When life calls upon us
By Amil Imani
July 3, 2003
I read somewhere that "the whole
story of the progress of human liberty
shows that concessions yet made... have been born of earnest struggle...
there is no struggle, there is no progress."
I believe all human beings are privileged to have liberty
of life. Prejudiced, medieval-like actions must and should be
eliminated in this 21st
Century. The pinnacle of cruelty must and should be obliterated
in our new
Human beings are obliged to look forward to a brighter and
enlightening future and work hard to bring prosperity, not
only to this
generation, but also to the generations to come. That applies
to all the
sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, not just to a particular
section of this global village.
There are many nations in this global village of
ours that have been
struggling, in many ways, for centuries to reach the prosperity
have enjoyed in Western nations. This divisive gap between
the very rich
and the very poor has never been clearer, to the entire world,
than it is
today. With the advent of the Internet, we have more accurate
this calamity, this reality that we all live with, on a daily
When many immigrants arrive at the port of New York, the first
want to see is the Statue of Liberty, and it is something beautiful.
something extraordinary in the eyes of people who have dreamed
lives, of seeing this symbol of liberty. It represents what America
and ought to be. It represents America, the land of the free,
and the land
That hasn't changed in 116 years, but there were
subtle changes in what she came to represent. Before she was
a statue and
before there were waves immigrants, she was Liberty. Just Liberty.
means much more than a statue. Now, it is America and we must
not allow the
recent tragedies in New York to tarnish this magnificent symbol
justice, and liberty for all mankind.
America was founded on aspirations of liberty and justice for
all. She is
now a proud country with very a rich constitution that protects,
its own citizens, but whomever makes it to her shores. For that,
we all must
all be grateful and thankful and struggle to keep it that way.
What inspired me to write this article was the mere fact that
all forms of
life start with struggle. We all know that the city of Rome was
not built in
one day. Similarly, people's liberty and freedom were not given
simply because some ruler felt sorry for the masses. They were
many bloody revolutions, an inch at the time. That's how most
achieved their liberty and freedom.
Iran is a land of beauty and love, but also a land of turmoil.
critical crossroad in her history, this old nation, perhaps,
the mother of
all nations, needs you. This very rich culture which has given
many great scientists, in all areas, unparalleled poets, such
Ferdowsi and Hafez needs you.
Iran has the youngest and brightest
most educated population of any country at this time in history.
like many other nationalities, have been struggling to achieve
and justice and freedom that are being enjoyed, mostly, in
The Islamic Republic says NO to a population of 70 million.
Islamic Republic says NO to liberty. The Islamic Republic says
NO to justice
and NO to freedom. Ultimately, if its leaders succumb to the will
of the people,
they will have to pack and leave. The Iranian people believe that "everyone
has the right...to hold opinions
without interference and to see, receive and impart information
through any media, regardless of frontiers."
The Islamic Republic,
is the only nation in the world whose leaders work, twenty-four
hours a day,
three hundred sixty-five days a year, against her citizens. It
is as though
the sole purpose of this regime is to torture, antagonize, fabricate,
harass, arrest, murder, and intimidate her innocent citizens
in the name of
some sort of Islam from of a different planet.
Yes, life itself is a struggle, but the vast
Iranians are struggling, at this very moment, for simple
Ladies and gentlemen of the free world! We need
support now more than any other time in the history of our
country. We need
your support NOW. The rewards
supporting love, justice, liberty, and freedom for those who
are trapped in
an Islamic terrorist country are magnificent. You will receive
from the Almighty Lord, either in this world or the next.
My fellow freedom loving people! July 9th, 2003
is almost upon
us. Millions of people, inside and outside of Iran are gearing
up for a
tremendous movement on that day. Iranians are hoping to eradicate
Islamic barbarity from the land of Aryans. They are hoping you,
of earth, watch them, pay attention to them, and help them morally
whatever capacity you are able.
Your other fellow human beings need you,
you now. So, I beseech you to come out on July 9th, 2003, in
front of the
Iranian consulates or the embassies of the Islamic Republic,
respective countries, in solidarity with the people of Iran.
A stream of light shall
darkness of ignorance and man's oppression until Liberty enlightens
world. -- President Grover Cleveland
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