September 23 2007
I have friend since Middle School who now live out east. He has been like a brother to me. He is amazing friend. He is also amazing writer. Check out his new blog called the Drunken-Doodler. It is quite insightful and moving. Here is an excerpt:
Cynic with Flair, as usual, has posted a very interesting post about the Armenia genocide perpetrated by the Turks in 1915. She claims that 500,000+ Armenians perished.
I have to disagree with her.
So many more perished.
This is a dated rendering of my partial family tree.
I can actually trace my lineage back thirty-seven generations.
My daughters can trace their lineage back thirty-eight generations.
The first generation on this family tree is my paternal grandfather.
The next generation is his children and includes my father.
My father is circled in red, and he had two kids.
My big brother and I are the two x-marks.
Many more of my cousins have kids.
If someone were to have killed my grandfather before he ever had any children, one person would not have died but well over thirty today. In time, countless generations would have potentially been forever lost by one act of malice.
Five hundred thousand Armenians did not perish in the genocide perpetuated by the Turks but rather all of the countless generations that would be alive today had the lives of those five hundred thousand Armenians not been ended before their time.
That is the true tragedy of killing another human being....