When Footballers become Intellects

April 26, 2011

When the Intellectuals become Khayemal, i.e. kiss the dictator’s ass, or when they become deaf and blind, then Footballers (soccer players) become intellects. In the recent days, Naser Hejazi, a famous ex-footballer in Iran, has said that the Islamic regime has f-u-c-k-ed the Iranian life by cutting subsidies. And it’s the most serious criticism of economic situation in Iran! Hejazi has said: “Last year, I paid $40 for my gas bill, but now I should pay $1000. why? The government says that it pays $40 to each person, but are the Iranian people the beggar? We have oil and gas resources, and if we have a good management, we would be rich. When our best university students leave the country, or when you can get a university degree very easily and with special process, then we can not have any real economist, who can assess the situation. The current economists that work for the system, just manipulate the data and charts and live in an ivory tower. They can not feel the real problems, they can not feel the people’s problems. How can a working class family live in this terrible conditions, with an income less than $500 in a month? I have cancer and I know how expensive is the price of hospital. I’m rich and famous and many people support me financially, and so I can pay my hospital’s bills. But what can do a simple worker, an ordinary Iranian, if s/he becomes ill or gets cancer? S/he should be dead, and s/he has not any other choice. They can arrest me and fire two bullets into my head. But I can not be indifferent to the concerns of Iranians, and I can not see the people’s problems and says nothing. The main cause of our problems is mismanagement. We have a lot of skilled experts, but they can not work with the current system. ”

Unfortunately, 99% of Iranian intellectuals, inside and outside Iran, are stupid Khayemals. And the number of real Iranian intellects is a one digit number! Under these tragic conditions, a stupid footballer becomes an intellectual, and he can say something that is really much more serious and important than intellects’ bullshits. Unfortunately, the majority of Iranian celebrities are stupid Khayemals, too. They openly and clearly kiss the Islamic regime’s ass. They sell themselves to the ruling group. They can, at least, shut their f-u-c-k-ing mouths and say nothing, as the minority, but they prefer to sell themselves. The number of Iranian celebrities that criticize the current f-u-c-k-ing conditions in Iran, are less than the fingers of one hand. And the bravest Iranian celebrity is Naser Hejazi. Yesterday, Ezat Entezami, an actor, has used Naser Hejazi’s words -of course a very weak version of Naser Hejazi’s words. Naser Hejani has cancer, and Entezami is 87! You know what I mean. But unfortunately, the majority of elderly Iranian celebrities are stupid Khayemals, too. They are like the majority of Iranians, that are Khayemal and hypocrite. It’s really a horrible thing, and no one can deny it. When you live in Iran, 99% of intellects are Khayemal and hypocrite. They sell themselves to the dictator or the foreign powers. They are really the meanest opportunists. When you live in Iran, some one like Naser Hejasi is an intellectual !!

The western intellectualism is like Iranian intellectualism. When some one like “Naive Chomsky” is the greatest western intellectual, needless to say, what you can expect there. We would write more about this important matter later.


Everybody’s Fine ?!

April 26, 2011

The last weekend the state TV showed Everybody’s Fine (2009) stars Robert De Niro. Everybody’s Fine (2009) is really one of best films of 2009. It is a remake of the Giuseppe Tornatore film “Stanno Tutti Bene”(1990). The critics say that this American version is better than the European original, but we have not seen Tornatore’s movie. The censored version that was showed in state TV, did not have many scenes. The original version of Everybody’s Fine (2009) is 100 min, but what we see in the state TV was near 80 min. Of course the main meaning and main plot/story of the movie did not change. Everybody’s Fine (2009) is a story of a widower, Frank Goode (Robert De Niro) with heart trouble, retired from a factory job, proud of having pushed his adult children toward success. Frank decides to surprise his children with a visit. But None are as he imagines or hopes. Will they let him see themselves as they are, and can this dad adapt? It’s the interesting theme and plot of the movie.

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The story of the movie is really a global story. We have the same story in Iran, too. Frank Goode has a major investment in his children’s success, And his self-conception is riding on it. A key dialogue of Frank Goode:” [showing photos of his children to a stranger] A million feet of wire to get them where they are today” But as a dad he has not listened to his children. Frank’s children live far apart, and he’s always been told by their late mother -the family’s primary communication hub- that Everybody’s fine and they’re doing well : Amy (Kate Beckinsale) is in advertising, Robert (Sam Rockwell) plays in a symphony, Rosie (Drew Barrymore) follows her showbiz dreams as a dancer in a Las Vegas show, and David (Austin Lysy) is making his way as an artist in Manhattan. But when Frank starts showing up unannounced, the kids look a little uncomfortable, and he becomes more aware of their complicated lives. In fact, “Everybody’s Fine,” show us that in a modern family -American family, Iranian family, etc- some adult children misrepresent their lives or hide from their father major life changes such as divorce, childbirth, drug use, etc. A key dialogue between Frank and his daughter: Rosie: We could just talk to mom. Frank Goode: Oh, but you couldn’t just talk to me? Rosie: Well she was a good listener, you were a good talker. Frank Goode: Well so that’s good, we made a good team.

