It’s been some days now one sentence by Saba Vasefi out of this article won’t leave my thoughts
– the article, published on 25 October 2013 is a must-read!! anyway ..
Burying Freedom –
“The Iranian government is prepared to use its power to undermine [human and social rights] and promote behaviours that would not otherwise be acceptable in a free society. By enforcing this state of affairs, cruelty and aggression are replicated in the society and as a result hatred and indifference becomes common between people; NO ONE CAN TRUST ANYONE ANYMORE, PEOPLE WITHDRAW FROM EACH OTHER AND THE BASIS FOR A FREE SOCIETY DISAPPEARS.”
What a terrible feeling! if I couldn’t trust the one, I just had coffee with, the one, who smiled at me this morning, when we met on the stairs, the one who sat next to me on the bus – having this feeling all the time, I might get used to it, learn to live with it, but I’d never feel comfortable with it; I might sink into depression, might become suspicious of everybody .. what a burden !!! what a misery !!! – and what, if I had to grow up with this feeling?
how to talk with each other? how to share ideas? how to forge out common plans?