posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by el1jah
Ok, I am a little confused. If this is legit, then I say "GREAT JOB!!" on the part of the people trying to begin initiating contact and becoming
representatives of their countries and hopefully setting the example for their leaders. BUT, here is where I am confused and a little weary of this
"movement." Iranians and Israelies do not speak English. All of the "posters" I have seen are in English. I have been to the facebook page and the
blog, there are some posts in Hebrew, but none of the these "I love Iranians" posters. And all of the posts and responses are in English. The
Israelis speak Hebrew and the Iranians speak Persian (Farsi). These are the official languages of these two countries. Yes I know that most of our
international brothers and sisters are much more savy when it comes to languages and speak English as well as it seems to be the universal language,
BUT if this were me, I think I would create the posters in the native dialect of the country I was trying to initiate conversation with. It just
makes better sense.
So here's my question: Why did these people create posters in English?
Here is where my logic has me at this very moment:
!) This is 100% legit and it has all been conveniently translated for us Americans OR
2) This is NOT legit and the American people are being manipulated by either our own country, another country, or a combination.
I teach about "Missions" locally, nationally, and internationally once a week. I am also a full time student and will be studying at a local
University next semester pursuing a degree in Biblical and Related Languages with a focus in Hebrew. I do not tell any of you this to say "look at
me," but rather to show that I am familiar with quite a few of the geographic languages associated with different regions which is part of the reason
why I have taken an interest in this "movement."
I really hope my gut is wrong on this and it is 100% legitimate and not a mere manipulation tool of whoever to blindside not only Americans but also
the rest of the world. But I can't discount the side of my logic that is sending up a red flag right now in regards to the promotion of this
"movement" in the English language. Maybe I am just misinformed and it was originally in Farsi or Hebrew, but that it just caught on like wildfire
and it's being translated into English for us. Just my two cents worth. If anyone has an explanation and is better familiar with this, please feel
free to enlighten me. Knowing me, this will bug the snot out of me all day.
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