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  • crackpots

    There is a type of reader
    (and I have my share of them)
    who is programmed to disagree and reject
    anything that is not recycled propaganda.
    Such a reader doesn’t even bother or begin
    to understand what’s being said.
    He just hangs a label on you
    and forever after identifies you
    as the lowest form of animal life –
    namely, an Armenian
    who doesn’t love all Armenians
    and hate all Turks.
    Such a reader is convinced
    anyone who has more power or money
    must know better.
    He is Bolshevik in his pragmatism,
    capitalist in his value system,
    and Catholic in his dogmatism.

  • #2
    Re: crackpots

    Our infatuation with our celebrities is such that
    we would brag even about Cain and Judas
    had they been of Armenian descent.


    • #3
      Re: crackpots

      When about a month ago I suggested
      the world would have been a better place
      without Elvis and the Beatles,
      only three readers agreed with me.
      The rest (several dozen) told me
      in no uncertain terms to f*** off.
      And they say music ennobles.
      But then, if it failed to ennoble the Germans,
      why should it ennoble the rest of us?


      • #4
        Re: crackpots

        Every Armenian should carry a sign with the warning: "Contradict me and make an enemy for life!"


        • #5
          Re: crackpots

          NOTES / COMMENTS
          Armenians from the Middle East and I
          speak a different language
          even when we speak Armenian.
          We are incomprehensible to each other
          especially when we understand each other.
          A paradox?
          Armenian life is full of them.
          Nothing is as I imagined it to be.
          Imagination is a misleading faculty.
          Sometimes it can even be a deadly trap.
          To explain and to justify
          are not synonymous words.
          Like the moon we have a dark side
          clearly visible to others,
          invisible to ourselves.
          As a rule, enemies of the state
          are friends of the people.


          • #6
            Re: crackpots

            It is not easy convincing barbarians that they are barbarians.


            • #7
              Re: crackpots

              Recycling propaganda is not just repeating hearsay evidence but parroting perjury.


              • #8
                Re: crackpots

                Cyril Connolly: "If attacked by a lion thrust your arm down his throat. This takes some practice."


                • #9
                  Re: crackpots

                  In a world where everyone is proud
                  to be a Turk, Kurd, Jew, or Armenian
                  I prefer to be a humble human being
                  if only because humility is a virtue
                  and pride leads to arrogance.


                  • #10
                    Re: crackpots

                    A reader writes:
                    “The only thing I know about Armenian history
                    is that once upon a time we were a great nation
                    and God was on our side.”