I have to agree that this eye is really looking
from "outside." Commenting on Armenia's
reported 12% economic growth rate, John observes
that "12% of nothing is still nothing..."
Are you serious? Is "nothing" the improvement
in Armenia's economy, or in the lives and prospects
of many of its people in the past year? In the
past 3 years?
. . . Sure a big part of the population still
lives in devastating poverty, but give a little
credit. We have an important and believable statistic
to take heart from, and to give us all a little
So why can't you let us feel good John?
I think I understand. And by golly I am just
going to come out and say it.
The corrupt, press-bashing government of this
rotten little banana republic has actually exiled
John to Siberia, and from his bleak prison cell
come these observations on Armenia.
Perhaps someday with appropriate "regime
change" he will find his way back to have
a first hand look. He'll be pretty shocked at
what he finds.
Who knows. Maybe he will even write about it.