Agreeing

alimostofi
by alimostofi
08-Feb-2011
 

So something strange is happening amongst us Iranians. We are agreeing more. Don't believe me? Read some of the threads, and compare it to the discussions in the past.

We all used to jump at each others throats, tearing our ideas apart, until tears were in our eyes. In the early years of the internet, we used to rattle the forums with photos, videos, supporting our ideologies. Forums crashed.

It does not happen anymore. Even Mr Nasties on the sites have toned down. Heck it is boring. I like it.

Wow it has taken a long time for us all to vent it all. We have all vomited out our political thoughts. We know every political concept. There is no line of thought we don't know. No surprises anymore.

The result of all this is maturity. We can tolerate each other and accept each other. What happened? I think it is our ability to throw out politics and religion from our thought process. We just think in terms of culture.

Remember the times you had to go out there, and fight for democracy and the right to vote, just because George W Bush said that Iranians did not know how to vote.

Now you are not bothered. What has replaced it all? What deeper feeling is it that has occupied your mind?

The answer is just one word. Iran.

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At some point in history we will have to sit across the table and prove them wrong in a polite manner and they will have to agree politely. Then we are civilized.

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Esfand Aashena

A good chunk of population has reached this milestone already.

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When you have the chance to silence people with violence as Islamic Republic does you won't "waste" your time having a debate!

On the other hand many who are pushing for reforms and dialogues want an atmosphere free of fear and intimitation.  Here on i.com Islamic Republic does not rule so personal attacks should not be tolerated. 

I also don't want someone coming to my blog and shelang takhteh without my permission!  It should be my choice like everywhere else where you can blog.  I certainly don't want someone to "define" freedom of speech with shelang takhteh and worse go on manbar (religious tribune :-) over it!

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alimostofi

Besheen befarma betamarak,

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Besheen befarma betamarak, all mean the same. We have in the slow progress of thirty years, developed the political language. This language was really non-existant before.

Ali Mostofi

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Esfand Aashena

Looks like some of the agitators are no longer given a free rein

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What is the most fertile ground for an agitator?  A limited audience with free rein to shelang takhteh (enough room for jumping jacks :-) and attack everyone from all walks of life and views with impunity!

I don't know if we're agreeing more with each other but I see some of the most active agitators are no longer tolerated.  I don't know if it is going to last but the admin or the new owners of i.com have lost their thick skins and are less accomodating!

I think it's good and this is the normal way to start to learn to tolerate each other.  It is in our Iranian blood to have zero tolerance for others!   

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Maryam Hojjat

I agree with you

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Thanks for reminding us.


alimostofi

Sorry admin, did this on an

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Sorry admin, did this on an old phone and it posted it a few times. 

Ali Mostofi

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