Just a quick note: I welcome an open and constructive conversation (time permitting) with friends and critics alike. However, mindful of the funds spent by right-wing PR firms on people to post defamatory comments about myself and NIAC and their objective to completely eliminate any chance for a constructive dialogue on most issues in the Iranian-American community, accusatory and defamatory comments will not be tolerated, particularly if they are made by anonymous commentators.
Constructive dialogue is central to a democratic culture's survival and sustainability. Destructive approaches - such as those taken by Mccarthyite outlets such as many LA Satellite TVs and Fox News - are a threat to healthy dialogue and set back our community's ability to through reason resolve issues and make progress.
Defamation, hate speech and slander are not free speech. I will do my best - time permitting - to ensure that dialogue on my posts are open, healthy and civilized.
I hope to post something soon on sanctions and welcome a constructive dialogue ON SUBSTANCE on this very important topic for our community.
Trita Parsi, PhD”
The lifetime president of NIAC lobby which claims to be a tax exempt “501(c)(3) educational organization” wrote the above educational text in defense of deleting comments and blocking commenters who politely asked uncomfortable questions on his blog, a cyber suppression of free speech which is also routinely done in Iran, something NIAC lobby claims it is against.
I challenge anyone, including the lifetime president of the NIAC lobby, to show where in the above explanation of suppression of free speech by the lifetime president of NIAC lobby differ in SUBSTANCE and dictatorial tone with those made by the lifetime ruler of Iran.
Both life timers decry well funded conspiracies by their enemies and don’t like the Satellite TV’s which do not praise them 24/7 and dictate what opinions and questions are allowed.
Trita, the lifetime president of NIAC lobby, respond!
Photo, the lifetime NIAC president with his then former employer and mentor, right-wing Republican Congressman Bob Ney. Later on Ney was convicted and served prison time association with corruption while in Congress some of it linked to Iran.