I am going to be very controversial, even insane for a few moments of your reading time. I am requesting that all Armenians around the world stop discussing the Genocide for only one week. Just one week, not forever, obviously. Instead, during that time frame they can discuss the current affairs of the Republic of Armenia, like for instance the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to be held in March, and who of the two leading candidates they would prefer to see taking power. Or, they can advocate issues that need to be addressed—political, social, humanitarian, or otherwise—in their homeland in the immediate future. Debating the future of Armenian-diasporan communities, especially their survival, around the world is also an important topic. There are dozens of others, such as a debate for adopting a commonly spoken, mutually acceptable Armenian language vernacular in an effort to dispel the Western versus Eastern rivalry, if that is even possible.
This change of topic could start as early as January 1 and last through January 7, 2008, on a positive note for the New Year. Armenians have to start spreading awareness of who they are now in the 21st century and where they are headed, it’s as simple as that. And only for one week! Sounds like a good idea to me.