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Political cartoon: “Cyrus the Great Answers” By Iranian American Cartoonist Kaveh Adel

On March 22, 2013 by Kaveh

Political cartoon: "Cyrus the Great Answers" By Iranian American Cartoonist Kaveh Adel

Political cartoon: “Cyrus the Great Answers” By Iranian American Cartoonist Kaveh Adel

A few days ago Norouz (Persian/Iranian New Year) was celebrated in Iran. see the VIDEO

Many people gathered at Pasargad پاسارگاد (the Capital city and also the final burial place of  the Persian Achaemenid King Cyrus the Great is buried)

There was celebration, jubilation but there were also jeers and those who despise the idea of a monarch.

There was a hand made grenade thrown by someone at the monument leaving a black mark on its wall.

A brave young man went up, took his shirt off and began to wipe it off later.

I wondered what would Cyrus, the man who freed slaves in Babylon, whose first historically important declarations of human rights and religious tolerance are engraved on the infamous  Cyrus Cylinder (منشور کوروش) would say today? What would be his answer to an insult like this?

Is a dead human (more than 2500 years ago) that powerful? Or is the idea of  a human?

I was immediately reminded of the the film  2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. Specifically the scene where the Hominids (ape-like humans) come in contact with the Monolith.

The rest I leave to your imagination.

 

See the Cartoon titled: “Cyrus the Great Answers” by Iranian American Cartoonist Kaveh Adel

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