August 5, 2004Top
* Failing each other
Dear Faye, [How
about just doing your job? ]
It seems as if you are trying your best to discredit and undermine
Shrirn Ebadi's efforts in iran and abroad by placing a rather heavy burden,
the responsibility to represent our nation's integrity in the world and
expose the criminals, solely on one person's shoulders, and then you
go on to criticize iranians for being too self-involved and individualistic,
a punishment and a criticism that is totally unrelated and unfair to
the crime that you claim to have been committed.
We have to start from scratch and progress and develop gradually towards
acheiving our goals in restoring national integrity and respect for human
rights in our country and although ebadi may not be the perfect person
to do the job, i think she is doing it to the best of her ability and
at the same time she is putting a nation's priorities above all else.
this is the only possibly perceived method through which she can make
the entire world respond to her call for justice, namely to represent
individuals and small groups until she can create a very strong and solid
support base. how else can she galvanize millions to take a stand on
I believe that you are missing the entire picture. at one point you
are suggesting that she is limited in her means and capabilities to communicate
effectively and as you go further, you will attribute that to her deeply
rooted iranian sense of selflessness and individualism.
would you have preffered to see her in some western country, while
she is under the western protection and while she can not have any tangible
access to her people, and expect her to be a very decisive and strong
leader or representative. her success and glory came with her internationally
recognized endeavors in improving the human rights situation in iran,
and you can not use that as a tool against her and her on going campaign
througout the world.
I seriously believe that you are the first person to violate you own
set of mandates, for iranians to not fail each other, by losing faith
in your fellow nobel peace prize winner.