Few in government seems to care about the Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide (although the House International Relations Committee did approve a resolution recognizing that genocide), but the rock band System of a Down does. “A Band’s Armenian Roots,” from the New York Times (scroll down), with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
The rock band System of a Down plans to visit the Batavia, Ill., office of Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Republican of Illinois and speaker of the House, at noon tomorrow to urge him to bring a resolution recognizing the Turkish genocide of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 to a full House vote. A rally is scheduled for tomorrow from noon to 2 p.m. The band joins the Armenian National Committee of America, Axis of Justice and the Armenian Youth Federation in this campaign. System of a Down’s four members – Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan – are of Armenian descent and have worked to raise awareness of the issue of genocide against Armenians and others. On Sept. 15, the House International Relations Committee approved the resolution.
System of a Down? What the heck does that mean? These kids today and their music. But seriously, I applaud Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan for their courage, and wish them all success.