Words; spring over time & space

There are words that act like leapers spring over time and space. They just jump and cross, indeed, jump, leap a little and cross from a century to another and possibly from a society to an alien culture. So they have no barriers at all.  
I’ve got an evidence for such a claim. How many miles are United Kingdom to Iran, in the Middle East? How much time was passed since Mark Twain published ‘Following the Equator’ in 1897?
In the same masterpiece he says, ‘it is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.’
And that’s what we feel today in this part of the world.
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About Sam

I believe that 'silence strengthens the oppressor rather oppressed'; that is why I do write. I'm a teacher in Iran and an atheist, about 32 years old - happily married - with no children. I tweet as well @samIranian
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2 Responses to Words; spring over time & space

  1. PJ says:

    Your words touched me and made me think about how much we take our freedoms for granted in the west. Please see my latest post. <a href="http://pjzen.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/first-amendment/&quot;

    • Sam says:

      You pointed on a very vital issue. I don’t have the exact answer to that though; I think, as I’ve considered the progress of Western societies within my few historical researches, your freedoms are much more rooted and deep than ours. you have mechanisms envolved into hidden hands of the politics acting as limits to the power. Political theorists called this mechanism as a ‘vibrant civil society’. That’s very active in Western societies, most active among Scandinavians and least active among Brazilians, Turks, Greeks…, while there’s not a vibrant civil society in the Middle East. We’ve nothing or an ‘infant civil society’…

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