Residents of land of forbiddens
Dennis wrote in comments of my first post "Can you expand on what you mean by "land of forbiddens" or explain how things like joy, color, and laughter can be restricted?"
Well I should say that land of forbiddens is somewhere very far from peace and comfort, which somebody can see in a western country. Residents of this region, although, are ordinary people just like anywhere else; have different tastes and different ways of living. Some people in land of forbiddens have an endless right to do anything. These people are abandoned to power and source of wealth; they have religion and use it, as a weapon against anyone they sense would be a potential danger.
According to powerful men of land of forbiddens, people should be always poor and sad, they should have many difficulties in their daily lives in order to get prevented of thinking open and having more requests and organize protests against them.
So far in this region people are subjected to any strange law such as that ones which prevent them of right to select their clothes on their own taste, ones which prevents them of listening to certain music or watching certain movies and etc.
In the land of forbiddens there are a few powerful press which can accuse anybody to anything. They can introduce you as a murderer or a traitor or even a sexual criminal who seduced many ladies against their will, they can put the charge of sustaining religious law on you and in a little while you find yourself faced with the danger of being executed.
In other hand if you are an independent journalist you have no right of any sorts you should shut up and keep watching to all this injustice just for being alive, or just for not seeing yourself suddenly out of job.
You have to write books, which the powerful men want, say all the nonsense they prefer you to say and go anywhere they chose you to go. You should have no personal preference.
In this strange land you can disobey the law and have your live as you chose privately, but you are always in a danger to be investigated and facing trial for little joys such as listening to your favorite music or for example dating your favorite girl.
Let me tell here a story which I witnessed recently. Some 13 months ago one day a writer of books section of Iran daily- that is the most popular newspaper in the country - wrote a little ad about a recent publication. Two days later a hardliner newspaper found the ad "degrading of Islamic characters" and demanded its writer to be punished. In a little while there was many rallies hold on by hardliners demanding the same thing.
What was the cause of all this nonsense? The poor writer had been quoted the book as writing that the grand daughter of holy prophet had used to listening music!
For this very cause the newspaper writer, the author of the book and the publisher faced trial and got sentences such as long time prison and losing their job.
This was a little example that can show you the rough situation in the land of forbiddens. And you can find yourself more examples through daily news. Cases such as Zahra Kazemi are very ordinary in the land of forbiddens but it would not be broadcasted as wildly as that.
Posted by alirezabehnam
at 7:19 PM