The following is an article that was written by a faithful and
committed Caucasian Circassian that was published in the 3rd addition of FREEDOM
bulletin, which used to be published by "The Caucasian Community Center", New
Jersey, USA and was dated 01-July-1979.
The reason for bringing this issue
after more than 26 years of the published article is to show the national
feeling and sense of responsibility towards the colonized North Caucasus and
doing that against the imperial power that grabbed the region at the time,
beside mentioning the human suffering of being forced to live away from
The Close But Far Away Motherland
(I woke up from innocent childhood dreams to be at the
center of a painful reality.
A new phase of my life just started by gradual
transfer from the home that I was raised at to the life in the society that I
found myself living in. Logical Questionnaire started tremendously increasing.
Answers started coming and no convincing answers were found at some other
times.I know part of my life, which is the personal one; but I couldn't know the
most important which is the national side.
I decided to continuously research
and work to obtain what I wanted to know. I studied, asked and dogged deep until
I reached painful facts.
Myself and my people are with no homeland. My people
became minorities in all countries of the world. Differences and personal
conflicts had occurred within those minorities, and selfishness prevailed. Truth
is shone and all my people know it. We were masters in our motherland and now we
are slaves for others in the lands of strangers.
We were living on the soil
of our motherland that we inherited from our grandfathers which was irrigated by
the heroes with their precious sweat and blood,but now we are living on the soil
of foreign, strange lands. Many of my people perished while fighting for those
new homelands and defending others' rights beside defending themselves and their
own honor in some cases.
We used to live in motherland within our customs and
inherited habits and we live now with strangers' customs and habits whether we
chose that or we were obliged to do so.
Did those Changes alter the fact that
we are Circassians? The logical answer which we all know, is that it did not
affect our situation or national contents, and even if we stayed away for ever,
we will always stay as foreigners and minorities with stolen rights, and duties
given by others must be fulfilled.
I am addressing all the live conscious
individuals of my Circassian People to get all ways and means possible, to
renaissance and rise up to the required level and standard of the sense of
responsibility and national dignity, and to look for the future to save all
those who got lost and misguided.
Let us my brothers and sisters not wait for
the saver, which will never arrive. Savior comes through uniting with each
other, to return home, to motherland.
We will not steal or rob others' lands
or rights, but we want to restore our stolen rights and to return to live with
our countrymen who are still living there.
Enough of this mass-homelessness
and mass-loss...Motherland is calling.)
The above mentioned article got many indications and factors
that can be:
* Tough times never last, but tough people do.
*It's a fact
of life that the North Caucasus Region is still under the colonial rule, but the
difference is the change of tyranny from the Soviet umbrella to the "Federal
* The national feelings against imperialism were there since
then, and long before the "rubber stamp" cliché slogans that were recently
invented such as "religious influenced radicals", etc., etc.. That will not
change the fact that nations will struggle for dignity.
Deportees, and Caucasian citizens from all the North Caucasian Region who are
living in diaspora in more than 30 countries of the world did not and will not
forget motherland and "truth one day will prevail".
* The unseen power that
destroyed the fascist Soviet Union, will in turn and at the right time destroy
the tyrant predecessors and will break their greedy evil empire to ashes, but
the colonized nations and peoples will restore their freedom, dignity and
* The North Caucasus Republics do not have only Muslim
inhabitants, and they contain other religions, which automatically put all North
Caucasians under one category as colonized by foreign power which is
* The self-determination is a basic human need, which is guaranteed
and granted by "Human Rights" charters of United Nations and the International
* Russia got more problems to tackle and to worry about, rather than
holding on colonies and nations against their well, which requires devoted
Russians to release and let go those nations, and to make them choose the right
25, October, 2005