Why Not?


By Star Noor

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I’m going to go out on a limb here, politically speaking; and socially, and everything else.  Okay.  Here I go.

You know when you’re just sick of something?  Like you can’t stomach to watch the idiocracy (yes, I said it, idiocracy) of your times anymore, and you just can’t keep your mouth shut, because if you do, it’s a fait worst than death?  Yea, I’m having one of those moments.

Ladies and gents, we are at the brink of all out divide.  We are standing in opposite sides of the canyon, still with some bridges yet to be bombed, burnt, and destroyed holding our torches.  There’s still time, but it’s a luxury running out on all fronts, on all of our failures, all at the same time; and therein is the challenge all great massive human civilizations have faced; and no, it ain’t just about us Merica.

Here’s the deal.  Screw the Republicans.  Screw the Democrats.  Screw the Tea Baggers, the Moderates, the Liberals – screw all of the prepositioned and pre-notioned parties that we have been allotted.  I have to say it this way, because so long as we adhere we are stuck.  There are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.  None.

Okay, so here’s an idea – why not?


We are always discussing these endless issues that truly only take logic to solve.  Logic, this thing God gave us, nature afforded us, we evolved to so that we may explore and become better.  Let me say that again – so that we may become better.  So why not protect the environment if we can, I mean big oil can become big air, can’t it?  Why not drive vehicles that reduce pain and suffering not only for the Earth, but for mankind?  Our kind.  I mean we still get there faster right?

Why not allow people to love as they will, within reason and respect of others?  Why not allow a woman the right to her own body?  Why not allow the free citizens, and that extends a wide net people – the free citizens of a country their right to vote, and the right for their votes to count as they stand?  Why not protect see that all land is sacred to all of us, and respect it?  Why not protect our waterways from being poisoned, if only possibly? Why not allow those who seek refuge from conditions we aided and abided to find solace and help is pay our ungodly national debt?  Why not teach our children to follow their own path to God and spirituality without disrespecting the very idea of something bigger than ourselves, nor embedding the idea that a thought otherwise will surely land us in hell? Isn’t that what God says to do?  So, why not?

Why not, allow ourselves the Democracy that was the aim and not the finish when the Forefathers created this new, savage, and fledgling world?  This New Country, where we were supposed to be free.  Where we were supposed to be living amongst a mixed and varied group of settlers who were generationally pouring in so that they may rest their weary bones, and live the American Dream.  I think, it’s time to remember that again so that we may truly make America great, even better than it’s ever been.  A great example, not a great tyranny.

Why  not feed the hungry, cloth them, educate them, and make them members of a productive, accepting, and loving society that cares for one another?  Why not?



I mean do we really, really think that God Almighty, the one who creates all things and has therefore understanding of all things, truly wants us to be at a divide?  I mean why are we doing God’s job for him?  Why not listen to the immense amount of clues left behind, the clues that unravel so many great and timely mysteries for us; one that left keys everywhere –  in Holy books, cites around the world, and in the most mysterious of places – cannot be so devout of experience that he may want us to kill each other in his name, to protect HIS NAME.  Why not listen?  Haven’t enough died already?  So many, so that you may listen.  So why not?  Just remember Jesus, all of you, because he was no different than even Buddha in his message of love and unity; just ask a Muslim who’s true Islam is to know his forefather is Isa Masi, Jesus Christ.  Remember Jesus, if only in folklore and you remember love, my countrymen – so why not?


So fuck the parties, and with all do respect fuck the people who keep telling us how God thinks.  Let’s just explore that in our hearts, with the brains that we have as humans to decipher, and the coding that has been placed upon our hearts to love and be loved.

Fuck the parties, and their mega-billionaire bourgeoisie ways; fuck it.  Let’s go back to Democracy.  True democracy.  You know where everybody counts.  Where no one is told that their views are null and void.  That their numbers are unseen, even if the numbers are small, or that they don’t count no matter what.  That they are not worth the simplest of luxuries in this world, nor the next.  Let’s go to Democracy where we have free education like the original first draft scribe of the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson, intended when he created the very first University in Virginia.

