By Abbey Mikha
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The martyrs of the Assyrian nation that were slayed during the Assyrian genocide of 1915, also in Simele, and the many other massacres across the Assyrian homeland (Hakkari, Tyari, Tkhuma, Alqosh, Tur Abdin, Urmia), since the fall of Nineveh represent the souls of people whose dreams were shattered. These are men who could have grown to be cultivated and sophisticated and become teachers, linguists, ecclesiastics, politicians, doctors, military leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and persons who could have led an Assyrian movement. These are women who could have also grown up to be the previous things mentioned of our Assyrian men, but also when encompassed with love for an Assyrian man bear the children of Assyria. The young boys and girls who were murdered in these past thousands of years, their souls are absolutely fighting in spirit for our Assyrian nation to this day. There could have been millions upon millions more Assyrians in the world. No one knows exactly how many persons were killed in the genocides and the many massacres that have befallen our Assyrian people.
Envision and conceive twenty million Assyrians and more in the North of Iraq right now. Imagine the dreams, the potential, the culture, the spirituality, the Assyrian ideology, the Assyrian movement, and the Assyrian identity that could have spread in this beautiful region of the world. Our opponents and nemeses anticipated this as well and that is why they set out to destroy the Assyrian nation and its children since the fall of Nineveh in 612 BC.
At the present moment our nation is at distinct point in our struggle. This is the time all the true Assyrians must stand together and rise in Assyrian patriotism and love for the Assyrian identity. The most important thing is for our people to be allowed to speak up and return to their towns and villages in Occupied Assyria and not be refugees in their own ancestral homeland. I am proud of the people of Alqosh who are struggling against being governed by the Kurds and raising their voices. They are acting bravely and we all need to do this together. We as Assyrians all need to stand with Alqosh and all the Assyrian towns in Occupied Assyria. This is the time the Assyrian diaspora around the earth must speak out and in a very consistent way.
God rest the souls of our martyrs and every innocent Assyrian whose chance at life was taken by evil people who have been planning our demise since the fall of Nineveh in 612 BC. When our empire fell some of our people were scattered. We lived in our ancestral homeland it is said as agriculturalists and farmers. There are Assyriologists who say that the Assyrian Kings and Queens were wiped out since ancient times. I just want to say that in the spirit of the Assyrian people I see so many righteous people that I would love to see become leaders of this nation. What is a king? What is a queen? Can any human being not rise from his or her situation and become self-actualized and therefore be spiritually sovereign? All the Assyrian martyrs that have been murdered are the kings and queens of our hearts!
We can build our nation back. We may not have the numbers of other populations for the reason that our people have been consistently massacred for thousands of years, but especially in the last one hundred fifty years in huge numbers. The Assyrian people deserve to live and thrive and when they are allowed to do so Occupied Assyria will be paradise on earth again.
The Assyrians who are incarnated right now have the spirits of people who have existed upon the earth for thousands of years. I believe we will band together, we will embrace our Assyrian identity, we will rise as one cohesive nation, and we will find ourselves as individuals who never forget where we come from, which is Assyria...
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