Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Nice Try, America

In case the world's only superpower underestimates the mental prowess of Iran's leadership, this is a reminder to America of what she is up against:
An Iranian official on Sunday lashed out at the Hollywood movie "300" for insulting the Persian civilization, local Fars News Agency reported.
Nonsense. Why would anyone feel the need to insult such a fine, upstanding, historically peace-loving people like the Iranians?
Javad Shamqadri, an art advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,...
He has an art advisor? A true renaissance man, that Ahmadinejad is.
...accused the new movie of being "part of a comprehensive U.S. psychological war aimed at Iranian culture", said the report.
Iran's uncontrollable Pavlovian response to all their woes: the "conspiracy". After all, everyone knows that Hollywood dutifully waits for its orders from George W. Bush and his psychological war-mongering neo-con gang to bring the world under America's hegemony.
Shamqadri was quoted as saying "following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities [?] in the U.S. initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture,"
True. I actually audited that class when I was in college: "Post-Islamic Revolution Persian Culture Discreditation 101".
The movie's effort wound [?] be fruitless, because "values in Iranian culture and the Islamic Revolution are too strongly seated to be damaged by such plans", said the Iranin [sp] official.
It'll take more than a movie to make that resilient Iranian culture come crashing down, in case you were wondering.
Shamqadri, who is also a filmmaker, said that production of more domestic and artistic films which portray Iranian achievements is a proper response to movies like "300".
That's right, Bushitler. Prepare to be taught an artistic cinematographic lesson that will make you think twice next time you try you insult Iranian pieties! Think otherwise, and you got another thing comin'!


Reel Fanatic said...

This is easily one of the funniest and most ridiculous things I've read in weeks .. I guess you can read anything you want to into a movie, but I only saw a damn fine flick

Michael said...

I wonder how long before the Iranians start trumpeting Thermopylae as a "glorious Persian victory that led to permanent Persian domination of the Agean region?"