Thursday, May 7

For the narrowheaded apologists of Aliyev

I wrote this in the comments section of my blog, but then decided to also share it in a separate post. 

This was my response to a group of dedicated "trolls" who were protecting the two journalists (because obviously they can't stand their ground alone and need protection from those alike) and their absurd comments they made at a session during a side event in Riga for the World Press Freedom Day 2015. 

Dear Ismayil, Anonymous x3, Aygun and Elmar,  

I want to address you all who are doing nothing from where you are sitting; who are turning their eyes away from the dire situation Azerbaijani people live in; who rather listen to the lies of President Aliyev and his cabinet; who have little respect, interest or care for those people who are locked up behind bars. You have chosen the easiest path - to remain silent, blind, and deaf. Your problem is (depending whether you are a real person or a troll) you have no respect for your country.
How can you so blindly refuse to see the reality? Perhaps you are of privileged kind - the ones who can afford the expensive life in Azerbaijan but snap out of it for a second and look around you. Visit a remote village in Azerbaijan. Do you actually know that there is no sewage system in many parts of our country? That there are electricity shortages? That there is still no heating despite our so-called "gas wealth"?

Have you visited a village school in the past year? Have you seen the dire conditions our children have to go to school everyday?

And these are just the basics!

You obviously have no interest in the future our generations because you have everything provided for yourself but what about millions of others?

Do you realize that out of 9.3 million of Azerbaijan population about 2million live and work in Russia? Do you know why they do that? You think its because of their love for Russia? No, its because President Aliyev doesn't give a shit about the well being of these people. If he was so democratic and caring as you make him to be then this would be visible in all levels of our society.

How can you reject the fact that we have so many pensioners across the country who are barely surviving?

How can you reject the fact that we have so many families struggling to make ends meet every day across Azerbaijan?

Baku isn't Azerbaijan. Those fancy, multi million/billion developments don't make lives of millions of other Azerbaijanis any easier, any better or any prettier.
And all of this, the best "they" could come up with was the following: 

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