I know you feel the need
To lecture everyone in the room
On what you know
I know that because you’re a cool-enough-to-school-others, blonde and blue heroic hipster,
You probably know my heritage a lot better than I do
If being an Armenian was tight enough.
And I could…
"Nothing is forgotten, no one is forgotten."(via harpy)
taken from the letters of Turkish soldier stationed in Erzurum during the Hamidian Massacres (1894-1896), during which up to 300,000 Ottoman Armenians and 25,000 Assyrians were slaughtered without regard for age or gender.
“The nonchalant tone of these family letters is matched by the total abandon with which participation in a mass murder is being openly broadcast, and it is exceeded only by the relish expressed about the hideous manner of disposal of the remains of the victims. One is dealing here not only with the manifestation of attitudes affording gruesome forms of massacre as commonplace phenomenon, but with the evidence of a state system identified with these attitudes. Here is a regimental unit of the standing [Ottoman] army engaged in broad daylight in peace-time killing operations against unarmed civilian populations.” (“The History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus” by Vahakn N. Dadrian)
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until they took that from me too
like they took my grandparents’ lives
and then had the audacity to say
they were casualties of war.
And still my people fight
against an impossible, intangible foe
All we want is to be heard
to be understood
for someone to say
we were wrong
but instead forced ignorance is their only currency
and every blow is a little deeper
and every lie is killing twice." - the forgotten genocide, melissa lake (via tomarza)
To answer your first question, yes. To answer your second question, no I don’t wonder. I know exactly why no one gives a shit. Cuz it doesn’t affect them. That’s why most men don’t give a shit about problems that affect women. That’s why most white people don’t give a shit about problems that affect poc. It’s how this stupid fucking world works.
Obviously it would be naive of me to think that my ranting on a website is gonna change that. But you know what? Because of my ranting on a website, more people know about the Armenian Genocide today than last week. So fuck you very much.