Are you too old to live in a very young earth, and not the vice versa? Do the heroes of yesterday touch deep in your heart in an earth with awkward heroes? Fight then with that nostalgia; become the bridge that connects the past and the present, and thereby, assist the earth to embrace its meaning. Your nostalgia, your struggle should be heroic, as you are fighting in the name of bygones. Those in the name of whom you should shed your own blood were innocent as life, and beautiful, vigorous and joyous as life should be. Let them live through you, the nostalgic hero, in perpetuum!
My educational background is on Political Science. I did my BA at the Yildiz Technical University and MA at the Sabanci University in Turkey. I have recently obtained my PhD in Political Science at the Boğaziçi University with the dissertation entitled "The Missing Link in the Chain of Oppression and Resistance: Last Era of Kurdish Banditry in Modern Turkey, 1950-1980". I am also a human rights advocator and a participant of the Council of Europe's initiative Young People Combatting Hate Speech Online. I established the blog Discriminative Dictionary that aims to collect all discriminative idioms and proverbs in Turkish not only to analyze the reproduction of discrimination via daily language, but also to condemn them as hate crimes against society and humanity. Please visit: www.ahmetozcan.org www.ayrimcisozluk.blogspot.com