Tuesday, April 9, 2013

barevolution purpose: to bar evolution

I figured out the purpose of the whole road show and Raffi's 3 ring circus.

To bar political evolution in Armenia.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I think Andreas Ghukasyan deserves to have an inauguration too.  He ran for president, feels like he got more votes than he was officially credited with, and even went on a pretty long hunger strike.  And the hunger strike was less confusing than Raffi's (I refer to the second one) because it started with a stated purpose and ended at elections, all comprehensible to me.  In fact, why stop at three?  I think we should have a few more inaugurations next week.  But let's spread them out so we don't cut into each other's TV time.  Maybe I'll have one too.  I'll round up a few friends to sing some songs, dance, and get my relatives to talk about what a cool guy I am.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

So what will it be?

The rhetoric is confusing.  One day, it is about the rule of law, the next day some anarchist revolution.  If a few hundred people come out to see the road show, then we invoke "the people" as some kind of nouveau-Leninist populism.  If no one comes to see the show, it must be the evil local fiefdom leaders who have scared "the people" away.  Instead of campaigning with a real platform with real ideas to implement change in Yerevan, Raffi ended his Easter fast and...left town.  To go to the regions to continue his Presidential inertial campaign, only now post-election.  If I were a Yerevan resident who supported him I would be wondering why he is not focusing on the effort needed to win a greater share of the splintered electorate.

The American observer swore she saw ballot stuffing, but when they opened the box, they found nada, nothing, zippo.  Honestly, I am at a loss as to how this is explained away.  And just when rational minds would look to find a rational explanation for the allegations, the focus is shifted to the allegations of blackmail of the observer...yet another bait and switch tactic designed to confuse people and take their collective eyes off the ball.

April 9 will be the inauguration of Sargsyan and I am waiting to see what Raffi's action plan is.  So far it keeps giving off the smell of confusion and diversion.