I read Mr. Haraty's letter several times, and I tried to figure out the
substance. All I found is a creation of a subject to attack a person. First
he states " Now after 30 years, Mr. Buisier expresses his desire that the
Libyan people engage in a seminar or discussion about the green book, Mr.
Buisier must have hidden motives for this subterfuge". I went back |
to Mr. Buisier's letter and what I read was different. He suggests that we should discuss all what had happened in the last 30 years, and he considers Gaddafi's Book as one of the most important corners of what was suffered by our people in the last quarter of a century. Then he starts criticizing and discussing it. I found no invitation for a seminar! Why do you try to put words in other people's mouths just to create situations…you try to exploit in your favor?
After that, Mr. Haraty, you engage yourself in a long argument about Gaddafi's book, the same thing you didn't like in Buisier's letter…may be more than one person was writing your letter? Then you come back to "conducting a dialogue or seminar on the Green Book, as Mr. Buisier suggested." And again, I went back to his letter to find nothing like that. I think your last paragraph is the core of your letter, and everything else was written to accommodate this paragraph. You wrote, "Mr. Buisier's letter was intended to be a fine example of Arabic literature and romance. But, even though, he wrote it in a literary romantic form, the substance is merely a smoke screen, something intended to mislead and confuse." And you also wrote, "May be Mr. Buisier's first priority is not the substance, maybe he wishes to concentrate on high literary forms so he can be classified as a cultured person." So, it is not the argument, it is the person and the way he writes. That's very personal my friend. You can't give yourself the right to tell people how to write, and you can't give yourself the authority to classify people. I think you have a problem with the person himself, which is your problem and not ours.
Finally, you wrote " the definition of a cultured or enlightened person, is one who has a deep belief in a sense of duty and sacrifice for a public cause." How could you know that Mr. Buisier is not doing his duty, or he didn't sacrifice for a public cause? Personally, I met him for the first time in ( Tripoli Central Prison:) in 1973, together with others we suffered what prisoners in a Gaddafi's prison usually suffer. So why do you try to give yourself the authority to decide who does his duty and who does not. I'd have to tell you again "LAMIN: you have a problem, it's not the substance, it is the person you hate, try to be more objective next time."
Ali M. ELbarghathi