Iranian Wave

alimostofi
by alimostofi
06-Nov-2011
 

Networking: how bad we are .....

The Hezbollah Party in Iran might be bad, but Khomeini did one thing right. He established an amazing network with his cassettes. We Iranians all have mobile phones. But we have no abiliry to network. Even when we agree on one thing we all say it differently. There needs to be a system. There needs to be a common agreement on the terminology used at least, so that it resonates harmoniously and builds a crescendo. Politics is all about social branding. How do you think Apple made the iPhone great? Everyone already had two mobiles. So why did they buy an iPhone?

We need to sell our brand. It is called Iran. So first of all call them The Hezbollah Party in Iran. Yes it is important to write it all out. It does a lot. The title connects them to other Hezbollah Party proxies in Lebanon and elsewhere. That then pretty much removes "Iran" from the discussion. If you use your own abbreviation then you do not add to the momentum of the wave of opposition. The wave of opposition is made of loads of droplets of voices all using the same terminologies. Right now there is no wave. People like me make a drop and it barely get picked up and built upon and it dies. Why? Because another person would be writing at the same time and that article does not connect to mine as it uses it own syntax.

Ali Mostofi

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How ironic. Tx Ali

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How ironic. Tx

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anglophile

English Ali English!!

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You then put on your English teacher's hat on, and place some order into the classroom.

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Examples of wrong words

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Examples of wrong words ....

If you use the popular word "Islamist", you piss off the all Moslems.

If you use the popular word "Iran", you piss off the Iranians.

If you use the popular word "Mullah", it pisses off the Iranian Moslems.

If you use the less popular words "Khomeinists", it has no effect.

If you use abbreviations like "IRI", it has no effect.

If you type something in Finglish, like Akhound, it has no effect.

There are plenty of others.

In order for us to create a non-violent movement it is important to plan for the moment we win and plan backwards. Imagine a moment Iran is in the hands of Iranians, or more appropriately not in the hands of The Hezbollah Party in Iran (THPiI). Now think of how THPiI would react if it saw you have used offensive language. Ok you say, I don't care. But they would be able to attract people nevertheless.

- The game is to identify them within the Iranian culture.

- The game is to create a relative value between what the high moral value is, and what they are.

The high moral value is that of Iran, it's our culture, and how it treats all. THPiI will realize where they are in relation to other entities in Iran. That way one can approach them peacefully and say, "we always referred to you correctly" and your policies were out of line. It is almost like the MEK. We all know that they do not condemn capital punishment. We all know where they are in the political spectrum and we handle them.

Calling them The Hezbollah Party in Iran (THPiI), connects them to other political party systems in the world as well. It makes a lot more sense. You will find that this is where most of the clarity becomes very practical.

Next time you are in a forum with Jews and Christians talking about "Iran", when they should be saying The Hezbollah Party in Iran, you will remember that it is all about branding. You then put on your English teacher's hat on, and place some order into the classroom.

Good luck and Nowruz Pirooz.

Ali Mostofi

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All-Iranians

Very Good Points

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Thank you for sharing.

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