Sunday, January 3, 2010

What do I care?!

Recently, one of Iranian IRGC guards had announced that expat Iranians who act in political opposition to the burgeoning fascism in Iran should beware that they will be identified and harassed!

This post is for them:

Don't look for conspiracy; don't look for foreign supporters; don't look for sponsors; this blogger is not paid to blog about Iran; and she doesn't intend to EVER live in Iran; and the ONLY thing she cares about is Iran's culture and heritage, and doing all she can to protect it from Bush-Bombs and Talibanist destruction.

This blogger doesn't give a damn if Iran has nuclear bombs or not; doesn't give a damn if Iran has an Islamic regime or an atheist one; doesn't give a damn if Mousavi's pictures burn or Khomeini's; doesn't give a damn if Mousavi's a saintt or Ahmadinejad's the king ... all she cares about is Iran's cultural heritage, art, folk, language, and that deeply humanist nature of it all; that takes hits from idiots on the left and the right of the political agenda but transcends them all!

This blogger reacts to what is happening at her home; a place where she lived almost half of her life. She cheers on when her sisters, brothers, people who look like her, speak her language, love khoresht-e sabzi and abgoosht are happy, are prosperous, are creative and successful. And she cries when her brothers and sister, people who stand in lineups for Ashura nazri; who go to darakeh for laboo and kabaab, who sit at 7-sin for spring equinox, who resort to Hafiz when they fall in love are beaten to death, are put in prison and are called goat and sheep!

This blogger doesn't want to save the world, or save Iran; this blogger doesn't want to die for freedom, nor does she want to kill for freedom. This blogger cares about NOTHING but life; and is governed by nothing but nature. What she does, is to satisfy her duty to humanity, is the tax she pays on the fortunes life has blessed her with, she pays "zokaat-e danesh", the knowledge she has gained by her OWN curiosity, her OWN care, her own love for truth--Neo-Resistance is her personal account of a slice of this grand universe which she understands better than the rest of this great pie of world!

So, don't trouble yourselves; you won't find anything on me! What is funny is that fanatics of both sides think the other camp supports me! Such is the sad tale of IDIOCY that governs this world ...

By the way, if you are not good enough to understand my English, send me your email and I translate this for you! I don't want you mis-interpret my writing and cause yourselves and I trouble!

Now a word with my non-Iranian readers: I don't need you to cheer Iran on it's unravelling "revolution"; I don't want you to wish our "rebellion" success; I don't like it when you wear green symbols and act with more zeal than is of your business! What I wish you did is to just be aware of what is happening in Iran such that in your DEMOCRATIC systems, you can influence YOUR politicians to do the right thing vis a vis Iran. And the right thing is NOT imposing sanctions on the people and holding secret talks; and the right thing is to NOT allow Israel make threats on Iran while expecting Iran to disarm; and the right things is to not decontextualize what is happening in Iran, because you think Iran's connected to your life through the oil umbilical cord!

13 comments:

nunya said...

Wow. I don't have the faith in my "democratic representatives" to do what is right by the people who elected them, never mind doing right by Iran.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, a non-Iranian here is properly chastized. Would a 'Please pardon me for caring' be appropriate, too?

Check out http://bit.ly/7NLOIi -- you might like what it says. But I dunno .... Thanks for your input.

Anonymous said...

this blogger is not paid to blog about Iran; and she doesn't intend to EVER live in Iran; and the ONLY thing she cares about is Iran's culture and heritage,

Hahhha …..
Sure it’s all about this blog and his owner very concerned about Iran’s culture and heritage its clear from the posts and name of blog and most importantly from her replay to this blog readers.

Hypocrite


This blogger doesn't give a damn if Iran has nuclear bombs or not;

Again Hahhhaaaa… not this matter out of Iran's culture and heritage, but she spoke and supported , just go back and read, we are not dreaming Naj.


This blogger doesn't want to save the world, or save Iran;, is the tax she pays on the fortunes life has blessed her with, she pays "zokaat-e danesh", the knowledge she has gained by her OWN curiosity, her OWN care, her own love for truth--Neo-Resistance is her personal

Hummm she forgot she sitting on social welfares and she living on tax payer money in western word, on the sudden she saying “the tax she pays”?

She is A Lair?


