September 8, 2000
Why are we so rude?
Regarding the article "Qaziyeh-ye
nejad" by Mohandes: I have so many questions but I can't come
up with any answers! I just want to know why we think that we are the best,
and nobody is like us? Why are we proud of what happened 3,000 years ago,
while we have nothing now?! I mean just look at us now! What happened to
that huge empire? And what are we now?! If we are the best, and the rest
of the world is nothing, how come we are all refugees in America, Europe...?
Has anyone ever thought of this? The pride we have for 3,000 year old things
has made us so blind that we can't see our present situation or think
about our future.
The article mentioned something very FUNNY, that Iranians who have dark
eyes and dark hair are mixed with Arabs and are not true Persians! Now
that one is the joke of the day! First of all those people are very beautiful.
Ssecond of all, if we were actually so BIORZEH and DASTOPAACHOLOFTI that
anyone could attack our beautiful country, then we really should not be
nagging and complaining!
We believe we are THE ONE AND ONLY BEST NATION! But yet we make fun
of each other! We do not like Arabs, Turks, Kurds, Blacks, Hispanics, Germans,
Americans... In fact we do not like anyone. We even make fun of other religions
and nations in our own country! this is ridiculous!
Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by ignorance . Let me tell you a story
that happened recently. Every thing was going great at this international
dance party at our school. I can tell you that about half the people were
non-Iranians. Towards the end of the party, SOME WELL-EDUCATED PERSIAN
got drunk and started beating up some of the Arab kids who go to our school,
and asked them to leave the IRANIAN INTERNATIONAL PARTY! The next day everybody
was disgusted by us!
I have gone to some Arab and Turkish parties; they are so warm and
nice, they get so happy to see foreigner who are interested in their culture
and music, UNLIKE US! Why are we like this?
There was also a gathering about Iran at Harvard University last year
that was sponsored by some Iranians and Americans who majored in Iranian
culture. Some POOR AMERICAN GIRL was in a very pretty and colorful Kurdish
outfit, and she was going to dance for the crowd. But the minute she walked
in, everybody started to make fun of her. They told her she should not
try to look like BEAUTIFUL IRANIAN GIRLS BECAUSE SHE CAN NEVER BE ONE!
She cried and left! And some old lady said: Thank god that she left! We
have nicer and prettier girls!
Sometimes I wonder why some Americans are so rude toward us! But then
I realize we are not any better toward them! I hate to say this, but some
of us are very selfish, and DAMAGHBAALAA! Most of us don't even approve
if an Iranian goes out or gest married to a non-Iranian. I believe our
unkind behavior toward others is the reason why some people don't like
When I worked at a book store, every time I had an Iranian customer,
the minute they found out I was Iranian they were nice and talkative. Other
than that, most of them did not even say thank you, or even a lsimple hello!
I have never been this confused in my life and this issue of race is something
that is been getting more confusing to me ever since I left Iran.
Maybe we should solve our own current problems rather than be proud
of something that happened 3,000 years ago.