This week, let’s go for some schadenfreude shall we? It’s getting close to five years since this kind of “fun” was so broadly available that I could write a piece, and this time, all the raw material is provided by Turks.
This is another of those “two-fer” awards, and in this case, they’re a couple, so they’re living in sin… You’ll remember Spit-Rain comes from the Armenian saying, “He’s so shameless, if you spit in his face, he’d think it’s rain.”
My piece titled “Enough” which addressed the problematic nature and negative effects of Chahe Keuroghelian’s repeated candidacies elicited interesting responses. Issues have been raised that seem to require clarification because they are quite important to our community.
As a parent to a misbehaving child, employer of a wayward employee, or friend of a substance abuser… how many times would you give her or him the benefit of the doubt, how many chances to correct her/him-self?
June 3 is the date of California’s Primary elections. Predictions are that turnout will be very low. This means that if our community votes in larger proportion than the rest of the electorate, our preferred candidates will do relatively better. Be sure to cast your vote.
It’s finally happened. About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with two people, Aybars Görgülü and Sabiha Gündoğar, from a Turkish think tank, TESEV. They were part of a larger group including two Armenians who were in the LA area for a working visit.
I’ll get to my annual rundown of Genocide commemoration events next week, since there was one event held on the night of the 24th that piqued my interest, and what I learned there was a bit disquieting.