Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It is the same everywhere

Meet most people in the middle and let's do something, or stay where you are, extreme of either left or right and keep yelling to be heard. At some point you will loose your voice, then you have to get closer to us. We will still welcome you. We have been waiting for a while.


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  2. "The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.
    Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.
    Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
    ― Arundhati Roy, War Talk

    Nazanin jan I'd rather believe this and lose my voice trying than to be in the middle. This approach very much applies to our dear country Iran and the establishment in power today.

  3. Beautiful quote. I agree with you on where we want to be, I disagree on how we can get there. With all due respect my old friend, I believe in Eslahat. I believe in fixing what we have because that is what we know. I don't believe in destroying and rebuilding, usually the first part happens before we think and the second part takes long, very long. I don't believe in any radical means to reach our beautiful ideals,"another world." What I believe in is a practical approach, continuos small steps towards our goals. You can ask people to live their lives and take small steps. You can't make them to scarifies all they have. No one can.

  4. Arudahati Roy would not take the path of Eslahat and most certainly has not in India. She has stopped writing for years in favour of demonstrating in sites where the Indian government is destroying communities by trying to build dams.

    It's not that I don't believe in reform, I believe in reform when you can reform something. Iranian constitution as it stands is not reformable! It gives power to one person, and with all due respect is is not your president elect. I am not asking for a big sacrifice, I don't think you can ask that of yourself let alone other people sometimes it happens by accident, but it is not something you can ask for. I am asking for a quiet standing man; I am asking for us all to become Erdem Gunduz. I think as a nation we fail to learn from other nations India, South Africa, the orange revolution of Ukraine, Turkey, quiet revolutions are possible. I blame the so called independent journalists of BBC persian and others that openly pursue the agenda of reformism because they are heavily linked to the regime. Did you know that your favourite Journalist Masud Behnoud is very closely linked to Rafsanjani. Do you know that those many years ago that Rafsanjani was "Akbar shah, marg bar shah" he had coined the phrase "sardare sazandegi". Do you know that this was at a time when Rafsanjani was organising "ghatlhaye zanjeeree". Have you read Ganji's تاریخ خانهٔ اشباح and عالیجناب سرخ پوش in which he describes in detail by whom and how the ghatlhaye zanjeeree was organised. Do you know that Behnoud knows all this very well but still defends Rafsanjani to the death!! Do you know that Rohani has been part of Rafsanjani's government's security service. If not wanting to vote for these people makes me an idealist, guilty as charged.

    But actually if for one moment I thought voting would change anything in Iran longterm I think I might hold my nose and just do that. I respect that you think it would. History will prove one of us wrong and I hope it is me, but I suspect it will be you.

    With lots of affection for my old friend,

    P.S. All my charges against Behnoud have reference points publicly accessible, if you are interested I can refer you to books and articles.