Posted 19 June 2001 - 06:07 AM
"Armenians who emigrate and badmouth the Homeland are liars," I read in a recent commentary by a patriotic pundit. My own experience tells me, the number of lies and liars rises as you rise in the hierarchy. Here are some random cases in point:
On his first visit to New York, President Levon declared: "Unity, unity, unity!" and shortly thereafter kicked the ARF out of Armenia.
On his first visit to Los Angeles, Pres. Kocharian declared: "Under my administration, corruption on all levels has come to an end.!"
The R in ARF (Tashnak Party) stands for Revolutionary: it should stand for Reactionary.
The D in ADL (Ramgavar Party) stands for Democratic: it is nothing of the kind.
During the Soviet era the AGBU was also known as the KGBU; I have also heard it described as "neither Armenian, nor General or Benevolent."
The Catholicos of All Armenians is nothing of the kind since the overwhelming majority of Armenians are Anteliassagans, Protestants, Catholics, atheists, agnostics, and Muslim.
And now from the abstract and the general to the particular and concrete: In a letter written by a woman in Yerevan I once read: "The only way for a woman to survive here is to become a prostitute."
True or false?
Our patriotic pundit mentioned above would probably say "False!" But I for one would take her declaration with some degree of skepticism.
Posted 19 June 2001 - 07:06 AM
Posted 19 June 2001 - 09:40 AM
[ June 19, 2001: Message edited by: Garo ]
Posted 19 June 2001 - 09:53 AM
yete MJ linelov Hye Forumi Rekavar zgushatsnum e qez, barekam jan - voch mi baroyakan iravung chunes hayhoyelu iren,
Hovik jan yek barekamner mnanq , mi qich ushadrutyun darstru barerit @entrutyan vra ...
Posted 19 June 2001 - 10:02 AM
please don't kick hovik out.
he is one of my most faithful readers.
and the canadian government pays me by the number of my faithful readers.
kicking him out would mean a decrease in my salary.
thank you! / ara
Posted 19 June 2001 - 10:06 AM
And if MJ may have been heavy handed in giving you the warning (as I first thought) - after your response to Ara - I feel that he is perhaps justified considering your response to him. Please try to keep it cool brother....
Posted 19 June 2001 - 10:31 AM
The sentences addressed to A.Baliozian are not more insulting than the ones Ara adresses to the armenians in general. So before giving me a warning next time take this into consideration. That's one thing. I am considering that I am in my way bringing my contribution to this forum. If you are not happy with that you can end this right now. It's up to you. This is not an absolute need for me at all. But the first warning I was given was not justified, be honest with yourself. There was no insult in my first posting.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 04:02 PM
Without Ara, many would still wander the Earth wondering "why am I the only one who doesn't see the plank in the communities eye?" It's not 'amot' to say these things. It's a shame to let it exist, and be such a significant part of our modern identity.
Posted 22 December 2006 - 07:27 AM
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