September 27 2000
Tackle your resentments
In response to "Okay,
I'm a racist", I must agree with dAyi Hamid on the fact that most
of us don't like Arabs. I myself have never liked Arabs. I don't now, nor
will I ever. However, I don't hate them to the point where I'd like to
nuke every single Arab country. Iranians are quite hot-blooded to begin
with and it's not uncommon to find that 1,400 years of hate being revived
after reading some Persian history.
In all honesty most of us do feel a tad bit of resentment towards these
descendants of nomads. I don't care how many lectures I get about opening
my mind and not being ignorant and how the whole deal is so childish and
chauvinistic and out of date.
You tell me how you feel about Arabs when you're behind closed doors
and around those with whom you confide. I'd like to hear how you speak
of them when there aren't any other Persians around for you to try to show
off your enlightenment to.
I'm speaking of that little smurk that you get in your voice every time
you utter phrases like "yaaroo Arab-e" or "injaa poreh Arab-e".
Yes, simple things, but nevertheless outlets for YOU.
Now hate me as you may. I really don't give a damn. Not to feel obligated
to explain myself or anything, but the main reason why I still don't like
Arabs is because every single one I've conversed with tries to completely
justify the actions of their filthy ancestors by giving me a load of crap
about the glory of Islam and how lucky we should feel that we were BLESSED
with the gift of Islam. Really? Seems more like a bunch of horny Arabs
lusting after some fresh "loot" to me.
Anyway, if I were to speak with an intelligent Arab who acutally did
disagree with the whole conquest without giving me all that garbage about
the glory of Islam and how lucky Persians were to have such a holy predicament
befall them, I may even reverse my anger towards them all.
So don't be a damn hypocrite and pretend nothing's bothering you. Pinpoint
the emotional hangup and tackle it with some intense conversations with
the subjects of your resentment. And if you feel like it takes more than
just conversations to settle your disputes, by all means be my guest. Just
don't call me from the county house and don't get your ass kicked.