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  • #21
    Re: politics

    TERMINAL**************************** We were subservient to sultans and commissars because we had no choice. We are now subservient to our bosses, bishops and benefactors because subservience is in our blood.* You cannot reason your way out of a terminal disease.*Writers from Abovian to Zarian did their utmost to change things. In the end it was “things” that changed them. Abovian committed suicide and Zarian died with the conviction he had been murdered.* “You have said this before!” The words of a reader whose unspoken message is: “Shut up!”#


    • #22
      Re: politics

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they said:
      “Let’s do to our Armenians
      what the Americans did to their Indians.”
      But I would be surprised
      if one of our revolutionaries said:
      “What if they do to us
      what the Americans did to their Indians?”


      • #23
        Re: politics


        • #24
          Re: politics

          Once upon a time we were slaves.
          We are now slaves of former slaves
          whose most important priority
          is not the welfare of the people
          but to please their masters.
          Victims and victimizers are alike
          in the sense that they don’t have a history,
          only predictable roles.
          Our political leaders are faceless puppets.
          As for intellectual leaders:
          they have been effectively eliminated.
          Intellectuals are like canaries in a mine.
          When they fall silent,
          disaster is sure to follow.
          If Zarian were alive today he would say:
          “Danger, danger, danger!”


          • #25
            Re: politics

            The tragedy of our genocide should not blind us to the incompetence, inexperience, and ignorance of our own leadership. To those who say, “In their place maybe you would have done a better job?” My answer is: Probably not but having blundered I wouldn’t expect future generations to look up at me as a role model!


            • #26
              Re: politics

              What we think of ourselves
              is never the same as what others think of us.
              In that sense we are not much different from the groupie
              who once declared:
              “I am not a groupie! I don’t have sex with the boys.
              I don’t use my body. I only do blow jobs.”


              • #27
                Re: politics

                BIG LIES
                The Big Lie in all organized religions and ideologies
                is their assertion of monopoly.
                The peculiarity of all Big lies is that
                they work even when they are contradicted
                by Bigger Lies.
                To be brainwashed means
                to believe truth to be on your side.
                If I repeat myself it’s because
                I don’t write, I pray.
                It has been observed that
                when their eyes are opened,
                the blind take refuge in darkness.
                Because we were taught to turn the other cheek,
                we learned to drop our pants.


                • #28
                  Re: politics

                  Armenian history is not written
                  but invented.


                  • #29
                    Re: politics

                    No self-respecting Armenian believes
                    he is or has ever been brainwashable.


                    • #30
                      Re: politics

                      ON LEADERSHIP
                      Leadership plays a key role
                      in the life and death of nations.
                      Compare the fate of Jews in Germany
                      with that of Jews in Egypt
                      under the charismatic political leadership
                      of Moses. And now consider our own fate
                      at the turn of the last century
                      in the Ottoman Empire.
                      Homo sapiens may also be defined
                      as a being incapable of learning from history.
                      If we reject history as a useful tool of survival,
                      we condemn ourselves to systematic extermination
                      or the death of a thousand self-inflicted cuts.
                      Our historians have betrayed us
                      by reducing the study of history
                      to perpetual lamentation.