20th May 2010 15:43
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Re: THE REAL IRAN - Get Educated...
thedot, thank you for your input and it really wasn’t indented as a test. You make the assumption that Tehran has become westernised and ‘the centre of Tehran looks like Las Vegas’! This is the wrong assumption as when I lived there 30-40 years ago the capital was extremely modernised and when I arrived in London I thought how dull it was – so maybe Las Vegas has copied places like Tehran. Don’t forget the Western world especially USA always use propaganda as if they’d done it first. They would never have shown the true Iran back then and they still don’t.
I very much disagree when you make the statement that the country is shown to have no culture of its own. The place is huge and the culture is more prominent in some places than others but it’s in no way negated. Maybe your impression of the Iranian culture differs from the actual Iranians themselves and that’s maybe how you seem to perceive the videos differently than myself (who actually is an Iranian and lived there).
As far as having ‘to leave the country to go west’, I have no idea where you get that from. Many are recognised in Iran but as far as fame goes then yes, maybe they have to go West cos it’s like a religion over here but the Persians generally don’t buy into all this for the majority are able to see the shallowness in this and frankly they have more serious stuff to deal with.
20th May 2010 16:06
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