An honest opinion about Armenians, Karabakh and human rights

​The amount of misinformation between Armenians and Azeris is terrifying. Azeris hate Armenians so much that they have no idea that most of Armenian dissidents and opposition members are nationalist and probably have hatred towards Azeris as much as more than current Armenian ruling party.

Moreover, I often see some diaspora Armenians or just human rights activists demanding freedom for some jailed activists in Azerbaijan on social media. Guys, 99% of you have no idea that Armenians were fighting with current Azerbaijani opposition (ruling regime back then) and most of opposition members still have hatred towards Armenians.

At some point we should stop and ask ourselves:  what do we really want? (“We” here denotes the ones who want peace between two nations)

We want peace! And how can we achieve it? Learning about each other.

Honestly, how many of you diaspora Armenians care about democracy and human rights in Azerbaijan? Did you know that most of Azeri opposition members were fighting with Armenians in Karabakh back in early 90s? Did you know that most opposition members believe that wives/mothers of ruling party elite are crypto-Armenian? Did you know that we (mostly) see ourselves apart from Turks? Did you know that we don’t see any difference between you Western Armenians and your kindred in East Armenia? (And we don’t know anything about Armenians in Middle East) Did you know that most of Azeris have no single idea or any historical info about Armenians back in Ottoman empire or 1915 or Cilicia?

Honestly, I believe it’s because of your inner, secretly hidden nationalistic instincts. Don’t afraid to admit that you were so brainwashed that you came to hate us and thaught to accept us just a small branch of Turks.

I know, because I was brainwashed too. It’s called victim mentality. Few people survive that. Thus, I was forced to think myself as a victim in a war lost to Armenia. But in fact, I lost nothing. I had no relatives killed in Karabakh. I had no relatives from Karabakh. I was not born in Karabakh. Nobody in our family ever visited Karabakh. Sure they knew many Armenians in Baku, but it was only that. So, why I had to have revanchist idea that I had to “retake” Karabakh? It was never my land.
But fuck individualism and your personal opinion, right? Because we are at war and you are only valuable if you feel yourself a part of a wolf pack.

That’s why, I don’t really understand mindset of Armenians in other countries. How you, after generations feel still connected to the land you never visited, how can you care about people you never met and despite having an advantage of being born in a free, democratic and highly advanced country, still have this regressive (I guess it’s opposite of progressive) mentality?

Let’s take, Dan Bilzerian and Serj Tankian. Dan lives his life (amorally or morally, I don’t care) with guns, girls and tons of money. Serj writes music for his land, speaks for his people, an addict to his fatherland. Both spoke about genocide and both recognized it, but IMHO Dan has much freer soul.

I think, peace will come when we learn about each other and stop being a member of a herd. Let them tell us we are cowards or traitors or enemies. If we are pro-human rights, we should defend all humans regardless of their ethnicities. Let be a poor Armenian villager man or a teenager, anarchist Azerbaijani boy.

So, what we should do? Quick ideas:

  1. Try to talk with an Azeri/Armenian.
  2. Try to avoid topics like Karabakh or Genocide.
  3. Try to talk more about music.
  4. Try to talk about common words.
  5. Try to talk about your ancestors, where are you from.
  6. Try to talk about stereotypes in your nation (such as, we have a stereotype in Azerbaijan that Nakhchivanians shit tons of money – they are rich and have awful accent)
  7. Say how you feel about your country’s current ruling regime.

Now you are good to go. And don’t hesitate to use words like “I am sorry” or “No problem”.

We are youth, we can change the future, not the past.

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Twitterdә ilk kimlәri izlәmәli

Neçә ildi bu saytda heç bir sahәdә olmadığımız qәdәr ekspert olmuşuq. İndi isә gәlin, yeni üzvlәrә yol göstәrәcәk bir yazı oxuyaq. Twitterin Maslov piramidası, ehtiyacları, hava-su kimi vacib olan istifadәçilәri (әlbәttә, özüm istisna olmaqla):

