Thank you so much for the image the prompt to enjoy Seeing Things again. Spent almost my entire morning enjoying musicians playing the Kamancheh and Googling images of Iran.
Along the search for images I found some news that made me very sad for my friends in the Baha’i community – the cultural cleansing of historic Baha’i holy places. I don’t know why cultural diversity creates such a problem for us human beings. It seems that many of us cannot be happy until we make the whole world homogeneous and uniform and rid the world of everything which is unlike our self. I hope we learn to value diversity before we destroy it completely with our zeal for uniformity and “standards.”
I’ve been receiving quite a bit of propaganda recently from friends who are concerned with the plight of homosexuals in Iran. They don’t see it as Jewish propaganda which is being to justify the global war on terror. They have no idea they’re being manipulated by the media.
One commenter said women are treated like cattle by the Islamofascists in Saudi Arabia. Well maybe they are, but just what would you like to have done about it, I said to my American friend? Does the discovery of injustice in the Arab world make you feel justified that your country is dropping a trillion dollars worth of ordinance on Iraq? How many of the dead were homosexuals before the United States blew them up? How many of them were women? How many more should we “liberate” from the Godless horde with our “smart” bombs and our oil contracts? How many?
They don’t even see it. I must be “crazy.”
I cannot even think about at the granularity of social justice in Iran and the Arab world until we solve the main problem, which is that the United States and Israel are murdering Muslims on a scale that would have made Hitler blush.
It’s like bringing someone into the emergency room with gaping hole in their head and asking the doctor if he has anything for a cold.
and true Kilroy, many elephants in the room … and some more appropriate to ignore …
This reminds me of my guru‘s words about the argument of “whether it’s wronger to kill the born or the unborn”“
Breathtaking. I long for the day when I can visit your counry. It is with all my hope, as a naturalized American, that we can make peace with your part of the world and that one day when I may visit, to feel some pride at being an American.
Thank you for a lovely blog and your warm comments to others. I will visit often!