In the last scenes, Frank has a dream of his kids as young children; in the dream, everyone’s sitting at the table outside. Although his kids are all young again, they’re discussing all of their problems as adults. He knows Amy’s husband has left her for another woman. It’s revealed that Jilly’s baby is actually Rosie’s baby. David, Daddy’s favorite, tells his dad that he can’t tell him where he is. The kids and their mother always kept the unpleasant truth from Frank. While Frank thought he was encouraging his kids, they thought he was pressuring them and would be disappointed in how their lives really turned out. Rosie says: “Dad, like Mom, you should always says “Everybody’s fine”, even if they are not”! He ends up having the heart attack while this dream is occurring. Next scene is in the hospital, where he wakes up in bed with Amy, Robert, and Rosie standing around. Frank tells them that he knows something’s wrong with David and asks what’s going on, and all three children start crying. Kirk Jones, the young director of Everybody’s Fine, could have a great future, if he tries to follow his great path in the future. The path that is the path of some great directors like Robert Altman, Anthony Minghella, Roman Polanski, Todd Field, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Robert Benton.


Sudan and Sudanese Dictator

April 26, 2011

In the recent days, Sudanese dictator, Omar al-Bashir, has said for the first time that he accepts full personal responsibility for the conflict in Darfur that left hundreds of thousands of people dead. The UN estimates up to 300,000 people died and about 2.7 million were internally displaced as a result of fighting between Bashir’s dogs and their Janjaweed militia allies, i.e. Bashir’s thugs, and the separatist rebel groups in Darfur that peaked in 2003-4. Bashir’s dogs say about 10,000 people died and about 70,000 were displaced. An international outcry prompted a UN investigation that led the security council to refer the case to the ICC in 2005. In March 2009 Bashir became the first serving head of state to be indicted by the ICC, on seven counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes Bashir denies all the charges and has refused to surrender to the court. John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, a leading anti-genocide pressure group based in Washington, dismissed Bashir’s justification of his policy in Darfur. “In my eight trips to Darfur since 2003, the overwhelming evidence demonstrates that a government-sponsored counter-insurgency targeted non-Arab civilian populations by destroying their dwellings, their food stocks, their livestock, their water sources and anything else that would sustain life in Darfur. Three million people have been rendered homeless as a direct result of government policy, not tribal fighting or global warming. ” Prendergast said. Turning to Libya, Bashir criticised the US, Britain and France for their military intervention !!, saying their motives were questionable and their actions risked destabilising Sudan !!! and the wider region !!! Asked how the “Arab spring” uprisings might affect Sudan, where Arabic speakers comprise a large majority of the northern population, Bashir said the small protests calling for increased democracy lacked broad support. “It will not have an impact like what happened in Egypt, Tunisia or even Libya, I don’t think so.” A reform process was already underway !!!! he said.

Darfur is the western part of Sudan, and in the Sudanese referendum of January 2011, the oil-producing south voted to separate from the north. The referendum was promised in a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war in Sudan, but the region has been beset by violence and insecurity since the poll. But Darfur is still part of the territory of Sudan’s dictator. In the recent weeks, the southern army is at war with at least seven rebel militia, and traditional tribal clashes have intensified with the onset of the rainy season, according to the UN, which said more than 800 people have been killed there this year. Analysts have warned that the south risks becoming a failed state and destabilising the region if it cannot control the crisis, with tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflicts affecting nine of its 10 states, the UN said. On Saturday, the army clashed with forces loyal to renegade army commander Gabriel Tang during what was meant to be the reintegration of his forces into southern Sudan’s army, Both said. “We understand that on the side of [Tang’s forces], 55 were killed including five of his generals,” Both told Reuters, saying his information had come from the army. “We don’t have reports of those killed from the army and civilian sides, but the [overall] death toll must be much higher,” he said, adding that the state capital, Malakal, had received 34 wounded soldiers and 43 injured civilians. The clashes happened south of Malakal, just across the border in Jonglei state, Both said. In the neighbouring Unity state, renegade army officer Peter Gadet this week began a sustained assault against army forces, with at least 45 people killed so far, officials said. The southern government accuses the north of sponsoring the militia groups fighting the army. Bashir, the brutal Sudanese dictator is the main problem of Sudan, and when he has the power and refuse to surrender to the court, Sudan would have many serious problems.