It is safe to say that most of North Africa and the Middle East is in turmoil, in a state of flux, with the babbling brook of bullshit, our mainstream media, spewing out a myriad of false and confusing stories, all of which are painting the West as the only saviour of those people in conflict. Totally ignoring our role in creating the bloodshed and misery in the area, in the first place.
It is difficult to get at the truth of what is happening in that area and get at what the people on the street are thinking and doing, all our babbling brook of bullshit's misinformation, tends to be about institutions, religious, state and otherwise, and confusion reigns.
I found the following article on Rojava, both interesting and informative, and also encouraging.
The system that we're living in has been going on for five thousand years. Different stages of history have given it different names, but at its core it has remained the same, and its main pillar is the state. This has to be well understood. In the last hundred years people have struggled against the state, and they have achieved independence historically, but they haven't achieved freedom, because they didn't emancipate themselves from the state. Their concept of freedom remains within the limits of the state.Read the full article HERE:
The current nation-sate system has opened the gates to the huge crisis that we are seeing. The Kurds have also played a role in this region—as our archaeologist friends have found out, they have left a mark on history and culture. We understand as Kurds that our problems will not be solved by creating a new nation-state. How can we overcome this chaos with as little bloodshed as possible? How to find a solution in spite of the existing state borders?