PSYCHOLOGICAL GENOCIDE IN KURDISTAN
History Will Free All of Us
By heval hylan
Refutation of known psychological genocides is not only the work of hypocrites, such as Barzani-Talabani family members and their disciples who deny and abuse the Halabja incidents to gain international sympathy and further personal benefits. Kurds are aware of that the KDP-PUK ideologues have denied the young history of Genocide in Kurdistan. It is therefore important to understand the motivations, thinking and mind formulations through which such denials are constructed and promoted.
BLURRED MEDIA TUNNELS
The multilateral masked efforts fabricated by the Federal Government (FG) to improve relations between the Kurdish people and KDP-PUK ruled FG are the wrong way to resolve urgent issues in particularly corruption catastrophe. However, there are several direct matters that need additional thoughts and further attention:
1. The issue of Freedom of Express that has been well empowered by tornado (change). This voice is out of a combination of change designers and a direct effort by frank voices of people in Kurdistan to establish solid pillars of a democratic parliament.
2. Through closer ties with intellectual Kurds, the agents of corruption are no longer able to hide under the shades of dark media tunnels.
3. The restoration of the Kurdish international repetition damaged by corrupted leaders might be restored by waves of a positive change.
4. The need to create an environment of open and direct dialogues among the Kurds, and their friends.
5. Urgent need to make the International non-Government Organizations (NGO)’s aware of the danger of family rulers and human rights abuses.
At the international level, after the 2003 USA-UK invasion engagements with the current FG were temporarily enhanced, but since the Talabani-Barzani family property ownerships and money laundry started, the thorns of psychological genocide also started to grow. Unfortunately, thus thorns try to not allow honest and effective endogenous transformative and exogenous analytical processes to expand.
We understand that the psychological genocide is a trans-federal state threat in Kurdistan, moving beyond traditional conceptions of security and political stability. The respectful change and open engagement approach by change minded people can be a source of knowledge, teaching, and learning by emphasising dialogue, transparency, and objectivity.
Furthermore, engagement, which would be extremely beneficial in various domains as a strategy to manage internal problems (e.g. institutions, corporations, educational), can be adjusted and tailored to each situation.
It is not a concrete pattern of managing conflict; rather it sets the philosophy of the solution to emerge by accentuating inclusiveness, freedom of expression and freedom to disagree. In that sense, it constitutes a way of preventing further psychological genocide in Kurdistan.
NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE IN HALABJA
I have observed many things I believe can be linked to the psychological genocide in Kurdistan. Then I realised as I got my legal qualifications in depth the Genocide Convention, that indeed, the people in Kurdistan are still suffering under conditions of genocide, and nothing has been done.
It is odd to be a member of a group that there is a continued system that attempts to still wipe us off the face of the earth. And the flash-back of psychological genocide doesn't simply leave the Kurds. It brings up or enhances all sorts of physical and mental disorder within individuals and society.
DEDNIAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL GENOCIDE
Denials of known events of genocide must be treated as acts of bitter and malevolent psychological genocide certainly against the victims, the Kurdish people, but really against all of human society. For such denials literally celebrate genocidal violence and in the process suggestively call for renewed massacres in different forms e.g. homeless and starvation) of the same people or of others.
Such denials also madden, insult and humiliate the survivors, the relatives of the dead, and the entire people of the victims, and are, without doubt, continuing manifestations of the kinds of dehumanisation and disentitlement that we know are the basic psychological substrates that make genocide possible to begin with.
CRIMES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL GENOCIDE
The crimes of psychological genocide deniers in Kurdistan also are attacking the fundamental foundations of civilization, namely the standards of evidence, fairness and justice, by flagrantly altering the historical record; indeed, the deniers are engaging in a totalitarian overpowering of the knowledge process, fully intending to subjugate the integrity of Kurdish people and human history.
There is pressing need to form a special independent committee to interview the victims of Halabja about their personal experiences and reactions. About their trauma and flash-backs, and submit a report to the Kurdish, Iraqi authorities, and be available to the international community.
No doubt that Halabja women and children had been exposed to extreme levels of violence in the form of witnessing the death of close family members and others in chemical massacres, as well as other violent acts. A majority of these women and children believed that they would die; most had to hide under dead bodies to survive. Sadly, up to date no form of counseling has been provided.
DANCE OF AFFECT AND REASON
Stalin famously said that "A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic." Sadly, it turns out that Stalin's observation is psychologically accurate. The repeated failure to respond to needs of people in Halabja raises the question of whether there is a fundamental deficiency in our humanity. The psychological genocide in Kurdistan is neglected, covered-up, involves what is known as the "dance of affect and reason" in decision-making.
It is time to save Kurds people from ongoing psychological genocide that has caused by the highest records of corruptions in Kurdistan. And it is time for the Kurds to tell the world what is happening in Kurdistan. We are living in a master and slave epoch.