Wednesday, January 24, 2007
They are different ways of demonstrating frustation. "Screaming" is supposed to make us feel better.
After screaming "We are all Armenians. We are all Hrant Dink". Do we really feel any better ?
Did the words and their meaning really matter ?
We express our strong disagreement with Raffi Hermonn statement: "For a country where the word 'armenian' is an insult for common people, it is a big step to claim today 'we are all Armenians'.
We believe non-Armenians in Istanbul, common Turkish citizen do not think 'they are Armenians', they do not think 'they are Hrant Dink'. They are just screaming because they are in a cage.
This cage is of various form and dimension with the walls of islamism, the walls of panturquism, the walls of nationalism... Through this cage, people see Europe. They are just trying to find a way to be liberated - to open the door.
As they cannot find a way, they are just screaming anything so the people outside the cage can hear them. Like our 3 fellows here.