Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.(Mahatma Gandhi)

In Afasia's corner... on January 16, 2012 at 10:21 pm

1060! 924 years ago! Hassan-I Sabbah’s believers were spreading terror in Iran’s(Alamut) streets. Much before Iran’s pathetic history’s beginning.  Makes me wonder. Makes me think of Iran’s unchanging history. Makes me think of Iranians repetitive mistakes ongoing over almost thousand year. Passed over a millenary since Hassan’I Sabbah forbade drinking wine, playing instruments, having fun, laughing and singing. His first doctrine was not to live this life but to prepare for next life in paradise by dying on faith’s way. So, nothing have changed!.. A big nothing! To what can we connect this situation? To lack of education? Hassan-I Sabbah was a studied intelligent man, speaking many languages, expert on geometry and philosophy. At the same time people were against philosophy. But since they were having such studied, intelligent leaders, why Iranians wanted to murder philosophers in the streets by beating them? You know why? Because they believed that the philosophy was brought from outside of Iran by foreigners and not by Islam believers. From Greece or many other countries. But same Iran about 700 years later left the control of customs, post office even the government to the Russian, British and Turkish. They were in similar mistakes since ages. Due to this they created their own complex against this psychological situation. Except the religion, everything from outside were good! Everybody with blond hair and white skin was scholar. They started respecting each other less than the respect they were showing for foreigners.

At the beginning in any circumstances he(Hassan-I Sabbah) was against occupiers or conquerors. Then the sweet taste of power wrapped him to lead crazy. He was against everything who was against him. He educated suicide killers. Because of his intelligence people were trusting him. They thought he may lead the country to better, democratic days. But this was out of his control! You may ask me why I am telling you his story. Because while I look to there now, I see the same exact situation! Same crazy leaders acting like they are ready to fight against entire world (even without having half of the knowledge of their old leaders) but they leave the control of their entire country to external powers!

Same as all other countries in the Middle East zone, they could never ever guide their destiny. It was easier for them to become other’s pawn. It was easier to be leaded by another hands or let’s better say, by the intelligent white race. There is a war march in Turkey from Ottoman days. It’s about walking 2 steps front and 1 step behind. It’s a great example of the countries in the zone. 2 step forward to the democracy 1 step back to the darkness. Sometimes they were willing to go faster, 2 – 3 – 4 steps back almost running. And this was happening by their trusted European friend’s desire.

I am looking at newly liberated Iraq, almost free Afghanistan, newly changed Libya, democratic laic Islamic Turkey. Iran? Saudi Arabia? Entire Africa? Which one of those countries look free to you?

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