: I don't need you to cheer Iran on it's unravelling "revolution"; I don't want you to wish our "rebellion" success ;

Please give a break, what you doing fro the last year writing in this blog?

Looks you scarred to death by Mullah come forward and tell us Naj , early last years you danced inside Tehran and be charred that Religious Police did not interfered your dancing yah….?

Anonymous said...

Interviews with roughly 90 ordinary Iranians abroad -- college students, housewives, doctors, lawyers, businesspeople -- in New York, London, Dubai, Sweden, Los Angeles and other places indicate that people who criticize Iran's regime online or in public demonstrations are facing threats intended to silence them.

Anonymous said...

This ain't Hill....
Before this past summer, “If anyone asked me, ‘Does the government threaten Iranians abroad or their families at home,’ I would say, ‘Not at all,’” says Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent lawyer inside Iran. “But now the cases are too many to count. Every day I get phone calls and visits from people who are being harassed and threatened” because of relatives’ activities abroad.

Naj said...

Anonymous; I think this may help you in life a bit!

Naj said...

Anonymous; you may want to improve on your English too!

Anonymous #2;
These tactics only prove that the Iranian government is losing control to be acting so foolishly! Sometimes, one just has to shrug and smile! Intimidation and fear mongering are standard fascist tools; and this is not the age of fascism; these dudes better learn modern methods of exploitation and containment; these threats are so old school!

Naj said...

Anonymous referring to Elliot article:

I didn't intent to "chastise" anyone, and indeed I liked it if the efforts of Iranian xpats and the American public opinion would prevent sanctions that will hurt Iranian people! So, all's good!

Publicola said...

• From a European perspective and for European circumstances and conditions it is absolutely not clear, what the Iranian government or commentators like “Anonymous” are driving at and why.
• Crystal-clear however as to Iran is, that for the presidential candidate Moussavi the election results of 33.75% was communicated directly after polling booths had been closed through government-official sources, as well as the figure of 36.33% for the oppositional candidates taken together.
In other words: more than one third of the Iranien constituency decided for a change of political emphasis (on the strength of probable vote-rigging, the election result of the opposition and thus the overall proportion of the electorate is assumed to be higher)
• QUESTION: What does an election result of approx. 35% mean under e.g. from a European perspective ?
• ANSWER: e.g. the German ecological party „The Greens “ was elected into parliament in 2009 with 10,7%. This long-term percentage of about 10% – a relatively modest and small figure when compared to the current Iranian election result has led to the fact that all parties in Germany (and in Europe, where the ecological parties have been achieving similar results over the long term) are not able to exist without a pronounced ecological and environmental party program.
The German Social-Democrats (SPD) and the ecological “Green-Party” taken together have achieved an election result of 33,7% (national election 2009) !
• CONCLUSION: Which politician in the whole of Europe, who is not out of his senses or completely inebriated or under the heavy influence of drugs, could and would consider an election result of more than 30% modest, small and to be disregarded or could and would even ignore it?

Anonymous said...

Yeki be in "Publicola" bege , shomaara ro avazi kerefteh !

betmo said...

i find it ironic that anyone in the western world would be cheering another nation's rebellion while our civil liberties are being yanked one after another and there's nary a peep. you keep on keepin' on naj- however and whatever you want :) namaste.

Anonymous said...

dear Ms. Naj,
"Bush-Bombs" ?. You've had a whole year to recover from Post Traumatic Bush Syndrome. It's always been more likely that the snipers will finally pop me, than that US bombs will fall on Iran, because of the VERY longstanding calculation that the possible pernicious military/political/economic/environmental consequenses of a US attack on Iran FAR out weighs any "benefit"; always has,probably always will.
"crippling sanctions"
Obama will ban the Republican Guard from Disneyland... No Mickey but the kids still have Farfour.
And if a few Jingos show up in our Reformist Green " Bush/Cheney '04" T-shirts,it won't spoil your party.
Bushtheliberator

Anonymous said...

dear Ms. Naj,
Please let me thank you for the insights you provide to those who are interested in Iran, but have only English.Seven months ago my whole Iranian brief was
" Axis of Evil",one down,two to go.The Greens may spend the next decade getting their butts kicked by the dictatorship, but they've already changed Iran's relationship with the USA.
Bushtheliberator