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Must act
When life calls upon us

By Amil Imani
July 3, 2003
The Iranian

I read somewhere that "the whole story of the progress of human liberty shows that concessions yet made... have been born of earnest struggle... If 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 era.

Human beings are obliged to look forward to a brighter and more 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 rich industrial 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 that most 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 information on this calamity, this reality that we all live with, on a daily basis.

When many immigrants arrive at the port of New York, the first thing they want to see is the Statue of Liberty, and it is something beautiful. It is something extraordinary in the eyes of people who have dreamed all their lives, of seeing this symbol of liberty. It represents what America must be and ought to be. It represents America, the land of the free, and the land of opportunity.

That hasn't changed in 116 years, but there were have been subtle changes in what she came to represent. Before she was a statue and before there were waves immigrants, she was Liberty. Just Liberty. Now it 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 of love, 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, not only 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 to them simply because some ruler felt sorry for the masses. They were secured with many bloody revolutions, an inch at the time. That's how most countries have achieved their liberty and freedom.

Iran is a land of beauty and love, but also a land of turmoil. At this critical crossroad in her history, this old nation, perhaps, the mother of all nations, needs you. This very rich culture which has given the world many great scientists, in all areas, unparalleled poets, such as Rumi, Ferdowsi and Hafez needs you.

Iran has the youngest and brightest and the most educated population of any country at this time in history. Iranians, like many other nationalities, have been struggling to achieve the liberty and justice and freedom that are being enjoyed, mostly, in the western countries.

The Islamic Republic says NO to a population of 70 million. The 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 hold opinions without interference and to see, receive and impart information and ideas through any media, regardless of frontiers."

The Islamic Republic, perhaps, 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, lie, 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 majority of Iranians are struggling, at this very moment, for simple and basic human rights.

Ladies and gentlemen of the free world! We need your moral support now more than any other time in the history of our country. We need your support NOW. The rewards for supporting love, justice, liberty, and freedom for those who are trapped in an Islamic terrorist country are magnificent. You will receive your rewards 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 the Islamic barbarity from the land of Aryans. They are hoping you, the people of earth, watch them, pay attention to them, and help them morally in whatever capacity you are able.

Your other fellow human beings need you, and need 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, in your respective countries, in solidarity with the people of Iran.

A stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man's oppression until Liberty enlightens the world. -- President Grover Cleveland

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