100+ Years of War on Modernity

100+ Years of War on Modernity
by fozolie

Iranian history is really groundhog day, Iranian style. I came by a striking photo of one of the ancien generals in Lor fighting ourfit so could not resist this. Enjoy. From Shepesh to Shepesh in less than 100 years. Congratulations.


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I agree with Anglophile too ... Milani & Mashayekhi are wrong

by Darius Kadivar on

"Modernity" doesn't necessarily mean "Progress" ...


Stupid American Girl thinks Europe is a country...


Miss Teen USA South Carolina 2007 with Subtitles


Both Abbas Milani and Mashayekhi's take on why we are where we are today is wrong. Their arguments are merely aimed at dismissing the peoples responsibility in what happened to them and blame it on their rulers.


What makes Iranian Losers is not that they are any less intelligent than others or don't have personal and collective qualities ...


What Makes them Losers is that they are FASHION VICTIMS ... 


"Iranians Have Liberal Society, Values" | Iranian.com


Just look how much you hear them praise Madonna but will never applaud their own Royals however modern:


A Family Affair by DK


By insulting Our own Royals we have ended up insulting our Collective Self and turning our own nation into an object of ridicule ... 


SATIRE: The Burqa Republic of Our IRANICAN Dreams ;0)



Political, social Progress is not incompatible with tradition as long as a nation has a sense of self pride and dignity.


Just look at the British to this day and how they have achieved democracy and progress whilst maintaining their tradition and heads high:




Highlights from the Jubilee concert 


River pageant in 31 million pixels 


Something which alas we Iranians lost in the process because of a total misunderstanding of our Priortities as a Nation:


THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY: How Would You Evaluate Iran's Democracy Index in 1953 ? 


It's a pity that because of events of 1953 our intelligentsia totally confused it's priorites:


Mashallah Ajoudani on Intellectuals and the '79 Revolution


We could have learned a great deal from the British were it not for our very own pseudo intelligentsia and Mossadegholahis Who instead of seeking compromise had a nihilistic approach towards the very notion of nation building:


DOWNTON ABBEY: Ebrahim Golestan "Vomits" on Shah's Coronation & calls Ferdowsi a 'Racist'   


It's our pseudo intelligentsia which is greatly responsible for the gradual moral , cultural and intellectual setbacks of the past 100 years:


Constitutionalist's Critics of Shamlou's deemed 'Insults' towards Ferdowsi's Shahnameh 


and not much our Monarchs who naturally have and had their shortcomings.


I don't think even Khomeiny is to blame as much as the Iranian Jomhurykhahs ( secular or not) who allied with him and more or less continue to this day even in our Diaspora to justify the Revolution as a Glorious and irreversable event:


COMPLAINING JOMHURYKHAH: What Have the Pahlavis EVER Done For Us ? ;0) 


Instead of supporting their Legitimate Sovereign:


Crown Prince Reza on importance of "Checks and Balances" of future regime


And continue to call him "Mr." instead of your "Royal Highness" or "Shahzadeh" ... 

We would have definitively been better off had we learned one or two things from the British who don't even have a Constitution:


RESTORATION: Britain's 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688 and the 'Bill of Rights' 


PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY: How Does the British Constitutional Monarchy Truly Operate ? 


instead of copy and pasting the American Model :


"Iranians Have Liberal Society, Values" | Iranian.com


Even our Own prince is falling for this ideological mumbo jumbo Jomhurykhah trap to some degree ...


Crown Prince Reza's Tribute to Mehrdad Mashayekhi (1953-2011) 


When in fact he should have stuck to his Oath:


MONARCHY MATTERS: Khosro Fravahar say’s Iranian Jomhurykahs live in denial 



"A Country that Loses it's Poetic Vision is a Country that faces death" -Saul Bellow. 


There is, however, a big difference here

by anglophile on

When General Ahmad Amir-Ahmadi, subject of your blog, was fighting as a young officer in Lorestan he wore the local tribal outfit of the Lor fighters. Don't see anything wrong with that when it is a means of showing unity with the Lor fighters who were fighting alongside him. T E Lawrence did the same during the Arab revolt against Ottamans. The Islamic republic's army are not in unity with anything but themselves or putting it your way, shepesh in unity with shepesh. There is a fundamental difference between the two. //iran-bahasht.blogfa.com/post-347.aspx


good one

by MRX1 on

The differnce are the current shepish drive foreign cars, shop in Europe, have looted money  in dubai or canada and bad mouth west, joos (jews) on 7/24 basis and want respect from west at the same time!


What a great find.

by vildemose on

What a great find. Incredibly telling. Groundhog day aptly describe Iranian political history.



All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir