How I came to love the Kurds, and how important getting information out is.

I messed up and put this on the wrong blog. I really need to get rid of the old one. When I went paid on wordpress I either couldn’t, or did not know how (probably the second thing) to merge my unpaid blog with the paid blog. So, I was wondering why my posts were going to the wrong place, ugh! Because the email address I used to upload them was for the one that is not the paid blog. Sorry for that to those of you that went to the old blog and read it and are now seeing it here. These go out on twitter, so they’ll go on twitter twice lol. Here is the post I meant to put here in the first place lol.

I’ve not written in this blog in so long. I should really be better about this. So here I am, and I will just tell a few things that are on my mind.
Well, when I started this blog I had just not long before started getting much of my news from social media. People post good articles, well depending on who you follow, they post good articles, and depending on your view of course lol. I have had a personal twitter account for years, but I started this newer one a couple of years ago, but didn’t really use it a whole lot until around the beginning of this year.
At first I started following purposely people that follow or are involved in the Syrian conflict. I was involved in being against the sanctions on Iraq years ago, and since I was very young the Middle East region has interested me a great deal. I was very interested in the war in Syria, as I had not been into the news much in recent years unfortunately.
As I begun to follow the Syrian conflict I began to see things from Kurds and Kurdish activists on mostly at that time the situation in Rojava (the Kurdish area in Northern Syria). I would become extremely interested in their plight very quickly.
Through all that, I began to see things about Kurds in Turkey, and I started getting interested in that, and that lead to the Turks in Turkey. The coup and how the Gulen movement has been persecuted. That’s an awful situation which of course makes things harder on Kurds as well, as it makes there situation worse, as Erdogan has largely targeted the Gulen movement and the Kurds. They are his main opponents, or who he sees is his biggest threat to his power in Turkey.
So you could say I’ve gotten caught up in the issues a lot and tweet about events going on there pretty much every day, of course unless I am too busy, but usually I find time for at least some of that.
I do that because I feel it’s important to get the word out about what is going on to the world their, but not only that, I want to know of the changing events. But before I went through that period where I took a long hiatus from world events, this is usually how I’ve been since I was a teen girl. I like to know what is going on.
I have to say that while I have many interests, the Kurdish issue has really captured my heart. I care about other things, the way people are being treated in other countries besides the ones that Kurds live in, but they’ve captured me. I do not know why, they just have. So you’ll read a lot about the Kurdish struggle on here. It’s funny, for years I was heavily involved in opposing the sanctions on Iraq. I didn’t like Saddam, didn’t want him there, but felt the sanctions were harming the Iraqi people, and there had to be another way. Well, then I didn’t know nearly what I know now about the situation for Kurds. So I’m still in the same basic area of interest, and probably always will be. I just love that part of the world! But I also feel other issues are important. They may not be my main area of posting, but I feel if I know of an injustice I try to learn about it and put it out there. The more of us that do these things the more helpful it is to the world. No we can’t save the world, but if we all do our little part the world can hopefully be a better place. We should try anyway. All of us in a different way, of course. We all have our own talents and our own way, but whatever that way is, we should strive to do our best at helping humanity.
I want to add something I really want to say. There have been several people out in the social media world that has taught me a lot. When I see someone getting depressed about what is going on in their part of the world, I tell them how they’ve taught me so much, and not to give up on that. I know there are days I go, things are so depressing how can it ever get better with so many corrupt leaders running the world, and I’m thinking what good does little old me do in putting out information. Then I remember how much I’ve learned from especially the Kurds, but not only Kurds about things. I would have never known if they didn’t put those things out. If they can educate me, others can be reached too. So yes it is very important to do! And, we’re so very blessed to have more outlets to do this than not long ago was available.

Author: Vicki Andrada

I live in Tampa Florida with my beautiful guide dog goldador Hairy-cane (we call him Hairy generally). Hairy was born April 14th 2013. He comes from South Eastern Guide dogs in Palmetto Florida. I got him on February 17th 2015! A day I will never forget! I also have a kitty cat named Flor (Flower in Spanish) She was named when I got her. She's a tortoiseshell calico. I've had Flor kitty since she was 5 months old. She was born on September 11th 2011. I am visually impaired. I see only light and shadows. It's been this way from birth. I love MLB baseball, and NFL football. Baseball being my absolute favorite! My favorite baseball teams are the Detroit Tigers! And the Tampa Bay Rays! In the National league my favorite is the Colorado Rockies! In football my favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers! I also like the Indianapolis Colts quite a lot! I love music, I love to listen to it, I love to sing! My favorite type of music is 80s light rock! I love to swim, although I don't get the chance to do so often like I use to. When I'm in Michigan, I love going out on dad's boat and just being on the water, fishing, or swimming off of the boat. I haven't gotten the chance since living in Florida to go out on the water here yet. That's a bit about me.

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