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#1 ara baliozian

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Posted 18 March 2001 - 08:12 AM

FROM TYPEWRITERS TO MACHINE GUNS
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To those who say
they have no desire to get involved in Armenian affairs
because Armenians are rude,
may I say that silence or withdrawal
is not the most effective way of combating bad manners.
Let us not confuse sensitivity with weakness,
Nietzsche was fond of saying.
There is no reason why
common sense and decency should adopt a subservient role
when confronted with fanaticism,
unless of course these fanatics also enjoy the support
of a power structure that relies on terror.
Speaking about one of our fanatics
a friend once remarked:
"I have met him. He is a nice fellow.
It is only when he writes that he assumes another persona."
And I couldn’t help reflecting:
if a typewriter or computer can change him from nice to nasty,
what would a machine gun do?
especially if it came with the full support of a regime?
To me all fanatics and fascists
are guilty of violations of human rights
(I will not say mass murder) until proven innocent.

#2 Pilafhead

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Posted 19 March 2001 - 09:32 AM

Now, this one and Sermon II are more like it.




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