By Edmond Y. Azadian
As if the scourge of our failures in the Diaspora was not enough on this very auspicious moment of history, now dissonances and discord have also surfaced in Armenia, when cooperation and harmony are most needed to face the challenge of the century.
The centennial activities thus far are confined to ceremonial affairs, symbolic gatherings and heart-wrenching memorials, which all serve as necessary catharsis for the pain built up during the last century. But if those activities are not combined with political activism, we will be condemned to live in an illusory world.
The most significant political statement would have been the completion and the inauguration of the Armenian Genocide Museum, an earshot from the White House, in the nation’s capital. That would have served as a symbol of our collective will to survive and to pursue justice. It would also have served as a reminder to the world about a century of injustice, as well as an educational forum for all to learn about the Armenian Genocide.
The failure to deliver the museum on schedule to provide substance to our memorials is one catastrophe, while yet another is the indifference regarding this failure. Where is the outrage?