Marriage & Citizenship- 2
This is an excerpt from "Security? or Living in the hypnotic world of today and pretending your life is real"
Citizenship is a club we're grabbed and dragged into the moment we are born.
Not like family, you can leave your family. At least when you grow up enough and can take care of yourself.
You can get out of citizenship.
That is in rare countries like America. And even so, they do not exempt you from taxes, they don't take off their dirty hands off of you even if you leave. Citizenship is such a club that we do not almost have any chance to get out of with the current “laws.” Seriously, most countries, including Turkey do not allow you to leave. They allow it only after you take the citizenship of another country, guaranteeing that you are a member of another club. (For the sake of preventing you from becoming stateless. Or more correctly for them not to be left without citizens!) I can divorce even the man I have chosen as a grown-up, but I cannot divorce my country I didn't choose. They betrothed me in the cradle, I'm married the moment I am born, there is a condition that I be married to someone else before I can be divorced, it's out of the question that I am single. Is there such despotism? If I necessarily have to be a member of one club, I need to choose the club I want to join. They have to make an effort to earn my citizenship. Offering me appealing products, commodities, laws, ways of living.
Plus, is there such discrimination? “You were born here, you can go in here; ah you were born there, you cannot go in yonder.” It's decided at the start. Without even having a look at who I am. First, you have to ask “Can I go there?” and you're accepted only if they deign to give you a visa after going over your file. That is, the world is not open to everybody at the start. Whereas, it should be open to everybody. Later, if someone is causing a disturbance somewhere, being a burden on society, then s/he should be kicked out. You'll say it takes money to send people back to their original countries. I'll say “My dear, it takes much more money to police to keep people out of a certain imaginary boundary.” I tell you, everything starts from the wrong end in this world, functions in reverse.
Yesterday a friend said “Sometimes I feel like the guy driving on the wrong lane of the road and when he hears the warning announcement on the radio that there is a car driving on the wrong lane says “What one, what one? All of them are driving on the wrong lane.” I don't feel like that guy, I am the very guy himself. I mean if you were wondering who that was... But sshhh, don't tell anybody my secret!