Anglophile Part III - The Saga Continues ...


Anglophile Part III - The Saga Continues ...
by anglophile

As Harold Wilson once said: A week is a long time in politics. When it comes to IC, every day is a very long time indeed. A week ago I was "oddly" blocked from having access to my favourite social and political networking site, IranianDotCom. I went through a phase of serious soul searching to find out why I was so unfailingly attracted, if not addicted, to this site that visiting it has become a religiously followed routine of my daily life. And I found the answer in just one word: You! And I mean all of you, friends and foes alike. When on IC, I feel I am among the people whom I know so well. For what it’s worth, for better or for worse, we are a small sample of the people who occupy that great land we call it IRAN.

But all these aside, the experience of the past week was one of a deeply humbling nature. This is why I had to use this blog to pay my most sincere gratitude to each and every member who contributed to my being readmitted to this great community. I am deeply moved by their generosity of spirit and their magnanimity. I consider myself extremely priviledged to have been at the receiving end of their support and affection.

But before that, first I would like to thank Messrs. Red Wine and Shazde Asdola Mirza, whose provocative comments and graphic contributions to this site made me slip and by doing so I found this uniqe opportunity to connect with some of the best friends one could find anywhere. Thank you gentlemen!

In no particular order and as far as my memory can help me I would like extend my most sincere thanks to:

Darius Kadivar, words fail me to thank you enough for being the most vociferous advocate of constitutional monarchy and the best ally one may ever dream to have, simply Un magnifique monarchiste!

Shemirani, for your extremely kind and generous remarks and the most valid points you raised with the admin.

Oon Yaroo, for being such a great and supportive pal and a real looti.

ReligionOutOfGovernment, I cannot find the right words to convey my admiration for your principled position, your courage and my gratitude. With you the words of Voltaire are realised:"Monsieur l'abbé, je déteste ce que vous écrivez, mais je donnerai ma vie pour que vous puissiez continuer à écrire" (Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write). If you don't mind my saying so: may God bless you.

Ma'moor, my dear friend, our friendship reminds me of the words of Rumi:

ای بسا هندو و ترک همزبان

ای بسا دو ترک چون بیگانگان

پس زبان محرمی خود دیگر است

همدلی از همزبانی خوشتر است

Thank you for being such a dear hamdel.

Fanoos, my dear Lady with the Lantern, thank you for your most soothing words when I needed them most. May you be the leading light to those who are in the dark. God bless you.

Mehrban, whose name and whose nature are one and the same: Grace. I shall heed your lif e saving advice and prove to be worthy of your mehrbani. Thank you.

CIM, for your highly principled stance and your commendable impartiality.

Faramarz, for your great sense of humour which brings life to those otherwise morbid moments and I drink my next pint to your lasting liveliness and healthy witticism.

First Amendment, my precious old friend whose words, wits and humour are painfully delightful. We share so much in private and yet are understood so little in public. May your right to free speech surpasses my right to a tied tongue.


شده‌ام خراب و بدنام و هنوز امیدوارم
که به همت عزیزان برسم به نیکنامی

I am hugely indebted to you for your generous and relentless support and sympathies. And I am so delighted to be able to enjoy your highly valuble work and admire your meticulous research again. Thank you from the depth of my heart


ואני אוהב אותך

You are such a joy to know and a great friend to have. Thank you so much my dear ally for your kindness and supportive comments. I am forever in your debt.

Professor Mohammad Ala, how can I ever thank you enough for your free spirited support and the true patriot that you are. I hope you can forgive me for my sins allow me to enjoy your delightful companionship on this site, Peerooz Baashid.

Amirkabir4u, My dear Mirza Taghi Khan, I can assure you that I had no part in the Fin bath house incident and that I equally condemn that horrid conspiracy. Thank you for being critical of my intentions but I hope in time I can prove my convictions are not far from yours.

AmirParvizForSecularMonarchy, Amir Jaan your concern for my health was most touching and I am afraid as Mark Twain said:"the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. " Thank you for your kind and supportive comment and I am proud to consider myself as your ally in your quest for a secular monarchy.

I hope if due to my poor memory I missed anyone they forgive me but be assured that I am greatly indebted to them.

The last but not the list are the managers of this most revered site, for giving me one last chance to returm among my compatriots and enjoy their companionship as virtual as it may be. At the beginning of this blog I said that I was oddly blocked. What I meant was that I found it a little odd that while I am frequently the butt of the most colourful compliments

e.g. angal. moron, nokar, embecil, lackey, parasite, filth, filthy person, traitor, prostitute, boot licker, and my favourite of all, Gunga Din (a water bearer boy to the British officers of the British Raj era whose carnal delights was quenching his masters' other thirst) and yet had never flagged or complained about such compliments, had to be blocked for negligently calling some one a little man!

I appreciate that you may not have time to control all such incidents consistenly but please remember that nobody is perfect, including yours faithfully.

