Tuesday, August 23, 2005

SEAN PENN IN IRAN

I'll join Iran bloggers everywhere and link to Sean Penn's series in the SF Chronicle.

One of our young friends received an email full of pics of Penn on his recent trip to Iran. She assumed that they had all been faked and could not understand why he would come here.

Well, it's an interesting country...

7 comments:

Lance said...

"Iranians are the most Pro American People in the World?"

Does this statement no discount your entire comment? How can you say that when you can have 10,000 People chanting "Death to America". Maybe I am to far from Iran to fully understand the thoughts and desires of the average Iranian but on the other hand maybe you are to close to see the big picture. Also how do you rationalize the incredible lack of civil rights unless you discount this quote from Sean Penn.

"Sliding by me was the rear of the bus, occupied only by women in black chadors. The back of the bus. I thought of Rosa Parks."

Is this civil rights. So you say the people are Pro American? Maybe so and since you are there I'll take your word for it but is this really an enlightened society? If the above quote is correct would you still consider back of the bus in the US enlightened. Were the recent elections a sham? Was an anti US fromer mayor of Tehran legally elected and if so explain the Pro American rationale of that?

Lance at redstaterant

Lance said...

I thought you might not see my response on my blog

Lance

ET said...

Lance, Thanks... I responded on your blog.

Gol Agha said...

lance, I am sorry, but you are very misinformed about Iran.
I don't want to write 20 paragraphs, I am going to keep it short.
The whole bus thing, let me tell you most women I have talked to are satisfied and happy about it, simply because there is more room in their section and it's not crowded and full like the men's section.
Beside's Iran is a strange country. Elementary schools as well as high schools are gender-seperated but universities aren't. The city metro has a couple of woman-only cabins, but they can go into the mixed cabins as well.
None of this stuff means anything or is really understandable unless you actually live in Iran for a year or more.

By they way et, keep up the good work.

ET said...

A link to Lance's post:Sean Penn and his Tehran report.

Anonymous said...

Et

My response to umm.... your response on my site.

Lance

Actually Im quite enjoying the ocnversation. Its nice to have polite discourse with someone who knows th ins and out and by the way wehn I am reading your comments they do not feel like a rant.

Lance

Anonymous said...

am i the typo knig or what?

Lance

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