OUR PART OF THE CRISIS MAY BE DEAF
James Hakobyan

LRAGIR.AM
13:21:50 - 01/04/2009

It will be wrong and unfair to say that the Armenian government is
not taking up measures to protect the economy from the impact of the
crisis. Is not it enough that the government speaks about anti-crisis
steps? These conversations, the endless and monotone conversations,
have a great importance and the anti-crisis potential must not be
underestimated. The point is not only that the citizens hear these
conversations and get filled up with confidence towards the government
and the situation and the economy strengthens in its aftermaths. The
citizens are probable not to believe these conversations at all,
but this is not important. The point is that it is a well-known truth
that the crisis does not like to be spoken much about, but it prefers
actions. But our government speaks a lot, without stop. Consequently,
if the crisis does not like to be spoken about, the logic hints that we
should do what it likes. In other words, the government keeps speaking
and will go on speaking so long to make the crisis escape from these
chatterers. So, the citizens should not think that the government does
not take up steps but only speaks. In reality, speaking is an important
job for the government, which is being accomplished with details in
order to enable Armenia to overcome the crisis as soon as possible.

But, there is another problem which should be taken into
consideration. The point is that the crisis or our part of the
crisis may be deaf. Like in case of the anecdote, when whistles
are given to the passengers on the board of plane for them to blow
them if they meet a shark in case the plane is crashed in the ocean,
and one of the passengers, who is Armenian by the way, refuses the
whistle saying to be sure that "his" shark will be deaf. Anyway,
it is difficult to state, because on the one hand the crisis did not
reach really dangerous sizes, when the human disaster is inevitable,
because tangible spheres will get poorer, on the other hand the impact
of the crisis is much enough to note that it has given an essential
hit to the Armenian economy and continues its work without paying
attention to what the government is saying.

So, the problem transforms and the problem is different now, whether
our government has any program in case the crisis is deaf. If it is
not deaf, the axis of the governmental anti-crisis program is evident
to be the speaking, which is going to drive the crisis crazy. And what
should be done if the crisis is deaf? The talks of the government may
be written down and stuck on each wall, so the crisis will enter and
notice them. The problem is the writings of the government are not
that terrible for the crisis. For example, the government wrote very
beautiful things on setting up some centers, but the crisis came and
disappeared al the perspectives for those centers. So, the problem
is not the substance but the phenomenon and it is not the content
of the governmental speeches which will terrify the crisis but their
pronunciation, the voice. The point is that if the crisis is not deaf,
it is able to find some cotton and close its ears and keep destroying
the Armenian economy.