Luke Kay

Foreign Policy Advisor – Kennedy

US Dept. of State

Luke Kay is a University professor of Honors Spanish & French that once worked for the United States Department of State. He encourages people to take a look at the opportunities this career path provides through a variety of worldwide and domestic career opportunities. The kind of opportunities they provide include global careers in the Foreign Service, domestic careers in the Civil Service and a number of Fellowships and Internships.

Luke Kay - Loving that environment

The environment is great. People love clean air, great food and pure water. Some people love it a lot and are willing to stand up for it in every way possible. Luke Kay is that type of person. He supports all kinds of environmental causes of all types and is a big advocate for any cause that is related to anything environmental. When you have concerns like this, you find the kind of causes that support them. That’s why he has done the research he needs to do to find the right programs that he supports and will actually contribute to the causes they are built to provide for in a way that is transparent and effective.

Of particular concern is the introduction of global warming into the common consciousness. This is a debated topic that has many opinions and while the science behind the popular notions seem sound, it is not a universally accepted theory. It would seem that the debate and name has shifted over to what some people are now calling climate change in order to compensate for the fact that the predictions of worldwide flooding and insane heat that were made just a few short years ago have failed to come to fruition.

Nonetheless, advocates of this principle continue on with their drive to convince people that man itself is to blame for this impact on the world and seek to control those things that are causing them. Naturally, a subject like this is a big point of debate that lingers on and on. Chances are the debates will continue but with the support of people that are playing it close to the evolving theory of manmade impact, the story of environment, man and global changes will continue.

Political Consulting

Luke Kay is a political consultant with a long history of work on behalf of this country and leading the way in excellence. It is an industry that has grown quite a bit in recent years and the stakes that are placed into political races. It is focused on the advising and assisting of political candidates and campaigns through a variety of services which help them pass votes and elect individuals as well as the party.

Probably the most important role of a political consultant is in producing mass media, particularly direct mail and television ads. Increasingly the advent of social media, mobility, technology on the internet and other elements have crept into the political picture. Consultants are focused on the types of work that encompasses all of a political candidate’s activities including field strategy, get out the vote efforts, opposition research, polling of voters and so on. If you follow politics at all you will recognize their work from the photo opportunity to campaign stops, to the hard message campaigning that you will no doubt know from its incessant presence near the end of a campaign leading up to an election. These individuals can have a number of roles and act as public relations specialists, salespeople and managers in all walks of a campaign. They utilize many forms of media through the course of their work, which includes advertising, and press releases, political consultants make voters aware of their candidates' party platform. In his career as a political consultant, he feels that he is making a difference in the history of this country by working for and supporting the candidates which he feels should be in office.

US Department of State

Luke Kay was a member in service to the United States Department of State. This important United States federal executive department is responsible for international relations of the United States. In other countries it would be the equivalent to the foreign ministry within those countries. The Department was first created in 1789 and was the first executive department established, so there is a lot of tradition and prestige involved.

At the top of the chain, the Department is led by the Secretary of State, who is nominated by the President himself and is confirmed by the Senate. The Secretary of State is a member of the Presidential Cabinet. United States foreign policy is the responsibility of the Executive Branch and the Congress. That is where the department of State steps in and it is focused on advancing U.S. objectives and interests in the world through its primary role in developing and implementing the President's foreign policy.

Their responsibilities specifically are to protect and assist United States citizens living or traveling abroad, assisting U.S. businesses in the international marketplace, coordinating and providing support for international activities of other U.S. agencies, official visits overseas and at home, and other diplomatic efforts, keeping the public informed about U.S. foreign policy and relations with other countries and providing feedback from the public to administration officials, and providing automobile registration for non-diplomatic staff vehicles and the vehicles of diplomats of foreign countries having diplomatic immunity in the United States. As you can see it’s a tremendous list of opportunities to make a difference in the world.

Luke Kay Works for Aid Relief for Armenian Refugees

As a result of Azeri occupation, over 100,000 mines surround Nagorno-Karabakh, the most heavily mined area in the world. Internationally deplored, these mines are responsible for civilian deaths and mutilations, but calls for extensive mine detection and defusing from around the world have fallen on deaf ears. Nagorno-Karabakh has close relations with the Republic of Armenia, using the same currency, the dram, and often receiving economic aid, weapons, volunteers as well as Armenian troops. Despite close ties, the government of Armenia avoids reunification of the states, and émigré Armenians like Luke Kay feel that Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence allows Armenia to support fellow ethnic Armenians by supplying troops and weapons under the aegis of Armenia’s alliance with Russia.

