By Nubar Dorian
It never fails.
For 95 years all Armenians across the universe have commemorated April 24. Sermons, conferences along with movies, slides and documents are presented to the civilized world. Armenians ask for justice, retribution and their occupied land but Turkey wins. Threats, bluster, power and influence, as well as politics trump justice, truth and human rights. Armenians shed rivers of tears, but the Turks seem to be born without tears to shed.
The Armenian is not obsessed with the orgy of hate for the Turk. He or she simply wants to remind the Turkish government of the ugliness of injustice, mass rape, killing or premeditated genocide. Innocent Armenians had already lost most of their homeland, and were living in abject poverty or seeking other lands to find solace, hope and happiness. Those who escaped the Genocide formed new communities, strongly embracing their new homes, however their homeland which presently is part of the United Nations as the Republic of Armenia.
Turkey should not feel righteous or victorious. Time is not on their side and neither independent Armenia nor the Armenia Diaspora will give up. Our case is not ancient history and mass killing and genocide has no statute of limitation. All Armenians took an oath never to forget the suffering of their kith and kin and this promise is deep, everlasting and forever. They will pursue their mission until Turkey changes her position and decides to act as a civilized nation, admit the inhumane deeds of their ancestors and accept responsibility.
We know perfectly well that Turkey is strong in numbers, in influence, position, wealth and power. The Diaspora Armenian has no bomb, gun or tank. All Diaspora Armenians have is the power of the word. Yes, we have words, a most dynamic and damning weapon. After a thousand tons of misery, the Armenian spirit has a platform in all nations of the world, which a mighty weapon for righteous protest and in all, never to stop until Mother Armenia is healed, her tears dried and her rights acknowledged. The Armenian has the world stage and all the facts to indict the Turk for past misdeeds, the most horrendous of which was the Armenian Genocide. In fact, Turkey knows that we are getting stronger and stronger each year. We are getting better and better in our use of words.