Monday, June 25, 2012

"La Plus Belle Des Ruses Du Diable"

There has been much ado about Civilitas and Oskanyan recently. I have written numerous pieces on Oskanyan, on his role in, and persistent justifications of, March 1, on his duplicity, and truly truly impressive attempts to reformulate history while promoting himself. More to come, of course.

But in the meantime, some food for thought:

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

That’s from The Usual Suspects, but according to Wikipedia, it actually comes from a very short piece by Baudelaire, Le Joueur généreux. An English translation is available here.

« Mes chers frères, n’oubliez jamais, quand vous entendrez vanter le progrès des lumières, que la plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas ! »

Read the piece, in whatever language.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Caveat Emptor

I have not posted for quite a while, though I have had much to say. Some thoughts and ideas came and went, even though they were good. Some never fully matured, and some became overripe by the time i sat down to post.
Much has changed in the past 2 months. And I still have much to read and ponder.

But some things, some impression, some gut feelings, do not change no matter how many times I read them and think about them. Think about them and read about them. They, nay, this one thought I have, does not seem to pass. It is neither the most important, nor the most relevant.
It is part of a larger picture, story, reality, and truth, that remains to be written. Despite the time, it has yet to pass from my thoughts.

And so, here it is- about, the biography section. And with only a small objective introduction, and one small comment.
There are three pictures on the biography section. The first picture was one with his family. The last picture was one of him at the UN (or similar such international meeting) with some familiar faces.

Here is the middle picture:

And here is my small comment:

Really??????? You're got some f**k*ng cojones posting that picture.

This is no longer a short comment.

I suppose it is eerily, fatefully appropriate, that in an attempt to endear himself to... whomever.. in the aftermath and ongoing turbulence of the March 1 he continues to deny... the only picture of himself in Armenia, with any government of Armenia, is with LTP, Vano, and Vazgen.

Oskanyan continued to, and increased his work with Kocharyan after October 27, 1997.
He was Kocharyan's face on March 1, 2008.
He continued to work with Kocharyan after March 1, 2008.

Where is his picture with Kocharyan? Where is any significant reference to his time spent in Kocharyan's administration.

Read it as you will. We all do. There are so many ways to read this.

Caveat Emptor