Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Get a Sense of Perspective

A comment from Azarmehr's blog in relation to May Day demo crack downs in Iran. From an American:

"keep up the good work ... coming from someone who has a religious zealot for a dictator (well, i suppose mr. bush isn't technically a dictator) ... learn from our stupid mistakes ... learn how not to do democracy from the USA, especially after our last civil war ... remember ...'with freedom there is personal responsibility' ... the thing to be most responsible for is remembering the premise of democracy and freedom:'all beings are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and to pursue happiness.'... we too are fighting for true democracy in the United States ... we march in our streets and vote in our elections"

Azarmehr is highlighting routine executions for political dissidents, gays and the plight of young women like Nazanin. He publishes examples of routine patrols of women to check what they are wearing. He is rightly championing an Iranian family's plight to claim asylum here in the UK. They were chased out by fanatics who wish to see their 11 year old daughter married off to a 43 year old man to pay for a 'crime' her father committed. And the first comment he gets on more misery with May Day demo crack downs by the Iranian President is an ignorant comparison with Bush?

There were a few more that followed.

I think his response was as measured as it was excellent. Its maddening that he has to educate Westerners that they are spoiled and blind whilst doing his damndest (and risking his life) to strive for a better future for his homeland.


At Saturday, 13 May, 2006, Blogger MonicaR said...

Boy that pisses me off too. They have no idea - no idea at ALL what living in one of those horrible countries with ACTUAL dictators would be like.

At Saturday, 13 May, 2006, Anonymous alison said...

They are usually Left, no shock there. But WHAT a remark to write in his blog. 9 out of 10 on the left like to come across as intellectuals who dress up all sorts like bored Uni students writing a thesis. At least his is nice n simple leftism exposed.


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