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Hungarian, American, Iranian: We Can Be Peaceful

Hungarian, American, Iranian: We Can Be Peaceful

Vahid Takro

May 13th, 2018

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Here is the Elizabeth Lookout, the highest point in Budapest. A tower which you have to look down from, to see anywhere in Budapest. Hungarians who have seen many wars and oppressions during the history, when I was asking about the nationality they hate the most, the answer always was: "no one". On behalf of all the Hungarian people, I went to the Elizabeth Lookout to send the message "We Can Be Peaceful" to the whole world. The poster which the wind didn't let me hold it in my hands, so an American man who read the message, asked to help me. In the following, I must say that we Iranians and Americans love each other, I have some American friends who feel the same. The Iraqis who have made a parliament in Iran and introduced themselves as representatives of the Iranian people, a few days ago, they burnt the beautiful flag of the United States. To my American friends, I have to say that these are not Iranian, and no Iranian recognizes them. They are not representative of any Iranian people. They are just the Iraqis who conquered Iran (I will write about it). I pray for these people whom Satan has overcome them, to find the peace one day and I hope if God save them from this darkness.

Travel To Iran: A Misunderstood Wonderland Behind the Stereotypes

Travel To Iran: A Misunderstood Wonderland Behind the Stereotypes

Vahid Takro

April 21st, 2018

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In this post, I want to write about the mental conflicts and misconceptions about Persia's safety. Something that maybe every travel blogger has posted his/her personal experience on their blog. But after 4 years collecting the information and experiences of travelers, I'm writing this post. But how did I get to know other people's experiences? At first I knew that many people from outside had a completely wrong mentality about Iran, so they think they will not return alive if they travel to Iran. Even one day in Paris I met a man in a bar, when I told him I came from Iran, he said: "Don't you have a bomb?" of course that was a joke but this was a misconception about Iran. Sometimes I knew that the media had dragged the name of Iran here. That's why when I said the original and real name of Iran, "Persia", they would even be pleased to meet me. I just realized that a secret should be behind this, the secret that media should respond to. Actually I hate wars, not only wars, I hate the ice and distance between people. I read some books, some news, and most of all I chatted with the world, I found a lot of virtual friends from all of the world. Many nationalities had a very horrific image about Iran. And finally I realized that the media had a very bad effect on our minds. I wanted to fight against this stereotypes, against the distance between humans. I started inviting all my virtual friends to the place where I lived. Even those who I didn’t know. I did this for about a year, I saw how people are happy and match together! I became friend with people of different nationalities, and I can say that all nationalities can be peaceful.

Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square)

Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square)

Vahid Takro

April 13th, 2018

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In 1900, on the occasion of the thousandth anniversary of Hungarian history, they built a square in the middle of the city. Heroes' Square is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important Hungarian national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As I came to the square, I was very glad at first when I saw a wedding ceremony, how happy the lovers were, as if for many years they had wished to celebrate their wedding with their guests here. After I admired the wedding ceremony in the square, I couldn't help but notice the middle pillar, which caused some questions to be raised in my mind. I will write about this column in the next post, but I suggest you to read about Hungarian leaders by yourself. Hungary is a country that has seen many up and downs, Hungarian people have always been in search of tranquility, and the main reason that I like Hungary and its people so much, is their peace and calmness. Hungarian leaders have worked hard to keep the country alive and calm. Do you think that if these Hungarian leaders were alive today, that they would have a message to the world? What would they suggest? Peace or war? Maybe they wanted to help me to take "We Can Be Peaceful" poster in their hands? :)

House of Terror: We Can Be Peaceful

House of Terror: We Can Be Peaceful

Vahid Takro

April 12th, 2018

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I travel with the poster "We Can Be Peaceful" to some places which have been to the wars and have seen the events of the world. And I draw the attention of the world to these places again. These places have a lot to say. Before heading to Budapest, I was looking for a place to do the "Third Eye" project. This was one of the bests. In the time of World War II, the underground of this building was the place of torture for Nazi Party, but now it has become a museum for the bitter memorials of that time. House of Terror: In 1944, in the dying days of the Second World War, the Hungarian Nazi Party took control of Budapest and made this building its headquarters. Known as the ‘Arrow Cross’, the local Nazi branch did not last long. In fact, it was only in power for a matter of months, but that was long enough to spread its evil. In the time they operated from this building, the Nazis tortured and killed hundreds of people in the cellar beneath the street. From the plush offices on the first and second floors, orders were given to shoot Jews and throw their bodies into the river. Teenage boys were recruited from here for an army that never had any hope of winning and many were sent to their deaths. There are thousands of places like this in the world that smells like blood and wars, and thousands of people cross the front of them every day. Decades have passed since those years, and the number of these places is increasing. Stupid people are always making wars to occupy the world. The history has proven the ethics of the rulers of great countries, shows what the Russian activities are for, shows that non-Persian governments are examples of a new Russia. But we prove that we can open our third eye to a new world, we prove that we can be peaceful

