Thursday, March 2, 2017

A movie about the beginnings of the Armenian Genocide

Since my posting about the upcoming Holodomor film went over so well, I thought I'd post the trailer for a movie written against the backdrop of the Armenian Genocide.


  1. And to follow up in a similar vein to the brilliant comments on the last movie trailer:

    What a bunch of Turkophobic falsehoods! Was it Turks who carried this out, no it was Ottomans! Is outrage!!

    I guess when we have a non traditionally Orthodox nation carrying out atrocities it becomes easier to accept?

    1. Two things to consider Gregory

      (1) Your snide remark about the previous thread continues the calumny the Russians equal Bolsheviks whereas a great many Ükrainians" were in fact Bolsheviks, who were equal opportunity killers and that the events in question killed a great many more "Russians" than Ukrainians

      That's the first thing

      Now imagine, if you can a Turkish movie about the ethnic cleansings and genocides of the USA - you know maybe a Turkish movie about the "Trail of Tears" where evil white Anglo Saxon Protestants destroy the lives of peaceful Native Americans and move them from their ancient bountiful lands to places for unviable agricultural purposes where the survivors rot

      " Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

    2. Good point, Andrei. Since every country perpetrates atrocities, let's pretend none of them ever happened.

  2. I think the real concern is that had Dame Hillary been elected, this piece would have served well (I will leave aside the question of whether it was intended for this purpose) as a piece of agitprop to further confirm the American public's distaste for Russia, thereby making further aggressions against Russia, even military ones, more palatable. This would have worked, as Andrei points out, because most Americans think the only major atrocity of the 20th century was the Holocaust (hence both these movies will come as close to a history lesson in these other atrocities as most Americans will ever receive) and, again as pointed out by Andrei, most Americans would not be able to delineate Bolshevik/Soviet from Russian. The Soviets were monsters who preyed on the people of Ukraine and Russia proper which anyone can learn by cracking open the Gulag Archipelago and reading for thirty minutes (it will take you much longer to read it, to be sure, but I think 30 minutes will be convincing).

    When it comes to a movie about the Armenian Genocide (an historical event more should relieve themselves of their ignorance of) or the proposed Trail of Tears, I welcome both and would not be so concerned because there is no agitprop potential. No one in America is saber-rattling towards Turkey, nor are many Native Americans looking to pull off a coup d'état. But in America, while the President is more favorable towards Russia, you still have Warhawks like Graham and McCain in places of power and even Mattis referring to Russia as existential threats. This would have been even more volatile if Clinton had been elected. In this case, then, I think it is important to clearly delineate Russia from Soviet, though I am less concerned in our present circumstances than I would be had Hillary won.

  3. To clarify, the "this piece" referenced in my first sentence was the Bitter Harvest film, not this one about the Armenian Genocide.