OF THE AZERBAIJANI RISING PARTY
From National Awakening to National Revival!
Azerbaijani man is freedom lover! He has repeatedly confirmed this feature in history, showing it to both friend and foe. The Azerbaijani people, who founded the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on the other side of the country at the beginning of the 20th century and the Azadistan (Freedom land) State on the other side, and wrote the Epic of National Revival on Freedom Square at the end of that century, were a source of inspiration for nations seeking to get rid of colonial policies. The National Independence Struggle of Azerbaijanis should be understood as the movement opening and closing the era.
We can think about the four main stages of our struggle for national independence. The first two of them have been experienced in the past, the third is being experienced now, and the fourth will be experienced in the near future. These four stages are as follows:
One of the four main stages of the struggle for independence of Azerbaijan and the first is the Awakening period. This process, which began in the second half of the 19th century, first appeared in literature, journalism, music and art. We see the formation of our national intelligentsia during this period, known as the period of national self-awareness and enlightenment. The first step taken by the Azerbaijani people to get rid of Russian tsarism and realize their dream of living independently is the Awakening period.
The subsequent period of the Building was its logical consequence. The establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was the culmination of the Building period, when the national idea and ideology were formed not only in literature and art, but also in politics. During this period, a flag was created from nothing, a basic political and ideological concept was developed to lead the Azerbaijani people to future centuries, institutions such as the national army and the national state, the main factors of independence, were established, and a completely new horizon was opened for future generations.
Although the life of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, built on a solid and firm political idea, was short, namely these values were the main slogans of the National Liberation Movement, which began in the late twentieth century due to the eternal and unchanging nature of the underlying values.
Thus began the period of National Revival. The main line of Azerbaijan's 200-year struggle with Russian colonization was to get rid of the imperial yoke and complete the unfinished National State. The wars, uprisings, protests, and efforts that took place during this historical period served one goal - the regaining of Azerbaijan's independence.
Our struggle for independence has two dates written in golden numbers: May 28, 1918, the date of formation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and November 17, 1988, the Day of National Revival. Although the nearly 70 years between these years may seem like the history of a separate nation, of course, the nation was that nation. This 70-year-old part of the captivity of our nation ended in an instant in the spirit of National Revival and handed over its place to the National Freedom and Independence Movement. Thus, on October 18, 1991, the Republic of Azerbaijan regained its independence. Although the process of nation-building stemmed from the spirit of the National Revival, it became clear that it was few and far between. Although the National Spirit, National Consciousness and National Will, which underlie the National Revival, were enough to gain our independence, they were not enough to create conditions for every member of our people to enjoy human rights and freedoms. Because, while the main goal of the National Freedom Movement was Independence, the goal of our national independence was to achieve the creation of a social welfare state.
However, unfortunately, the main goal of the independent Azerbaijani state was to liberate the Armenian-occupied Garabagh, and as a result, it was not possible to build a society that would achieve prosperity and welfare in all respects. Azerbaijan's struggle for territorial integrity was in fact a continuation of the struggle for independence that had resumed since 1988. However, as a result of mobilizing all our potential as a nation for our territorial integrity, the 44-day war in Garabagh ended in victory, our sovereignty over our occupied lands was established, and our territorial integrity was ensured.
Of course, we are talking only about the territorial integrity of our state in Northern Azerbaijan. It takes time for the whole territory of Azerbaijan to form as an independent state. The prosesses in the North and the South have historically been sometimes similar and sometimes completely contradictory. There have been four mass protests and revolutionary movements in southern Azerbaijan in the 20th century alone. The first two of them were historically parallel to the processes in the North, and the last two took place on a completely different plane. The main reason for this is that after the 1920s, the North was part of the Red Evil Russian Empire, and the South was part of the Pahlavi and clerical Persian Empire.
Although the northern part of our people gained independence at the end of the 20th century with the collapse of the Soviet Russian Empire, independence still seems inaccessible to our people living in the South.
However, let us remember that the spirit of solidarity on December 31 is a common product of our people, residing on both sides. Even the 44th Garabagh war, which lasted 44 days, did not pass unnoticed in the South and raised the spirits of our people living there. Just because of the disharmony we see as a misfortune of history, the North "slept" when the South was awakening and the South was "sleeping" when the North was awakening. So, the whole issue is the synchronization of our goals, actions, deeds and steps. Of course, if we closely coordinate our efforts around the military-political course of our state in the North, our dreams will become our goal and we will reach our goal in a short time.
However, the victorious war in the North has shown that we are already revived and that we have a real power to say our word and stand behind it. Thus, the people of Azerbaijan have entered a completely new era - the Rising. This period is the fourth stage of our struggle for independence. A characteristic feature of this period is the importance of combating internal factors as well as external ones that threaten our freedom and independence. Thus, the formation of the army and other power structures built on new principles in the first 30 years of building an independent state, the positive dynamics of macroeconomic indicators and sufficient financial resources are a guarantee of the Azerbaijani people's resistance to external threats and international challenges. It can be said that a strong state has been established in Azerbaijan and is becoming stronger. At this stage, it is necessary to build a strong civil society along with a strong state.
