not yet...not yet...not ready yet...too many questions...too many thoughts...thinking, thinking...about the blog on shapour bakhtiar...and ebi and khar and souri and q and jamshid and notanon...and david et...and about ali...ali p.
"Some are born great. Some become great. Others have greatness thrust upon them."
Thinking...thinking...about the Shah.
I believe the Shah was a great man. He was a great man because he was a good man, an ordinary man, who was swept up by something larger than himself. He had greatness thrust upon him. And he failed in many ways. He failed because he was human. But I believe he tried his best.
He has to be forgiven for everything. Everything. Even the tortures.
He has to be forgiven for the tortures because you too are responsible for the tortures you ushered in with the Revolution. You too were swept up by something larger than yourselves. You too failed in many ways. But you too tried. You did your best.
And if you haven't forgiven him yet, completely, you will never be able to forgive yourselves. Completely.
Forgive yourselves completely and then you are great. It cannot be otherwise. Because you are heirs to a great nation.
A very great nation.
Walk tall, Ali. Walk tall Ali P.
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