NOUN: The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one's own importance, power, or reputation.
"There is a myth that though we love freedom, others don't; that our attachment
to freedom is a product of our culture; that freedom, democracy, human rights,
the rule of law are American values or Western values; that Afghan women were
content under the lash of the Taliban; that Saddam was somehow beloved by
his people; that Milosevic was Serbia's savior.
Ours are not Western values. They are the universal values of the human spirit,
and anywhere--anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to
choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not
dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
The spread of freedom is the best security for the free. It is our last line of
defense and our first line of attack. And just as the terrorist seeks to divide
humanity in hate, so we have to unify around an idea.
And that idea is liberty. We must find the strength to fight for this idea and the compassion to make it universal. Abraham Lincoln said, "Those that deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." And it is this sense of justice that makes moral the love of liberty. "
Ghazala is a kindred spirit - a soulmate - a comrade in this crunk and disorderly time.
"She has been roaming the corridors of Blogistan for the last two years, and
herself started blogging from March, 2007 because she wanted to let the world
know her passionate views about judiciary who started struggling to gain
freedom. The movement of lawyers for judiciary carried on and so is the blogging streak of her."