Armenian Genocide

Today is the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the then Ottoman empire.

It would be first massacre of civilians in modern history that would be labeled as an act of genocide.

Many of my regular readers know that I often speak of the Holocaust because it is an event in history that is sadly too close for comfort for me.

Genocide is not new to the human race, we have been killing each other since the beginning of our species over mere labels.

Today I stand with my Armenian brothers and sisters. As they remember the loved ones they lost in between 1915 and 1923, I remember the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered between the years of 1939 and 1945.

Adding salt to the wound, the Turkish government still refuses to acknowledge that their predecessors in 1915 were responsible for the mass murder of the Armenians.

We can only make this world a better place by reaching out to our neighbors and finding the common ground instead of fighting and killing over minor differences.

RIP and Happy Sunday.

 

 

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