It might be hard for many of you to understand what it means to be Armenian. It is difficult to imagine how it feels like belonging to an ethnicity that some other ethnicity wants to wipe off this planet. You can't even know what it is like being from a country whose Eastern and Western neighbors want you out of their way. And you have no clue how it is to be a descendant of 1915 Genocide victims that the world fails to recognize appropriately to this day. But there are two lessons from 1915 we've learned very well. The first one is that we're alone in this and the second one is that if we want to exist, we have to fight back when attacked.
Had the West reacted appropriately to Erdogan's rise as a dictator, we wouldn't have to deal with war today. But since the West has failed us, as they usually do in these situations, there is the war and there is us fighting back. And it's something we're really good at. We forget all the disagreements and differences we have between each other and stand up like one big family to fight for our existence. We are fighting for us but we are also fighting for you. Because if we are wiped off this planet, you're going to be the next one.