Once again thank you all and as my American cousins are used to hear: God Bless You!

I leave you with the English singer and song writer Jessie J and her meaningful song, Nobody's Perfect, which should have been written with me in her mind:



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Oon Yaroo Jaan Aziz

by anglophile on

You are so kind and generous in resembling me to the grand chandelier but as our good friend First Amendment suggested I need to be dusted from time time time :) I think our good Admin did just that by my brief suspension - I suppose I am always in a state of suspension :)


Ghorbaane- shoma,



با سپاس از جناب دکتر نوری عزیز



سرِ ارادت ما و آستان حضرت دوست

كه هر چه بر سر ما مي‏رود اراده اوست

نظير دوست نديدم اگر چه از مه و مهر

نهادم آينه‏ها در مقابل رخ دوست

First Amendment

He was no Sir Abbas Ghaaderi :))

by First Amendment on

Abbas Ghaderi can find its place on the top of the first, there's a precedence for that.............this one suits our anglo better.......

Oon Yaroo

1st Amendment Jaan, since you like old songs and appropriate

by Oon Yaroo on

for someone who had been gone for a while....


First Amendment

"You are the grand chandelier of IranianDotCom!"

by First Amendment on

You must've meant Grand Chancellor, situated firmly on the solid foundation..............chandeliers, my friend, are me and you dangling up there, gathering dust.......and subject to be turned off by any finger at any moment.......and never to be remembered..............

Oon Yaroo

Anglophile Jaan, welcome back!

by Oon Yaroo on

You are the grand chandelier of IranianDotCom!

M. Saadat Noury

درود و شادباشی برای بازگشت

M. Saadat Noury


آسمان چون جمع مشتاقان پریشان می کند
در شگفتم من نمی پاشد ز هم دنیا چرا...: شهریار


Thank you

by anglophile on

Mehrban-e aziz


Thank you Mehrdad Jaan

by anglophile on

You are as always so kind and generous to me. Hope to be deserving of your trust in me.


Bless you




Your blog is a testament to your contribution to this site…

by Bavafa on

And I am glad this unjustly (only my opinion) was made right you are back.I hope to see much of your contribution.Welcome back

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Welcome Back

by Mehrban on



Merban jaan

by anglophile on

I am definitely for Freedom Rights (FR) for all my good compatriots but as you surely know FR is so poorly these days. Let us hope that one day no too far we can claim our FR back from the clutches of tyranny.

Thanks for your visit.


The Brits are rarely good in their own games

by anglophile on

Thanks Darius jaan for the very interesting piece of news. The England cricket team have been beaten by Australia, India, Pakistan and a few more. Like in Football which was game for the gntlemen, now played by not-so-gentlemen, in which the Brits may have to content themselves with their 1966 win for years to come. 

But the good thing about them is that they never give up :)


Hello Anglophile

by Mehrban on

Your return blog is very funny and clever as you usually are but ......Are you really FR and is FR really not well?


Dear friends

by anglophile on

Souri Khanom Aziz, thank you so much for gracing the blog with your visit. I am very flattered to be comapred with the two ladies although I am not half as articulate and learned as them. The fact that you don't share my views is indeed my loss but I am more in agreement with you than you can imagine. Thanks again.

First Amendment Jaan, you are being sheytoon again :) I guess I must have turned into an IC version of Tavvaab! :))

Zendanian Gerami, many thanks for your kind words and the wonderful and relevant Wilson's quote. As for the Gunga Din accolade, it is not something that one can easily shun, particularly when it is bestowed upon you by an iconic and cultured personality like my dear Mash Ghasem. In fact in many ways I relate to Ali Mirdrekvani's No Heaven for Gunga Din.

Dear Vildemose, it is always so refreshing to read your wonderful comments and now the beautifully moving poem. So gald to be back amongst great friends like you. Take care.

Jenab-e All-Iranians Arjomand, thank you for your extremely kind support and I am so delighted to have the opportunity to crowd your amazing blog with my comments. As for your questions here are the answers:

(i) my new avatar is depicting Aung San Suu Kyi, the Noble Peace Laureate who visited Britain last week and received an honorary doctorate from the univeristy of Oxford, her alma mater. She is an ardent campaigner against the military dictatorship in her country Burma (Myanmar) and should rightly be named the Lioness of Myanmar as opposed to our own Mousiness of Myaan-raah, Shrin Ebadi.

(ii) the secret of the blog's picture is in the slingshot in the backpocket of the mischievous Bart Simpson. Although repenting for his sins by writing "I am sorry" eleven times, he has not parted with his slingshot. I hope the Admin don't take me seriously :))

Ma'moor Jaan, thanks again for all you kindness and by the way you are a sharp observer of events around the IC, as I am sure you should be :)). Take care my good friend.

Faramarz Jaan, your sense of humour is outstanding. Thanks for the great video and your amazing wits. You are simply superb. God bless.

