#direngeziparki (resist: Gezi Park)
Was up all night 2 nights ago finishing my music video, then looking at tweets about the situation in Turkey. Feeling rage against Craig Murray for writing an incredibly sexist post where he dismisses them as “beautiful young women” who are “environmentalist” (code for: naive, gullible, easily manipulated) and really nothing but a cover for far-right Kemalist nationalists. Feeling more rage at the police there for pepper spraying unarmed young people ; those horrible Turks! So I glad I live in America, land of the free…oh wait.
They have taken over a major public square with bodies and voices and tents. They are there because Erdogan’s government is corrupt, because it jails journalists, because it is turning towards the Islamist right, because it is putting in malls where people gather to speak out and destroying all the green spaces.
The Turkish media has refused to cover it.
I think…please let this mean something. Don’t let it just blow over and be forgotten about… They have free food in the square, yoga, a library. So many feels! (Sorry…I’ve gotten into Tumblr-speak. “Feels” means a lot of things, a partial translation could be “incoherent and near tears”.) I wish I could talk intelligently about this, offer some reasoned analysis that opens up new meanings, but then again maybe it’s not really my place to do that. I know where my place is.
But to the freedom fighters in Turkey…good luck. That’s all that I can say.