I think everyone knows about the Israeli-Palestine conflict, no need to introduce what happens in there. It’s really sad and messed up, that we, a pseudo-civilized people living in the 21st century, still need to have wars and massive massacres for some “very important reasons“. But I don’t want to talk about this situation now. Something else is bothering me a little. And maybe it’s not the time to talk about it, but still.
Around six months ago there was a war in my country. I wrote about that topic in here, shared what’s happened and my thoughts and concerns. I knew that there was no use for me in the frontline (like many other brave guys and girls, who volunteered to go there), so I tried to do everything I can from here: donating money to foundations, signing and sharing petitions, raising awareness in social media, using my platforms to speak the truth, tell the world what’s actually happening. And then I faced something really alarming and shocking: no one cared. Having more than 3000 followers in Instagram (90% of which are from other countries), only 2 people, I’m not exaggerating, 2 people reached out and asked how things are in here, showed their support. Apart from these two- total silence. When I posted cute videos of my cat or my photography, everyone was there for me, replying to stories, leaving comments. But when I talked about a real life situation-war, people dying, young people dying, no one cared. Same with other bigger mass medias. They called it a mutual conflict, when it was Azerbaijan who violated all laws and intruded in our territory, bombed civilian buildings, even hospitals and maternity homes, literally slaughtered our soldiers, took gruesome photos and videos of how they’re beating, torturing and making fun of the captive soldiers. And everyone called it a mutual conflict, no one, well almost no one tried to help somehow, at least write in their twitters “praying for armenia” or “stop azerbaijani aggression“…
At first I was really frustrated by that fact. How can people be so neutral in the negative way. Then I realized, not everyone knows our history, the relationship of these two countries, what happened before and what’s really happening now. These are two not so famous countries, many people don’t even know that such countries exist or where they’re situated, how could they know the reality, when two sides were telling different things, saying that the other one is the attacker. If the same happened with two other countries (the same example of Israel and Palestine now), I couldn’t have completely formed an opinion because sadly I don’t know their full history and all the straight facts about their relationship. So I partly understood the silence back then.
So why am I talking about this now? Because now, when a similar thing is happening in Palestine, everyone is suddenly concerned. Everyone cares. Everyone says not to call it a mutual conflict because it’s Israel who started all this. Honestly, almost all I see now in internet, even among my followers, these same followers who stayed silent and didn’t even say “I’m so sorry” during our war, now constantly post things like “how to help Palestine” “supporting Palestine” “things you need to know about their history” “praying for people in Palestine” “stop Israel aggression” … Again I feel bad about talking this now, because now the situation is terrible there, people dying and that’s really bad. It doesn’t matter what nationality they are and what they believe in, people remain people, and I feel as sorry and bad for them, as I felt for my people. But I can’t help but feel a little hurt, seeing how everyone is there for one country and one people, and are totally indifferent to another one.
Where’s the tolerance? Where’s the justice? Where’s the so-called equality? I know that people face injustice every day, in all the spheres of life, and even in little things it’s bad and wrong. But when the same thing happens in a much bigger scope, it becomes just horrible. I’m not saying that people shouldn’t support and help Palestine. On the contrary I’m glad that at least for one country people actually care and want to help somehow. I hope I make my thoughts clear, I don’t want for people to think that I am hostile towards Palestine now. It’s like imagine you’re a child, and you fall down and hurt your knee, and everyone around just don’t care. Only one person approaches you, maybe even shouts at you saying to stop crying and move on. And then imagine your brother, a child just like you falls down the same way after only a few minutes, and and gets not only everyone’s attention, but also big concerns, first aid and even some chocolate or toys as a moral compensation. Now imagine the same situation but in bigger scale. Wouldn’t you feel hurt? I’m sure you wouldn’t want for people to ignore the other child and you’re glad that your brother is fine, but you still feel bad, you feel that injustice. I hope you’ll understand what I mean.
Anyway, as I said then, I’m saying now. Wars are the most inappropriate and dreadful thing in this world. Killing others, taking their home, their homeland, their close ones just for sake of what? Of money, power, more territory? It’s not an explanation, it’s not a reason, not an excuse. Our country went through war, I know how it feels, I see the consequences, how it affects people both mentally and physically. I see how broken people can get. And I wouldn’t want the same to happen to any other place. So if at least people and higher powers of this Earth can have a good impact on this situation and end it soon, with the least amount of damage, I’ll be really happy. Let there be peace, harmony, love, equality and justice for every single person living in this world. Tolerance isn’t just for different races, genders and orientations, it should be for everyone, every single soul, because at the end of the day, we’re all same no matter what. Let’s all hope and believe that one day there wouldn’t be the need of even talking about things like this. 🙏🏻