posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 02:49 PM
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by michaelbrux
So you don't know any Iranians at all, have had no interaction with any at all yet you judge a whole nation and it's people on some historical
account from over a thousand years ago?
And the thing is that every attribute you have given them could also be applied to Americans.
To be honest, after re-reading your post I really don't understand the point you were trying to make....were you judging the whole Iranian nation on
Herodotus Histories which were written nearly 2500 years ago and not a mere thousand years ago as I wrote before?
edit on 29/4/12 by Freeborn
because: Add ETA
actually, i did know iranians. being that i grew up in a university environment, a major university, i've been around people from all over the world
my entire life.
being that I have too much education, i spent most of my adult life around people that were from somewhere else, iran being among those places.
my wife is from the far east and i often feast and celebrate with people who have different social and political views from my own.
our children also have connections to places far beyond the shores of America and have a vested interest in the idea that America is a suitable place
to call home.
all of this being said. I am quite certain that Herodotus was entirely correct in what he said.
and the present day Iranians are proving him correct.
the posters in these threads are proving Herodotus correct.
and i'm not criticizing a whole nation, just the people that control them and the posters who support them.
like i keep saying...i'm not confused about anything with regards to this...
you guys keep up your own beliefs and i'll keep mine.