However, more importantly, I wish to thank my Creator - 'God' - for providing me with the passion, ability, beliefs and experiences that have brought me to where I am today. In addition, I thank my mother, for she has always believed in my writing ability, and never ceased in her encouragement that I put such 'abilities' to good use. She has provided me with unequivocal support through my education, and she kindly sponsored my Masters degree. For all the grief a son like me may have given her, she has always stood by me. After having met Potkin and concluded that blogging is a useful means in spreading information, I recalled my mother's unfettered ecouragement for me to write; thus, I chose to unleash my understanding of the power of words. Without God and my mother, I would not have had the honour of publishing to all you good readers, nor would I have consequently given a speech on a panel of learned fellow-speakers before state and media representatives at the United Nations in Geneva back in February, 2010.
I do not seek fame in what I do; it is the constructive change, brought about the dissemination of information that I seek to be a part of. There are two types of weapons in the war against injustice: i) 'arms of destruction', such as guns and explosives; or ii) 'writing instruments', such as the pen, or keyboard. I believe that writing insturments are more effective in the long-term, given they inspire change by the process of intellectual reasoning, rather than cause forced compliance. Forced compliance may only provide short-term benefits, before the forced become the forceful and all manners of retaliatory chaos and violence ensue. The pen surely is mightier than the sword.
Last, but certainly by no means least, thank you Homayoun Mobasseri of Neda for a Free Iran, you have been a very inspiring, motivating and supportive friend and comrade in the fight for the implementation of human rights for all people, world-wide.
It is sufficient for evil to flourish when good people do nothing.