While the intricacies warfare was handled extensively by the traditional mechanism of codification and a static power structure, the Ottoman’s royal court was dominated by the ingrained and purely organic decrees facilitated by the empire’s most illustrious matrons and steadfast eunuchs. This reality eventually led to the complete destruction and annihilation of a successful mobile and dynamic military state.
While the most powerful males reproduced at rate that would cause a rift of gawkers in the San Fernando Valley and a collective twitch of festive mustaches, the natural selection premise of the burgeoning empire was actually a fabricated and blindly brilliant and calculated manipulation of the political process within close proximity to both the bedroom and the boardroom. As collective birth rates continue to plummet on a global level, the modern harem has made an appearance in countless Western countries and in a recent proclamation of passive compliance, the head of the Turkish government is revisiting the implied glory of the Ottoman’s boundaries in a cagey move that has implications in population structure as well as nation’s internal power struggle. According to Foreign Policy.com, President Tayyip Erdogan has recently brandished maps of the historical middle eastern theater in ceremonial attempt to thwart the supposed Kurdish threats in Syria and the battle for dogmatic supremacy in Mosul. However, what Erdogan fails to grasp is the dangerous and volatile risks associated with the possibility of the traditional harems of the middle ages coalescing with the current social regimes of the modern harem in a willful and passionate attempt to dissolve the constructs of modern society.
As population dynamics continue to dictate an ebb and flow towards the obliteration of certain and selected cultures without the need for military forces or mechanized weapons of obliteration, hidden in the covert afterthought shrouded by the modern dream and subsequent nightmare of globalization, Erdogan’s insistence towards embracing a harrowing tradition amid the decay of contemporary existence prompts a firm and dedicated retort, lacking the general sentiments of subtle disagreement. Lost in this chaotic stew is the role of the family in existing as a necessary pillar for the effective proliferation of generations possible.
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