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Living History Bravely: A Conversation with Anaïs Tekerian

Fierce love as an antidote to the not-so-great reset

This story is about my conversation with Anaïs Tekerian (if you are curious, here is our conversation from two years ago). Anaïs is a mother, a very talented musician and writer, and a dear friend whom I love with my heart.

Anaïs is a gentle lioness (she is all love but don’t mess with her kids), a singer with a moving voice, and a member of the Armenian trio Zulal. (She is also the person inspiring me and teaching me the Armenian songs I’ve been recording. They are such beautiful songs!)

This conversation with Anaïs is a calm and, I suppose, very female, conversation about the past three years, pain, love, and hope. It is not an information-packed conversation about geopolitics or Klaus Schwab (although I do stick in my two cents about smart face wearables :), it’s a down-to-earth conversation about history, our hearts, and dealing with the day-to-day grind of the not-so-great reset.

In the interview, we talk about Anaïs’ motherhood, about various fake “social justice” movements, about self-censorship among the teens, and about the tragedy of the corporate hijack of children’s minds.

We talk about the Bolshevik revolution and the Armenian genocide.

We talk about the heartache Anaïs feels when she observes how some of her daughters’ friends, who are in their teens, experience health problems that children typically shouldn’t experience, while simultaneously raving about the COVID vaccines.

We talk about trauma, love and forgiveness. An important technical note here: we got into a bit of semantic woods using “forgiveness” and ‘acceptance” interchangeably (oh no). But the semantic woods provided an opportunity for an interesting side thought. See, we all have our ideas about reality. We think according to our perceived reality, we feel according to our perceived reality, and we act according to our perceived reality.

Benevolent and sensible outcomes require both good intentions and a somewhat accurate perception of reality. Otherwise, people may be well-intended and sincere—but their beliefs may be based on lies. In such an upside-down reality, a kind but massively propagandized child may feel outraged by the “selfish antivaxxers”—based on his heart’s hunger for a compassionate world—the Pfizer edition of a compassionate world. A big paradox, really, but this feature of human psychology has been weaponized by the aspiring masters so many times in history—and we should have learned by now but here we are…

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

And here are our songs.

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