Apr 29, 2009

War for peace, peace for victory

I am not writing for endorsing war. I am just saying that this is an inevitable fact. In this regard, we can only be passive observers. We can hardly do more. And, if you told me that you are willing to bring peace just for sake of peace, I would barely believe that. War is not good, but peace is something unnatural for the human instinct. As “social animals” we, the humans, are used-to-be-wild animals who are not anymore straight in their manners.

We fight for our ideas. Maybe they are good, maybe bad. But “bad” or “good” are not God-given phenomenons. We call them so, because we want them so. And, we fight for their trueness. In the past, these fights were much more openly violent. Nowadays, as humans have been socially developed, this violence is not so obviously observed. But you tell me what these are: when we write books, when we present statements, when we argue for a comment, when we compete to get a job, when we compete in a football game. Obviously, you are so eager to be the winner side. While you compete, defending a thought you have no mercy towards your competitors. This is the fact.

Humans are “social animals”. This is another cheerless fact that we have to live with that: We have to work in groups; we have to learn in groups; we have to play in groups. And, as many as the number of the group members is increased, your freedom is decreased. The same your share of food, water, shelter, job, education, etc. is decreased. So you have to fight to get them. You go to school to get a good job. You get a good job to get a good salary. You try exhaustively to get a good salary to get good things for living. But on other hand, these good things are not indefinite, they are limited. And, as much as you increase your share of them, the shares of others are decreased. So you have to fight to survive. Yes, this is another fact; a cheerless fact.

Peace for humans is something instinctively unnatural. We get used more to fight than to peace. And, if we want to bring peace, it is more for victory. This is the true instinct of a so-called “social animal”. Rather bringing peace, I want to assert that, fight for your ideas—this must be seemed more sincere. Fight for your ideas with sincere. And, if you are a good fighter, you will definitely bring peace.

I am not only a fan of peace, but I am in favor of good fight towards a true peace; a peace towards victory. This must be more sincere.

Apr 26, 2009

AUAF Free Press goes live

The AUAF Free Press was officially launched today at about 10:00 a.m. We are so happy we have the opportunity to take the first steps of what we hope and we wish to be a huge publication in the future. AUAF Free Press starts with these:
and others.

Apr 20, 2009

I failed

I failed. I failed in the AUAF Model U.N. Simulation Competition.

The results were announced yesterday. I was not on the list of the certified representatives. I checked twice and trice. I was not there. Yeah, I was not, that's it.

Apr 19, 2009

The Model U.N. Club Competes

Yesterday, at last, we went for the Model U.N. Simulation Competition at 3:00 p.m. The scenario was the April 5 Democratic People's Republic of Korea's Missile Test. Two judges, one from the U.N. and one from the Canadian embassy participated at the competition. Mr. Oliver Mains was the Secretary General and President of the meeting.

It started with a one-minute welcome speech in an alphabetical order through which I was the third. It was followed by a moderated caucus through which representatives could give a two-minute presentation. Then, followed by an unmoderated caucus, in which the representatives had the opportunity to informally lobby. The second moderated caucus continued the meeting. In this part some countries, by requesting time to talk, provided their opinions. Some countries provided some proposals for the resolution. The General Assembly through a voting ended the causes and started the voting for the proposals of the resolution.

20 students took part at the competition. Seven will be elected as the best representatives for their respective countries. I was the Czech Republic. I think I did well. However the results is to be announced within a few days.

Apr 16, 2009

Steve McCurry's photo exhibition

Yesterday, we had a short trip to the photo exhibition of Steve McCurry, the great American photographer, with AUAF students and faculties. Steve McCurry is the one whose the photo of an Afghan girl was published in the National Geographic cover, and republished in millions throughout the world.

At this point, I wish I could have more time to write in detail about McCurry's photo exhibition, but these days university course works, preparation for the Model UN simulation competition, as well as a full time job have filled me up with tasks. Just I wanted to say I enjoyed a lot.

Apr 12, 2009

The AUAF Model United Nation Club meets

The AUAF Model United Nation Club met yesterday at 03:00 p.m and was co-chaired by Dr. Shah and Ali Babour. Several issues pertaining to the forthcoming competition came under discussion. The procedure required for the club to be officially recognized at the campus, issues relating to fundraising, the topic to be discussed in the simulation session and much more.

It was a good and fruitful meeting, though, most of us including me, were acting awkwardly. We were given a topic regarding a current international conflict. Then, as representatives of various involving countries in the issue, we started debating. After the countries' presentation of their positions, the lobbies were begun, followed by another round of presentations. Wrap up and adopting a resolution ended the MUN session.

The topic of the MUN simulation competition to be held on April 18 is the North Korea's Nuclear Program, and we've got a week to research on the issue and to best represent our respective countries.

Apr 11, 2009

The MUN Competition

Today, we're going to have a practice session for the MUN simulation competition to be held in April 18.

Apr 9, 2009

AUAF Free Press

Hey you! Don't miss this!

I have just become the Photo Editor of the AUAF Free Press. Today, just a few minutes ago, the Photo and Journalism Club co-met and elected the officers of the AUAF Free Press. The most important and our boss (!), the Editor In-chief will be a girl whose name is Nahid. The one I took her photo, just right down this page.

I also met Ali Babour. I asked him about MUN competition due on April 18.

Apr 8, 2009

When my last class finishes

I have almost got used to this that every other day I go to the university I happily start classes and go happily through them. But, when I finish the last one, I am damn fucked up. I get anxiety, upset, sad, depressed... and, it continues for the two following days till it disappears and till I again go to the university and again the same thing repeats.