Brace yourselves “je suis Bruxelles” posts & “Belgian flags” coming!
I am sorry for the people Belgium, I hope you will recover soon. It is shocking to wake up a day to see our beloved ones are under serious risk. And “this waiting” makes me anxious, of course, but time to keep calm and follow the news. First, this is not a comparison, but rather a metaphor, to help understand and further explain hypocritical humanism we bestow in the social media.
I, personally and with my free will, want to point out something different though: “je suis Bruxelles” posts & “Belgian flags.”
There have been three bombings in Ankara, in five months, five massive blasts all throughout Turkey, from counties to metropolitan areas, in six months, killing hundreds of civilians, planned and executed by various terrorist organizations, including those OPENLY SUPPORTED by Belgium. And that same Belgium, allowed the same terrorist groups to open up a mourning tent a day after Ankara bombings in the memory of suicide bombers, in Brussels near EU headquarters.
But anyways, wait a second, I have not seen a single “je suis Ankara/Istanbul” post nor any Turkish flags on the social media, yet, this should not mean that I would be satisfied if people did these sort of things, to prove that they are overly sensitive and truly against terrorism. However, our very human-friendly buddies, who think the opposite is true, might show up soon with profile photos in black, yellow and red stripes, like they did in Paris attacks.
And this, of course, will give me a chance to BLOCK those wretched beings, who were indifferent to attacks in Turkey, but very much disappointed by those in Belgium, just as if their results were different and people killed in Ankara and Brussels are a lot more different than each other. I can, then, easily make the assumption that humans killed in Belgium and France are More Human than those killed in my home, here in Ankara, or those in Syria, maybe Palestine or Pakistan or Norway, remembering extremist attacks done by Anders-Breivik. Let’s not forget, there is no guarantee that we won’t suffer from terrorism someday. And we should take action against it, and all, united as One!
Lastly, I wouldn’t be ashamed to pay a visit if a mourning tent happened to be set near the Turkish Assembly, Ankara, in the memory of the suicide bombers, who died in Brussels attacks. Nice metaphor, huh? I wish the lust of the politicians actually ended up hurting themselves, not the poor communities all around the world, from North Korea to Russia, Saudi Arabia to Turkey, Belgium to the United States.
We are One