Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Do they have tinfoil hats in Iran?

Historical war epic 300 has been criticised as an attack on Iranian culture by government figures.

"American cultural officials thought they could get mental satisfaction by plundering Iran's historic past and insulting this civilization," he said.

"Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities in the US initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture.

"Certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies."

This is an amazing case of paranoia; I'll bet half the people going to the movie don't even know that Persia and Iran are the same place, and probably don't know where it is located.

It's just a movie, people; just because it has some basis in history doesn't mean anyone is condemning a particular culture, though Persia was quite a bully, just like any large empire at that period in history. Everyone at that time was a barbarian.
I am getting real tired of people getting their panties in a bunch any time someone implies that said people's culture was not perfect. Iran has a lot more pressing problems than whether someone thinks that their 2000 year old ancestors were jerks. And looking at the country recently, they don't really have a real lot to brag about in the present.
Just my opinion.


SpeakerTweaker said...

"I am getting real tired of people getting their panties in a bunch any time someone implies that said people's culture was not perfect."

Can you imagine how this would apply to American Culture? Heck, we got our own Michael Moore types criticizing our country's practices dating back to the very beginning, and you don't see us all bent out of shape about it.

It's bad enough we got folks here getting up in frenzy about movies. Looks like our flicks are so good we can get entire countries on the other side of the planet out of whack.

God Bless America.


DirtCrashr said...

God Bless indeed tweaker! Hollywood will now have to mount a campaign of head-tilting So-Sorry Celebrities, sad at they pain they have caused - ya think? Hahaha, never.

Kenny said...

Iran is looking for anything to complain about.

Rusticus said...

Um, what does the Persian culture from 480 B.C have to do with Iranian culture after the Islamic Revolution there?

B&N said...

"American cultural officials"???

Since when have we had those?

I'd LOVE to break it to this nimrod that we don't have anything of the sort here. It's not part of our government's mandate to dictate culture to us peasants, ya dolt.

This is the world, and people, we have to put up with, unfortunately.