Thursday, January 08, 2004

Prior to posting the Mesrop Srpazan meeting below, I had not read it for years, nor at the time had a given the relevancy of it much thought.

What I have come to realize is that though it’s only $4,000, the way the $4,000 was collected and in whose name (an non-existent injured solider from the Artsakh war) should tell us that there is nothing holy to Kocharian and his government.

In addition to this, a question I asked at the time that went unanswered of if in fact Kocharian and Sarkisian each gave $4,000 was an accurate claim or not? I ask this as it is possible that $8,000 of government funds could have been diverted in the name of this “medical treatment” and ended up in someone's pocket.

The one line in this meeting that hits hard and speaks the loudest had to be when Mesrop Srpazan asks the mother if there was anything else that she has lost other than her husband and 2 children and she answers “I have nothing else left”. To me it seems that if someone could use such a person in such a condition to profit, that person is no longer human to me, nor should they be allowed to be members of our nation because their actions poison others in every possible way and send a negative message to future generations of what one is allowed to do for money, wealth and power.

One other thing that Mesrop Srpazan said was, “…there are other issues of the government eating money and they steel from the Diaspora and so on.” This is to say that our problem is not only Vahram, but many others.

When taking everything I have stated above into consideration and understanding that such people manipulate and control the law to avoid justice, you have to ask yourself what is a viable solution to ascertain justice? It makes one better understand why people are fleeing Armenia as if it’s a sinking ship.

Well for one I would think unity among the people that live here and in the Diaspora to take a common stance against these people that should be considered our nations “cancer” and dealt with accordingly is a good start. Maybe October 27th, 1999 was someone’s idea of intensive chemotherapy?

When I used the word “paralyzed” in my log to describe the reaction from the Diaspora to this situation, I’m remembered the article by Dr. Jack Danielian about my grandfather (Shahan Natalie: A Retrospective), and his statement: “Instead of becoming paralyzed by the genocidal atrocities he witnessed, he responded with furious outrage in speech and in print.” I read into Dr. Danielian’s statement to say that the natural reaction to such atrocities is to become parlayed.

Well sorry to break this news to all of you, but if the majority of us remain in a parlayed state, things are only going to get worse. Let me clue you into something. Read Dr. Danielian’s article and where it says “Turk”, plug in “corrupt Armenian”. Once you have done this, you should better understand that we have and are facing a self-inflicted genocide that as far as I know in our written history, Armenian has never before faced such a crime against our people and nation.

I’ve said this before and I’m saying it again, the Armenian nation is in under attack and this time from it’s own leaders on the ground here and in the Diaspora. You have a right to turn a blind eye to this genocide or to do something about it. When history is read by your grandchildren years from now about these challenging time we are facing and they ask you what you did to help, will you honestly be able to look them in the eyes and tell them you were part of the solution?

Feel free to shake loose of your paralyzed state and comment on what you have done up until now and if you plan on becoming active, or are just going to continue to watch and wait to see what happens?

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