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Maotbo, our own parliament
by Konstantin Sabo (Konstantin.sabo < a t > gmail.com)
Stockholm, Sweden. December 23, 2013.
“With basis in a worldly natural law, which we own as a people, we have the historic duty and the right to form our own parliament: Maotbo, the great assembly.”The common starting point – the foundation of a national identity
— Konstantin Sabo
Who shall have the right to represent us and our interests? How shall this right (to power) be exercised legally and reliably? How shall this right result in that the power is shared, exercised and is controlled in a way that exclusively serves our people and the common starting-point, i.e. the elements and links that bind us together into one people. This discussion regarding the right to power has been the subject of a long-lasting debate among our people.
In modern times the right to power has its foundation in the formation of the modern nation and the underlying ideas. The discussion of the right to power in modern times has been essential for our people in terms of a strategy for survival. In addition, the development and the use of the right to power have for our concern been tied up for centuries by a violent and hostile environment.
Furthermore, because of a weakening of our national identity, the opportunities and conditions to develop and create a voluble, common and dynamic starting-point for our people have been non-existent.
Due to a repressive state power supported by a hostile environment in our home country, our people have been forced into small and territorial enclaves with substantial lawlessness and a non-existing infrastructure. Characteristic for these territories, before our people were expelled from them, was the on-going violence, segregation and discrimination towards our people. For example, the discrimination meant that our people were prohibited to teach in our own schools, why language development and the cultural exchange completely stalled in these areas. This prohibition is still in force today.
Exodus – the great immigration
Ever since the founding of the modern state, our people have constantly been reminded of the infinite suffering that has been a part of their everyday life. This suffering has during the Genocide Seyfo in 1915 and during the 1900s darkest period not only led to the extinction of our people, but the few survivors have been deprived of their liberty and the right to build and develop our home country.
As a consequence of Seyfo in 1915 and the discriminatory laws that followed this genocide, our people have been banned to create a strong common starting-point with an everlasting national identity. The Genocide Seyfo in 1915 and the prohibitions of the creation of a national identity have ultimately leaded to an infinite abuse of the right to power among our people. This right (to power) has been taken and exercised by strangers, sometimes alone and sometimes in collusion with our compatriots. With hindsight, this exercise of power has as a rule, without exception, been to the detriment of our people. The purpose has been to separate and rule over our people.
The escalating uses of violence on the basis of Islam, intolerance and restriction of rights and legal uncertainty in the Middle East, have finally forced our people to escape our homeland into an Exodus. When people have had time and opportunity to escape discrimination, harassment, racism and systematic murder, this has been done directly.
As a result of the circumstances mentioned, and the fact that our people have been separated over the world, the common starting point has become less important.
As a consequence of our people´s escape from our Homeland, the separation and the reduction of the common starting point is absolute. The separated parts of our people, often under a questionable leadership, are struggling with internal strife, corruption and abuse of power. These "leaders" are often self-appointed or designated to favour certain groups. Many of these "leaders" lack the leadership skills that are necessary to lead our people. This problem has year after year resulted in a weakening of the common starting point.
The situation for our people today – 2013
An Exodus from the Homeland means of course that the common starting point and the national identity weaken. Consequently, due to the repressive politics that have affected our people, it becomes extremely difficult to rebuild the common starting point that has weakened for centuries and is nowadays almost erased from our people.
As a consequence of the above mentioned, the present situation is both alarming and worrying. We are separated with a weakened national identity. Unfortunately it is therefore possible - for practically anyone - regardless of conditions, leadership skills or the ability to work for national matters, to take on the role of a leader or spokesperson for our people. The assignments of our "leaders" have been carried out entirely without any democratic elections of the leader or spokesperson.
Hence, there is currently a resignation among the people against those who claim to be our "leaders" or "representatives". It has unfortunately reached a point where malicious governments actively work and strive for the nomination of certain individuals to represent our people in situations that are suitable for the political agendas in these governments. There are many examples where individuals, with the help of foreign governments’ support, have appeared as the "leader" of our people without popular support. This has strengthened the stereotype picture of these "leaders", and has also raised many questions regarding the actions of these individuals. Not infrequently rumours figure that they have received large sums of money from the governments that support these "leaders" in the implementation of a favourable policy for the states – a policy that is destructive to our people.
Maotbo – our own parliament
The decisions we make in life are guided by the will and interest to carry out goals. Freedom and unity are goals that form the basis of the national identity of our people. Politics is a necessary tool that is needed in order to realize their visions into reality. The realizations of visions require sacrifice, dedication and perseverance.
As a people we have the will and the interest to appoint and be represented by legitimate and qualified representatives with a genuine feeling for the common starting point, i.e. our national identity. The legitimacy of these representatives can only be justified if these are supported by public and democratic elections. The legitimacy of the representatives increases along with the number who supports the common starting point and the representatives. Consequently, our collective strength and importance increase together with the number who supports the legitimate and competent representatives of the common starting point, i.e. our national identity.
With basis in a worldly natural law, which we own as a people, we have the historic duty and the right to form our own parliament: Maotbo, the great assembly.
Maotbo shall exclusively take advantage of and represent the common starting point that our people's national identity is based on. Maotbo shall at all times be open for our people, strengthen national identity and our nation. Maotbo shall ensure that we are a free people with voluble representatives and that we strengthen our social, political and linguistic rights. Maotbo shall work to strengthen our culture and tradition based on an equal, modern and contemporary approach between the woman and the man. Maotbo shall work to increase and strengthen the level of education among our people.
Through this document, the undersigned calls all interested to humbly extend their hands to all brothers and sisters with different political views among our people. The undersigned urge you to bury the hatchet and hope, with an outstretched hand, that all people with different opinions in these difficult times will stretch out their hands to each other and realize that the more we support Maotbo, the stronger our common starting point and nation will be.
Maotbo is our legitimate and rightful representative for the future of our people.
In Maotbo Syriacs, Assyrians, Chaldeans and Maronite representatives, shall without the requirement of any union, represent our people and the common starting point through a united voice. The members of Maotbo shall elect a Speaker who is also the spokesperson for the legitimately elected representatives for our people. In addition, a dynamic board will be appointed to be responsible for implementation of the decisions taken by Maotbo.
Maotbo shall have gatherings once a month, or the number of additional gatherings required by the situation and the need. Further, all meetings, votes and debates shall be spread through various media channels.
Maotbo shall initially be based in Stockholm, Sweden. Through the provision of the Swedish parliament, the debates shall be held in the parliament´s second chamber. The Speaker of the Swedish parliament (Sveriges riksdag) should carry out the opening ceremony through a speech. After this, Maotbos president should hold the historic first speech before the summoned Maotbo.
On this historic day and installation of Maotbo, Swedish prime minister and representatives from other parliamentary parties shall be invited, so shall the ambassadors from the Nordic countries, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus and Armenia and the European Union representative in Stockholm.
For us humans, it is natural to have illusions of faith and hope. As humans, we may also ignore a painful truth and mislead ourselves into a feeling of indifference. Unfortunately the indifference transforms us to simple people without dreams and visions.
Will history require devastation again, so that we as a people will come to our senses and seek freedom and unity?
Regardless of the pain caused, we as a people are willing to strengthen the common starting point, i.e. our national identity. With trust and confidence in what is best for our people, I hereby sign this manifesto regarding the establishment of Maotbo.