Sunday, September 5, 2010

Brothers and Sisters, Sons and Daughters

I found this excerpt online. Obviously not regarding Armenia, but it may as well have been written for Armenia today. I don't have much to add, for now...

"My patriotic and heroic Countrymen, my honourable Brothers and Sisters, my brave Sons and Daughters… The aim of our movement is civil disobedience. For six long years we have been facing persecution and oppression. Our calls for resumption of democracy have been ignored, our workers have been imprisoned and sentenced to death. Enough is enough. We appeal to all the bus owners to take their buses off the roads, to all the railwaymen to stop plying the trains. To the policemen we say: follow the example of your brothers in Dadu and do not shoot innocent people who are your brothers. Do not be frightened of this movement. It is for our people, for our poor, for our children so that they do not live in poverty, hunger and disease. Struggle for your Parliament, for you Government, for your Constitution so that the decisions are taken for the poor people and not for the junta and its stooges…”


...though I'd be interested to know if anyone guessed the source.

3 comments:

nazarian said...

Had to google... Who would have thought that what Benazir Bhutto said would be so relevant to Armenia. I've regarded Pakistan as a failed state for the most part of its history.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was someone in Armenia in the early 90s, when LTP took an opportunity to take fledgling Armenia down the right path and instead crapped the bed.

HH said...

You didn't think it, anonymous, you are lying from the very 1st words of yours and you know that. And, if you really thought that only 6 years have passed since LTP was in power, then you have a deeper problem than not thinking.