Thursday, June 24, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11

Last night I saw this article about Michael Moore's new movie Fahrenheit 9/11. Although I must say that I agree with it in some parts but most of it sounds very "American Imperialistic". Just look at the end if it where he concludes that if U.S. hadn't attacked Serbia or Afghanistan or Iraq people in those countries would be starving and dying! First of all why!? Why should people of a country suffer and not find enough supplies to feed? Isn't it just because of hard prohibitions of U.S. and a "UN under dominance of U.S."? Isn't it true that the effect of those kinds of prohibitions is just on the lower class of a country and from the main body of regime nobody gets hurt! Secondly, why would U.S. think that he would allow himself to attack a country whenever he feels he can! Just for a minute get out of your American personality and put yourself in the place of a third-world citizen. Why would he/she like U.S.? Probably there would be a lot of reasons, but again there would be a lot of reasons to hate America, too. Get real! This is a real world and everybody is trying to survive. This is an unfair war between U.S. and the rest of the world and both of the sides are using machiavellianistic ways to pursue their goals. Probably most of today's civilizations won't survive America's extortion, but "I have a dream", a dream of the world after all of this where countries respect other countries and no one feels he can force others just because he has the power to do so.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Let's ROCK, baby!

I've begun a complete and thorough research on rock history. I'll soon begin writing articles on this topic. And I might try to publish them in a newspaper or something! Every day I read pages which I save from Internet and along with it, I listen to most of those masterpieces which are mentioned in these pages and it happens to be that I have most of them on CD or in my computer. It is a completely exciting journey through time. I feel close to the youth in those days of beginning of an amazing era and invention of a whole new kind of music. Today with every kind of strange music genres, when we look back we don’t exactly understand the people before us, we have some kind of sensation that tells us it has been like this before for ages and it will remain like this for ages. But exactly at this time Rock music comes in and tells us we are wrong, even about the rock music it self. When reading about it we see it has come a strangely and miraculous long way in less than half a century!

Way down Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens...
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy name of Johnny B. Goode...
He never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play the guitar like ringing a bell.

Go Go
Go Johnny Go
Go Go
Johnny B. Goode
(Chuck Berry, 1958)

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Blog Festival

Friday I will have a short trip to Tehran. Unfortunately I won’t be able to leave earlier and I will miss the Weblogs Festival and I’m sure I’ll regret it. Tomorrow is going to be the last day of festival. I hope they add a few days more but I don’t think this would happen.


Recently in one of the persian weblogs, I don’t mean you, there was some nude pictures published, belonging to the first years of invention of photography. Most of them were taken in Paris and both the photographer and the subject were anonymous. This anonymity was because taking those kinds of pictures in those days was illegal, although they were very popular specially among the higher class of society. The interesting thing was that in the same time “drawing” nudity was an acceptable form of art. Now, after so many years things have completely changed. Today, showing open sexy scenes consisting of scenes showing the sexual organs of men and women in movies is getting completely usual, however some years ago you could only see these kinds of things in pornographic films. “Dreamers” is a clear example of this phenomenon, a film by Bernardo Bertulochi. The thing is, I like the movie but I think it has overacted in showing sexual relations. But this can be a part of art, specially art of cinema with its progress in defining itself as a very powerful art.
I just think that what next? When we have reached this level what else will we find to surpass even this level? It’s hard to find anything normal. But we like it or not, it will happen. And sooner or later we will have to face it, just like we faced this one.

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Kristof Explains

Nocholas Kristof has explained why isn't the subtitles in the report of Iran exactly matched with the Persian speakers' comments in this link
A link to the main report exists in the same page.

Le Monde

In its last issue, The Lemonde Diplomatique, had an article on how U.S is driving
our world toward a never-ending hell. I think I agree with it in some parts. Ofcourse
we don't see a clear result of what U.S is doing around the world and like a great
dictator making everyone obey his rules. But it is enough to think of the main problems
we face today in our world. They are all in some way related to the way United States
deals with its friends and foes. On the other hand, when I think of it, I think why not?!
Why not take the control of all the world when it has the power to rule it? Most
of other countries would probably do the same way if they were in this position. But then I think
more and realize that this kind of behaviour questions all of the long history of
human civilization. What do you recall when you think of United States and the rest of
the world? It reminds me of jungle, where the strong eats the weak. Is it a coincidence?
why would everyone let this happen? is there any explanation to it? I'm sure that there
is a way and it is for us to find it. This is a situation as many others throughout the
history and like all of them we will pass this too.


Today is the anniversary of "15th of Khordad movement". It's a celebration of the
beginning of Ayatollah Khomeini's uprising against the previous regime. He is still
a mystery to us, the young majority of population. When he died in 1989 I was 9
years old but his charisma even thouched me as a child. Our emotions about him, now,
is a complex of anger and gratitude. Well! he lead a revolution which most of Iranians
agreed upon. But his next movements disappointed a lot of people too. Many people
see him as the origin of our many problems today. I often compare him with china's
Mao. He, in his time, did some silly things too, as the founder of new china. but after
him, his successors tried to correct his mistakes but kept him as a symbol of new
China. In our case, things appear to be a little different. Not only we don't see
any corrections in the old and wrong ways but also the number of mistakes is getting
bigger and bigger. But... we have hope, what else can we have?

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

"My Immortal"

Suddenly I found this in my computer. Probably my sister has put it there but it appeared to me all of a sudden and I read it. I found it very close to me specially these days, so here it is:

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me

You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase


I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along