It’s the cruelest month, yes


Talk about a deliberate attempt to tread on Passover:

Within Burbank schools, April will now be recognized as the Armenian Genocide of 1915 Commemoration Month, following a resolution that school board member Armond Aghakhanian introduced last Thursday.

The Burbank school board passed the item with a 3-2 vote, after hearing multiple students and adults encourage its passage on April 21, a few days ahead of April 24, which marked 101 years since the beginning of the genocide.

A genocide that will apparently never end.

Why April, why this event and not others (like Germany 1933-1945), and why the whole entire month?

We congratulate the two board members who abstained from voting for this silly, discriminatory idea. They should have shown some balls though and voted against it.

We can, together, recognize these atrocities and recognize the lives of the people killed systematically by the Turkish government,” [student] Dermendjian said, adding that the resolution’s passage would entail “a courageous step taken by our board” to help Burbank residents understand the history of the genocide and empower educators and students to learn more about it.

“Through this, we can stop the denial of the Armenian Genocide,” he said.

Who’s denying it? We’re just sick of hearing about it all the time. Get a frigging life.

It’s interesting that you never hear Jews carrying on about the extermination of those six million in Europe. Just why is that?

The sick, morbid jealousy and competition going on here is appalling. It’s also terrifically creepy and unhealthy for these kids’ heads to be constantly filled with the tribal hatreds of a century ago and more.

And yes, the timing of it all is indeed a deliberate attempt to step on the Jewish recognitions of the same season — including that of the German Holocaust.









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15 responses to “It’s the cruelest month, yes

  1. CornFused

    Armenians just stepping on the Jews? They want to step on everyone equally. For the most part, a horrible group of people. I have friends that are forced to do business with their sham companies. Rack up the debt, close the company, then start another one. Terrible.

    • semichorus

      I won’t go that far. I just detest ethnic hegemony and favoritism wherever it is.

      Although I did have an Armenian neighbor who told me to never do business with Armenians. He was a date rancher in the desert.

  2. CornFused

    Maybe I’m a little cranky today. I had 2 really bad “no win” business dealings yesterday that were beyond ethical. Along with a friend who got rear ended last week from an Armenian woman who tried to flee the scene…then refused to show license and Insurance until a tow truck driver intervened. Nobody knows where she is now, since the license turned out to be fraudulent.

    • semichorus

      I hate all immigrants — and that includes outsiders like Will Rogers etc etc. They’re almost always opportunists who bring lots of troubles with them.

      If their past life was that great they wouldn’t be here. I sympathize with them, and won’t get in their way. but I’m honest enough to know and see how much they can get in ours and just water everything down.

      Call me the Honest Liberal. I’m not afraid to admit that I’m basically a Nativist, and that there are merits to keeping things tight and organized. There comes a point where excessive immigration — from anywhere — is nuts.

      Immigration made this country great, yes. But that’s also because we basically closed our doors 80 years ago and allowed people to assimilate. That’s not happening any more. And so the tribal hatreds from elsewhere — which this country has never encouraged — are taking over.

      I find this constant community obsession about the Armenian Holocaust for instance — and the political pandering –to be extremely offensive. And then it’s compounded by an intensely bigoted hate campaign against “the Turks,” which no one seems to notice, especially the panderers. This is not America.

  3. Denny

    How about the comments about: This is American History?
    Armenians hadn’t set foot in America 101 years ago.

    • semichorus

      Well that too. It’s not a school issue to begin with.

      Why not have April just being a month of “Peace,” or “Earth Month” or something like that?

      Instead, April is for Armenians.

  4. Anonymous

    Right here in Burbank, I have witnessed time-after-time where Armenians show ZERO respect for anyone or anything that is not Armenian. Typically these are the Russian Armenians that have emigrated here, rarely is it an American Armenian that was born or at least raised here (as they rather hate the immigrants).

    Unfortunately Glendale has the largest infestation of Armenians outside of their homeland, and like a virus it’s spilling over into Burbank. It’s particularly bad up on the hill with the disgusting McMansions, the murdered-out BMW’s and Mercedes doing donuts in the intersections and flying through stop signs at 50mph blowing up the hill.

    I know a Russian Armenian that sells medical equipment out of his garage at 3am. I know another that is mafia, he’s got a three story house and limos out front, he wears track-suits every day and screams at the top of his lungs at all the women and children in the house. My friends have told me stories of these Armenians taking advantage of our social systems in the most egregious ways, it’s disgusting.

    I know an American Armenian (born here) with a cousin that is FBI investigating the Russian Armenian mafia in Glendale. He’s American Armenian and he hates these Russian Armenians so much he’s putting his life on the line (and freaking out his family in the process).

    I have not heard one person say anything positive about the Russian Armenians.

    Until they show complete respect for our nation, our customs, our people, and our laws… I don’t feel they deserve for us to recognize their genocide here on our soil.

    • semichorus

      I first started hearing about Russian Armenians from other Armenians, yes, years ago. They hate them — they call them “refugees” and such.

      Then again, I’ve known Russian Armenians who are highly, highly educated. The Soviet schools were much more rigorous than our own. So you never know.

  5. Anonymous

    They think they’ll get their stuff back if USA will recognize it. Then they’ll use the legal system like the Jews to track down their assets.

    • semichorus

      It’s not just the lost stuff for survivors. It’s reparations for — apparently — everyone. Including the young descendants living above Kenneth Road.

      This reparations thing is a fairly new one, too. Which means we will never hear the end of it. It will never be over.

      This from the New York Times a few years ago:

      Other Armenian groups have said Mr. Theriault’s panel vastly understated what was lost. Armenian Genocide Losses 1915, a website established by researchers in Armenia to estimate damages after the passing of 100 years, uses broader measures for calculating values, which are correspondingly higher than the panel’s.

      They include determinations for irreversible harm, such as death and destruction, and reversible harm, such as restoration of damaged churches, sea access, water and land resources, an apology and genocide education. They also include a calculation for “delay damages,” which reflect deprivation of access to ancestral homelands and emotional distress.

      Under the website’s formulas, at least nine countries gained indirect benefits from the genocide, including the United States and much of present-day Europe. But Turkey gained more than any other, as “chief beneficiary and main cause of delay in proper redress of the crime.”

      The website estimated the total value of reparations at approximately $3 trillion, of which it said Turkey owes about $1.64 trillion.

      • Anonymous

        Well there you go how the hell do they think that will EVER happen with all the shit going in in that part of the World.

  6. chad

    Don’t stop with Turkey. What about the people that lost their property and lives during the Soviet occupation? What about the Persian Armenians who fled Iran during the Islamic Revolution and left property behind? The point being that sometimes it’s hard to figure out where and when you draw the historical line. Of the three things mentioned, holocaust, soviet occupation and Islamic Revolution, the holocaust is the least recent.

    BTW, although some feelings here are expressed in less sensitive terms, I actually appreciate the unfiltered discussion about ethnicity. I think these types of discussions address more honestly how people think and feel and can actually get us to a better place of understanding than the filtered B.S. you hear on television or public forums which tend to dance around genuine feeling and perception.

  7. Karen R.

    Where can I find a Turkish flag?

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