*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.
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.
***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.