QUOTE(Hosank @ 08/20/07 12:35 PM) [snapback]115424[/snapback]
do you really need to be from a defined culture to know failure when you see it?
No. You are right. We do not need to be from a defined culture to understand the failure. But, in terms of traditions, what we see in a failure and waht lessons we take from that failure change and depend on partly our heritage and partly our today.
What makes Turks different is that constinuous and non stop change. Some people call it bastardization. Or degenrration. But it is the change of time which is always faster for Turks. Turks are tyhe people of adaptation or assimilation. What you call it. Whatever you like.
You cannnot understand this common sense of change among Turks.
and as to the rest of your uncessesary comment, i find it interesting that you call the peoples that have litterally built your country for you as the lazy ones, and you the superior ones, who have learned to adapt...let me ask, is adapt used interchangably with rape and pillage in this situation? it sure looks like it...
Oh man! That is a reference to the past. That is an irony. That is the story of survival brought forth by time. I talked about combination. I talked about adaptation and reformation. Turks are not the ones came from Turkestan. Turks are the ones who are the result of a good amalgam of what is in Anatolia and arrived from Turkestan and came from Balkans. We are still in amalgamization.
In the initial period of this process Turk became a dweller, later he became a farmer, later a worker, later a master but when bec oming all of these never meant to lose the ancient warrior.
So you should be proud, you have contributed to Turkish culture in anatolia. Turkish babies , by-product of rapes. Adaptation is that baby learns Turkish and becomes a Turk. Adaptation is Turks becoming more Anatolian and more Azerbaijani ethnically. You cannot see the result.
There is no other nation in the world like Turks, Turks of ancient times conquered somewhere and melted among those they conquered. They left only their language and their name. That is the adaptation.
What lives for centuries is not the body of Turk. But the soul of Turk which will never die.
Those Turkestani Turks lived centuries ago were not the people living there today.
They are mixture of what was there and what arrived at there.
You will never solve the mentality of being a Turk.
a Turks knows it inborn.
Unfortunately you will never learn what being a Turk is. So also what adaptation is.
You know who we are. That is adaptation. No more.