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I received a wonderful gift from a new friend I met at the Liberty Camp a couple weeks ago in Martin, Slovakia.
It is a necklace with a pendant in the shape of Kurdistan, bearing the Kurdish national emblem and colors.
Stateless anarchist Gogulski posting a nationalist statist symbol! Way off, you say?
Free Kurdistan is an idea. It is a dream shared by millions inside and outside the territory. First and foremost, it is an idea about community, identity and self-determination. A dream and an idea to celebrate.
Secondarily, Free Kurdistan is an idea that must touch the ground someplace. Within the generally-accepted context of things on this planet, that means that Free Kurdistan should become a state.
‘Round these parts, we hold that states are illegitimate, unnecessary and undesirable. However, I support the idea of Kurdistan becoming a state, both because that’s what a lot of Kurds want for themselves, and because I hold that so long as we are to have states, we should have as many as possible, and that they should be as small as possible.