The level of development of a society is directly proportional to the level of development of each of its members. The same is true of rising: if the individual does not rise, so does society and the state. In this sense, Azerbaijan must have a socio-political and legal environment in which each individual can see the prospects for growth/rising in any field. If people can see their development stories together with the country's development history, it will be possible to achieve Rising.
Important attributes of the National Rising period are:
1 - National Idea
2 - National Target
3 - National Identity
4 - National State
5 - National Government
6 - National Education Concept
7 - National Art Concept
The force that must keep each of these attributes separate and together is the National Personnel. Their unity, level of organization, ability to work as a team, as well as their professionalism are crucial. It is useless for the National Personnel to expect anything from anyone. In fact, the people expect and hope for something from them. The demand and desire of the people from the National Personnel is to realize the Rising that will ensure their individual development. The formation of the National Personnel Union is possible only around the National Idea. There is no other way to achieve this.
Ensuring our territorial integrity by building a free society, a just legal system and a democratic political environment in Azerbaijan must be understood as the Target we want to achieve on the path to national progress. Every Azerbaijani must see himself in this path and embrace his National Identity. The National Target is a value that unites us all in building a National State. However, after this stage, in order for the National State created by the nation's efforts to live forever, it is necessary to establish a government consisting of National Personnel who govern it in accordance with national interests.
The image of a state founded by a nation is the Republic. Therefore, the voter must decide who will be the government. Every citizen must be trained in National Education and National Art in order to vote as a voter for the forces that form the National Government, i.e. the National Personnel. A citizen whose worldview and spiritual world are shaped by National Values, of course, will not hesitate to recognize and support the National Personnel.
The National Forces, formed from the unity of the National Personnel and the progressive forces of society, will solve the issues on the agenda of the country's domestic policy in accordance with national interests, and ensure sustainable and irreversible development in all spheres of life.
The main activities of the National Personnel Government should be as follows:
1 - Formation of an Open Society based on National Values;
2 - Establishment of a democratic state based on political pluralism;
3 - The rise of the Free Individual working for these two targets.
We must create conditions for our citizens to realize their creative potential in all areas, apply their knowledge and talents, work together in the direction of interests and goals, to express a position without fear, without hesitation, so that they can realize their individual growth. Their Individual Rising will ensure that our National Rising will be sustainable and irreversible.
Our Objective is Rising!
The goal of national statehood, i.e. the ultimate goal, must be Rising. The National Revival phase should only be seen as the next stage to reach the ultimate goal. It is clear that the specific period of the National Revival phase must be complex measures and procedures. One of them is to ensure the active participation of every citizen in the formation of political stability. When we say to provide, we do not mean simply creating conditions and sitting passively. We intend to organize the active participation of the general public in the political life of the country so that the people do not remain indifferent to their fate and destiny.
In other words, we invite thousands of our citizens to become members of the party. If the problems in society are of a mass nature, we can say without hesitation that the root of these problems is political. It does not matter whether we politicize such issues or not - the solution is on the political level.
The slogan is to be sounded like "Let everyone be involved in politics!”. Every citizen must realize that he/she is in politics, get rid of the status of a passive observer and become an active decision-maker. To do this, you must be a member of one of the parties. One of such parties is our party. Unfortunately, at the current stage of the country, it is useless to expect political success from the political activists who act individually. In such periods, the place and role of non-political and "superior" intellectuals in political processes is not so important and influential.
The founders of the Azerbaijan Rising Party united around the National Target and decided to take active political action to ensure the rise of Azerbaijan in all areas. The main objective of the party is to unite the personal will and choice of tens of thousands of representatives of the healthy forces of our society on the path of National Rising under one denominator and to bring the National Power formed from this union to power to serve the whole society.
It is time to move in such a political mood. The danger of deepening and widening our internal problems must be prevented. Because unresolved problems can spread like gangrene and wreak havoc on society. This should not be allowed. Now is the time for unity! Now is the time for activity! Now is the time to choose! We must make our free choice with our free will, we must unite within one party.
We are both the founder and the guardian of our National Rising. We will ensure your Personal Rising. For this, we must all work together. Only in this way can we ensure the irreversibility of our national independence.
There are moments in the destiny of every nation when the National Target becomes one idea or another. Now that our National Target is National Rising, there is no profession or art that is not important in this way. From our national music to handicrafts, from our national philosophy to our literature, from our national sports teams to our national army, from our Milli Majlis to our national leaders - until now, everyone and everything should be understood as part of the National Rising process.
The task of the Azerbaijan Rising Party is to create conditions for every Azerbaijani to take an active part in the socio-political processes, and its goal is to achieve the Rising by leading the National Forces.
Our objective is the dream of our Great People.