“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

This year.

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Selma’s thought’s on Al Quds day in Tehran and the reality:

“I wrote a long post about this annual rally, explaining why I tend to step aside and question the intentions behind a rally, once its main subject becomes a political tool for some to advertise their own power and influence in the region.

For years I had refused to take part in the rally, because I saw it as propaganda for a way of thinking that had nothing to do with reason, justice, or humanity.

This year, the gathering and protests were no longer about a conflict somewhere in the world I’d never been to, and hardly knew the story of both sides… This year, the protests had nothing to do with the strangers who could have found a way to solve their conflict by now, if it weren’t for others meddling in the process.

This year, we went to the rally to protest against a domestic oppressor…the tyrant who got hold of our future, by means of coup (or whatever you like to call it…)”

(H/T: Noga)

Written by modernityblog

19/09/2009 at 14:33

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