Let’s go to free healthcare, for the sake of Logic – why is the CDC not behind free healthcare, like shouting it from the rooftops everyday, all day?  Ask yourselves these simple, simple questions, and then you will slowly begin to see that this Democratic Republic, has been, perhaps through the fault of no particulars but just happenstance, hijacked and not by some foreign Islamic militant wanna be emperor, but by ourselves.


We have been living in this fantasy world where we consume because God decreed as if God is a Capitalist.  We are Americans.  To sound completely cliché, and unfortunately full of shit as it were looking around our country for the most part, these day – and as Emma Lazarus put it best:

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

This is the spirit of America back before any of us had any clue of this place: long before America became this place of divide, and of constant war both in definition and in practice, when it was meant to be the exact opposite.  Before it became a place that wanted to build walls to keep people out.  Before it became a place that only Christians could exist, and don’ t let them tell you that this was supposed to be a land of Christian values as if those values are so far from the others.  Let’s go back to bare bones and build this place peacefully, without confrontation, the way it was meant to be.  And if it wasn’t as such at that moment, it was meant to be, read.  So why not?



This is called proving a point through comic relief.


Let’s face it, even to religion there is a genealogy.  I mean just for the sake of putting argument to rest; with the prayers from the deepest corners of my heart that those who read this do so objectively, through the eyes of discussion, not through the eyes of religion so that it can be understood – Religion is something that has evolved just as we have through time.  Let’s hit the three major ones, the ones that truly wreak all the havoc – yep, you guessed it – Judaisim, Christianity, and Islam (of course there’s that fourth one, New Islam – created by those who need a big bad wolf to scare us with, and to hunt in the name of freedom and in the name of Democracy under a Christian God, who’s central figure by-the-way is His Son, Jesus, who preaches love, understanding, walking together in the light, shedding old robes to understand the oneness of it all.  That is Jesus’s message.  Do you see the ridiculousness?

Only through me ye shall find God – paraphrasing, but that’s what the Bible says.  Not because you have to utter his name ten thousand times a day to be a Christian, but because through his way, he says, you are closer to being made in His image.  Okay, so now let’s turn back the page.  Who was Jesus?  A Palestinian Jew who grew up with the customs of Abraham.  Abraham, the Jew who freed the slaves from Egypt.  I’ll stop there because, I mean after-all, this is a blog post.

Now, there’s the Christians and the Jews, but then came Mohammed who created the now largely assumed: Big, Bad, Islam!!  Did you know that he created Islam in accordance to the teachings of Abraham and Jesus?  Hmm??

Most folks don’t.  They also seem to always forget that in Mohammad’s Islam the Christians and Jews are not the enemy but the brethren of the Muslim, all that other stuff was later added.  Did you know that the reason why Mohammad created a structure in Mecca that you can’t really enter, as a place of worship is symbolic of the teachings of a roaming “Christian” profit, Son of God to Christians (definitely the barer of his message, either way), who went on a journey to preach his word, God’s word, and not in a big ole Church?  Did you know that?  Did you know that is why a Muslim’s place of the sacred is the same as the Jews and the Christians; because there is no divide in Mohammad’s mind when he created Islam.  Did you know true believer of Islam know this?  Abide by it in fact, and are of no threat to Democracy and freedom?

Why choose to feed the negative instead of the positive simply because the negative exists?  So again, I ask why not?

In that spirit, I purpose a new party.  A joined party, but not like the Communists, or the Socialists, or any of the other isms: most importantly these days – definitely not like the Fascists – a new party, perhaps called the New Libertarians?

