Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just Some Thoughts

Former President Khatami candidacy has sparked a rather lively debate in Iranian society and among bloggers about his performance, expectations and the future. The discussions remind me of a dialogue of a Polish movie called "Death of a President" (1977) about the first President of Poland, Gabriel Narutowicz, who was assassinated 2 days after assuming the office.
There is a scene where a conversation takes place among the members of parliament from a centrist part (I believe farmers party). The election is narrowed down to a right-wing candidate and Mr. Narutowics. An MP says:
"We cannot vote for one because of our honor, for the other because of our principles."
The leader of the party says:
"Then it is good, we still have our consciences."
Conscience is a strange thing, let's hope we still have it.

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