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As you might have read, or heard on the news today, Iran’s leaders have voted in (with 227 parliament members’ signatures of a possibility of 290) a law allowing authorities to execute the imprisoned protesters, because these rebels need a ”hard lesson”.

As a result of that, something close to 15,000 people will probably be killed very soon. To serve the (rightfully) angry people of Iran a lesson. A warning.

If it wasn’t gruesome enough already, I read that since in Islam (or maybe in their radical views of the religion) dying virgins went straight to heaven, the word was out that there would most probably be a wave of rapes to steal that from young women, before their execution. And quite frankly, I don’t think that these men will take time to sort virgins from non-virgins…

And that’s just the news from Iran. Today.

It seems like the ugly face of mankind is getting worse and worse, by the day.

So here I sit, puzzled.

Puzzled, because a part of me wants to turn the tv, and all other sources of world news off. To take a break from it all. The ongoing madness. The wars, the genocides, the abuse, the tyranny. As just my little person, I can’t stop any of it. So why make myself miserable keeping track of it all? And then the other part speaks up, reminding me that if we do close our eyes, we might aswell give a pat on the back of all the dictators of this world. ”Go on, chum! Your country, your business!” And I couldn’t live knowing that I am a silent enabler of this shitshow. So I try to keep up to date, hoping that aknowledging the horror is a first step in the right direction.

Puzzled, because sometimes, I wonder if humanity still deserves the Earth. Maybe we’ve just crossed the line already. And that greed, anger and the need for power have made humans too inhuman to rule the planet. But yet again, I think twice, to realize that I still believe that most men and women don’t want this madness. That most of us want a peaceful world. And that (unfortunately) a handful of evil men and their money-fed puppets raise their people against each other. And the blasés ultra rich play a life-scaled game of Risk.

Puzzled, because I feel useless. I feel so tiny, and powerless. Yet, I hear the cry of the hungry, the abused, the robbed, the tortured… And all I can reply is ”what can I do?” Even if I decided to give away all that I have and travel abroad to fight with them, where would I go? Which battle would I choose? How could I define who needs my help the most?? At the same time, I just can’t sit and watch. I can’t just put on pink goggles, and hope for the best. There has to be a way that us, simple citizens could make a difference. There has to be a way to tell the leaders of the world that we’ve had enough of the drama that the rotten apples in their basket have caused. Without violence, without chaos. Because we don’t have to lower ourselves to their level.

Maybe we could, altogether, raise a white flag, demanding border-less peace. It wouldn’t happen overnight, but if we don’t try, we’ll never know what could be.

Just a white flag.

But maybe that’s just me… And my very puzzled-mind talking.

What do you think?

14 thoughts on “Puzzled…

    1. I am really glad you think so too, Anne Marie 🙂 Sometimes I feel guilty about living a good life in a stable country when so many people struggle, elsewhere.


      1. I know what you mean. I can’t imagine why so many think they have it so terrible in Canada or the USA. Especially since those doing the most complaining don’t seem to be that hard done by…. At least here.

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      2. Exactly… of course, some people are struggling, even in Canada and the USA, but most of us are pretty priviledged if we compare ourselves to soooo many countries.


    1. I don’t understand it either, Rob. It is beyond me…

      In the case of what’s happening in Iran right now, I’m not blaming Islam as a whole, though. I’ve lived in a country where most people are muslims, and I have nothing bad to say about them. As a matter of fact, I am grateful I had the chance to learn so much about their culture, their beliefs and their religion.

      But just like anything else, I think it’s the extremists that are dangerous. Unfortunately, when they crave power and feel the need to opress, they find ways to hide behind their so-called beliefs to do the worst.

      I feel for all the muslims that practice the laws of Islam in a loving, peaceful way… They are suffering greatly from the bad press caused by extremists.


    1. I understand your point, but I must say I disagree on a certain level.

      I think that some of us need to believe in a higher power. Especially nowadays, with all the bad stuff happening. I think that most religions started as well-meant movements… And bad people found a way to use them as an excuse to do unforgivable things.

      But I am 100% with you on the fact that if God indeed exists, he-her-they must be absolutely pissed about what’s being done in their name.

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  1. I think it is scary and very discouraging to read the news every day but I seem driven to do it. We can’t change things and even a 20+ year didn’t change things and people who tried are still imprisoned. These atrocities are happening everywhere and if the US doesn’t stop the radicals from taking office it will get worse here. Very discouraging.


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    1. I’m with you 100% Cheryl…

      I just don’t understand how evil can’t be overruled by the good there is in the world after all these years. I still believe that there are more ”good” than ”bad” people in the world. I have to hold on to that thought, otherwise, what’s the point in still hoping?

      But if I am indeed right, why can’t we turn the table around? So depressing….


  2. I am somehow addicted to news even when most of it depresses me to my boots. I think I live in a country (Canada) that is pretty civilized and my life is charmed when compared to people in other parts of the world and the repression and horrors they have to deal with every single day.

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    1. Same here, Anne.

      We have been blessed to be born Canadians, that’s for sure.

      And I think it would be easy to sit back, relax, and enjoy our priviledged life. But I also think it is a good thing to keep an eye open to what’s happening elsewhere… Not to let it happen here for one, and to help stop the madness in other countries eventually. I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I hope we can find a way to do it 😉

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