Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dorooghe (IT IS A LIE)

I haven’t done this for a very long time. Once in a while, I translate something from Farsi (usually Music or a video clip) to English. I usually do this to show the level hatred or stupidity in Iranian ruling government. However, this time I am translating a poem that is truly amazing. I had no idea how hard it is to translate a poem. It is still not as good as it should be, but it gets the job done. It is regarding Dr. Ahmadinejad and his stance on Holocaust. I don’t know whether it is composed inside Iran or by opposition groups in exile.

You say the murder of wondering tribe is a lie,
Thousands of bodies in the burning oven is a lie,
The bullet on mother’s heart while holding her baby, the baby’s look at her lifeless mother is a lie
Europe and the long burning cold winter, the naked bodies of lifeless ladies is a lie
The gas chambers in the heart of the night is a lie
The bodies of injured and weak babies is a lie
The young and old are in line for executioner, the orphans who are left from these friends is a lie
You say that cold base of Auschwitz and the voice of boots of soldier is a lie
The cry of millions of miserable Jews from the oppression of bloody thirsty Nazi leader of Europe is a lie
But is the oppression against the Iranian nation a lie?
Is hanging friends in the name of religion a lie?
Is cutting the heads of Pens for the crimes of writing and publishing the truth a lie? (He is referring to shutting down newspapers in Iran and execution of some of the writers or owners of news papers)
Say whether the daily execution of open minded and intellectual is a lie?
The Iranian woman in a season of unfair battle, the Iranian woman in a season of unfair battle, is putting that dark Hijab on her by force a lie?
Say whether by force or threat of force using raiser and knives, confiscating and jailing Iranian freedom a lie?
You are saying something that every wise free man should know that saying of an unwise dictator is nothing but a lie.


Anonymous said...

That picture of a stoning is from a Dutch movie called "the stone", not from real life.

Ben Kahen said...

I didn't make the clip, I only translated the poem. I am more concerned about the poem.

sandrine richa said...

amazing poem ben, especially the beginning of the poem and the last sentence , thanks for sharing it with us.

Ben Kahen said...

Yeah, I really liked the ending. I wish my Farsi was better, so I could show the power of this poem.

Anonymous said...

Ahmadinejad is an anti-semite for denying the Holocaust. And YOU are an anti-semite for exploiting the Holocaust for political purposes

Anonymous said...

The last comment is ridiculus. Ben is the furthest thing from an Anti-semite. Furthermore, there is a difference between using the holocaust for political gain and doing everything we can to make sure the world does not forget the horrific tragedies that anti-semites are willing to inflict on every Jew and rightous person on earth. We must remember in order to prevent from it happening again. Ahmadinejad wants us to forget to disarm us from preventing and preparing against his evil inclinations. Furthermore, Ahmadinejad is not just a problem for the Jewish people, he is a threat to all of human kind. The day the world turns its back to the Jewish people is the day of the downfall of human civilization. If you don't believe it, pick up a history book.

Ben Kahen said...

Dear Last Commentator:

I know exactly who that person is and they will say anything just to make themselves feel better. They are stalkers who loves to see Jewish State vanish from the face of the earth. They are from this Blog that people openly claim: "holocaust is nothing but a propaganda"! What else could you expect from people from that school of thoughts. They call me an anti-semite when I am a Jew myself and I stand for defending of Jews. On the other hand, they openly support groups such as Hizbollah, Hamas, and Palestnian cause WHO OPENLY SAY HOLOCAUST DID NOT HAPPEN.

I love the hypocracy in their argument.