Latters - An English Translation

This is an unofficial translation of one of the blogs written by the Syrian teenager "Tal al-Mallohi". She blogs in Arabic. She is now in Jail and I thought it may be a nice idea to translate some of her articles into English. This is a purely individual effort and she has no idea about it.
The Arabic blog is at:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Eighth Letter to Humankind in This World

O my "Brother Human", your great spirit and your graceful soul are the ones that talk to me and make me address you and write to you about what is in my heart.

I observe any conversation being held between a human and his brother and reaching a good, useful outcome. I look at it as the highest levels of politics. But what truly amazed me was the definition of politics by some of its scholars as "the art of prevarication and savvy"!!!

They also said "when diplomacy fails, artillery talks"!!!

I do not believe prevarication and savvy could lead politicians to the result they wish to have. If that had been true we would have found the whole world living in peace now and there wouldn't have been conflicts amongst nations because of this misinterpretation of politics.

Rulers and leaders of the world! If we were to follow the policy of honesty without crudeness, but also without prevarication i.e. what I call "lenient honesty" you would win the hearts of nations and the respect of people.

Politics do not fail unless politicians want it to be so, for certain purposes in their minds, or just to prove themselves many times…!

Politicians of the world! Raise yourselves above that, and practice politics as a service to humanity, rather making benefits on the expenses of your brothers.

Twenty million children are going to starve to death in this world. This is all an outcome of misusing politics.

Politicians of the world! Rulers of the world! Your daughter Tal is entreating you with all her strength,Tal is saying to you, no! she is commanding you with all of her tears and the tears of mothers in the world, to serve food for these children! Create job opportunities for their fathers so that they wouldn't be hungry again.

Their mothers' breasts have gone dry. Therefore, send them milk! Do not murder life! Do not kill beauty! Do not vanquish love on earth with black horrible death! Immortalize your names in Guinness World Record by feeding them, not by making the biggest cake in the world! Let us love and respect you before it is too late.

(O my "Brother Human" I do not say "goodbye" since I am always with you.)

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