Anahid khanom-e aziz va khosh-ghalb, your words are so poetic and so soothing that would heal any wounds and any hurt. God bless you for your healing powers. Thank you.

Dear Professor Ala, please once again accept my sincere thanks and gratitude. We are all children of the same land and the same culture. I wish you every success in your efforts to preserve our heritage.

My dear Shemirani, you are incredibly kind and caring. I am as always hugely grateful for your support and views and hope I can prove to be worthy of your kindness.

Dearest Darius, thanks a million for you support and for being such a superb personality that you are  - a model for all monarchists to follow.



Darius Kadivar

Anglophile Jan you'll love this ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

France and England replay history (bbc, VIDEO)


Cricket made one appearance at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, when a team from England beat a side from France.

That piece of sporting history has been recreated in the grounds of a French chateau, 112 years later.

Christian Fraser reports. 

Darius Kadivar

Vive l'Entente Cordiale Anglophile Jan

by Darius Kadivar on

Welcome Back !





Welcome Back

by Shemirani on

That's a great news !

Happy for you, it wasn't fair to ban you in first place !

Happy for myself :D i can continue to learn from your comments .....but much more happy for the site because having all sort of point of view is (always) a enrichment (bonus point) for all of us ! and your contribution is very appreciated !

 happy for "Edaalat" in the site, i hope the admin will pay more attention to "compulsive flaggers" after this incident ;)


Mohammad Ala

خوش آمدی.

Mohammad Ala

خوشحالم دوباره با ما هستی.  با هم خواهیم بود برای  حمایت از همدیگر وحفظ میراث مان.

Anahid Hojjati

Dear Anglophile

by Anahid Hojjati on

in those dark days and nights of my blockade, thought of being in ypur esteemed company brought smiles to my sad lips. may you never be blocked or if you are, may your fans mend your broken heart.


Bei mir bist du schön

by Faramarz on



You are welcome back Chlorophyll!

You don't need to explain. We all understand!


Bei mir bist du schön, please let me explain
Bei mir bist du schön means you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, again I'll explain
It means you're the fairest in the land

I could say "Bella, bella", even say "Voonderbar"
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are

I've tried to explain, bei mir bist du schön
So kiss me and say you understand

Bei mir bist du schön, you've heard it all before
but let me try to explain
Bei mir bist du schön means that you're grand
Bei mir bist du schön, it's such an old refrain
and yet I should explain
It means I am begging for your hand

I could say "Bella, bella", even say "Voonderbar"
Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are




welcome back

by مآمور on

thanks for poem, I really really liked it and will use it on other people!! LOL

one of the individuals u have mentioned, indeed , uses a very 'provocative' language and graphic!!

I wear an Omega watch


Jenab-e Anglophile

by All-Iranians on

Welcome back, and thank you for your very kind words as referred to All-Iranians. Here are our takes on your great blog:

1. There is a secret behind your new avatar that we do not know about it!

2. But we know this! In top of your blog, Mr Sympson is apologizing 11 times! You may also like to view this:

Ten Secrets About the Hidden Power of Number 11 in Numerology


 Dear Anglophile, I am so

by vildemose on

 Dear Anglophile, I am so glad you are back. Though I don't know what transpired to cause your eviction from IC's premimses but your abscence and valuable insight were disntictively palpable.

Here is my welcome back present for you:

I Am

I am-yet what I am, none cares or knows;

My friends forsake me like a memory lost:--

I am the self-consumer of my woes;--

The rise and vanish in oblivion’s host,

Like shadows in love’s frenzied stifled throes:--

And yet I am, and live—like vapours tossed

Into the nothingness of scorn and noise—

Into the living sea of waking dreams,

Where there is neither sense of life or joys,

But the vast shipwreck of my life’s esteems,

Even the dearest that I love the best

Are strange—nay, rather, stranger than the rest.

I long for scenes where man hath never trod,

A place where woman never smiled or wept,

There to abide with my Creator, God,

And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept,

Untroubling and untroubled were I lie,

The grass below—above, the vaulted sky

By John Clare 1793-1864



All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir


And here's a quote from Edmund Wilson, for you

by Zendanian on

as a welcome back gift. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart."
Edmund Wilson.

P.S. Never thought you liked that Gunga Din "title" so much. Just goes to show your good taste for classics, cheers. 

First Amendment

Of being rehabilitated.......

by First Amendment on

Some day I will find the location of JJ's beats that of the mullahs............ :))


Welcome back anglophile

by Souri on

Although I have not been aware of your story, but had noticed your absence, recently.

I got concerned by your health conditon. This is crazy but I have alwasy imagined that you were both  Farah Rusta and maybe  Flying Solo.

And I knew Farah Rusta had some health problem last year.

Anyway,  I'm glad you are back, eventhough I don't share your opinion, but enjoy  reading your witty comments.

Good continuation.