I’ve noticed that NIAC’s Internet Response Team ™ is getting lazy and instead of relaying NIAC’s talking points (straight from their Fact Book ™) in a more creative and subtle manner, they’ve resorted to repeating it verbatim from the said Fact Book ™. One point that these team members like to make is that if you don’t like NIAC, start your own organization. There are two points that are to be made in this statement: 1) don’t criticize NIAC, 2) there are no Iranian-American/human rights organizations other than NIAC; hence, you have to go make one from scratch if you don’t like NIAC.
This observation has not gone unnoticed by others and you may find another comment (below) that has alluded to this popular euphemism. And some actually have tried to be creative but still their words come out like clumsy yes-men. And of course, there are standard retorts for those who have actually taken NIACis on their advice/threat in making a case for creating an organization which is usually in the form of ridicule. For you enjoyment, I’ve included a sample (there are tons more) of “start your own organization” rhetoric by the “usual suspects” (sorry for stealing this term from NIAC; just this one time ;):
by Tiger Lily on Mon Aug 29, 2011 04:32 PM PDT
… start your own organization…
by rationaliranian on Sat Nov 05, 2011 01:58 PM PDT
…start your own organization… ;
Hafez’s Real King: “LOVE”
by Hafez for Beginners on Tue Nov 01, 2011 01:47 PM PDT
… setting up your own “Iranian-American” organizations…
by Hafez for Beginners on Tue Nov 01, 2011 09:34 AM PDT
…I’d get off my backside and set up my own organization…
VPK – let it go – folks have made up their minds
by MM on Mon Jun 07, 2010 08:49 AM PDT
…Please folks, if you do not like NIAC, form your own organization…
Just to bore everyone with another long piece
by BK (not verified) on Fri May 30, 2008 12:50 AM PDT
…I’m not sure if I care for this attitude from several contributors here, that conveys that message “if you don’t like NIAC don’t ask any questions and go form your own group” or words to that effect….
To All NIAC and Trita Parsi Bashers
by ocpersian on Fri Dec 04, 2009 04:38 PM PST
…So rather than bashing Trita and NIAC, I would say go do it. Create your own lobby or whatever you want to call it…
SAM – where is the beef?
by MM on Sat Oct 08, 2011 09:40 AM PDT
Please tell Trita to send my desperately needed money. I also suggest that you make your own gravy from scratch
Thank You Mr. Parsi for all that you do.
by Siamak Akhlaghi (not verified) on Thu May 15, 2008 02:45 AM PDT
I don’t know why some people think they know better than you what you should say and how you should run your own organization.