by Diba

Bahman Aghai Diba

They kill ambassadors. They murder the POWs. They kill those who are wounded in war. They sent the most beautiful girls of their cities to top of a mountain to be gang raped by the ugliest lepers and while the poor girls start hallucination out of misery and pain, the lepers pretend that the “oracle” is speaking through them. They separate children forcefully from their mothers and teach them to be ruthless and illogical killing machines that enjoy being blood thirsty animals.

Who are these barbarians?

According to the product of the Hollywood dream factory, the film called “300”, these savages are the Spartans. And Who are they fighting against?

They are fighting against the successors of the Cyrus the Great, the King of Persia. The king who freed the Jews from bondage in Babylon, and helped them return home and establish their temples. His name is repeatedly mentioned in the Old Testament as the savior, freedom fighter and liberator. He wrote the first declaration of human rights and defended the rights of all peoples to worship their own Gods and live freely. The Persian Empire was not a slave empire. Although the Archimedean Kings ruled vast territories from the coasts of the Mediterranean to India, they never treated the other nations as slaves. None of the huge historical places of the ancient Iran has been built by the slavers. The archeological researches and excavations show no trace of slave quarters in these places.

The film “300” is totally based on biased fictions written by the historians such as the greatest liar of all times, Herodothes. It claims that 300 Spartans killed one million Iranians because they simply hold their shields over their heads (a normal practice of all armies in the ancient times). They call the Persians as barbarians in the film.

It is interesting to know that the word “barbarians” was invented hundreds of years after the date of the film’s events, by the Romans. The Romans used to call the nations which were not subject to the laws of the Roman Empire, as barbarians. In fact the first nation that they addressed in this way was the Gauls (the French). The Romans believed that the Gaul’s language sounded like the “Ba’a, Ba’a” of the sheep and for the same reason they called them: barbarians. By the same standards, and even by present meaning of the word, it seems that the Spartans were the exact examples of the barbarians.

It is not important that the films are made on the basis of the fake historical assumptions. This is a general practice of the dream factory. However, it is good to take such opportunities to make the historical mistakes subjects of public discussions.

While the present Government of the Islamic Republic in Iran is treating the people of this country as the inhabitants of the occupied territories, and the suppressive forces of the Islamic Republic act the occupying authority, and it has taken measures to destroy the ancient tomb of the Cyrus the Great in Pasargad of Iran, it is not fair to expect the aliens to give any explanations that : why the Iranians are portrayed as black degenerate people, why the King of Persia looks like a member of the hip hop gangs, why the Iranians wear everything ( Indian , Chinese, African and Indonesian), except than their own customs?

Looking at the film in a careful way, reveal that despite all efforts to tarnish the Persians’ image, it is the Persian side that tries many times to solve the problems through diplomacy and compromise. Also, looking at the practices and laws of the Spartans, it seems that they are in fact guardians of the corrupt system, run by the gang of lepers, and it is the forces of Persian Empire who are the harbingers of freedom for the people.


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Adib, great video link, loved it

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Diba, your not one of these closet Iranian republicans are you?  Just checking.


Relationship of Iran with the West is Truly a Sad one and not

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

because of Irans faults, which naturally exist.

No one can defend the sytematic lies that the west creates as entertainment against the people of Iran, which it follows up by the killing of thousands of Iranians through a war they imposed on Iran as they gave chemical weapons and 24/7 satelite images to Saddam.

And the USA was a society with whom the late shah had the highest level pact with, their betrayal and propaganda was unforgivable.  It would be such a historic pity if Iranians choose to become imitators of this culture of lies, decit, manipulation and coercion, when we have a more triumphant culture of our own.  

We Put the Romans in their place, we can play a role in putting the West in its. : ) First lets get rid of the filth the west put in power in 1979.


Calm down

by BacheShirazi on

It's only a film, no need to take it seriously. It was designed to be an entartaining action movie, not an accurate historical account of the Persian empire. Iranians did more damage to their own repuation by publicly showing how angry they can get over an action movie than "300" did damage to the repuation of Iranians.

Adib Masumian

I am reminded

by Adib Masumian on

Of one of the great early hits of YAS, arguably the most talented Iranian rapper ever, by the name of Hoviate Man. He sang it in 2007 in response to the production of 300:


(Video embed isn't working for me) 


Barbarians vs. traitors

by پندارنیک on

This is my problem with film critics.......................They, themselves,  can't write a better scenario............