White Balloon

Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Subject: Politics of World

NY Times famous columnist Thomas Friedman wrote an article with the title of "Waking up to a dream" where he puts together a collection of politically correct dreams that he has about world affairs. It's quite funny that Mr. Friedman can not even dream freely and outside of his biased pro-Israeli mind set. (Mickey Z. from Counter Punch wrote a cool article about Friedman's article).
Although most of that stuff Friedman had written was crappy and shallow stupid politics, but still the start of the article and his sense about dreaming about some events made me think: Are things that bad that we should give up about all developments and start only dreaming?
Hours later I read an article (in Farsi) about recent trials of former police chiefs and army generals who were involved in all sorts of savage crack down of political activists in 1970-1980s. For a person like me who have heard about the horror stories of south and Latin America in cold war time, this is a dream to see these trails are finally happening with lowest level of violence and through a democratic trial process.

Yes, I agree that we live in some how a dark time, but at the middle of all this darkness there are some changes that keeps the hope alive. If we look around we the changes are happening, it might be somewhere out of our focus, but it's there.
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