Political fear is becoming a crucial factor in the domestic and geopolitical developments. In the discourse on the membership to the Eurasian Union and relations with Russia fear is the only argument those who do not mind deepening relations with Russia at the expense of the sovereignty of Armenia refer to.
Ashot Manucharyan, member of the Karabakh committee, for instance, spoke about the inevitability of Armenia’s membership to the Eurasian Union, states that otherwise a wet place will remain from Armenia. A lot of other men think so.
Hardly anyone will doubt that Russia is able to take unexpected and tough steps towards Armenia. The examples are many. But is it possible to explain one’s own steps and the choice of the way of development by fear. In psychology fear is not only the reaction to danger but also often hypertrophies danger. Meanwhile, a skilled politician will use fear to direct others to where it wants.
The entire political class and political leadership of Armenia are under the rule of fear from Russia, social uprising, civil consciousness, West’s almightiness, Turkish betrayal. These fears counterbalance one another and prevent the country from plunging into the abyss but when fears prevail, political panic starts.
Russia can see the Armenian fears and hypertrophies them. Special people are hired who pour oil on the fire and try to infect people with these fears. The deeper this situation, the deeper this fear stampedes dignity of the nation and people. Permanent fear kills dignity.
Living under constant fear even eliminates the meaning of living. Out of fear people start eating more and lose common sense.
Ashot Manucharyan also says that in modern world everyone is allowed to do everything and if Russia knew about it in 2008, it would not deploy its troops at Tbilisi. It says it is not known how Russia will treat Georgia when others are allowed to do everything in Libya and Syria.
This means that if the Americans or the others understand that Armenia lives in fear, they will start playing with it. What will Armenia do if the West also starts intimidating?
Armenia has been living in fear for 100 years since the genocide. There cannot be a more terrible reason for fear, of course, but several next generations have been unable to defeat fear and claim to their territories occupied by Turkey which took their lives and grabbed their property and land. Now this fear makes us yield ourselves to Russia.
Once we were able to overcome fear in Karabakh where the Armenians fought against the Russian army. The result is obvious. However, even this obvious result did not teach us a lesson.