So about Ahmadinejad…

If I could think of one word by which I could express all the thoughts and feelings about Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia University… I would probably not speak it, since I’d be too busy explaining people the meaning of life.

It’s just a bit overwhelming really… Let’s just take some of the things we’ve seen in the last 2 days or so.

– “Evil has landed“, very coloured headlines from US media, simply indicating how ‘balanced’ US media is;
– The awfully unprofessional and disrespectful introduction given by the Dean;
– Ahmadinejad reversing the terrorist issue, which I must say was a good point, but a half truth;
– Ahmadinejad actually making good points, such as calling for a referendum and explaining why Iran opposes the US (he did not deny that the Iran was aiding “terrorists” (defined by the US, NATO & a group of UN countries));
– The opportunity of hearing the opinion and views of a majority of the people in the Middle East when it comes to international affairs, and the way American and a lot of other international media simply refused to listen to this opinion;
– The threat of cutting public funding to Columbia University for letting this man speak.. I have nothing to say about this;

It just shows how caught up and fueled we are by propaganda and double-standards. The following is from an article of the Columbia Journalist: “Ahmadinejad made a mockery of the freedom of expression,” said Ari Gardner, a 22-year old student. “He took every single accusation against Iran and lodged it against the U.S. and the western world.”

Of course, dipshit. Has Iran attacked the U.S. before? No. Has the U.S. attacked Iran before? Yes. They have a very different view about current affairs than we do. By turning this around, he points it out, but by being so caught up in this whole “War on Terror” (what happened to “ism”?) you refuse to see the point. Actually, the “war on terror” is a perfect example of Orwellian psychology. Doesn’t war cause terror? Isn’t terror part of war? How can you fight against fighting?

The U.S. is the biggest defender of democracy and freedom, yet in the country itself, laws like the Patriot Act or other terrorism-related laws are breaking down freedom bit by bit from all sides possible. And democracy… Don’t start. The UN should have stepped in during the previous elections, because some strange things were going down. Exactly the type of things the international community sends UN observers to developing countries or former dictatorships for. U.S. democracy is run by money, friends and networks. The U.S. democracy is no better than Iran’s and I’m sure that if they could, these self-righteous, conservative, let’s-use-Jesus-as-an-excuse Republicans would love to execute homosexuals. I bet they envy Ahmadinejad.

So now I’m probably ‘abusing’ or ‘making a mockery’ out of freedom of speech, because I speak my mind freely, which is not what some people want. It seems like freedom of speech is only extended to those that have the least necessity for it. If there was no freedom of speech, they would be the only ones speaking.

It’s time for a change. Not through violence, but through courage and non-violence. Just look at the Burmese monks. Civil disobedience. Just stop taking the crap, just refuse. Don’t fight.

Holy shit, two police officers just came into my office… No idea what they were saying, it was in Bulgarian.. Something about “preventive” and “computers”. Maybe reading 1984 spooked me, but damn that’s scary when you’re typing a post like this. Wooh! Adrenaline rush, haha. I don’t know where I was going with the post, but I guess this is a good ending.

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6 Responses

  1. you do have some courage.

  2. Disobedience…

    In the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue.

    It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.
    (Oscar Wilde)

    To start off with that. I need to completely agree on what my elaborative friend is saying here. The constant fight against our information flow being true or not, being objective or not is forming (should I say disforming) incomplete opinions. Nobody is completely honest in politics, everybody has hidden agenda’s and secret strategies which lead to one thing or another of which we all don’t have a bloody clue.

    Saying this I actually see the sadness of my reaction to this article but still. What’s a man without his opinion right 😉

    The only thing I know for sure is that violence won’t solve a fucking thing. United States’ policy on ‘spreading democracy’ (wasn’t democracy to be chosen by the people themselves not forced upon them by a third party?) is bloody, messy and unethical. Taking away the government (or dictator) from a country by giving them an army which will roam the street for 3 or more years is unacceptable.

    The fact that one of the leaders of the ‘ashes of evil’ comes to the States and throws stones in a glass house is completely understandable and (maybe not completely) acceptable. These ‘teasers’ will become more and more frequent and will at some point result in another war where another couple of million people will suffer from.

    Spreading democracy in it’s purest from, almost like a spreading decease.. A decease of blood, violence, rape, humanitarian disaster and possible nuclear war.

    “Be careful what you wish for”

  3. Oh yeah, help the buddist monks in Burma.. How ever you do it, even if it’s just a thought..

  4. Ahmadinejad in Columbia University

    Everybody’s talking Ahmadinejad, only few are talking what Ahmadinejad said, some of the few when it suits them (eg. we don’t have homosexuals in our country”)
    Here is Al-Jazeera’s report on it.

    And the whole speech

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