Well now that Arman has calmed down I think I can go ahead with my blog here. At my university elections are currently under way for student government, and I have to say it is quite a mess. Two candidates for president, one is for a fresh start, the other supported by the incumbents aka the establishment and both are people I know. So I suppose it is inevitable that if you show support for one person you're going to piss off the other guy and it is unfortunate that it turned out this way for our situation.
To top it off the candidate that I chose not to support is Armenian, so apparently I crossed the line here. Most of the Armenians on campus.... all of the Armenians on campus are voting for the Armenian candidate, why? Because he is Armenian of course! What better reason is there? I'm all for Armenian solidarity here, but there is a line. So what if the candidate you vote for does not do anything for the Armenian cause and just seems to pursue his goals, is it still right to vote for him since he is Armenian, or since you know the guy?
Don't get me wrong here, I support Armenian political candidates. Here in LA there's an Armenian candidate for State Assembly, Paul Krekorian. This guy does a lot for the community and is quite qualified to be a State Assemblyman. Be sure to visit his website:
So I treat this as a case by case scenario, and in the case of my school's elections, I'm sad to see a lot of Armenians voting for a candidate that probably won't do much in return for the cause or isn't even that great of a candidate to begin with.