Friday, January 12, 2007

5th Anniversary

Five years ago a good friend of mine finally got me to start a blog. I was not sure about what I was supposed to do with it so I would post time to time.

And here we are, five years later, blogging as often as work and social compromises allow.

During these five years I have seen how the blogosphere evolved. I remember the time when you would tell someone that you kept a blog and they would look at you as some someone from out of space. Today, anyone that uses the internet on a regular basis knows what a blog is, and the main stream media has become more aware of how bloggers can actually break right through their barrier of lies and deceptions.

This blog was one of the first blogs to bring some of the worst of the main stream media to the spot light. While many were busy blogging about their cats and their children, and other were busy trying to bring their agenda forward, this blog pointed a finger at one of the worst aspects of news as a business and as a propaganda tool.

And it aimed its criticism towards one of the worst aspects of the information monopolies, their proclivity to demonize the national liberation movements that are not darlings to Washington and London.

And so it is that while Taiwan and Kosovo are always portrayed as victims of bad governments (China for the former and Serbia for the latter), other peoples were eternally presented as violent loons. The Palestinians, the Kurds, the Timorese, the Karen and the Basques.

I can say without doubt in my mind that this blog was the first of its kind, today there is many blogs published by Basque people, Kurdish people, Palestinian people. Many of them address their national struggle towards nationhood. But this one was the first.

And as it happened, when the worst vermin produced by the neocon wave decided to attack the Lebanese, the Palestinians, the Kurds and the Basques, this blog was here to stop them on their tracks.

Many wannabe Goebbels met a mighty adversary here, and one after the other folded. Today they stay away from aiming their guns at those who work towards the self determination of their people .

This has been a labor of love and courage.

And there is a lot left from were those last five years came from, so stay tuned.

And by the way...

...Gora Euskal Herria Askatuta!

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  1. Congratulations on your five years blogging. I am a welsh man living in London, and a subscriber who takes an interest in Basque matters and I'm wondering if you might be interested to take a look at my blog page and new song about Gernika.

    Andy Roberts, London

  2. Andy, thanks, I will surely check out your Gernika song.

    Thanks Helmut!