Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Changing dynasty: Transmogrification of the Iranian Flag

The Iranian flag has undegone many transformations through out the history, coincidental with changes in the ruling dynasties.

Recently, Ahmadinejad's propaganda dummies have been toying with stylization of the flag; slowly fading its green to blue! I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt; so I pulled the google image to task. Looking at hundreds of pictures, it seems he really is setting his grandiosity complex against a discolouring flag, recently! Is he so afraid of the greens that he is "wiping the green off the map of history"? Is he changing the flag?

Here's a picture of his press conference BEFORE the election (in fact part of the campaign, in June)

And this a picture of his recent press conference (after the lection)

In the top (pre-election image) there is certainly a blue hue but not strong enough to overwhelm the green of the flag! In the bottom image, the green and teh people have all faded in shapeless mishmash, with a "celestial" light (or halo!) washing over Mr. The cheating president!



kellie said...

What I find striking are all the flowers, and even butterflies! Is there a history of politicians in Iran surrounding themselves with bouquets? The style is like a Chinese propaganda poster - see the links at the bottom of this page for more of this sort of thing.

David said...

Hi Naj,

I see what you mean about the changing colors in the background poster! I wonder what the impostor President was thinking? It seems rather stupid as he is standing by a real flag in each picture which still has its green intact. Oh, look at the beautiful happy little butterflies and flowers in the blue poster. All of nature loves and approves of Ahmadinejad's benevolent leadership.

I'll try to drop by more often. Take care.

P.S. Glad you enjoyed my cake. :)

Publicola said...

Artistically/Ideologically highly interesting posting (!)
intriguing observations by your commentators "kellie" and "David".

There as not as many hands to throw them up in amazement