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03/23/24


Yesterday, on BBCNews, I found:

 

« We don’t live, we’re just alive »: Afghan girls despair at Taliban school ban.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-68634700 

By Aalia Farzan & Flora Drury,
BBC News

 

Instantly or almost, this immensely sad and tragic, totally unacceptable information made me return without any hesitation to….

 

SINGING IS FORBIDDEN! 

 

….the Manifesto of around thirty pages that I wrote in 2021, Manifesto dedicated to Afghan Women and Girls, Manifesto to which I very briefly referred at the beginning of my « CIVILICIDE »:

 

https://passage2255.com/?page_id=193

 

For several reasons, at least I suppose so, reasons that I cannot specify any further, it often happens, even very often, that what I ended up calling in French « PP », Petites Pensées, « LT », Little Thoughts, comes to me, in French, with « 11 » (eleven) words. For instance:

 

« Le temps qui passe est constructeur; il n’est jamais inutile »(11 words).

 

The passing of time is constructive; it is never useless. (10 words)
The passing of time is constructive; it is never lost.
The passing of time is constructive; it is never wasted.
The passing of time is constructive; it is never insignificant.
The passing of time is constructive; it invites us to keep hoping (12 words)

 

Extract from my book

« 1 + 1 = 4 »

 

That said, it often happened that, in French, one PP11 led to another then to another and so on, so much so that what I called « Blocks » began to appear, mainly blocks of 55 (above) of 121 or 242 words.

 

Here is a 242 » which concerns the Afghan Minister of Education, Sheikh Al-Hadith who banned girls over 12 years old from singing.

What glorious path of knowledge did he follow to allow himself such an unacceptable decision?

Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Audio Recording?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the history of Smartphone technology?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Molecular Biology?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Human genetics?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Space Exploration?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Quantum Physics?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the history of the Silicon Valley?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Piezoelectric Miking?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Artificial Intelligence?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Transistor Miniaturization?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Nanoscale?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Fiber Optics?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of Atomic Medicine?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the CRT?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Unicode Standard?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Internet?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of GPS Tracking?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of International Aviation?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Electric Battery?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Electronic Microscope?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Atomic Clock?
Where was «Sheikh Al-Hadith» during the History of the Portable Calculator?

 

 

Could it be that we are in the presence of a tradition of ignorance, a culture of ignorance, an ideology of ignorance, even an ideology of contempt for knowledge?

 

Unless we are in the presence of a tradition of integral misogyny, of systemic misogyny, of ideological misogyny, or even in the presence of an ideology which despises the intelligence of Women to the point of forbidding them to sing, an ideology which despises also their natural beauty to the point of forcing them to hide under a burka.

 

The question is valid.

 

Finale

We must stop apologizing for having been and still being the most advanced in the field of music.

We must stop apologizing for having been and still being the most advanced in the field of knowledge.

We must stop apologizing for having been and still being the most advanced in the field of technology.

We must stop apologizing for having been and still being the most advanced in the field of creativity.

Nil Parent – Quebec City – 12/28/21