They ask me: “Why do you need this?”. I answer – I will not be silent anymore.
My name is Konstantin Adamov, I am an ethnic Armenian born and raised in the Soviet Union in the Azerbaijani SSR in Baku. After the collapse of the USSR, I found myself in a new country with the same name – Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, the collapse of the union occurred simultaneously with the growing tensions in Karabakh. What happened next, everyone knows already.
I survived the terrible January 1990, my father escaped the massacres and was able to leave for Russia. But this was not enough since he died there in the early 90s. I stayed in Baku with my mother because I could not leave her.
For a long time I generally lived without any documents. Until 2003, when I had to do acquire documents. For what it was necessary to pay a lot of money to get a passport, to restore a residence permit and, of course to prevent information about my Armenia ethnicity to be exposed. Yes, I can said it I broke the law, but in Baku THIS is the law. You want to live, pay.
Since the outbreak of hostilities in Karabakh and adjacent regions, Azerbaijan has carried out a directed propaganda of hatred towards the Armenian people. This is not a war between two states, unfortunately, this is a war between two nations! Only this war is being waged not only on the battlefield, but also outside it.
The Azerbaijani government purposely brainwashes its people, supporting the image of the enemy in the form of an Armenian. Children from early childhood absorb this hatred and grow up with a clear definition of the “natural” enemy of every Azerbaijani. With such an approach, in 20 years there will not be a single normal person in the Aliev Sultan’s territory.
What preconditions for a peaceful settlement can there be, when is this happening? I’m tired of absorbing all this lies of the machine of propaganda and therefore in my blog I will do everything that depends on me to resist this propaganda. There are always the good people no matter how bad is the situation, but unfortunately they are leaving Azerbaijan. Soon there will be only those who with their mother’s milk have absorbed hatred for the Armenians.
The Azerbaijani government clearly follows the basic principles of propaganda set forth by the German fascist Joseph Gebels.
- Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion.
- Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority.
- The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action.
- Propaganda must affect the enemy’s policy and action.
- Declassified, operational information must be available to implement a propaganda campaign
- To be perceived, propaganda must evoke the interest of an audience and must be transmitted through an attention-getting communications medium.
- Credibility alone must determine whether propaganda output should be true or false.
- The purpose, content and effectiveness of enemy propaganda; the strength and effects of an expose; and the nature of current propaganda campaigns determine whether enemy propaganda should be ignored or refuted.
- Credibility, intelligence, and the possible effects of communicating determine whether propaganda materials should be censored.
- Material from enemy propaganda may be utilized in operations when it helps diminish that enemy’s prestige or lends support to the propagandist’s own objective.
- Black rather than white propaganda may be employed when the latter is less credible or produces undesirable effects.
- Propaganda may be facilitated by leaders with prestige.
- Propaganda must be carefully timed.
- Propaganda must label events and people with distinctive phrases or slogans.
- Propaganda to the home front must prevent the raising of false hopes which can be blasted by future events.
- Propaganda to the home front must create an optimum anxiety level.
- Propaganda to the home front must diminish the impact of frustration.
- Propaganda must facilitate the displacement of aggression by specifying the targets for hatred.
- Propaganda cannot immediately affect strong counter-tendencies; instead it must offer some form of action or diversion, or both.
Everything is arranged according to the topics and the propaganda machine of Azerbaijan clearly follows this scheme. People do not want to understand this, or simply can not, and therefore need help! For that purpose I have created this blog.
How effective will my help be? I can not say for sure, but if my writings read at least 10 people a day in Azerbaijan, I will assume that I do not do all this in vain, since any shred of truth will probably lead to a change in thinking and awareness of reality in the future. Which is very much different from the reality promoted by the government.