Saturday, 28 February 2009
The Iranian government has protested the film; last Wednesday President Ahmadinejad in his Iranian New Year s address called it part of a psychological warfare campaign against his country. Javadd Shamaqdare, a cultural advisor to the Iranian government, also denounced the film as psychological warfare, accusing its producers of plundering Iran s historic past and insulting its civilization
Editors of the Iranian newspaper Ayandeh-No declared that the film seeks to tell people that Iran, which is in the Axis of Evil now, has long been the source of evil and modern Iranians ancestors are the dumb, murderous savages you see in 300 . Iran s UN mission has stated that the film is so overtly racist, so overflowing with vicious stereotyping of Persians as a dangerous, bestial force fatally threatening the civilized free world , that it encourages contemporary discourses of hatred [and] a clash of civilizations .
Many historians called the Hollywood film an imprecise narration of history and say the film was politically motivated and have echoed Iranian objections. Dimitris Danikas notes that 300 depicts Persians as bloodthirsty, underdeveloped zombies and feeds racist instincts in Europe and America.
Slate s Dana Stevens calls it a textbook example of how race-baiting fantasy and nationalist myth can serve as an incitement to total war.
So be prepared. he demonizing of the Arab has been going on in Hollywood for 80 years now so these shots being leveled at Iranians is not all that different. In the 30\’s and 40\’s it was the Germans\’ turn. Now it is Iran, the current military target that is under Hollywood\’s gun. This fits in perfectly with the Zionist and the PNAC (Project for the New American Century) agendas.
The Series below gives a detailed description of how Hollywood has demonized the Arab for many decades. What you see here, was done for a short time with the Germans, also with the Black people, Chinese, Native Americans, basically any culture the imperialists wanted to put in the “bad guy” position. This made it much easier to sell a war or what would normally be unacceptable, to the gullible populace.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 22:12 By Anis
29th September: The Israeli navy sinks a fishing boat (source: http://www.btselem.org/english/testimonies/20080910_israeli_navy_boat_charges_into_a_fishing_boat_witness_al_hasi.asp ), after fishing boats were shot at and rammed several times.
Also at the time the names of groups nobody in Gaza had heard of before and knew anything about crop up such as Ahrar al-Jalil, Tawhid Brigades or Hisb Allah. Some believe they are collaborators wanting to corrupt the ceasefire. Other voices believe they are small radical cells who think Hamas have made too many concessions.
4th December: Al-Aqsa Brigades fire rockets at Ashkelon.