Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sargsyan's Nightmares

The other day I was asking myself a question that I ask just about every day, what would it take now to change this regime? What has been done? Where to go from here?
What does it take to revive Hope?

And my brain came up with my usual answers, but for some reason fixated on something which is obvious, that there is minimal to no opposition, or at least non-government, coverage on television, there is no a1plus or the like (as far as I know, there is only the local Gyumri station, a victory story in and of itself). This is nothing new - nor is the importance of having such media representation just dawning me. But in a world where there is limited trust in printed news (including opposition printed news), and limited radio coverage, and web access is limited to a cluster of the population, television is not just important, it is overwhelmingly important. Just HOW different would things have been if, say, a1plus, were not illegally stopped from broadcasting?

Which of course then makes it that much more important for SS and his banditocracy to keep a1plus (and any other similar representation on TV) quiet. Because it could very well be a big part of the puzzle.

The reason we see the same youths and the same journalists get harassed and beaten time and time again is because they are out there every time, they don't give up - they are keys to change. The more pivotal the organization, the idea, the person, the longer they're illegally beaten, subdued, kept quiet, imprisoned. Which is why to no surprise, Pashinyan was found guilty, and given 7, not 6, years. Its SS's way of saying, I'm calling the shots. And its his way of saying, he is petrified of Pashinyan.

I wonder who visits Sargsyan more in his nightmares, Kocharyan, or Pashinyan?

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