Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hrant Dink

Why does the Genocide continue? Because when a wound is not able to heal, when one denies the existence of something so horrible as genocide it will continue to re-infect, to weep, to scar,....
Such an honest man with a true love for humanity and people has been gunned down mercilessly and cold-bloodedly for the wrong reasons...
I cannot believe the outpouring of emotion this has generated. The 100,000 people that marched in Istanbul, the thousands that gathered in Yerevan on Tuesday, the information on the internet, youtube, journals, newspapers,... It's about time the Genocide was brought to the forefront again - but why did it have to take a brutal assassination of an innocent man who was trying to breach the gap between two peoples?
I am not one who can comprehend the reasoning in politics very well - hence I am a musician, but it hurts to see the injustice of the world - that those who love humanity the most are made to suffer. It still bewilders me that in the UK the first four pages of the paper are smattered with photos of Jade Goody and her being kicked out of the Big Brother house because of racist remarks against Ms. Shipley (Asian). So I suppose a verbal comment on a reality tv show still overrides the importance of the cold blooded assassination of an amazing journalist advocating freedom of speech in Turkey and the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915? I don't understand...
I truly hope that Hrant Dink's death was not in vain. It is a great loss for the entire world to lose a human being of this calibre. I hope that there will be some justice in all of this in the end. God rest his soul.

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