Hraparak.am newspaper addressed questions to second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and published a part of the interview today.
“The formula “we’ll throw them against the walls and lay them down on the asphalt” says a lot about the mental illness of the authors of that formula. This is one of the fruits of any “revolutionary” propaganda and has been studied by social psychologists. There is no sense in seeking cause-and-effect relationship in the irrational behavior of people. In 1998, the majority of the population of Armenia was demanding the imprisonment of Ter-Petrosyan and the entire elite of the Armenian Pan-National Movement in general. At the time, I believed it was necessary to build the future, not fight against the past. Every president has political opponents who can convey destructive emotions to their supporters.
However, as a result, such emotions turn against those who set the mood. A society in which people enjoy seeing others sent to prison can’t be a creative society. I am ready for healthy criticism of my presidency. The irony is that, as a rule, the allegations have nothing in common with the reality. That which can be recalled to criticize me and is worth criticizing me for is not recalled,” Kocharyan said.