from you dear Demirtas, to ask two questions, to pose two issues in the Parliament in Ankara. One is why did they seek – plan to assassinate me. The second question: I would like my letter to Erdogan when he visited Athens to be read and shared. It is included in my book in Turkish titled «PONTOS - ANTİK BİR KİMLİĞİN DÖNÜSÜ», which I offer you. The letter is entitled «Where are your 353.000 neighbors Tayip?», « Tayip Senin 353.000 Komsuların Nerede Kayıp?». I refer to the great fathers of Asia Minor, Europe. Back then when Pontos, Trepezounta was one of the cultural centers of the world. Now it is death lab...