Celebrating 4th of July

by Bavafa

Among all US holidays I celebrate 4th of July and MLK most. Each year, this day gives me a pause to think and wonder

'why not us, what would it take for us Iranians to take charge of our own destiny, revolt against a tyrannical ruler, be willing to pay what it takes for a system that is worthy of our people and based on equality, justice, and in pursuit of happiness'

I know it is easy to dream from far away when your life is not threatened, your kid (I don't have any) is not in risk of jail, execution or worse rape nor your are not chasing for your next meal. Nevertheless it is a dream that I have each day for our nation that one day we can also live free, with the rule of law that is created by people and not based on an abstract figure (religion) and we can be in pursuit of our happiness.

Happy 4th of July to all and with the hopes of celebrating such day in Iran some day



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سلمونی بی کاسبی!



بد بخت  بیچاره از اینجا رانده و از اون جا مانده!


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Cousin Mehrdad,

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