Spiritual Crisis: Armenia’s Compulsory ‘Heroes’
Upon seeing a beggar woman in the street, Deputy Police Chief Levon Yeranosyan rolls down the tinted window of his black SUV and says:
“Are you still alive? I heard you had died, girl.”
This is the way government officials in Armenia treat average citizens in this country. His amazement was so sincere and heartfelt. Yeranosyan probably had his driver turn around, instructing his security staff to ‘take care’ of the poor woman.
When I say ‘take care’, what I mean is to make sure that the woman disappears from his field of vision. Perhaps he told his bodyguard to detain her.
I can’t say why I remembered Levon Nersisyan, the intellectual and university lecturer, when watching the above video of the deputy police chief.
Years ago, during an interview with Nersisyan, we spoke about a spiritual Armenia.
I remember Nersisyan saying, “There is no spiritual Armenia and until there is there cannot be a country called Armenia.”
There is no room for the spiritual in Armenia today. Just look at the regime’s heroes who have been thrust upon the public – Lfik Samo, Tokhmakh Mher, Yuvetsi Karo, Dodi Gago, Chorni Gago, Liska, Shmays…