Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How do you make things worse?

Let's say a country has a few dozen political prisoners and is always enthusiastic to add to that number. That is pretty bad! But any self-respecting authoritarian regime is eager to make things worse.

So, how can you make things worse for your country?

1. Arrest more people for their political grounds (ex. Tigran Arakelian).

2. Expand your target demographics (ex. the arrest of the 14 year old Herbert Gevorgian [who was assaulted together with Tigran Arakelian and sustained a broken nose]).

3. Build a criminal case against the defense lawyers of the political prisoners (ex. the charging of Nikol Pashinian's lawyers for criminally disrespecting a judge [whatever that means]).

This is how you turn a country into a cesspool, ladies and gentlemen.

6 comments:

Ani said...

http://www.twitter.com/goldentent

GoldenTent: Handy tips from the govt. of #Armenia on how to make a bad authoritarian country into a cesspool http://bit.ly/iKElq (via Nazarian's blog)

nazarian said...

I'm still trying to get used to the concept of twitter...

Ani said...

It's the message, not the medium :)
You'll come round--anyway, it's Ani's little blogette, whenever you want to check in. Pithy Aphorisms R Us.

nazarian said...

I put a link to your Twitter account to check it daily. I need to figure out what the # and @ mean when I have time to check the FAQ.

Ani said...

Thanks! @ is the Twitter account and # is a subject heading.

nazarian said...

OK, I see. But I still feel like Tweak from South Park when I see Twitter posts.