In this party it’s okay not to have exactly the same-dang-views.  I say this like this, because come on, let’s face it – we’ve all been harping about wanting a “People’s Party” – but you know, not like the isms – okay!  Well, whether we like it or not, the people of the country are very varied.  So let’s just accept that, if we want the world that we want, where we can be accepted, even if only for not wanting to be accepting, we need to  say it’s okay to be different.  It’s the only way people, sorry; otherwise there’s constant war, and no one wins in war.  That’s why the victor oft must change the truth of history to be remembered as such -logic.

Atheists, you might want to skip over the next paragraph.

Okay, so here’s the thing.  If we take that argument for the new party, and just for this one second, apply God to it – because this is a democracy, and as such, no church of any kind should ever be attached to it; ever – but just for this one second, let’s.  Why would God not just crush us, as he has before?  Why would God allow the same ole debauchery as before to occur again, just so that HE may crush us?  Hmm??  I mean, is he really that bored in all the universes, which he created by the way; is he really that bored??  I mean as human beings, we kinda can see the silliness in that, even if we will bow to God’s will regardless.  Right?

Hey, no one is saying stop being a Christian.  Quite the contrary.  Be one, please.  We’re begging.

Same goes for the Jews.  The people who have this amazing belief and faith systems which stems from the teachings that go even further in human history to the beginning.  It led to the next great way to God.  It is written in such a way that even non-believers go, hmm.

At it’s core message is, be a good person and love people.  Seriously, lookup YouTube videos of Hasidic rabbis and just listen for hours, and patterns will occur.  Be a good person and love.  Give of yourself.  That is the basis of it all.

So why would God not want us to be all inclusive?

Okay, moving along.  So I purpose that in this New Libertarian Party we just try to say no to war.  Seriously, it costs trillions, it enslaves us to a banking system where humans must live and die to feed the machine and not the other way around.  It is a battle hardly ever truly won (like never), just ask the dead and those they left behind – ask those who have witnessed it.  Like our soldiers, who at a young age, to defend freedom must witness horror; because we are creating enemies to fight so that we may feed that machine.

Realistic Planet Earth with natural water

This is where you live.



This where you are.



Democracy is not an American idea.  It actually began in the Middle East.

It began with the thoughts of a man named Zoroaster, and later was built upon by another man named Cyrus the Great who built the Persian Empire of the time around it’s decree, and it was declared a long time of peace as a result (Persia is Iran today).  It was only then taken to the Western World by the Greeks and the Romans through Alexander the Great and army, and Caesar the Great and army, respectively.  It was centuries later in Europe where the likes of John Locke and his pupil Thomas Jefferson (and others) took the ideal of Democracy to heart, built upon it further, and eventually brought it to America.

Democracy is not an American notion, nor a notion that is lost to the folks in the Middle East.  It is now however, an American pride.  A pride we so believe in that we are willing to go and march to our deaths to protect her.  So how can we allow for our fears to destroy her from the inside out simply because we are being told that WE ARE DIFFERENT.  But folks, we’re not.  We’re just not.

No war.  If we must, only to protect the rights that are inherent, the point is to end it with a settlement of sorts as quickly as humanly possible.  The point is to put down our weapons of mass destruction, bullet by bullet, and say man I will let you live.  I will let you breath, and if your ways are wrong (and no this doesn’t give everyone an excuse to become Sodom and Gomorra) then I will let the Almighty sort you out.  No war.  But that goes with decency.  Acceptance.  Kindness.  Consideration of all living beings and their beliefs.  You know, walking in the path of light.  The path where we might not have a utopia, but darn it, we’ll get much closer now.

The New Libertarians.  The folks who understand that government should work for the people, and people aren’t Corporations.  They are not machines.  They are not cats.  They’re people.  Do we people need our natural environment to survive and thrive, naturally and not artificially as we must; absolutely.  Without a doubt; and if for no other reason than that, that is a job for the Federal government, until the day that we are all bringing up our young teaching them the values of life and the planet on which we reside.

