Posted by pancho (188.8.131.52) on January 29, 2002 at 10:34:20:
In Reply to: Cracks begin to appear in the Labor Party posted by David Chibo on January 28, 2002 at 23:35:31:
I will say it again...the most effective way to gain help for our people and our Heritage is to go directly to the people. Public opinion is what politicians ultimately bow to...they will take cash of course...but no amount of cash will get them elected if the public does not support their policies or sentiments...and no cash machine is going to waste money on a candidate they think runs counter to public sentiment.
We have an unbeatable story...one as complelling if not more so than that of the Jews. We have fables and heroic epics...just our tramp through history alone is worthy of interest...and people ARE interested, once they hear of it.
Asyrians that yet survive are a global treasure...we represent a civilization that is among the oldest surviving and possibly the least understood...for being so well represented both in artifacts, found and unfound, as well as manuscripts and other written sources. We are a a magnificent "thing" waiting to happen.
The detainees there are descended from the likes of Ashurbanipal and Hammurabi...you can make that point because others have shown the way, and have prevailed with what would otherwise be considered a ridiculous connection...,ask Aprim.
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