Violence is not the solution. ادخلوا فی السلم کافه “all, enter with compromise/peace”. Anger is a horse that drops his rider. People are justified to get angry at ugly behavior of the security forces and constant propagandist agitations; but this would not change the outcome of their anger [to violence]. We benefit from out efforts proportionally to our patience and wisdom; and if we slide towards unreasonable extremism, we might waste the efforts of a week and a month in a day. Our people consider themselves deserving of more respect from the rulers, because they consider themselves intelligent and wise. And wise is the one who, not only distinguishes between good and bad; but between good and better, bad and worse.
P.S. This article is fully translated by http://khordaad88.com; but I preferred to translate this segment for my blog.
There are still outcomes better than what we achieved on the Quds day; and there are situations worse than what we are suffering and objecting to currently. In the prospect of our current historical context, there is no clear picture of what the outcomes of foundation-breaking actions would be. As stated in the letter sent to all Jurisprudens, Iraq and Afghanistan are two significant examples which we cannot ignore. These examples do not dissuade us from pursuing our rights because we have the patience and the foresight to improve our destiny without paying such hefty price.
What can bring about our grand objective is to insist on our golden motos. Any word that breaks the bond of friendship and brotherhood amongst our people would not help rebuild our identity and national unity. We consider the merciful Islam the solution to our pains, and consider an inverted cover, what the government promotes as Islam.
We demand unconditional execution of the Constitution and the return of the Ismalic Republic to its original moral principles. We want Islamic Republic, without a word more or less, and consider anarchist and destroyer those who find excuses to stray from the Islamic path, modifying the Constitution according to their selfish preferences.
Today’s political atmosphere is not what we wished for 30 years ago. People ask themselves: “what has impeded us from achieving our dreams?” This is a critical question that begs an answer even in relation to our present and future efforts. What must we do to not be confronted with this question 30 years later?
We will attain stability only when we transfer our political and social gains to our daily lives. In the past 100 years, our people have not had few of these [socio-political] achievements, but they have all leaned on activism. As long as the atmosphere of activism has been alive, these achievements have been safe but as soon as people have got tired and gone back home, all was lost. Activism is sacred but it is not permanent. What is permanent is (daily) life.
This is a lesson we learned from our fighters during 8 years of sacred defense. In those years, two groups were present in the frontlines. The first, fought during the war and after that decided it was time for living and making money over money and building tower over tower [literally, building towers has been trendy in post-war years]. The second group went to frontline for a deeper meaning. They did not go to sacrifice, but to benefit from the spirituality of that environment. This is perhaps hard to grasp for those who have not experienced this, but it is true. Not that they did not sacrifice, they did! They were our most famous heroes. But they didn’t think they were sacrificing in exchange for the gems they gained [this is not a materialistic metaphore, it is a spiritual one]. They lived during the war years and their fight began after the war, a quiet fight for the life, or the memory of the life, they had experienced. Without them, we will not have been able to resist for 8 years with empty hands.
During the election, when some of them honored me and turned the Committee of Isargaran [those who Sacrifice] into one of my most active camps; I was proud. Because they stated that they hoped a return to the spirituality of the days of Imam, I felt my responsibility more heavily. I doubt there is anyone in our country to not be proud of them. They are the core of the green center that links us together.
In honor of their resolve, we too must live on the green path of hope; may the same miracle they created [fighting empty handed for 8 years] arrive us. The significance of the Quds day was that is showed the new life that people have chosen is not transient and temporary.