Monday, August 16

Oh, my cousin, I had an illusion, not a dream!





I wonder how the average-liberal-minded American would take the pain of an erected Menara of a mosque being jabbed at the heart of the Financial District in the United States of America? And I also wonder why the President of “the most powerful country on this planet” will play the role of the Archbishop of Whitehouseberry, and puts Americans in such a rotten position as to push them to the corner and then leave them breathless to deal with a blow that will shake them to the bones? Is that how the Free World (a very scary notion) is created? Oh, my cousin, I had an illusion, not a dream!


Bad politics will neither pave the way to the accumulation of wealth and power, nor can it bring like and respect, but it can certainly prepare the ground for a shake that can produce disastrous results. I think a first-rate politician should have a vision, too, because too much ambition and a great lack of vision will not make a Free World. Freedom may be an illusion, a dream, but if it is to be achieved it cannot be so through push and shove and force, and all in the name of Human Rights, First Amendment, Liberalism or what-have-you. All these notions are very flowery and peachy when they are used in political speeches and intellectual-pronouncement, but defining them through our collective conducts is a task that is far from being either flowery or peachy. Running the world with bigotry, horror and terror is only possible if you are willing to pay a very high price. Have you not read your Faustus? And calling yourself a “Democrat” does not mean that at the core of the matter you are a visionary pushing for Freedom, Justice, Human Rights, or any other juicy notion by which you decorate your speeches, and fool the average hard-working-tax-paying-Americans; it simply means that you are a well-trained salesperson in the American-political-mart.

Oh, my dear cousin, I had an illusion, not a dream.



Katayoun

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