One of the traditional signs that a culture has both been taken over by a dictator and is on the edge of a mass purge of its own people before going to war with its neighbors is the systematic destruction of any perceived opposition in the military and especially academic ranks. This has been done consistently throughout history, and is a open of bad times to come.
We have been following Turkish President turned Sultan aspirant Erdogan as he as ruthlessly and relentlessly consolidated power to himself and his government. He has abundantly praised the Ottoman sultans of the past, and promised to restore Turkey to that past. He has build extravagant palaces for himself in the tradition of the Ottoman sultans. As we were first to report, he organized a military coup against his own government as a “false flag” attack so he could declare a state of emergency, blame the attack on his political enemies, and then persecute his enemies in public all the while increasing his own popularity. He has even gone so far, as we have reported, to allow fellow Sufi Muslims to declare him god.
Now in another predictable and disturbing move, Erdogan, having cemented his power, is moving aggressively against his own people by joining the ranks of Pol Pot, Mussolini, and countless other tyrants by stripping two thousand academics and eight thousand security personnel of their jobs in a “white purge,” which historically speaking always precedes a “red purge”:
Turkish authorities have suspended about 8,000 security personnel and more than 2,000 academics, adding to a purge of people suspected of having links to perpetrators of a failed coup, the Official Gazette said on Friday.
Since the coup attempt in mid-July, in which rogue soldiers tried to topple President Tayyip Erdogan`s government, Turkey has removed 80,000 people from public duty and arrested many of them, accusing them of sympathising with the plotters.
Of the security personnel removed in the latest purge, 323 were members of the gendarmerie and the rest police, according to the Official Gazette, in which the government publishes new laws and orders.
It said 2,346 more academics had been removed from universities. Hundreds of academics and others have already been swept from their posts, accused of links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Erdogan says masterminded the coup. (source)
History is not an organism unto itself, but it is a book for learning from the lessons of those who came before us, and something that one finds two lessons. First, it is that human experience is consistent throughout history and changes in form and fashion but not essence between time and place. Second, it is that in the words of Georg Hegel, ‘we learn from history that we learn nothing from history.’
People say “never again” when talking about genocide or some tragedy of great proportions, but I really do not care because the fact is the evidence to those tragedies was already in motion for a long while before they happened. It is just like the fool who goes around bantering about WWII Germany saying “well, I would have killed Hitler. How could the Germans have done that?” I tell you, the Germans of their day did it the same way as I wrote in a recent article of how the Americans of our day have not only allowed ISIS to do what they do, but we went so far as to create and protect ISIS, turning our backs to the countless horrors they have committed and still commit.
Now the issue with ISIS is something that is very clear to most Americans, but truth be told, even still then many do not care or even know what is going on in spite of all the reporting that has been done on it. We know for a fact that many Americans still cannot even find major nations that we have been at war with for over a decade, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, What then is to be expected of Americans with Turkey, a place that likely makes them think of food instead of what is possibly the most dangerous Islamic nation ever to exist?
The famous 1960’s band Creedence Clearwater Revival said it well in one of their songs- there is a “bad moon rising” right now, and that is the evil crescent moon of Islam as its historical guardian, the Christ-hating Turkish menace, rears its ugly head towards the west as it prepares itself for the final war to conquer the west and enslave it under the banner of Mohammed and his evil standard.