On the 24th April 1915 Armenian community leaders and academics were arrested in Constantinople.The day now known as "Red Sunday" marked the beginning of an eight year long plan to exterminate the Armenian people from their homeland.The Ottoman authorities used death marches,concentration camps,mass drownings and burnings in an attempt to kill an entire race. As an Armenian this is an issue that is very personal to me.To this day the Turkish Government continues to deny that these events took place.As of this year 21 countries acknowledged the Armenian Genocide.During his campaign President Obama addressed the issue and promised ,that if elected he would formally recognise the Genocide ..However he has yet to do so.
But each year Kim Kardashian marks the anniversary on all her social media accounts,making public statements,and blogging about this great crime and the silence around it.While the Holocaust is universally known as a crime against humanity the Armenian Genocide is treated as a "touchy political issue" .But Why? After all there is money and diplomacy to consider.When the French government passed a law making it illegal to deny the Armenian Genocide two years ago,Turkey cut all ties with the country.Denying the Armenian Genocide is willfully allowing history to repeat itself.Kim Kardashian said on her blog "It happened before Rwanda,Dafur and the Holocaust,maybe none of those genocides would have happened if more nations had condemned the Armenian Genocide" Ofcourse its much more complicated than that.The campaign to erase the Armenian genocide began as soon as the killings ended.Hitler himself said "Who,after all speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"
President Obama doesn't but Kim Kardashian does.I have alot of respect for her.There aren't many celebrities or political powers using their power for this cause.What the Armenian Genocide needs is attention! It needs people finally understanding what has been ignored for a century.
And if there's one thing Kim Kardashian knows how to do,its make us look.