Saturday, August 30, 2003

Today I just read the Article Of my good friend ( he mentions I also look at him as friend and hoper that it is not one way because az baba taher says "keh yek sar mehreboony dardeh sar by" .first of all this article remninded me one of the parts of dayee jon napoleon if you remember once mash ghasem was telling the story of a traslator and how the "Ingilisa " said just a word like: "fasalakh" and the translator or as he used to say his Dilmaj was translating of r more than half an hour and at the end he said that he forgot the rest.This time also my 3 line article had a very long reply and I am so happy about that that I want toi reply even larger and follow the mash ghasem example .Well I totally agree with what he says about strawberry Strawbery can be very very useful or as he mentions painfull to the point that you want to get rid of it even if the price is your Visa .Bau the point is some thing else even the price of life as I said I do not think that it is cheap but as he mentioned some times the price of life can be easily as low as a pound of strawberry but I do not think that any of us is ready to sell his or her life for strawbery do we?I mean in normal situation not when for example you are dying of thirst or hunger as you say life is priceless and nobody can say how much but well my friend think about it do you really think that the people whose only problem here is the taste of strawberry understand what is going on??I mean these strawberry Immigrants that unfortunately their number is not that much small really know what they want from their life I know that you are not one of them if one day you choose to come here or Migrate some where else but what I meant was to remind them if you want to take the burden of Immigration just do not think of it as a strawberry and the taste of it.Immigration has never been easy and the people who chose to leave their fatherland had always had huge problems and it is still so I think you know many stories of the problems of iimmigrants here and there it is not just like" mamal the American" who thought that US is the heaven of earth and every thing will be alright noting will be alright if you think of it like that and if you think that the only problem of Immigrants there is the taste of strawberry.But why do they take such burden??I simply can not talk about others but can tell you my own reasoning.1979 revolution was not my choice but I had two problems then, first I was in minority and second I was a minor myself.People who thouth they know wevery thing lead teh country to what we see today.At fiorst since just like now I had a big mouth I thought now that they say this revolution is the revolution of words maybe I can stay and talk my way out and maybe who knows one day I can convince people and make the minority a majority as what happens every day in many countris .But later I saw that the revolution of words became the revolution of arms and prison and.......again I thought Ok I am not political and these guys might oine day understand that this is not the way and they will come back from what they are doing now.But then these guys started to control every thing and I mean every thing .What you wear where you go what you eat and so on and you knwo the story better than me because you are still living in such situation I mean just think about it these people want to control the miost private aspects of our lives and I could not tolerate it some could but not me.then I said ok you can not have the slithest personal freedom here and also you can not do any thing to change it because these guys have no mercy and will kill you just like that.what remained was immigration and that was why with all the problems I was pushing to come here for more than 12 years.I think this explanation is enough to tell you why I think strawberry immigrants have to think of what they are doing and then decide about their life here or there.

And why my site name is immigrant???it is easy because I am an immigrant arn,t I?????good or bad this is one of the adjectives that my name has with it just liek yours as a new groom or like artmis as a traveller or lets say Pilgrim .

And whay I right in english??well this is easy too I have no Idea about Unicode (what a shame for a computer tech )and on the other hand I have never learned to type farsi and that is another problem so as you see I had no choice .

So I hope that I had given you enought explanation about why did I right that Article and hope that one day we meet some where and can discuss these matters together I think it would be a very nice discussion.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Well Well Well , It seems that after all artmis has come to her senses and understands that The land of the great satan is a better place to lkive .Congaradulations artmis welcome home:):):):)welcome to the land of opportunity.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Again and again I was reading the Baghys report about the number of the people who were killed during the last 15 years of Monarchy in Iran and again and again I feel that my generation and the generations after me have every right to blame our previus generetion for such a mess that they made in Our country .I mean even behnoud in his last article agrees some how taht they made a big mistake.He says that well it was shahs fault who did not give freedom oif press so people could know what is really going on and not to fall for the biggest lie of the 20th century.I have no contest with him in this matter I mean for regular people it is absolutely right but what about teh elite paqrt of the society after all they were the ones that became the shepperd of this Flock and lead people toi this mess .What about Students who were the members of confederation here in the US couldnt they just for a change go ahead and check to see of there are really that many victims of shahs regim???don't take me wrong shah was not that much important in that regime after all he was the head of the country and he knoiew that his smallest mistake will have some serious results for him and his family but what really happende was the destruction of a very well stablished system that more or less was working flawlessly and leave the country in the midst od caos and anarchy ,that even today after 24 years people over there are dealing with.But still there are some people who look at this mess as the Great revolution of people against the criminal regime of shah to this guys I can only say shame on you dont you think that in the year 2003 with all these information sources and the internet enough is enough who do you want to fool you destroyed a workind and well breed system that could easily be reformed to a democratic regiume and opened the way for one of the darkest regimes that has ever governed in Iran and still name it the great revolution????

But all these is old story I mean now unfortunately there is no chance to unwind the clock of tiome as behnoud says in his article and send a wise man back to 1976 to openup shahs eyes and as I thinkl open up peoples eyes .What about now what should we do now ???well for us that are livimg abroad and have a more or less free and easy life I think we have to do whatever we think we can to help to open up more eyes here or there still many americans think that Iran is what mullas want to show it is.this should be changed and on the other hand we might be able to do some lobbying for world governments to support peoples movements ther.And for people back in Iran well I think the best suggestion is to have an open eye do not fall for any body like khomeiny again .try to find good leaders trust them but as americans say :trust but verify.

Friday, August 08, 2003

They say that Ali once said that Life means your Creed and the challenge you accept for it.Seems to be a very wise Idea although I am not sure that this is really from him.You know Iranians are perfect Imposters .whan they want to convince people with their words they always use the name of imams or important people to give the word some power thats why I am always doubtfull about these wise words from Imams.Any way he was right in his time maybe but in modern life and time if we want to interprete these words it should be some thing like this:liufe means having a goal and putting all your efforts to reach your goal.For me Immigration was a big goal and for 12 years this was what I was living with then when after this long time I at last reached my goal life became very hollow for me a goal less man is a lifeless man then after Quite some time now that I understand the meaning of life here in the new world I understand the meaning of money here trying to make money here is not what we belive in Iran .These people are not Cruel imperialists who do every thing to make more and more money .For them making money means creating job for their fellow citizens .For example you all know that bill gates is the reachest man of the world but have you ever thought that how many people have good jobs just because people like him and others in Information business are what they are??is this fair to say that these guys are rootless imperialists???

making money is not always bad if you are making money just like Mullahs kids in Iran sure you are just a parasite ;but if making money means creating job for others and saving lives here and there I think this is the most sacred goal that any body can have in his or her life.what do you think???