Dumber than me
A reply to Siamack Baniameri
By Roudabeh Faghri
September 26, 2003
Siamack, in your opening paragraph to "Sick
and tired", you wrote:
I don't know about you but I'm
sick and tired of these people. That's right, I'm sick and tired
of these new trends that are
popping among Iranians all over the place. My shit-list is
growing out of control and I see no end in sight. I'm sure
you're sick and tired of them too, you just don't know it.
you have totally left me in a query with your opening paragraph. If
you really have a problem with the "new trends that are popping
among Iranians all over the
why don't you just keep your sorry little butt in the
past because whether you like it or not the world is going
to change every minute of every day. (And notice I said
world not just Iranians).
You go on:
I tell you what I'm sick of: I'm sick of pretentious
people who refer to themselves as "Iranian-American" to
sound more intelligent. Makeup your mind for God's sake. You
can not possibly be born in two countries at the same time.
If you were born in Iran, you're an Iranian. If you were born
in the US, you're an American. That's all there is to it. Let
me ask you something: if you had became a citizen of Ghana,
would call yourself "Iranian-Ghanaian?" Huh? Would
You know Siamack, if you weren't so ignorant of the
world around you, maybe some of your stress would be calmed. The
fact is that a person with many citizenships has the right
to call him or herself any or all nationalities that he or
she is. I, myself, am an Iranian-Canadian living in America,
and in a couple months (inshalah) I will call myself an Iranian-Canadian-American. What
right or privilege do you have to tell me what to call myself?!
Next you said:
I tell you what I'm sick and tired of: I'm sick
of chiropractors. Hey, you are not a Doctor and that's the end
of the story.
Doctors go to medical schools. Doctors write prescriptions.
Doctors actually cure patients. Don't call yourself a doctor,
people laugh behind your back.
You are such a poorly educated, narrow-minded
person Siamack. From
what I read in this article, I would guess that you live in
California but I don't think that you have ever tried
to acquire the wonderful traits of American people. The
past seven years that I've lived in America I have come
to a point of realization. Before I talk I make sure that
what I'm saying isn't generalized, prejudice or
judgmental against certain people.
Do you really know
all the chiropractors in the world? Have you gone to all
their offices and observed the way that they practice their
talent. Whom do you think you are to be telling someone
that they haven't worked hard to get to where they are? I
guess you are just oneof those "bache mamanies" who
thinks you are the only hard worker in this world. Well
wake up and smell the chie, because everyone works hard in
I tell you what I'm sick and tired of: I'm sick
of older Iranian folks who are sucking free money out of
Medicare, social security,
and other US government services for the poor. You
have never worked a day in this country, never contributed
of these funds, never been a factor to advance the economy,
never built, designed, manufactured, or provided services
to anyone. You are stealing money. It belongs to the people
have worked hard all their lives. Don't take it. It's not
The one thing that I can agree with you on is
senior citizens are taking advantage of free money. However,
once again Siamack joon, you're generalizing! Have
you really talked to all the senior citizens in America to
find out if they have "worked a day in this country"?
Mreover, why is it that only the Iranian folks annoy you? Are
you sure there aren't any Indians, Italians, Chinese,
Africans, etc. who don't take advantage of an opportunity
when they see it?
Do you want to know who I'm sick and tired
of? I'll tell you who: I'm sick of monarchists. Listen, it's
gone, done, over
with, and it's not coming back. Get on with your lives.
I'm really glad that you found a way to express your
stress on the world but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I'm
really sorry if you don't have enough facts to back up
your arguments against your friends when you get together but
that's just your problem.
I'm also sick and tired of Los Angles-based musicians.
For God's sake, 25 years and not a single hit. Have you ever
that maybe music is not your forte?
Again, who gave you the right to badmouth other
is in the eye of the beholder. I don't care if the
guy mows people's lawns for a living, if he's happy
why not? Is it really affecting the way you live?
Oh, I'm sick and tired of the Iranian national
football team. You're telling me that we can not find 20 good
among 70 million people? I don't know about you, but I'm baffled.
How can it be? For a country that has over 10 million unemployed
youngsters, we ought to find a few good footballers. Don't
"Footballers"? hahahahaha hey why don't
we just make you the king of the world and then you won't
get sick of everything anymore You can make everything just the
way you want -- like your mom used to let you do when you were
a little boy.
Let me tell you who else I'm sick and tired of:
I'm sick of people who call themselves Persians. Do you ever
calling themselves Ottomans, or Chinese calling themselves
Manchurians, or Italians calling themselves Romans, or Iraqis
calling themselves Babylonians? Where did this Persian thing
come from? Was I sleeping and missed something?
You are so ignorant. Geez read a newspaper already – actually,
you should start with a history book, since you're so
out of date! Around the 1940's Reza Shah, who was
the ruler of Iran back then, decided he needed a superpower
to tag along with, so Hitler became his new idol. Iran
actually means the land of Arians. Arians are the race
that Hitler believed to be superior. So Siamack, do you
really want to be a part of the Hitler era??
I'm sick of them Iranian-owned and operated
car dealerships in southern California. Every time I shop there
saying, "Thank you sir for using Vaseline this time.
Excuse me for walking funny, but I might have hurt my back
If you really have a problem with "Iranian-owned and
operated car dealerships in southern California" then
why the hell do you keep going down there? I mean are
you that slow that you can't decide whether the place
you're going is beneficial to you or not?
I'm sick and tired of Iranians who run for US
government offices. Being born and raised in a country with the
worst human rights
record, highest number of political prisoners, most totalitarian
governments, and one of the poorest nations in the world, maybe
governmental affairs in not our cup of tea. We fucked up our
own country, let's not fuck up another.
I really don't think it's physically possible to "fuck
up" a country. You have absolutely no right to talk
about anyone like that. I don't see you trying to
fix anything in "our country" if it's really
your country you should want to be proud of it, and try to
help it. Talking is so easy, that's why I hate people
like you. All they ever do is talk.
You know you're
probably one of those low life losers who came to America with
his parents' money and is now living and eating off of
your own dead father's retirement money 'cuz your
mom still thinks of you as a little baby who needs pampering
all the time and can't see what a total asshole her son
has really turned out to be. No wife, no children, just
a bowl of marijuana to sniff and a six pack of beer to drink
every night before you go to bed in your one bedroom apartment
that smells like your sweat and dirty life. People like
you should have their mouths stapled together. I'm
sorry but in my book, you lost your right to have any effect
on the citizen's and hard workers of this world.
And one last thing I'm sick and tired of: I'm
sick of them teenage American-born Iranian wannabes who try to
Hey, your Parsi sucks, give it up. Iran was repeatedly attacked
by foreign armies for 2000 years and the language was never
destroyed, but now the new generation of Yankee teenage wanna-speak-Parsi-to-make-my-parents-happy
are single handedly destroying the language. Please, just shut
"Parsi"? It's Farsi you idiot. In addition,
I commend the Iranian-American youth for trying to make such
a wonderful effort of learning their mother tongue. I
think it's just as important as anything else in this
world. To be able to compare and contrast two different
cultures, religions, languages and ways of life is an important
ability that shows just how open minded and eager we all are
to take all the opportunities given to us.
Finally, you end with:
I'm sick of it, man. Just sick of it.
Siamack, I am very
glad that I read your article because I was able to prove to
myself and to everyone else who
article, that what you said was absolute bull-shit and that
there always will be someone named Siamack Baniameri who is
dumber than me. I hope I gave you a real reason to be
"just sick of it": Your ignorance.
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