Telling a young lady the facts that inspired me to write the dialogues in previous post, she spontaneously said:
- They must not become member of the EU.
- You know that one could argue the opposite view - with exactly the same reasons, don't you?
- I know. However, I don't think they would change, once they became member of the EU. And noone - at least no majority - would insist on them changing their misogynous behaviour. On the contrary, I hear politicians say 'Ah, we should accept their culture is different from ours.
- :) And ...
- And soon some noisy Turks - not the friendly and decent one's - living here will demand those laws to become valid in in this country, too, 'because we are Turks and do have the right to live our culture wherever we do live'. And as you know, the noisy one's mostly get what they want.
Hm, when even a friendly, cosmopolitan, well-educated young woman would speak out such vehemently against Turkey becoming a member of the EU, what will those think who happen to be less educated?
Yes, even this blogger starts getting afflicted with doubts. And he is asking himself: Cui bono?
In order to make it easy to follow (and continue) this discussion, I changed the date of this post from October 27th to November 7th.
Thanks everybody for her / his patience.