  1. @azpresident – Azәrbaycan Twitter seqmentinin әn çox izlәnilәn istifadәçisi (hәrçәnd, aztwi.com siyahısından çıxarılıb), cәnab Prezidentin hesabı. Twitterin AzTV-si. Bu profili izlәyәrәk hәr bir neçә gündәn prezidentin çox maraqlı çıxışlarından sitatlar, әylәncәli tvitlәr, düşmәnlәrә od qoyan sarkastik bәyanatlar oxuya bilәrsiniz.
  2. @umid_ahmedov – Azәrbaycan yeni media vә mәdәniyyәtinin araşdırmaçısı, BOK hәmtәsisçisi, sünni fiqhi alimi vә libertarian mütәfәkkir. Bәzәn +18 mövzulara girsә dә izlәnilmәyi mәslәhәtdir. Twitterin Erosu.
  3. @Xasay_Mesih – Eks HOSTed iqtisadçı, müstәqil mütәfәkkir. Heç bir qәlibә sığmadığı üçün izaholunmazdır. Twitterin Apollonu.
  4. @haciseferov – mәşhur “Soxasan belә yaşayışa” tvitinin sahibi, әdәbiyyat aşiqi, post-modern, kәdәrsiz Şopenhauer. Hardcore bakılı olub solameyilli fikirlәri ilә mәşhurdur. Twitterin Morosu.
  5. @loutmann – praktik bohem, yeraltı әdәbiyyatı bilicisi. Futbol matçları vaxtı sәssizә alın. Twitterin Dionisi.
  6. @huseynli_ilkin – individual anarxist mütәfәkkir vә metalhead. Cavid Ağanın daha akademik, daha rasional versiyası, uzaq qohumu. İdeoloji mübahisәlәr vә müzakirәlәrdә cırışmaq üzrә mütәxәssis. Twitterin Prometeyi.
  7. @alinovruzov – hardcore bakılı vә şirvanlı (şәhәr yox, region), qeydiyyatdan keçәrkәn Twitterin izlәmәk üçün @bbcazeri ilә birlikdә tәklif etdiyi hesab. Praktikada kübarlıq imitatorudur, fransızca öyrәnir vә xaricdә әn çox bilinәn azәrbaycanlılardandır. Hәr gün bir az da sola sürüşür. Twitterin Zeusu.
  8. @stilimbeledi – Twitterin әn әsas yerazı, hüquqşünas. Әdәbiyyat adamı. İlk izlәnilmәsi gәrәkәn hesablardan. Twitterin Eskulapı.
  9. @HuseynovaTurkan vә @MetlebMukhtarov – Twitterin Hermes vә Afroditası, öz sahәlәrinin obsessiv bilicilәri. Oskar vә Nobeli vermәzdәn әvvәl onlardan mәslәhәt alırlar.
  10. @UlviyyaAli – Twitterin Afinası, insan hüquqları müdafiәçisi, tutulsaz mәhkәmәnizә gәlәcәk. Rus rokunun tәdqiqatçısı vә anarxist.
  11.  @rasim_o – qrafik dizayner, qızların inboxuna Youtube linki atmaq әnәnәsinin yaradıcısı qocaman persona, Twitterin Panı. Retvitlәri daha maraqlıdır.
  12. @ArasBulba vә @OrxanAta – @cavidaga ilә birlikdә Twitterin fövqәlbәşәr qüvvәlәri. Xaosdan doğulmuş ilk varlıqlar. 
  13. @RasulZaidov – Twitter vә Facebook arasındakı körpü, söhbәt xırdalamaq üzrә mütәxәssis, Nitsşenin idealı – bir cümlәylә sındıran – istifadәçi. Twitterin Heraklı. 
  14. @96ismayil – fәrdiyyәtçiliyin epitomu, “әdәbi dәyәr” anlayışının yaradıcısı. Twitterin Deymosu.
  15. @jschwerdtf – Fransa tәhsilli mütәfәkkir vә tәnqidçi. Sivil dәyәrlәrin dekonstruktoru. Twitterin Fobosu.
  16. @SamedRahimli – Anarxizmә gedәn yoldakı dayanacağın dispetçeri, hüquqşunas, dastan boyda statuslar müәllifi. Twitterin Honosu.
  17. @mikrobloqqer – Twitterin milli qәhrәmanı, gәnc qızların sevimlisi. Orijinal Twitter istifadәçilәrindәn. Twitterin Heliosu.

Bu Twitter panteonunu izlәyәndәn sonra onsuz da digәrlәrinә yolunuz açılacaq. Çalışın tweetlәri Facebookda paylaşılan istifadәçilәrdәn uzaq durun.

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A trip to “Bulla” – abandoned island of Caspian sea

Today we are going to “Bulla”. An abandoned island, stood there for years since Soviets. An island located 13 km away from Baku. Our friend Huseyn Mammadov made a new trip there and shot new quality photos from this ghost island.

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What Azerbaijani youth think about recent escalations?

Sorry guys, my blog was down for a while, my archive was gone but I am repairing it. So, it’s my first blog after months. You probably didn’t know that recent escalations forced Azerbaijanis to question their ‘humanism’. As in all countries, we also had warmongers and pacifists. But from outside, Azerbaijan looks quite solid. It would seem that we are savage, dirty butchers. So I decided to make a little interview with random people on Twitter.

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Renzo Novatore – Yaradıcı heçliyə doğru

Əsl adı Abele Rizieri Ferrari olan Renzo Novatore 12 May 1890-cı ildə 3500 nəfərlik əhalisi olan Arkola kəndində kasıb bir ailədə doğulub. Məktəbi birinci sinifdən tərk edən Renzo daha sonra atasının fermasında işləyə-işləyə özü kitab filan oxuyaraq təhsil alıb. Əsasən Nitsşe, Şopenhauer, Ştirner, Oskar Uayld, Henrik İbsen, Şarl Bodriyar mütaliə edib. 1908-ci ildə (18 yaşında) individual anarxist olub. Qəzetlərdə adı ilk dəfə 1910-cu ildə bir qrup gənc anarxistlə birlikdə 15-16 may gecəsində kilsə yandıranların arasında çəkilib. 1918-ci ildə müharibəyə çağrılsa da, o müharibəyə getməyib və buna görə də dövlət ona edam cəzası kəsib.

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Panoptikon

Mişel Fuko (Michel Foucault) 1926-cı ildə Fransada doğulub. Dindar ailəsi və təhsili olub. Liseydə Hegel və Marks ideyaları ilə tanış olan Fuko fəlsəfənin tarixi öyrənərək inkişaf etdirilə biləcəyini düşünürdü. Sado-mazoxizmlə çox maraqlanan Fuko bir dəfə hətta intihara da cəhd etmişdi. 1950-ci ildə Fransa Kommunist Partiyasına qoşulur amma tədbirlərində çox da iştirak etmir. Elə həmin illərdən Nitsşe fəlsəfəsi ilə tanış olan Fuko ömrü boyu onun təsirində qalıb. Əsas işləri və düşüncələri insanlar arasındakı münasibətlər, sadomazoxizm, LGBT və seksual repressiya haqda olub.
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