Sunday, December 5, 2010

What is your freedom worth?

By SETAREH SABETY in Nice, France | 14 July 2009 No Revolution

This is just an amazing piece to read. If you have a well developed conscience I'd recommend preparing yourself.

Mind you, I don't agree with all her conclusions, especially that freedom is not worth a single drop of human blood. Our soldiers are walking, talking, living proof that freedom is not free, to any of us here in America, Ms. Sabety. It costs us, and many of our families a great deal;sometimes the ultimate price.

If I could say anything to her at all, I would explain to her that I have stood on the side of the road here in the Texas Hill Country, more than once, with my hand over my heart and my lips quivering as the body of one of our boys comes home to rest.

If you cannot recommend that your own people do what is necessary for their freedom, how can you expect us to believe you really care about democracy? The most cursory and basic review of any successful democracy will show you that Jefferson plainly said "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

I would suggest Ms. Sabety that unless you find something that is worth dying for, you cannot ever hope to have the freedoms that are worth living for.


  1. Hi Bootsie. Very good article by the Iranian lady straight out of her heart and experience , but your observations upon her article straight out of your heart and experience were even better showing the way forward beyond where she had chosen to pitch her tent. Thank you.

  2. As far as I can tell, forward is always positive direction to go.

  3. Walk On.

    ...the only baggage you can bring
    is all that you can't leave behind...

    "So please stand by."

    Aung San Suu Kyi is free.

  4. It seems to me that the author (Sabety) is waiting for someone else to make her revolution for her, to bring justice back to Iran. Unless you are willing to put your own life on the line for justice and freedom, you do not deserve anything more than what you have.

  5. I looked for anything recent, and it seems her biggest written piece this year was a daring movie review in "The Iranian."

    The French do seem to be rather nihilistic anyway. I like this definition best: "an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth."

  6. Might I also be so bold as to suggest that if every person in Iran, who claims they want democracy, including freedom and equality were to assist our bravest patriots, who are over there right now, they could have had their democracy in short order.

    But they didn't.