high school sucks bc nobody brings cupcakes to class anymore they just bring it to lunch & share it with their few close friends
It took me a few years to figure out that you can’t help people who don’t want to be saved.
will the last shadow puppets ever make a new record or will alex n miles just continue to wear matching clothes in public
Iraq has never been and never will be home to me. It has never felt like home.
And to answer your question, that’s exactly why.
We have some autonomy in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq to you, I guess). Meaning, we govern our own selves. Yet, we are now sheltering thousands of refugees, many of them Iraqi Arabs, and they are stepping all over us. I have family who are peshmerge, police officers, etc and they see this stuff everyday. KURDS are being walked all over in their own HOMES. Why? Because we’re Kurds.
Listen, I don’t expect you to understand. Your culture and your history and everything you are is not embedded into that soil. But mine are.
If it’s a matter of unity, ask Iraqi Arabs how they’d feel about changing the name to Kurdistan. Everyone would go mad.
It clearly doesn’t work. It just doesn’t.
Also, there are over 20 Arab nations. YET we are told to just “accept” things and remain a part of Iraq. Truth is, the majority of us don’t want that. We want our rights to self determination and can’t even get that. And if you’d like to be more accepted, speak Arabic and consider yourself Iraqi. Believe me, this is something I have had to deal with for longer than I care to. “You shouldn’t be a proud Kurd, you’re Iraqi. Be a proud Iraqi.”
It’s assimilation. And I refuse to assimilate. WE refuse to assimilate.
Kurdistan was partitioned. Kurdistan is not some made up story. Kurdistan was a thing until the Ottomans and the Persians partitioned our lands. Until the British and the French partitioned our lands.
And I’ll be honest, compared to the rest of Kurdistan, we have it good. Western Kurdistan is war torn. There is racism and oppression and DIRTY stuff happening to my people in eastern, northern and western Kurdistan. This isn’t only an Iraq issue. One day, I would like for all of us to be freed from this oppression.
Historically, this land is ours. And it always will be.
Anyways, sorry if this is a mess. It’s iftar time and I’m hungry and all I can think about is that glass of water I’m about to go drink.
Bijî Kurd û Kurdistan.