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Old 06.03.2010, 17:51   #1
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March 4, 2010
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ON A VARIETY OF UNRELATED THINGS
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When someone you love dies, death ceases to be just another word in the dictionary and becomes a special kind of hell designed especially for you by a diabolically cunning sadist who knows you better than you know yourself, and is thus in a position to tell what will hurt you the most. He doesn't just behead you with an ax. Instead, he cuts your throat with a rusty knife and watched you bleed to death in a garbage can.
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To say “Yes, sir!” to superiors has nothing to do with respect for authority and everything to do with cowardly subservience.
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As far as I know, no one has ever heard anyone saying that a nation with the ablest Oriental carpet dealers is in a better position to make a valuable contribution to world peace and progress.
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It is twice as hard to remain silent in two languages; and because most Armenians speak more than two languages, they suffer from chronic verbal diarrhea.
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Insanity could also be defined as a process in which emotions are allowed to define thoughts.
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March 5, 2010
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CONNECTIONS
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Whenever I read about oppression, I hear echoes, see parallels, make connections: Martin Luther King: “It is a strange and twisted logic to use the tragic results of segregation as an argument for its continuation.”
It is almost as strange and twisted as preaching Armenianism and practicing Ottomanism.
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I see connections where none exist: first genocide of the 20th century and none of the Three Wise Men was Armenian. But then, they also say everything is connected to everything else.
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Our version of democracy: Say what you like provided you believe what you are told by wiser men than yourself even when they happen to be damn fools.
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Some of my readers enjoy using me as a punching bag. After Turks, an Armenian's favorite target is another Armenian.
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Solidarity is a nation's greatest source of wealth and power.
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If you are defenseless, you will be exploited and oppressed by men who will pretend to be your brothers, protectors, and benefactors. But you will make a big mistake if you think the only way to liberate yourself is by exploiting and oppressing your brothers.
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March 6, 2010
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COMMENTS
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If freedom enlarges the usefulness of our faculties (according to Kant), millennial oppression narrows them down to such a degree that it is not at all unusual to see a fool parading as a genius.
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Dealing with fools is hard enough; infinitely harder is dealing with a fool who has been taken in by another fool.
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Assessing oneself as infallible may well be the surest symptom of terminal cretinism.
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The more unwavering a man’s commitment to his own self-interest, the more altruistic the principles he pretends to espouse.
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Politics is the second oldest profession and in many ways it resembles the first. Fascists agree but they think this does not apply to fascism.
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