[-empyre-] live stream with protests in Mexico
fervaziri at yahoo.de
Sun Nov 9 20:15:29 EST 2014
| Hello everybody,
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to write here now, but I read what Anna wrote about identification with the victims of violence all around the world and I asked myself, can we really identify with them? During this period of terror and violence in Iraq, Syria and Afganistan, I have always tried to put myself in their place, to imagine their situation, but it is not so easy. The psychological pressure is so immense that no one can bear it. When my Iranian facebook friends wrote about the acid attacks on women in Iran, when I saw the faces of these women, I couldn't sympathized with them. Not that I was indifferent or apathetic, but the feelings of fear, hopelness and hatred were so great that I felt paralyzed. As a woman, I have experienced the religious violence in Iran; I have experienced the feeling of humilation and helplessness in a country with dispotic islamic rules. When I hear about these things again the trauma is revived. I can' t sleep; I have nightmares; I feel depressed, and I am unable to run my normal life. Therefore, I tell myself: "you should stop that; you should keep the flames of hope somewhere in your heart." Then I think of women militia of Kobani, who are resisting the reactionary forces and the hope returns for a while. However, it dies again and helplessness prevails me. The everlasting question in my mind is this: why can't we play any roles in the whole political situation in the world? Why are we just the victims of violent policies and acts. I come from a region of crises, of violence, of religious dogmatism, but there are many people in the middle east who want to live in peace; there are many people who think differently and want to practice their religion in their privacy and without violence; there are many people who don't believe in religion. I try to be a speaker for these people, altgough I konw that my tiny voice is nothing in comparison with the clamour of the mass media. However I can't identify with them; I am too safe in my apartment in Germany. How long? I don't know. No one can answer this question when the Sharia police walks in the street of a city in Germany, when the Salifists stand in city centers
From: Sonja Leboš <sonjalebos at gmail.com>;
To: soft_skinned_space <empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>;
Subject: Re: [-empyre-] live stream with protests in Mexico
Sent: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 4:22:57 AM
| News desk is where Mother Courage is busy nowadays, trading, eating her children alive.
But, isn' that a Father Lie in disguise?fascism, yes, all over the globe, and the majority, silent, as once the citizens of Buchenwald, turning heads away, pretending not to feel the odour of the burning flash.
2014-11-09 5:01 GMT+01:00 Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com>:
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The murder of 43 young boys has awakened Mexico and ppl are chanting
and protesting in the whole country, they demand president Pena's
Today we are all Mexicans, yesterday we were all Gaza, we are Kobane
as well and we are Yazidi trapped in the Sinjar mountain, we are of
course girls married by force by Boko Haram and we are women sold as
slaves by ISIS.
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