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Ξ February 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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    [In the name of the Creator Ohrmazd, who is majestic and glorious.]

    (1) The records of Ardashir, son of Babag, it is written as follows: That after the death of Alexander, inhabitant of Arum, there were in the territory of Iran two hundred and forty princes. (2) Spahan (i.e. modern Isfahan), Pars and the borderlands that were nearest to them, were in the hands of Arvadan, the chief (king). (8) Babag was the frontier governor of Pars, and [was] one of the commissioners appointed by Ardavan. (4) The seat of Ardavan was in Stakhra (i.e. Persepolis). (5) And Babag had no son to preserve his name. (6) And Sâsân was a shepherd employed by Babag, who always remained with the horses and cattle (belonging to the latter), and he was (descended) from the line of (king) Dârâb, son of Dârâê. (7) During the evil reign of Alexander, the descendants of Dârâb privately lived in distant lands, wandering with Kurdish shepherds.

    (8) Babag did not know that Sâsân was descended from the family of Dârâb, son of Dârâê. (9) One night Babag saw in a dream as though the sun was shining from the head of Sâsân and giving light to the whole world. (10) Another night he dreamt that Sâsân was seated on a richly adorned white elephant, and that all those that stood around him in the kingdom made obeisance to him, praised and blessed him. (11) The [next] third night he, accordingly, saw as if the sacred fires, Adar Farnbag, Adar Gushnasp and Adar Burzin Mihr, were burning in the house of Sâsân and giving light to the whole world. (12) He wondered at it, and (directly) invited to his presence the sages and interpreters of dreams, and narrated to them the visions he had seen in his dreams during those three nights.

    (13) The interpreters of dreams spoke thus: "The person that was seen in that dream, he or somebody from among the sons of that man, will succeed to the sovereignty of this world, because the sun and the richly adorned white elephant (that you observed) represented vigor and the triumph of opulence; the sacred fire Adar Farnbag the religious intelligence of the great men among the mobeds; the sacred fire Adar Gushnasp warriors and military chieftains; and the sacred fire Adar Burzin Mihr the farmers and agriculturists of the world [and] thus this sovereignty will fall to that man or the descendants of that man."

    (14) On hearing these words, Babag dispatched somebody to call Sâsân to his presence, and questioned him as follows: "From what race and family are you? Out of your forefathers and ancestors was (there) anybody who had exercised sovereignty or chieftainship (before)?"

    (15) Sâsân solicited from Babag his support and protection in these words: "Do me no hurt or harm." (16) Babag accepted (the request), and Sâsân declared before Babag his own secret as it stood.

    (17) (On hearing his reply) Babag was delighted, and (so) he ordered (Sâsân) thus: "Elevate your body (by taking a bath)."

    (18) Meanwhile Babag directed (his servants) that a suit of clothes fit to be worn by a king should be brought and given to Sâsân, and Sâsân wore the royal garments accordingly. (19) Babag (further) directed [in the case of Sâsân] that he should be nourished with invigorating, fresh and proper food for several days (20) Later on he gave him his daughter in marriage, and according to the law of nature she, in a short time, was pregnant by Sâsân, and from her Ardashir was born.

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Ξ February 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

    The nation's dreams are troubled, sometimes; dim rumours reach our sleeping ears, rumours that all is not well in the administration of justice; but an ancient spell murmurs through our somnolence, and we remember that the courts are bound to seek the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and we turn over and sleep soundly again.

    And the new laws whisper:

    We do not want to hear you talking about truth

    Truth is a friend of yours, not a friend of ours

    We have a better friend called hearsay, who is a witness we can always rely on

    We do not want to hear you talking about innocence

    Innocent means guilty of things not yet done

    We do not want to hear you talking about the right to silence

    You need to be told what silence means: it means guilt

    We do not want to hear you talking about justice

    Justice is whatever we want to do to you

    And nothing else []


Were on the brink of disaster | Salon

Ξ February 27th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

    As people lose confidence in the ability of markets and governments to solve the global crisis, they are likely to erupt into violent protests or to assault others they deem responsible for their plight, including government officials, plant managers, landlords, immigrants and ethnic minorities. (The list could, in the future, prove long and unnerving.) If the present economic disaster turns into what President Obama has referred to as a "lost decade," the result could be a global landscape filled with economically fueled upheavals.

    Indeed, if you want to be grimly impressed, hang a world map on your wall and start inserting red pins where violent episodes have already occurred. Athens (Greece), Longnan (China), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Riga (Latvia), Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Vladivostok (Russia) would be a start. Many other cities from Reykjavik, Paris, Rome and Zaragoza to Moscow and Dublin have witnessed huge protests over rising unemployment and falling wages that remained orderly thanks in part to the presence of vast numbers of riot police. If you inserted orange pins at these locations -- none as yet in the United States -- your map would already look aflame with activity. And if you're a gambling man or woman, it's a safe bet that this map will soon be far better populated with red and orange pins.

    For the most part, such upheavals, even when violent, are likely to remain localized in nature, and disorganized enough that government forces will be able to bring them under control within days or weeks, even if -- as with Athens for six days last December -- urban paralysis sets in due to rioting, tear gas and police cordons. That, at least, has been the case so far. It is entirely possible, however, that, as the economic crisis worsens, some of these incidents will metastasize into far more intense and long-lasting events: armed rebellions, military takeovers, civil conflicts, even economically fuelled wars between states.


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Ξ February 25th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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Ξ February 22nd, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Music |

"I believe that man's natural enemy is the mega-organization
because it robs him of the vital necessity to feel responsible for his fellow-man,
restricting his possibilities to show solidarity and love
and instead turns him into an agent of power,
that for the moment may be directed against others,
but ultimately is directed against himself."

-- Stig Dagerman

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Ξ February 19th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

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Ξ February 18th, 2009 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Arts |

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Nasrudin visits Moscow.