"BLOOD FLOWER" Images & Thoughts
Introduction to "Blood Flower"
The Author's book "Blood Flower" was wriiten while he was living in Iran.
Just before the downfall of the Shaw's goverment and during those last closing days of the Islamic Revolution, the author escaped from the country and smuggled out the manuscript for "Blood Flower"
If the Author had been caught in Iran with this manuscript of "BLOOD FLOWER", it is certain the consequences for him would have been certain death at the hands of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards.
The Great Square of Isfahan as Seen from atop the Old Bazaar
This picture is from the pages of "Blood Flower"
The Separation of Church and State was not an Idea Common to Iran.
When, for the seemingly very best of reasons, a religion claims it knows how best a nation should be governed, and that their god will guide their hand in governing, then beware, beware, and beware! For it is certain that the angels of hell have diguised themselves as the gentle lamb and the guiding light as their deceptive means for taking control of all things and to never again, without the greatest cost of bloodshed, to ever yeild control back to those believing citizens, who trusted in what they believed was a promise for a better day, and in fact, what would turn out to be the worst backsliding downfall any nation could ever experience.
Iran for the last quarter of a century has been stagnated in the mire of century old ideas and dogmas, which have no logical place in today's world. They are ancient ideas that have been forcefully dragged into today's world by armies of ignorant laborors who are willing to bow down to any belief, where thought, resaon, and intellect are not prerequisites for professing their undying belief.
Afer the Islamic Revolution had captured Iran, there came forth the evils of the hell of the government's own creation, where the worst tortures, murders, mutilations, threats, and jailings were commited against anyone who dared to speakout against what everyone, inside and outside of Iran, could see were the worst violations of human dignity and human rights that any devil could dream up. Then Hell sealed its wicked kiss upon what had been a land where the future was before filled with good promise.
Iran today is still submerged beneath the cold dark waters of the rightious religious certainty of their Islamic government, which uses every means of controlling the population and to put off the inevitable day when the majority of its citizens will have no choice but to use every means at their humble disposal to rid themselves of the awful yoke of religion which they willingly placed around each of their own necks.
Here surrounding the Great Square of Isfahan.
Are the many workshops and storefronts, which catered mainly to the old style crafts, and produced hand made goods that were so delightful for the many foriegn tourist, who flocked to Iran during the safe and very prosperous times of the Shaw's reign.
A Map of the Middle East During 1975, From the book, "Blood Flower"
"The Shaw" The Chapter Ten Heading from, "Blood Flower"
Against nearly impossible odds for truely modernizing Iran, the Shaw fought an ever-loosing battle against those Islamic and Communist forces who were willing to use any and every tactic from hell to stop his initiatives and to over-throw his govenment.