Of late, several international entities have recognized by resolution and legislative vote the sovereignty of Nagorno-Karabakh including, but not limited to, the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, California, and Louisiana; Fresno County, California; Highland, California, and the city of Los Angeles, move s Luke Kay hopes will result in the reunification of Nagorno-Karabagh with mother Armenia.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has displaced nearly 600,000 Armenians and 3,500 Russians between 1988 and 1989. Poverty is widespread, as well as disease and crime in temporary internment camps and deteriorating buildings. Infant mortality rates are extraordinarily high, three to four times higher than the ordinary population. A majority of ethnic Armenians who fled the 1988 conflict, 280,000 people, live as refugees in Armenia proper, for which Luke Kay seeks relief.

Origins of Genocide as a New Term for Group Extermination As Governmental Policy

On April 24, 1915, and just hours before Gallipoli, over 300 Armenian notables were arrested and executed in Constantinople, beginning the Genocide of the Armenians during and after World War I. These mass killings and forced marches through the desert were implemented in two parts: the healthy Armenian male population was subjected to forced labor and then immediate massacre, while the women, children and elderly were forced on death marches to the Syrian desert, starving and dying of thirst if not robbed and raped first. Assyrians and ethnic Greeks were also gathered for extermination, which historians conclude was all part of a well-formulated, planned governmental policy of GENOCIDE, a fact today expounded proudly by Armenian Luke Kay.

Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jewish lawyer and polyglot born in the Ukraine in 1900, studied the concept of crime, specifically the group extermination of people based on the Armenian massacres at the hands of Turks. Lemkin coined the word genocide (“genos” nationality; “-cide” to kill) in 1943 to define systematic and premeditated exterminations established by legal parameters. The Armenian Genocide is regarded as the first modern genocide, and is the most studied (apart from the Jewish Holocaust by the Nazis in World War II, which Luke Kay regards as an outgrowth of the Armenian massacres.

Turkey, the successor state of the Ottoman Empire, denies the word genocide as an accurate term for the mass killings of Armenians that began under Ottoman rule in 1915. In recent years, repeated calls to recognize the killings as genocide come from the EU, the Vatican, 47 US states, and countless other organizations and governments. To date, over 29 countries have officially recognized the mass killings as Genocide, a view which is shared by all genocide scholars and historians (those not bought by Turkish government propaganda), and proud American-Armenian Luke Kay.

Turks Scapegoat Luke Kay’s Ancestral Armenians

Luke Kay’s research into the #ArmenianGenocide (#ErmenliSoykirim in Turkish) has led him to conclude that Muslim refugees from the Balkans were central to the implementation of the Armenian Genocide and the confiscation of Armenian property. The defeat of Constantinople’s forces and the failure to regain lost Turkish territories led Turkish leaders (the triumvirate of the Three Pashas: Enver Pasha, Talaat Pasha, and Cemal Pasha) to scapegoat Armenians, accused falsely of siding with the Russians.

Directive 8682 of 1915 by Turkish war minister Enver Pasha set events into motion, calling for Armenians in the Ottoman army to be removed and assigned to labor battalions. Enver Pasha justified these actions claiming falsely that Armenians would collaborate with Russians, the kinds of baseless accusations which Luke Kay knows have dogged Armenians for centuries. The Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) made up of disaffected young Turks, premeditated the mass killings of male Armenians.

The siege of Van led Armenian defenders to attempt to protect a square mile of the Armenian Quarter until Russian General Yudenich intervened. Protests by eyewitness US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau Sr. to the ruling Pashas fell on deaf ears, as the Armenian defense of Van, supported by Russian forces, was used to accuse all Armenians (even in faraway Ankara!) of complicity with opposing forces. All Armenians were propagandized as threats to the empire to “justify this enormous crime”, the subsequent Genocide studied by Luke Kay and proven by scholars.

Just hours before Gallipoli, over 300 Armenian intellectuals and leaders were rounded up in Constantinople in April of 1915, removed to Ankara and eventually deported and assassinated, even as ANZAC unsuccessfully attempted to break through to Constantinople through a failed attempt at Gallipoli. Luke Kay, fellow Armenians and the entire world recognize Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24, the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

A New Generation Brings New Goals for Armenia

The independent nation of Armenia is only minimally so, as Armenia joined Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, rendering Russia a big presence in the Armenian landscape, with Russian troops patrolling the closed borders between Armenia and Turkey, and Russian control of railroads, telecommunication, energy and mining. Young Armenians point to the derelict factories as evidence of a failed attempt at privatization of industry, and villages nearly empty, with farmland sitting fallow. Western sanctions against Russia for annexing the Crimea have left employment of Armenians in Russia struggling, as well. The population of Armenia continues to fall as thousands and thousands emigrate to find work in foreign countries, such as the Armenian community of Luke Kay in Florida.

The one bright spot for Armenia are the young American Armenians returning to Eastern Armenia, applying for citizenship, and starting up high tech enterprises as they become part of the politics of the country. These young emigres are attracted by the educated workforce of Armenia, and a high degree of tech savvy from the days when Armenia was the Silicon Valley of Russia. Many of these young Armenians carry with them the memories handed down from their ancestors of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey one hundred years ago, as are most American Armenians like Luke Kay.