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    Sunday, April 28, 2013
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    KING AND COUNTRY
    **********************************
    Have you ever wondered how many men
    who killed and died in the name of King and Country
    ever stopped to ask: Whose King and whose Country?
    Or for that matter, whose Sultan and whose Commissar?
    *
    The Brits who fought against German in World War II
    had a German king.
    Napoleon was Italian, Hitler Austrian, Stalin Georgian,
    the Greek king too was a German;
    most Byzantine emperors – the most warlike and bloodthirsty –
    were either Armenian of half-Armenian;
    the Ottoman sultans were bastards –
    the last one’s mother was an Armenian.
    *
    Royalty, like so much else, is a big joke
    played by the ruling classes
    on the ignorant masses.
    As for Country: at one time or another,
    every piece of real estate, except the Garden of Eden,
    has been contested.
    *
    What a book one could write
    on the role of lies, illusions, and wishful thinking
    in human affairs!
    *
    By the way, most Armenian kings,
    including the last one, were odars.
    As for our present leadership:
    one of our elder statesmen once confided in me
    that some of them are Turks who speak Armenian fluently.
    I didn’t believe him then but I do now.
    #
    ON CONSENSUS
    ***************************
    When I first read the words “consensus seeker”
    I thought if I were a millionaire
    the first thing I would do is
    establish a university course on the subject.
    If we don’t have such a course today
    it may be because we are natural-born sh*t-disturbers
    who thrive on conflict.
    *
    Think of society and its laws as a conspiracy
    whose aim is to produce criminals.
    *
    You may have noticed that Armenians
    who demand solutions
    don’t like to think of themselves as the problem.
    *
    Honest Christians exist
    as surely as honest Muslims,
    Hindus, Buddhists and atheists
    but they are not allowed to formulate
    and implement policy.
    #
    KING AND COUNTRY (ii)
    ****************************************
    It could be said of our leadership:
    the higher they rise,
    the lower they sink –
    which is what happens in all criminal organization.
    *
    If I were to produce an autobiography
    I would begin by warning the reader that
    my life is so unreadable that
    I would have to either invent it
    or write the opposite of what really happened.
    The same applies to an objective account of our past.
    *
    Power and lies are Siamese.
    The greater the power,
    the bigger the lies.
    *
    To legitimize their power,
    popes assert infallibility
    notwithstanding their countless blunders –
    from the Crusades to
    the persecution, torture and death of heretics.
    *
    Kings, we were told, got their power from God
    via the Church. It is safe to assume that
    men who speak in the name of god
    are compulsive and habitual liars.
    *
    I repeat myself?
    So do you whenever you say “Yes, sir!”
    #
    THAT WHICH WE SHARE
    WITH YANKS
    ***********************************
    Americans have trouble understanding why
    someone who has enjoyed all the benefits and privileges
    of being a citizen of the greatest democracy
    in the history of mankind would freely choose
    to be a terrorist.
    They cannot imagine themselves to be so repulsive
    that in the environment they have created
    to kill and die become more desirable
    than to live and prosper.
    *
    As for Armenians:
    our arrogance and stupidity are such that
    we cannot imagine ourselves to be targets of criticism
    by fellow Armenians.
    *
    After Kazantzakis died and was buried in Crete,
    the natives would xxxx on his grave.
    My advice to our dissidents:
    stipulate in your will to be buried in a grave
    without a headstone.
    *
    When sheep get organized
    they choose a wolf as their leader.
    *
    Dissidents are neither harlots nor pimps
    but brothers and sisters who hear a different drummer.
    Now then, go ahead and explain that
    to our bosses, bishops, benefactors, and commissars.
    #
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