The last week’s developments can almost be described as bizarre. Over something as simple and basic as electricity rates (or tariffs as they’re being referred to in what I assume is a more Euro-English parlance) in the Republic of Armenia, a major street mobilization has erupted!
The terrible two Turkic “republics” – Azerbaijan and Turkey – with their behavior remind even the most casual observer of nothing more than a child in its terrible twos. We are constantly treated to temper tantrums and other childish behavior.
Since April 24, we’ve had a lot of chatter about what’s next for us.
This is fun. We get to add dastardly Denny Hastert to our universe of aspersively alliterated appellations and rhyme-named former elected officials: Disgusting Dick Gephardt, Dirty Dan Burton, Slippery Steve Stockman, and Mean Jean Schmidt.
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Etyen Mahçupyan’s “Compensation and territory” published May 12, 2015 in the Turkish Daily Sabah is a mass of drivel that constitutes an affront to human decency and intellect. Please, feel free to read it in its entirety. I will just address the most flagrant fallacies. You might remember that Mahçupyan is an…
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Wasn’t it bad enough when they took 1,500,000 lives? Wasn’t it bad enough that they left hundreds of thousands orphaned and homeless? Wasn’t it bad enough that more hundreds of thousands were forced to mask their true identities for three generations and counting? Wasn’t it bad enough that even a generation later,…
Euphoric, human flood, insanely well behaved, overwhelming, pride, second largest demonstration in Los Angeles history, thrilling, tremendous – these are all terms that I heard to describe the 130,000 people who started marching in Hollywood’s Little Armenia on April 24th, then massed in front of the building housing the Turkish Consulate General in Los Angeles.…
This year, April 24th found me in Arizona.
It will come as no surprise that during these days of intense activity on the occasion of the Genocide’s centennial, some serious discussions occur, despite how occupied everyone is with this intense activity. Some are inspiring, others banal; some irritating, others activating; some profound, others superficial; some with the usual activist suspects, others with people who have just come on or returned to the scene; some constructive, others distracting.
It’s been a while since I’ve told humorous, telling, inspiring, and sometimes even instructive, stories from election campaigns.