To Comprehend The Allegory of Being in Prison; The Knowledge-Translation on Freedom.


I can’t ignore that I am still thoughtfully involved in what is happening in Iran and the bloodshedding of the brave youth, girls and boys, on the streets throughout the country. That is not patriotism, as I do not have such a feeling, nor for humanity only, because many people are oppressed or suffering from poverty or hunger around the world. It, at first, is because I had experienced such a situation those days. Al and I participated in the demonstrations against Khomeini’s tyranny a few months after the regime changed. Those days it was hard to fight against a brand new government which claimed freedom. But we knew what would be a regime with a mullah on top! We have suffered a lot under attack from the mercenaries of the regime.

Second, I am wondering how it can be possible that these youths who are born in a time of Islamic rule, so fearless, come into the streets and want their freedom. They must actually know only the law of Islam, but these young people know much more than we can imagine. Isn’t it worth enough to protect them? I surely do not expect to go out and shout out for them. I just wish for your consensus and sympathy for their deeds. You know, I am worried about the happening in the media; the internet in Iran is almost interrupted, and who is responsible? I discovered that it is by a German company named Arvancloud, based in Düsseldorf, Germany. What the hell is going on? It is always pleasant for a business person to have a dictator talk about business rather than confront a nation. I am afraid of lobbyism, an underhand act by the corrupted politicians to want to keep such a murder regime.

I have the link here, which is only in German!

I must think back to Plato’s cave. It is an issue we all may keep in mind: What we’re looking at might not be the reality. Rely on your soul and inner voice:

In the allegory “The Cave,” Plato describes a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners’ reality but are not accurate representations of the real world. The shadows represent the fragment of reality that we can normally perceive through our senses, while the objects under the sun represent the true forms of objects that we can only perceive through reason. Three higher levels exist: the natural sciencesmathematicsgeometry, and deductive logic; and the theory of forms.

Allegory of the cave. (2022, October 14). In Wikipedia.

Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not the direct source of the images seen. A philosopher aims to understand and perceive the higher levels of reality. However, the other inmates of the cave do not even desire to leave their prison, for they know no better life.[1]

Socrates remarks that this allegory can be paired with previous writings, namely the analogy of the sun and the analogy of the divided line. Wikipedia

Allegory of the cave. (2022, October 14). In Wikipedia.

Now I tell you from my political experience: The regime change in Iran is not only affected Iran, but it also has a considerable influence in the West! It is for sure that after this bloody terrorist regime, a moderate government will change all the conditions in the middle east. It means peace and calmness in all relationships in the area, and it is good for the whole world. Also, a prayer, at least, will work. And it is always important to keep your eyes open.


11 thoughts on “To Comprehend The Allegory of Being in Prison; The Knowledge-Translation on Freedom.

  1. Absolutely brilliant article! It is so sad to hear how so many brave young people are trying at this present time to stand up to the regime in Iran, and tragically, some are paying with their lives. Thank you so much for sharing this Aladin. I love the allegory of Plato’s Cave too and wrote a poem about it many years ago myself. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Love and light, Deborah. ❤️

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    • Now ´, as I am sitting in front of my laptop, and my aged eyes can read your lovely and kind comment, I will thank you wholeheartedly. Yes! It is a sad event, and we can only hope for the victory of justice over evil. Have a lovely time in your hole, my dear Deborah. With lots of kisses and hugs for you and your beloved Lin. 🙏💖💕🦋🌹🤗

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  2. It’s incredible to see the youth of Iran protesting for freedoms that are taken for granted in so many parts of the world, and I love your vision of peace. Propaganda, religious righteousness, and a desire for power are putting civil rights in jeopardy even in the US. It’s troubling to see young Iranians losing their lives. I hope they prevail and create a brighter future for all.

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  3. Praying for a peaceful resolution and that the ripples of peace play out all across the world. It’s hard to hold the image when there is so much going on in the world, Aladin, but according to Greg Braden, it only takes 11% of us to make the change. Hold the vision! xox

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