reply to post by NikolaiMacIntosh
Move to Iran and voice these sentiments. Oh yeah..you cannot do that.
I would, if I had any interest in Iran, which I do not. So why would I travel there?
However, there are actually several people who travelled to Iran and say it's not as bad as many western media portrays. There was even an american
actor that went to Iran and even converted to Islam. Not that I agree with that, but it shows how it's not that hard as people make it to be.
People don't realise how good it is in the US and other western countries.
How good? Life quality isn't based on what type of gadgets and toys you have. Yes, life is good in western countries, very good when compared to
these countries, but we also have very long way to go.
I'm not pushing fingers into salted wounds here, but are we forgetting what was happening in the US itself until very recent decades? It wasn't
that long ago that you had afro-americans drinking from different water sources and having separated bathrooms, or "reserved" places in a bus.
Roofs of glass my friend, roofs of glass.
We have the freedom to speak our minds and do as we want within reason.
Yes, you can voice your opinions. But when you see people being charged and persecuted by having a different opinion in Facebook, that is a tricky
But then again, just because I don't make Iran the devil of the world, doesn't mean I don't value my life standards.
In Iran people are hanged, stoned, tortured and killed for next to nothing. Speaking your mind is not an option and human rights go completely
Yes, it's called culture, and they still have a lot to learn about human rights. Let's not forget and be hypocrites about what western countries did
in the past. If we were allowed to grow up as a civilization and live to better standards of social justice, so are other countries.
People often fail to realize that most of this countries actually stayed behind time in terms of human rights because of western influence
aren't you aware of the amount of dictators that were put/kept in power because they suited the western interests? Dictators don't live and fall
because it's the right thing to do. They live or fall wether or not they go along western interests.
Many people complain and "yell" about what goes on in these countries, forgetting that countries like Saudi Arabia or Bahrain aren't free, but they
are allowed to continue that life-style because they are allied
to the US/EU/NATO.
Same with other countries like Turkey. Turkey still has a long way to go in terms of human rights, yet, I don't see people complain half of what they
complain about countries like Iran.
And speaking of which, Iran isn't actually that bad. They have these situations that are completely and utterly ridiculous and barbaric, but they are
actually one of the few countries in Middle East who make reforms based on what the population sees as correct, and not because the UN or other bs
tells them to.
Iran is on the spotlight for a set number of reasons, but since continents like Africa are cliché and over-talked about in the media, people seem to
forget that things are MUCH worst in Africa. But I don't see nobody saying "bomb those F..ers". Wonder why...
How a person can live in comfort and then somehow condone or compare Iranian ideals and lifestyles to ones in the US, Canada or Europe is
How a person can live in comfort of the western life, and value so little the life of people who are "far" from that comfort, is my problem.
I'm shocked to see people demanding attacks in Iran, I'm shocked to see people claim that those countries NEED more death because they
are...murderers? How stupid is that?
You kill more of them because they are filled with hate? So they hate you and me (westerns) for the things that western society has been doing for
centuries and decades, and your view is that we should be racist and prejudice against them, supporting acts of war and murder against them?
It's stupid, inhumane and a statement of ignorant and disrespect for other cultures identity, growth and life.
Most likely just an anarchist, islamic fundamentalist or person of middle eastern descent with an unfounded hatred for white,
I'm not actually going to report you for that personal attack. I'm going to just give you my middle finger and tell you to go preach to someone who
cares about your prejudice.
The person who you are addressing and labeling as "anarchist", "islamic fundamentalist" or "person of middle eastern descent", is nothing of
Simply, I value life, wherever it is. And I've been there. I've seen it with my own eyes (the region).
What have you done? Nothing but stupid and ignorant posts attacking people in a forum.