Friday, November 04, 2005

Ten to 15 thousand Italians marched by the Iranian embassy in Rome last night to let the murderous dimwits know what they think about them and their dimwit ideas.

I really admire these people.

I was very moved when they marched, a year ago, to mourn those who died in Beslan, and then they named a square in Florence after the children of Beslan.

Italians totally rock!

4 comments:

  1. That's a great gesture, and it reminds you of how politcaly aware the Italians are.

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  2. Yeah Musullini was really politically savvy too. He was also the kind of person who would consider all Iranians murderous dimwits. But why stop there? All chernomazie are barbarians.

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  3. Yeah Musullini was really politically savvy too. He was also the kind of person who would consider all Iranians murderous dimwits. But why stop there? All chernomazie are barbarians.

    You said that, not I. Whoever you are. Pathetic. Even though you stopped short of calling Italians 'chernomazie' - for they certainly are, just like all the rest, from the perspective of certain dimwits.

    It's Mussolini, by the way, not what you wrote.

    As for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mishah and I think that the plumber who came to fix our toilet a few days ago looked more like a high-ranking state official than this guy does.

    And we're not the only ones who perceive him this way, I'm glad to report. Here's what one Iranian writes:

    "Mr. President Ahmadinejad,

    I am an Iranian. I am among those you promised to make prosperous, happy and safe. I am among those you promised to bring peace and kindness as you mentioned over an over in your speeches. I did not vote for you and can not imagine doing such a thing in hundred years but now that you got the seat of the president of Iran, let me tell you what I think of what you just declared proudly as your plan for wiping off Israel from the surface of the Earth!

    Seems you are missing the time as mayor of Tehran where you were in charge of sweeping the city (what you did not do well in fact). That time is gone and the fact that you are president now and have the world map hanging from your office wall instead of the map of Tehran, does not mean that you should still make yourself busy with cleaning plans!

    Mr.President, you know and I know that this much hatred against Israel is just present within the circle of trust of the government and most of our people do not really care about that place. Well, they are under so much pressure with the load of problems in their lives that they can not find time to do so! Then why we have to pretend that we are the most hostile nation in the world while we are not? [...]"

    Read all of it here.

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  4. I second that, Neeka. It passes for wisdom these days to be equipped with the sobriety and balance sheets of grievances needed to decompose these kind of gestures into their questionable components. Which is all fine and good, except for the realization of what is missing. In Italian civic culture one can still encounter the sentiment behind the gesture, undecomposed. A rarity in today's world. Which makes it an occasional virtural refuge of sorts, at least for me. Ironically, another good place to look for resistance to cynicism are Iranian films. And while I'm at it, I might as well mention Timothy Garton Ash's recent report from Iran, Soldiers of the Hidden Imam.

    Best wishes!

    Another Misha

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