Thursday, April 13, 2006

Few Points Within One Post

*Being a part time blogger since last September and also being able to read most of Iranian/Persian blogs in the past 2 years have given me the ability to judge how the mindset of an average Iranian blogger is and moreover, I can tell how much they know about the current political affairs through out the world. The result is disappointing though for the most part of active bloggers.

Although every body is entitled to his/her opinion as long as it is not harmful to the society he/she lives in but some funny quotes I see throughout the Iranian blogsphere do make me think a lot and often make me laugh hard.

I can tell that the Conspiracy Theories are still very strong among the Iranian people. Theories like Jews run the world, Bush and Mullahs are the same, or more recently a famous feminist blogger wrote in her blog that US soldiers sign up for military because they are poor and uneducated (Needless to say that she is famous for being a regime apologist in North America but I do not tend to reveal her name here), or another socialist/Leftist blogger believes Fox News Channel played a major role to ensure Pres. Bush victory in the 2000 US election (his source for such funny claim is indeed Michael Moore's F911 movie which was shown on Iranian regime run TV) and this story can go on and on for days to come.

Another famous blogger living in Norway thinks CNN is working closely with Bush admin. to prepare the US public for a possible war with Iran. I wonder if he really watches CNN and if he knows how terrible this Communist news network has been on Iranian issues. CNN is any thing but a Bush co-worker. They seem to be the mouthpiece of mullahs, terrorists and anti-US people rather than the Bush aides.

How Naive!?

My understanding is that Lack of political knowledge, being out of touch with mainstream society they live in, having little contact with the outside world, strong effect of liberal media and regime's constant brainwashing result in such poor judgements and opinions.

**The UK based Iranian blogger, sina whom I appreciate his honest work, informs us about one of the many Iranian students who is still in jail for participating in the 1999 massive protests against the clerical regime of Iran. It has been almost 7 years since he was arrested.

His name is Mehrdad Lohrasbi. He was detained in July of 1999 and he was sentenced to death but the initial verdict was reduced to a 15 year prison punishment which is too much. He has been sick and is in need of urgent medical attention which is available only out of the regime's jail.

That would be nice if couple of English bloggers share this story so we can help secure his release or make a case for him and present it to international human rights institutions Although these useless organizations are badly busy bashing Pres. Bush for Guantanamo where terrorists are kept and innocent individuals like Mehrdad are left alone to die at the hands of mullahs.

Any how, if you are reading my post and can do some thing about this, please do and the least thing you can do is to publish a simple post about him and his miserable situation. Let's raise the awareness and help the helpless.

Thank You!

***The long easter weekend is coming and I am gonna be badly bored in this long weekend and I have no plans! I was thinking to go to one of the aviation musuems here in Ontario but I don't know yet!

I haven't travelled for the past 2 years and it is very frustrating though. I'll have to do something about this! I used to travel a lot (been to half of the world) in the past but right now, I am stuck in this frozen city.

11 comments:

ورجاوند said...

Dear Winston, No one can categorize Iranians in one or two. If you as an Iranian live in Dhaka, you will compare Iranians with Bangladeshi and if in Rome, like Italian. People in Iran think something else and so on.
Perhaps the greatest opportunities among Iranians are using websites and web logs. This is a sort of liberty! You can write or talk about your vision, me and others about ours. No one is perfect and no one can thinks or acts like someone else except robots.
Let people talk and open their heart to the world. Sooner or later their perspectives will come closer. It takes time. Freedom could not be achieved in one night. Conspiracy also is a kind of policy especially used against third world countries like Iran.
Dear Winston,
COLOURS ARE NOT CONSIST IN BLACK AND WHITE.

Anonymous said...

a few articles you should link to if you like:

helping bloggers in Iran:
http://www.nationalreview.com/editorial/editors200604130746.asp

and this one:http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/04/diverting_the_iranians_from_th.html
Where Mr. Baker writes:
From the TV pictures, it looked a little like a low-budget version of an Olympic Games opening ceremony. Austere, athletic-looking men in traditional garb pranced to and fro against a backdrop of doves in flight, while orotund pleas for peaceful cooperation fell earnestly from the mouths of political leaders.

Sadly, like the Olympics it was all a magnificently empty charade. In the nuclear weapons field, Iran is the diplomatic equivalent of one of those Eastern European shot-putters, urgently protesting its innocence while frantically pumping itself full of opposition-crushing chemicals in the locker room. Teheran should have failed its steroid test a long time ago and yet it's still in the international game.

Anonymous said...

oops this is the second link:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/04/diverting_the_iranians_from_th.html

Anonymous said...

Dear Winston:

Yet another weblog in the West functioning as the IRI's mouthpiece. How much does the regime spend on these terrorist cells in the West???


http://shivathespy.blogspot.com/

Arman said...

What a piece of crap...It is you how sees things in black and white only..it reminds of that famous Joke..what was it? mmmm..

A guy is driving his car in a one-way highway till he realizes there is one car heading in the opposite direction..then he goes: "it seems, it is not only that car which is violationg the law ..everyboday is driving in the opposite direction"

Change your coordinate system my friend ..your problems will be solved..

Arman

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سینا مالکی said...

Dear Winston!
I am not a socialist. I am a liberalist but I beleive in media role in modern sociaty.it is not just an idea by me but an idea of who are realist.

Sina said...

alrite winston,

Thanks for the support mate.I never knew you were a penlog member ;)

have a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

A conspiracy describes the kind of government in Iran right now. The fascists conspire to use Islam to control the people - so maybe it is not surprising that Iranian bloggers see the rest of the world in the same fashion, it is what they are used to.

But surely they can also see how poorly they are served by their government and must on some level realize that organizing a huge conspiracy to run the entire world is impossible? Do Iranians really think that George Bush and the Jews are gods or something?

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Anonymous said...

"His name is Mehrdad Lohrasbi. He was detained in July of 1999 and he was sentenced to death but the initial verdict was reduced to a 15 year prison punishment which is too much. He has been sick and is in need of urgent medical attention which is available only out of the regime's jail.

That would be nice if couple of English bloggers share this story so we can help secure his release or make a case for him and present it to international human rights institutions...."

Dear Winston,

If you can provide more detailed info, (like where he is held, for instance, some additional biographical info- age, place of birth...) I will forward it on to my contact at the State Dept. Iran Desk...or you are certainly welcome to do so yourself...call the main switch board, ask for a desk officer (Iran) and they'll take the info direct by phone or via email.

Have done this in the past with the LeylaM case, and they jumped on it...

You may respond to "Oppenheimer" via private message on activistchat with the info if you like.

Best,

Oppie