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Be Human or Suffer

Many people want to Ignore Iran. Many Iranians have abandoned Iran and have become US citizens. Let me say this, if you ignore Iran, you will suffer.

The Iranian millionaires in US say: 

"Let Iranians suffer under the Ayatollahs".
"They have to help themselves."

But you can't say that, Iranians are human beings. 

As Sa'adi said, so long ago:

In Persian:
بنی آدم اعضای یک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز یک گوهرند
چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار
دگر عضو ها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی
نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی

A simpler translation that I like: 
The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,
You are unworthy to be called by the name of a Human.

"Bani Aadam `aazaye yek pigarand
Keh dar aafarinesh ze yek guharand

Cho `ozvi be dard aavarad rozigaar
Degar ozvahaa raa namaanad qaraar

To kaz mehnate digaraan bi ghami
Nashaayad ke naamat nahand Aadami"

Iranian writing predates all literature.

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