These images are all mine, please do not use without accrediting. I want to show the actual country of Iran, not the biased, untrue things you see in media.
I’m at a loss for words. Over the course of a week, our situation has gone from terrible to grave. I cannot believe how quickly the world around me is crumbling. Tensions in the world are sensitively high. As of yesterday, I, as a United States citizen, am not allowed to go back to Iran. My first amendment rights are being taken right under my nose. This is only temporary and most people aren’t even disrupted by this, but how about the thousands of people that had tickets to see family, to go on trips, to do what they need to do? And on the contrary? What about the people that are now stuck in Iran and the 6 other countries being discriminated against FOR NO REASON. They have lives here, jobs, families, pets, if an “American” (white) person was stuck somewhere and couldn’t get tot their job/life, the whole country would go crazy. Not to say all people are bad, I live in a hotly Republican state, and I come across compassionate, educated people all the time. The most disturbing thing is that the government decision being made now are all out of racism. That’s 100% the drive behind the decisions made by our “leader”. People don’t seem to see that Donald Trump is a modern day Hitler and I’m so scared by that. Thank you God for giving us all 8 glorious, golden years of Barack Obama. He was the most human president we have ever gotten the honor to have.
I’m in love with Iran and I’m beyond proud of my background, I even got a tattoo representing this. Nobody can take that away from me, I can’t believe someone is taking the actual country away. I don’t believe this will last because no good will come of this hyper racism, but it’s still so so so very upsetting that this is happening.
The problem is people that are ignorant about a subject love to assume about it or just listen to media. Do not speak about a subject if you haven’t done your research about it or experienced it. The countries being discriminated aren’t even terror active countries. Those countries give the U.S. too much oil and money for us to cause any damage in the relationship.
I have tickets to visit Iran in the summer. I was beyond excited to go, see my wonderful family, eat, shop, immerse myself in the glorious culture I love so very much, and blog about all of it. I had so many posts planned with wonderful pictures and insightful things about the absolutely stunning country. But now what? Will that fall through? Most likely, yes. As a college student I don’t want to run the risk of getting stuck in Iran, but as a human I think they would treat me better than the U.S. is, to be so honest.
I feel betrayed by this nation. This great nation with great opportunities that I have always called home and felt comfort in and trusted is suddenly a very grim place. I don’t feel safe and welcome anymore, in my own home. I can’t believe this is the state we are living in. Please don’t spread racism, hate, ignorance, teach the people around you to love and show them that these countries perceived as “evil” by these racist people are in reality fantastic places. This hate will get us no where, we are only moving backwards, hopefully my generation will try to run this world far more compassionately, focusing on real issues instead of one’s that bring nothing good.
I will make another, more lengthy post about this soon. Things need to be processed and determined before I can truly get my feeling out correctly.
Please pray for our broken world.
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