May 27, 2004
* Andy Loony's rantings
Speaking of torture, that's what I have to endure reading or listening
to the illogical rantings of Andy Loony [Our
darkest days], a man who could be funny
talking about the the useless junk he collects at home or his office,
the struggles he goes through opening a bottle of Tylenol. When he steps
a bit further to make political comments, I need a large dose of Advil.
* Take a good look
Dear sweet old gentleman Andy Rooney, [Our
The black mark you speak of has always been there. We are seeing it because
someone took some "pictures" of "it".
From the moment Christopher Columbus mistakenly stepped on this soil
he started the "black mark" by killing the Natives. No pictures
of that time, of course, but I'm sure he didn't think of giving them
a slice of bread and a sip of water in exchange for information.
The black mark continued with the settlers killing American Indians,
or as they called them "Red Skins" or "Engens". Ok
at one time the settlers did split a couple of turkey dinners with them,
but for the most part, the Natives were nearly destroyed.
Then the black mark continued with the wonderful and humane act of slavery!
Human beings were taken away from their land and family, shackled piled
up in ships, and brought to America to do work without pay. And let's
be fair, they were given water and food! For anyone who wants to get
a feel for the time, I suggest visiting the plantations near New Orleans.
The latter black mark ended, sort of, in the '60's, more than a century
later. It took the Americans over 100 years to realize that slavery was
wrong. One of the beloved senators from the era even has a daughter from
a slave he owned. The mentioned senator just died a few months ago, without
admitting to it.
Dear Andy, while living in Kansas, I was shown the rope marks on old
trees where they hung black men and watched them die.
The black mark then got really dark with the discovery of OIL. Since
the '20's America has allowed human torture and death in South America,
which still continues in Brazil; in Middle East, now in the form of "freedom" and "democracy";
and in other remote regions of the world. There are no pictures available
from the oil mess!
For the past four-five decades America has directly and clearly supported
Israeli occupation, destruction, and clear murder of human beings in
Palestine, while giving regular aid to Israel with the nation's approval.
What will make this country equal to the perfect society we all
think it is, is a bit of realism. We have to accept the fact that
we are not what we think we are. We must go out of the borders of America
and take a good look in. We must talk to Europeans, Africans,
Middle Easterns, and South Americans to get their view of who we are.
We have to show and prove that we are caring and peace loving. Only then
we can really say, with clear conscious that we are "decent
We can't help feed one nation, send help to another earthquake-ridden
country, send blankets to a flooded nation, and drop bombs on another
at the same time.
Unless we do as we say we did, even darker days are ahead. The "American
Dynasty" much like the Romans will face the same fate.
* To outcast
Dear Mr. M,
Your questions in the article "No
belle" that carefully is
devised are good questions. Regarding a difficult phenomenon that you
raising in the paragraph bellow, Martin Luther, in the 15th Century,
responded similarly through the verses of the Bible itself.
A dilemma that human rights activists cannot simply ignore.
They cannot outcast the same member of the group that are exploiting
the rights of
others today. To outcast the strict treatment of Catholicism
with the verses of the Bible itself, happened to be a workable solution
then. Whether it'll work today or not is another question to be explored
to see what the outcome may be.
Please read my essay "From
cave to cathedral". I'd like to hear your thoughts.
* What would you have done?
I recently finished reading "No
queen of mine" and quite frankly I'm
disappointed first and foremost I ask that the writer of the article
speak on her
own behaf for I am apart of her generation and I do not agree with her
politacaly incorrect comments.
I understand that you feel as if the Shah
and Farah ambandednd Iran when the where FORCED to leave in the 1970's
but what choice did they have when their own people ran to the streets
yelling anti shah comments, tearing down statues and demanding to overthrow
his rule I ask you what would you have done in such a situation?
And no, the people who live in Iran are not forgotten for I am sure
most if not all of ous think of our family and others on a daily bases
hope to make our day a little brighter and make time pass a little faster
till we return to our homeland. Now that we're at it we might as well
clear up the misconception that living outside Iran is all fine and
Unfortunetly it's the opposite we to strugle with political social
and economic hardships some more than others but if I'm not mistaken
that's life so let's not blame the issue on the ones who tried to make
it better for their people.
As for your comment on the shah and farah
taking their wealth and living a high roller life out side of Iran
what difference would it made if they left it all behind which for the
the did leave most of it, it would go to the present day rulers and
not an onze of it would reah the iranian population and as far as I'm
better Farah and her children who worked for it and earned it honestly
then the present day Islamic regime who does nothing but cheat people
into giving them their money.
So for a single moment let's stop thinking
about ourselves and how much we have lost and let's start thinking about
why we lost it in the first place for after all "you can't know
your future till you know your past."
I read your article [The
wrong way]. I believe no one gets any where by just lying.1st
I didn't know about Ebaadie being in US. I live in East Cost, not close
to MD but I come come.
2nd about these so called SMCCDI, they remind
me Mojaheedine Khalghe, I was one of them. They used the same tactics,exaggerating,
lying, etc. It
Please if you see SMCCDI's next time tell them
* Something new
Those painting are just wonderful [Molto
bene]. Number one, something new.
more than lies
Dear Mr. Hakimi, [How
old was Ayesheh?]
All the stories circulating in the hadiths books about
Aisha's marriage at the age 6 or 9, are no more than
lies found in the corrupted books of Hadiths and completely
contrdict the teaching of Prophet Muhammad that came
from his mouth and the Glorios Quran. we only need to
read the Quran to know how false these stories are.
* Support Turkey in EU
Dear editor salam,
Iran should actively be lobbying Greece and Europe
in support of Turkey's full, rapid and unconditional
in the European Union on grounds of fairness and
principle, and Turkey should actively be lobbying the
Asian Republics and the United States in support
of Iran's position as the most economically viable oil/gas
pipleline export route from the region.
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