Opinions The deepest truth of the Universe in one symbol
Islamic Revolution ASCII character
I am not Iranian. My parents did not defeat a racist monarchist dictatorship, or triumphantly resisted the invasion of a brutal secular tyrant enforced by world powers. I did not even have the privilege of fighting off a massive Western velvet revolt seeking to overthrow my nation's will in the web 2.0 era.
Yet my fascination for this symbol of Iran's Islamic Revolution, which now turns into ASCII character, is big: Maybe moved by a tulip standing for students whose academy was not of this world and whose lives were proudly given for a Justice more genuine than our most refined Western definition of freedom.
But most likely because of encompassing in just one symbol the deepest and most certain truth of the Universe:
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