Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
'Never again' is the rallying cry for all who believe that mankind must speak out against genocide.
The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.
Governments are mandated by international law to protect people from genocide.
Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that "9/11"? If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we'd give that huge event a different name.
We can make a difference. We can save lives. We can stop the genocide.
If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future.
You can talk about Holocaust denial, but it's really marginal for the most part. What is compelling about the Armenian genocide, is how it has been forgotten.
There aren't just bad people that commit genocide; we are all capable of it. It's our evolutionary history.
We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos, there will be genocide, and they will follow us home.
But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide, and for the same reason that psychologists study the minds of murderers and rapists... to understand how those evil things came about.
Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard, bristling Indian tribes?
I believe the only time when we can call for intervention is when there is an ongoing genocide.
The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.
In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don't know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars.
Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another.