These days the only thing that Armenians talk and write about are the signing of the protocols and their impact on Armenian life. The “anti-protocolites” (who will now be promoted to “anti-normalizationites”) have been up in arms calling for the president’s removal and calling him traitors. It seesm that being a traitor is so easy these days, first Obama was labeled as such (because he failed to use the word “genocide” in his address), then you have the appearance of traitors from times past (the former president of Armenia LTP), and now we have the current president of Armenia labeled as “traitor” and “worthy of assassination”.
All this makes me wonder where were all these labels when Armenia was being run to the ground for the last decade, the social deterioration, the increase corruption, the political oppression, and the list goes on. I can only think of one label myself these days “Hypocrisy”. If people think that rights of Armenians to live in safety, or the protection of their rights to criticize the thick-necked “politicians” without “disappearing” the next day is any less of an issue than demanding justice for Genocide, then they are completely misguided.
Where were these “fervent protectors of the rights of the Armenian nation” a year and a half ago when the rights of the largest segment of the nation was brutally undermined? I don’t accept the notion that people who are demanding the resignation of the president are better equipped to lead the country and the nation.
If the “anti-protocolites” can’t adapt to the fact that the protocols have been signed and now’s the time to strengthen the state, rather than stay on the margins and blame the president for doing all the wrong things, then their situation is even more hopeless than I thought.