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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Now high profie Dashnak MP in Armenia attacks Emo

Says Hrayr Karapetyan, MP from the nationalist ARF Dashnaktsutyun party, head of parliamentarian committee on Defence, National Security and Internal Affairs: “emo movement has become a serious threat for the Armenian youth”. He didn’t stop here and went further claiming that... “if the situation remains unchanged, this movement will threaten the army building process”. (!) But wait, he didn’t stop here. He called for... “parliamentary hearings” on emo.

Whatever I said in past in my relevant post re Armenian police hunting down emo teenagers is totally applicable for this товарищ Hrayr too.

Degradation and stupidity. Police in Armenia hunts down perceived emo teenagers, confiscates ‘weapons of mass destraction’, oh, sorry, souvenirs

4 comments:

scwolf-10k said...

how ironic.. given that about half of the teenagers in the ARF youth organization are emo.

I'm a dashnak, and day by day I step away from it because they just love to stay way back in the past.

tzitzernak2 said...

First of all, they should just stop picking on Emo. Seems to me some of these groups finally found someone different but safe enough to pick on.

Aren't there just a few, just a few, more important issues in Armenia right now than some youth who dress a little differently and listen to slightly different music? Show me evidence that a group is a real threat to Armenia, then I'll start paying attention.

Or is it a matter of cognitive dissonance?

The real threat to Armenia right now is this regime, and the massive exodus, which are of course interrelated. For starters. The list goes on.

As Pink Floyd said:
Leave those kids alone. After all, you're just another brick in the wall.

Ankakh_Hayastan said...

I don't agree with the title. "High profile" and "Dashnak" do not go together. Dashnaks are a fringe movement and by definition cannot be high profile.

Most people do not pay attention to them.

artmika said...

:) I was referring to his parliamentarian position. But of course it's arguable whether that position or any position in the Armenian parliament could be considered a "high profile"...