Soviet Liberation of Hungary

Soviet Liberation of Hungary

Vahid Takro

February 14th, 2018

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Are there any people who still want war and do not accept the peace? Yes. In Budapest, there is a square called Liberty Square. The square consists of several paradoxical elements. The US embassy, Hungarian National Bank, Ronald Reagan and Harry Hill Bandholtz mounuments and a monument for Soviet liberation of Hungary in World War II from Nazi German occupation. So one of the locations I had already set for the" project was here. The Siege of Budapest was the 50-day-long encirclement by Soviet forces near the end of World War II. The siege began when Budapest, defended by Hungarian and German troops, was first encircled on 26 December 1944 by the Red Army and the Romanian Army. During the siege, about 38,000 civilians died through starvation or military action. The city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. It was a strategic victory for the Allies in their push towards Berlin. My project was made by inviting people to the peace and proof of the people's will to the politicians of their country. Many people always ask me: "How do you manage this project?" I have had some good memories of this project, for example, people who want to take part in this project, people who like to take pictures of this poster. And sometimes I had bad memories as well, for example when I was doing the Third Eye peace project here, A Russian woman came to me, - Hey what are you doing? + I'm doing a project, lady. (smile) - What is the project? + This is a peace project, for the war. - Did you ask the police to do that? + This is a peace project lady. (smile) - I know what the "Peace" is. But i'm Russian, this place is mine, you need to ask me to do that. + Please do not disturb me, I do not have much time. she left there with an angry face. In fact, this is an example of people who have been brainwashed by sovereignty and the wars. The people whose my Third Eye project invites them to peace

Hungary: We Can Be Peaceful

Hungary: We Can Be Peaceful

Vahid Takro

November 12th, 2017

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One day I had a fantasy to find a new and unknown place. I turned back to humans, world and myself. All my defeats have depressed me in life, love failures, financial failures and academic failures. I hate wars, not only wars, I hate the ice and distance between people. I've sometimes watched some movies, read books, arts that had a very high impact on me. I thought to myself why an American should hate me as a Persian? I read some books, some news, and most of all I chatted with the world, I found a lot of virtual friends from all of the world. And finally I realized that the media had a very bad effect on our minds. It was impossible to live, I could NOT continue my life. I wanted to fight against this stereotypes, against the distance between humans. The first thing I experienced was friendship with myself. And I started inviting all the virtual friends to the place where I lived. Even those who I didn't know, like Viktoria and Zoltan. I did this for about a year, I saw how people are happy and match together! I became friend with most of the main nationalities, and I can say that all nationalities can be peaceful, I'm sure Israelis and Palestinians can love each other, just if they close their eyes and open a third eye to a new world. After making Third Eye project, I began to travel around the world, and invited various people to take this poster with me. I have had many good experiences behind some bitter experiences of rejecting the idea, which was definitely due to their fears. One of the sweetest experiences was sharing this idea at Viki and Zoli's wedding, which I always take pride in. After all these bitter and sweet conflicts and experiences, after dealing with thousands of people on the roads, I can say with full confidence: open your third eye to a new world, WE CAN BE PEACEFUL, don't you think so?

Vienna, Austria: World Peace Day

Vienna, Austria: World Peace Day

Vahid Takro

September 21st, 2017

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I travel with this poster to all political and military decision locations, There are no any sponsors or organizations/campaigns who supports me. I do it for myself, I want to do my best for the world just as a human being. It's written on this poster: "open your third eye to a new world, we can be peaceful". I've done this recently in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. This organization is called as "Atoms for Peace and Development" but actually I can not see any peace nowadays. In the last two days, we have seen how the men and the leaders fight together, what for? What is more important than peace? Does the world need nuclear energy and bombs? Does the world need an atomic agency? Does the world need weapons? Why don't you answer these questions? And you're just talking about who should have more and less nuclear weapons? Today, September 21 is the World Peace Day, and today the heads of states under the umbrella of the United Nations in New York are planning to make wars. remember: we CAN be peaceful

War-Torn Generation

War-Torn Generation

Vahid Takro

July 24th, 2017

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It doesn't matter whether you are a young or an old generation, all of us can demand peace. We all live in this world, we have hearts, we have eyes, feelings, and even those who have seen the past wars, appreciate more the magnitude of peace #2017

Bastille Day at Champs-Elysee

Bastille Day at Champs-Elysee

Vahid Takro

July 14th, 2017

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Bastille Day, Champs-Elysee Street, Paris, France It doesn't matter to me when you see me on the street you say OMG what a brave boy, But I'd love to hear: may I join? Actually politicians are creating some conflicts between citizens of different nationalities. People do not even look at each other. There are some hatred in their hearts which are created by the governments. But you have to think that all humans are born to seek peace. Third eye and the brain are the same. I’m trying to find war-torn nations and nationalities those who their countries have started wars to stand together and take this poster in our own hands.

Big Ice Within Us

Big Ice Within Us

Vahid Takro

July 10th, 2017

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There is a big ice within us. We humans are separated by this ice. Our distance is too large, we don't even communicate anymore and we're getting farther and farther away. The path of peace that I'm getting ahead is not just a poster. But wherever I sit, I try to break these ice. I hear the story of others, also I share my own story, we can easily make friends like that