The United States has helped an ally sweep a genocide under the rug for over 100 years. For the last few decades, that sentiment started to change in the US. Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama all promised to recognize the Armenian Genocide if elected. They were all elected and they all went back on their word.
I may not have been the biggest fan of Biden during the primaries. I wanted Warren, Bernie, or even Yang. But he keeps surprising me. Today, he kept his word and recognized the Armenian Genocide. If you don’t understand the significance of this moment, take a few minutes to read the paper I wrote about Falsifying historical memory back in 2012. We have been waiting too long for someone with Biden’s courage to make their way to the White House.
Getting back into the swing of writing has helped me immensely. I love these memories more than anything right now. I am going to make a bit of a change to the Memory Challenge…although you will not notice. I am starting to talk about private things. Although I am okay sharing my private memories…I don’t want to share other people’s private memories. As a result, I am now changing all names. Unless you know me personally…and pretty well…you should not know who I am talking about.
I spent three and half hours today talking with my favorite teacher for high school. My mind has erupted with activity from the intelligent conversation. She also gave me a book to read. As soon as I’m done reading Mockingjay, this will be my next challenge. It is Stephen King’s alternative history book about the failed assassination attempt on JFK. I can’t wait to read it.