MOSCOW (Realist English). Greeting, my Armenian brothers and sisters. I wrote down this appeal under the impression of what I read. I was leafing through the history of Armenia during the First World War the other day and caught myself thinking that Armenians have practically not changed over the past 100 years. We have never learned to love our own people and take care of them.
What are the politicians doing in Yerevan today? Like a hundred years ago, they play for different football teams. Some pretend to be Russophiles, others have signed up as Francophiles, and still others are Americanophiles. But why do I see so few Armenophiles today? Who are the Armenophiles, you may ask.
The Armenophile is the one who does not sacrifice the fate of his or her people for personal gain and prepares the people for the growing challenges in the field of defense, education and medicine.
The Armenophile is the one who prepares a comprehensive development program for his or her people, and does not wait for the sun to shine. After all, they only help the strong. They help only those who fight against all odds and do not hang their noses. Who will join your campaign if you don’t know where you’re heading?!
The Armenophile is the one who these days, instead of buying a new luxury car, supports the guys who are on combat duty on the line of contact with Azerbaijan and Turkey. And for himself, for his beloved self, the Armenophile is looking for a more modest car.
During the period of the Baku-Turkish aggression, Armenian servicemen and volunteers made the ultimate sacrifice – the sacrificed their own lives. And they did it without thinking. Many a lad has undermined their health during the war. They have lost limbs, they became visually impaired. They need medical help and financial assistance. However, without waiting for help from the state, they are forced to collect money on social networks.
Meanwhile, some high-ranking officials in Armenia and Artsakh do not miss the opportunity to purchase expensive cars for their personal use.
I have a question for them: what will happen to you if you switch to a used car or public transport? Aren’t you ashamed to live a rich life in a society where every second child grows up in poverty? Why are you angering God?
Russians, French, Americans, Persians, Turks and others see this. The whole world sees how disgracefully Armenians treat each other. A simple cause-and-effect relationship works here: if you don’t love your own people, then you won’t learn to love someone else’s people.
After that, what attitude do you expect from foreigners?
If the apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew, sent by the Lord, could see who the Armenian Naharars have turned into today, who have corrupted society in their own image, they would consider their mission to baptize Armenia unfulfilled.
Sarkis Tsaturyan is the Editor-in-Chief of the Realist Information Agency