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Peace Piece

Posted in Art, Peace by homeyra on January 25, 2007

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Pommegranata Piece Peace

Aref-Adib

 


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  1. pen Name said, on January 25, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Homeyra:

    I do not think you understand that going to war is an emotional decision.

    People like war, especially if it is quick and victorious. The males of Homo Sapiens seems to like it a lot ; war is exciting and I think there is a certain visceral joy in wanton destruction, in rape, and in killing indiscriminately.
    We had wars for far too long for it to be otherwise.

    Personally, I think it is because of our crooked nature – the Love/Hate relationship that we have with other members of our species. And of course, ultimate responsibility for that rests with God who created us in this manner.

    By the way – that fellow (Aref-Adib) has ruined a perfectly gorgeous rug just to put a stupid Western symbol there; a barbaric act, in my opinion.

  2. Bluebear2 said, on January 25, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    pen Name,

    It is such an attitude that allows wars and such to continue.

    I am a male of the species and I have never understood nor glamorized war. It is pathetic and sickening. Through mutual enlightenment and understanding we must work together to overcome it.

    With regards to the peace sign, one of its original meanings was Nuclear Disarmament.
    During the Vietnam war it became the symbol of the peace and anti-war movement.

    It is neither stupid nor barbaric!

  3. pen Name said, on January 26, 2007 at 3:44 am

    Bluebera2:

    There are people who are different than you – do you think that the Mongols men did not enjoy killing, raping, pillaging?

    I do not believe that mutual enlightenment would do us much good – if some one is out there to kill you.

    Look at US and its all-volunteer armed forces; there are both men and women who join and learn how to kill. They must like theor jobs – no one put a gun to their heads and forced them to enlist.

    In regards to the peace sign my comment was the way the sign had been supr-imposed on a lovely rug. I objected to that beauty being made ugly.

  4. homeyra said, on January 26, 2007 at 5:24 am

    🙂
    Pen, now that the history of the Middle East is clarified, the death penalty analyzed and the joy of war established, it is truly a good time to take the important mater of “look at what they have done to this lovely rug” in hand….

    99 can’t log in. Here is Pacifism, her comment/post:

    Sometimes dealing with the anti-war comments on blogs is hard for me. Some who do not want war do want revenge. Some who do not want war are reaching out to the people we are about to decimate. There’s a lot of talk against the heinous specter of even more war, maybe even with nukes. But the POINT is to stop it.

    The deal is: If you are unwilling to use violence to stop killers, it’s not pacifism, it’s cowardice. Killing in defense of life is not killing; it is defense of life. Revenge is for the sub-human. Stopping the slaughter is for the true human. One can rationalize cowardice and sub-humanity for the rest of time: IT WON’T FAZE REALITY!

  5. pen Name said, on January 26, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    Homeyra:

    I disagree with your statements below:

    “As you know rugs are woven by the little hands of the little girls in remote areas of the country … some of those villages are even deprived of electricity…”

    Many rugs are made in shops, in cooperatives, at private homes by mature women. And yes, there are little girls who are thus taught a trade so that in later life they can support themselves; when their husbands are no-good or dead. What is wrong with empowering wmoen by teaching them a trade?

    As for villages without electricity in Iran – yes there are still such places but every year there are fewer of them. The reason is that marginal villages are being abandoned and villagers are moving to the cities or other villages. Another reason is that the Iranian Government has been pursuing a policy of rural electrification for the last 20 years with considerable success.

    Please kindly refrain from using myth-informed and cheap sentimentality as a form of rhetorical rebuttal.

  6. servant said, on January 26, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    171? WTF? I love thumbing through the thumbnails at Enough Fear just to enjoy my fellow peacenics. The Few. The Proud. The Serenes.

    I always get a laugh out of Bobby from India. His hand is so big it could end the war all by itself. Who could continue fighting if they saw that hand in front of their face?

  7. Dr Victorino de la Vega said, on January 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Pomegranate

    A fascinatingly exotic word/thing

    Just like Ustad/Usted, Chess, Paradise and Hell … etc…

    Born in Iran and Northern India

    And brought right into to the West

    From Spanish Granada to California

    By Semite peddlers at God’s behest

    Its juice redder than the blood of Mithra

    Yet sweeter than the thrill of conquest

    V. le rimailleur d’Outre-Atlantide

  8. naj said, on January 26, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    🙂
    I agree with Pen on this one!

  9. homeyra said, on January 26, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Naj/Pen, at some point I assumed Pen ware someone I knew, pulling my leg with this rug reference and the rest.
    Since this friend assured that this is not the case, indeed most of what is written above won’t make sense.

    To end this quiproquo, I don’t see any carpet/rug in the picture above.
    Personally I like AA‘s choice of the pomegranate to create this symbol, which also inspired our rimailleur! Merci Vic.

    Serv, it is the first time that I have looked into something like Enough Fear, and I learned that they “design” peace campaigns. 172 by now!

  10. pen Name said, on January 27, 2007 at 2:28 am

    Homeyra:

    If you click on the hypelink Aref-Adib ou will see the rug.

    No, indeed. I was wondering about your replies but was not about to question them although they seemed rather incoherent in the context of what I had written.

  11. naj said, on January 27, 2007 at 2:37 am

    :))

  12. 99 said, on January 27, 2007 at 6:47 am

    😦 ….
    Oh, Hello?
    Ha!
    Anyway. The rug ricks. It’s GORGEOUS.

    Homeyra: I merged 🙂

  13. 99 said, on January 27, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    The rug ROCKS! A little sleep clarifies everything!

  14. peoplesgeography said, on January 28, 2007 at 1:34 am

    I also like the rug, being both eastern and western 🙂 Its just not a good idea to look at it if you’re ever feeling a bit whoozie, methinks … but that’s just on pure aesthetics 😉

    Thanks dear Homiegranate 😀

  15. homeyra said, on January 28, 2007 at 5:14 am

    Lol sorry! just saw the typo!
    The rick rocks!…. so does the dodo 🙂

    I guess we get sort of partial over here when it comes to rugs – unlike in any other field! 🙂


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