October 10, 2006

Da Flag on Da Mountain

Our criticism of the great leader of Stravaraland does not mean that we think the Turkish Cypriot leadership is beyond reproach. In fact, we think that the previous occupants (the Denktash estate) were a complete disaster while the current leader, Talat, is at best only marginally worse than TeePee. And don't think the sum of the two parts (north + south leaderships) is greater than the whole. In fact, put them together and you make the strongest argument in favour of the majority of Greek Cypriots voting No in the Great Patriotic Referendum.

Of course, nothing compares with the Denktas autocracy, for ample proof, go here. TeePee, on the other hand seems to have, besides his law firm, a link to some sort of olive oil concern, but is smart enough not to compete on the same psychedelic level. What does compare, however, is the smooth way with which Denktash, Jr. managed to become foreign minister when all the Turkish Cyrpiots were up in arms against Denktash Senior. Not unlike like The Kid making it to parliament. But, hey, foreign minister is another level altogether. One can simply conclude, therefore, that the PseudoNorthern Cypriots are a slightly worse version of their Southern brethren. Proof that they can live together...

What is really interesting on the other side is the way they try to gain some self respect. Yes, I am thinking of that flag that they posted on the internet ... oops, I mean the mountain. That big flag of their state recognized and supported by Turkey that states "How proud to be a Turk". Of course, if they were smart enough, they would have written it in Greek but given how bad the spelling is when you cross the Green line, perhaps it's better that they stuck to Turkish. That way we cannot really check their spelling.

Now, maybe it would be interesting to find out a bit more about Da Flag. Something like our independence day question. When was Da Flag created? Whose idea was it? Maybe it was that bright chap Rauf of Da North. Maybe he does not maintain the monopoly on intellect in his community. Whose idea was it to post it on the mountain (as opposed to, say, something similar to the ΜΑΚΑΡΙΟΣ ΖΗ mountain tops we used to have). I hear it was specifically designed to be illuminated, as it recently has. Maybe, in a fit of environmental conscience, they wanted to prevent planes from slamming into Pentadaktylos - especially as Greenboy Pertikos does not seem to care about the environmental degradation of the Kyrenia mountain range, concentrating his efforts and boundless wits on Akamas. But I digress...

Do the Turkish Cypriots actually get a kick out of having Da Flag up there? And how come nobody has asked for it to be discarded? Of course, given the Orams case, the time will come when the price of land there will be so high that even the brainy Denktash family will figure out that 100 villas in the area of the flag might take them a few million pounds extra to put away for a rainy day. But until the time comes, when the pseudoeconomy has caught up to such an extent when, according to TeePee, it can be united with the Republixx, what is to be done?

Ignoring Da Flag is the reasonable thing to do, but I wonder whether the Turkish Cypriots who go back and forth (or just stay put) actually realize how pathetically stupid to any neutral observer Da Flag on the mountain looks? Perhaps it's time for them to grow up and take it down? Is anybody listening? Great Northern Leader?

originally posted by Apodimos Kypreos

2 Comments:

Anonymous Kim Jong-Il said...

Pyongyang, October 10 (KCNA) -- Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal and national general secretary of the Democratic Party of Senegal, sent a floral basket to the statue of President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill on the occasion of the 61st anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea and the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Down-with-Imperialism Union. Written on the ribbon of the basket were letters reading "The great President Kim Il Sung is immortal."
The basket was laid before the statue Tuesday.

11 October, 2006 19:10  
Blogger apodimos Kypreos said...

Dear Kim Jong-Il,

I think you should next invite Jimmy Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat to become members of your Down-With-Imperialism Union. I am sure they would be happy to uphold their lifelong principles and eagerly accept your invitation.

Sincerely

12 October, 2006 10:46  

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