Turkish rule … meant unutterable contempt … the Armenians (and the Greek) were dogs and pigs … to be spat upon, if their shadow darkened a Turk, to be outraged, to be the mats on which he wiped the mud from his feet. Conceive the inevitable results of centuries of slavery, of subjection to insult and scorn, centuries in which nothing belonged to the Armenian, neither his property, his house, his life, his person, nor his family was safe from violence—capricious, unprovoked violence—to resist which by violence meant death!British ethnographer, William M. Ramsay, who “spent more than a decade intermittently conducting research in Turkey in a period covering the last two decades of the 19th century” and who was “sufficiently fluent in Turkish” to “mingle with Turks and interact with them” (“The History of the Armenian Genocide” by Vahakn N. Dadrian). (via mafattiee)
I make sauerkraut and get paid to write stuff. fnord?
Anything else I do is coincidental.