I do not deny that there may be other well-founded causes for the hatred which various classes feel toward politicians, but the main one seems to me that politicians are symbols of the fact that every class must take every other class into account.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
My one gripe about politicians is that they do not not really represent the people they are supposed to and they never have, this is possible in my reckoning, that not many of us have the megalomaniac personality that thinks that one person can not only represent millions but guide them. A politician is loyal to the people who pay for his campaign for the sake of his own interest.
The people who really care go out and risk their lives to bring the truth to the forefront I think of Susan B Anthony, I think Of Martin Luther King, I think of Cesar Chavez, Gandhi etc. To me no change starting in the government has any hope of continuing on in reality.
The Armenian Genocide
You know when someone has a skeleton in the closet they more and more police the area around the closet. pretty soon any mention of the closet is met with anger and then with violence. While some Turkish citizens may feel there was no Armenian genocide and others may feel there was a Genocide what I do know is that it is a crime to talk about it, it is an insult to Turkishness.
But we have to realize that historical happens dont mean something really happen, political alliances do. Case and Point President Obama’s speech today. For a fourth straight year he declined to describe the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. Why you may ask? Well simply put Turkey is a key U.S. ally in Middle Eastern affairs.
That sets a nice precedence become an ally to the US or some member of the permanent security counsel (The UK, France, Russia and or China) and your history can be revised in whatever way you’d like. Each permanent member nation of the United Nations Security Council have been responsible in many cases of Genocide.
Today, we commemorate the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In doing so, we honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were brutally massacred or marched to their deaths in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire.
As we reflect on the unspeakable suffering that took place 97 years ago, we join millions who do the same across the globe and here in America, where it is solemnly commemorated by our states, institutions, communities, and families. Through our words and our deeds, it is our obligation to keep the flame of memory of those who perished burning bright and to ensure that such dark chapters of history are never repeated.
I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915. My view of that history has not changed. A full, frank, and just acknowledgement of the facts is in all of our interests. Moving forward with the future cannot be done without reckoning with the facts of the past.
The United States has done so many times in our own history, and I believe we are stronger for it. Some individuals have already taken this courageous step forward. We applaud those Armenians and Turks who have taken this path, and we hope that many more will choose it, with the support of their governments, as well as mine.
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A Cold Shock
It seems the US has many times purged itself with the facts of its past?!?!?!? This was unknown to me. Did you know about this ? Maybe I missed the memo? If anything the last couple of months of hearing campaign speeches and statements with racist, anti-women political activity, anti-immigrant, we are a nation divided now more than ever.
I cant see the US standing for/ with Armenians when we don’t stand for our own citizens. We treat the elderly and disabled like animals quite often, I won’t mention the prison industrial complex or to the disastrous cuts in education science and the arts. There are many other things I won’t mention because its pointless and the Genocide games continue those with the most sordid history set the bar and policy on what true and whats real ………………………………….
- For Fourth Year in a Row, Obama Breaks Campaign Promise to Call the Century-Old Armenian Genocide a “Genocide” (reason.com)
- 5,000 to protest on 97 anniversary of Armenian Genocide (dailystar.com.lb)
- In rare visit, cabinet minister pays respects to Armenian genocide victims (asbarez.com)
- French court overturns Armenian genocide denial law (news.blogs.cnn.com)
- The Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915 – 97 Years Later (miguelinbelgium.wordpress.com)
- Armenian Genocide Denial Bill ‘Infringes Free Speech’ (ibtimes.com)
- Yes, It’s Genocide: Armenian Artists and the Obligations of History (Column) (popmatters.com)
- Armenian Genocide on Film: The Armenian Case- Genocide (tamarnajarian.wordpress.com)
- Georgia: ‘Armenian Genocide’ Remarks Triggers Incident In Parliament (eurasiareview.com)
- Armenian Genocide (fitzmahan.wordpress.com)