But, in this government, not everything is handed to us.  We are not put in a box.  We do not need a thought police.  We can take a God dang joke.  The color of our skin is melanin and we recognize that, and move on.  We know that no matter how devout, education in this world is key.  Key.  Key.  But, we will only regulate the quality of standard to a high level, and nothing more.  We will teach our children all of the tools they need to understand the vast and immense universe they have been granted so that may understand the teachings of God (sorry Atheists, (why not?)).

We will look upon each other with a knowing that one without the other might stand, but if no one ever lent a hand and if no one ever bothered with another, well shit, we wouldn’t make it past the age of 10; definitely never would’ve gotten that first job, or that football scholarship; because if you work hard and no one gives a shit, you just work hard and no one gives a shit.  Logic.  So in this party we preach compassion and respect for others as they wish to live, within reason (sorry child molesters, rapists, murderers, thieves).  We afford the law enough power to be able to uphold the peace, should we forget and break it.

I purpose a New Libertarian who looks upon his brother, even in disgust, and says okay, you have the same inalienable rights as I do.  As the Constitution stated in such a manner to allow for Amendments – again, penned by a man who while owning slaves who he treated like family across the board, believed whole heartedly that the race divide, which was still a fairly new concept by-the-way in the sense of American slavery, was disgusted so much that he believed, it should soon be abolished.  If you don’t believe me, read the man’s own hand.

Inalienable rights: the right to knowledge, the right to freedom of life, religion, and the pursuit of  liberty.  The New Libertarian.  Just for argument’s sake, if nothing more.

I purpose all these things, and so much more.  But the basis goes back just like any other message so sick and tired of all the hate that brings us all of this misery and bloodshed.  All of the hardships and enslavements we ALL experience as a result.  The same basis that the message of everyone who is sick of FEAR has said, is what I purpose.

So fuck the parties.  Fuck all of the people who are screaming for hours on the radio and the television about nonsense when we have so much to be done out there.  When we can accomplish everything, including proving that God’s word is the word embedded in most of us for a good reason.  We have so much to prove to ourselves too; and we should start there first.  We should understand that the biggest fight is the one we have with the self, and from there we move on.

Why not?

I for one believe in us the same way that I believe in the Almighty.  You ask why; I ask why not?




Limelight: The Keeper, The Legend of Omar Khayyam

Film and Entertainment, Uncategorized

By Star Noor


While this film is in no way new, it is important for so many reasons.

As a Persian-American woman, I find myself dismayed by the lack of real information in our media and entertainment sectors when it comes to the Persian culture.  We hear so much about the façade of politics in Iran, but not much is known by the Western world about the culture that has influenced the world for thousands of years.  An ancient land with many stories to tell, “The Keeper, The Legend of Omar Khayyam,” is a masterpiece which embraces the beauty and the complexities of a time gone by through the art of storytelling, making use of a life’s journey of a world renowned figure.

The story goes like this: Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in his family from one generation to another, and now it is his responsibility to keep the story alive for future generations. The film takes us from the modern day to the epic past where the relationship between Omar Khayyam, Hassan Sabbah (the original creator of the sect of Assassins) and their mutual love for a beautiful woman separate them from their eternal bond of friendship. Filmed almost entirely on location in Samarkand and Bukhara, Uzbekistan.

A masterpiece of its time, it is a beautifully told tale of love, revenge, survival, passion, forgiveness, and poetry.  Open the door to the mysterious and romantic world of Persia, now, and then.


The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam – Poem by Omar Khayyam

Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald

Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.

Dreaming when Dawn’s Left Hand was in the Sky
I heard a voice within the Tavern cry,
‘Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup
Before Life’s Liquor in its Cup be dry.’

And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted – ‘Open then the Door!
You know how little while we have to stay,
And, once departed, may return no more.’

Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the White Hand of Moses on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.



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Released by Hannover House, copyright 2005