|United we can
The world today is no longer the one we knew
By Mahyad M. Tousi
August 27, 2002
Emailed to iranian.com on September 12, 2001:
New York -- The mood is grim ... reality is penetrating like a cold, windy winter
day. The city is quiet yet packed with unguarded emotion. Many of us
are confused about what is the "appropriate" response. How are we
to act? I have had to remind myself numerous times that fear and anger are
clear indications of evil. Still, I feel angry and am fearful of what may come.
Our world is sick. We must dig deep to find the core of this sickness and treat
her as a loved one in desperate need. A violent reaction will only treat the
symptoms to a far more severe condition. Further violence will only result
in the sacrifice of more innocent victims.
History shows aggression has not and will not stop acts of terrorism. Libya
was bombed after the Pan Am tragedy over Lockerbie. Afghanistan was attacked
after terrorists targeted two American embassies in central Africa.
We showed Saddam Ö we sat comfortably in our homes, watched America, and her allies
in a display of military brilliance maim and destroy the Iraqi capital while failing
miserably to hit their "non-civilian" targets.
The only achievement we can boast of is escalated levels of violence and further
terrorism. If we add further fuel to the fire, won't we share responsibility
for its fury?
The world today is no longer the one we knew. She is suffering of a dangerously high
fever which has been rising gradually for years. We can ignore it no more.
For once, let's concentrate on our similarities and respect the dignity of each and
every human being. United we can cure our world and give her the care
and respect she deserves.
"Let the beauty we love be what we do." ñRumi