Migraine and Justice
My head is bursting with a migraine headache. It feels like a ton, and the pain seems to be sending daggers into my eyes. It is a miserable and sorry state to be in if you still have to drag yourself around to tend the multitude of responsibilities to which you have been sentenced or volunteered! I move sluggishly and talk stingily. As usual, I wonder if a double cappuccino and some painkillers will help, and I will find out later that they don’t. …And all of a sudden I remember why I couldn’t sleep last night, hence the headache this morning. Did you hear that the murderers in Kerman were exonerated from charges of multiple gruesome murders-by-torture of ordinary citizens? Apparently, their excuse of “feeling moved and agitated by these people’s apparent turning on Islam,” led the killers to a group decision to kill them, and this excuse was accepted by the judge. There is no justice in the world in general, and in particular in Iran, I am old enough to know that, but is there also no shame? Is there no modicum of humanity left in the system? To commit planned, pre-meditated murder of innocent people and to get away with it like this? When there is no justice, there can never be freedom, there can never be growth, there can never be a good basis upon which to build a future, don’t they understand? If citizens of a country are treated like animals, like worthless insects, who can be eliminated as though their lives or deaths are inconsequential, when and how will that country grow and prosper? Those men and women in Kerman have been dead and gone for a number of years now, and even at this late stage their deaths are approved and hailed by the Iranian Justice system? I am sad and embarrassed for that but I am sleepless for the effects such a ruling will have in emboldening and encouraging more of the same crazy fanatics to repeat similar offenses. I am sad and my head hurts like hell.