Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Another Kissing Controversy
What is it with kissing these days! Men don't seem able to keep their lips to themselves. First Richard Gere and now Ahmadinajad! The Iranian president was accused of "indecency" for kissing the hand of his elderly teacher at some ceremony honoring teachers. His accusers are politically to the right of him, which is a reminder that there are debates and tensions in Iran from both right and left but more importantly that things can always get worse (a Palestinian mindset really embodied by the term pessioptimism). Those folks are clearly keeping a close eye on the president, because, you know, it's a slippery slope this kissing business. The Arab poet warned of the dangers of sliding down the slippery slope when he said: "Nazratun, fabtisamatun, fasalamun, fakalamun, famaw3edun, faliqa'" then allah yostor. Translation: a gaze, a smile, a greeting, a word, a date, a meeting...
So imagine if a kiss is involved right from the beginning!! Hang him, I say!