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(AP News)   Apparently Iranians are big fans of Marilyn Monroe, Campbells Soup cans, and avant-garde '70s American pop art   (apnews.com) divider line
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2021-10-22 9:47:10 AM  
It's difficult to filter out the noise about the Iranian people here in the States. Under the surface, Iran is a deeply cultural, relatively well educated place, saddled with religious extremism and geopolitical shiatstorming. That they love art and ideas is not surprising in the least.

I wish this world would pull the collective stick out of its ass...
 
2021-10-22 10:21:52 AM  

beezeltown: It's difficult to filter out the noise about the Iranian people here in the States. Under the surface, Iran is a deeply cultural, relatively well educated place, saddled with religious extremism and geopolitical shiatstorming. That they love art and ideas is not surprising in the least.

I wish this world would pull the collective stick out of its ass...


So basically they are the Texas of that region?
 
2021-10-22 10:23:02 AM  
Wait, wait.  Are you telling me that not everyone in Iran spends 24 hours a day ululating in front of a burning American flag?

Don't you support the troops?  I do.  That's why I drink Black Rifle Coffee.
 
2021-10-22 10:23:36 AM  

beezeltown: It's difficult to filter out the noise about the Iranian people here in the States. Under the surface, Iran is a deeply cultural, relatively well educated place, saddled with religious extremism and geopolitical shiatstorming. That they love art and ideas is not surprising in the least.

I wish this world would pull the collective stick out of its ass...


Sounds somewhat familiar..
 
2021-10-22 10:55:07 AM  
And lovely blue carpet, and gold curtain rods.
 
2021-10-22 11:02:51 AM  

Mad_Radhu: beezeltown: It's difficult to filter out the noise about the Iranian people here in the States. Under the surface, Iran is a deeply cultural, relatively well educated place, saddled with religious extremism and geopolitical shiatstorming. That they love art and ideas is not surprising in the least.

I wish this world would pull the collective stick out of its ass...

So basically they are the Texas of that region?


The rest of the US doesn't get off the hook that easily
 
2021-10-22 11:09:53 AM  
You mean the 70s when Iran had a progressive government that was part of the modern world? Except for that pesky Shah who was interfering with US oil interests, and had to go.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle​-​east-47032829

People act like the hardliners were always in charge, but it was our buddy Reagan who loved the Ayatollahs and who helped fund them with illegal gun sales for that whole Iran/Contra thing.
 
2021-10-22 11:17:58 AM  
Hah!  I actually visited the museum in 1978 and saw some of this art there.  I'm glad it and the museum survived.  The park surrounding the museum was beautiful as well.  I imagine they changed the name, though, since it was named after the Shah.
 
2021-10-22 11:30:31 AM  
Makes sense, the '70s was the last time the country wasn't a nightmarish theocracy.
 
2021-10-22 11:32:36 AM  
came to basically say all of this

It makes sense.. boo on strange tag.
 
2021-10-22 11:42:45 AM  
Well, that's just dandy.
 
2021-10-22 11:44:34 AM  
Iran wants to be a major regional power with the respect that entails. And for the most part they deserve it.
 
2021-10-22 11:52:24 AM  
Boojum2k:

Iran wants to be a major regional power with the respect that entails. And for the most part they people deserve it.

FTFY
 
2021-10-22 11:52:54 AM  

slobberbone: And lovely blue carpet, and gold curtain rods.


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2021-10-22 11:57:01 AM  

beezeltown: Boojum2k:

Iran wants to be a major regional power with the respect that entails. And for the most part they people deserve it.

FTFY


Good correction, you're absolutely right.
 
2021-10-22 5:37:43 PM  
Apparently, and not surprisingly, Iranians are idiots.
 
2021-10-22 7:18:25 PM  
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2021-10-22 7:19:44 PM  

houstondragon: You mean the 70s when Iran had a progressive government that was part of the modern world? Except for that pesky Shah who was interfering with US oil interests, and had to go.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-​east-47032829

People act like the hardliners were always in charge, but it was our buddy Reagan who loved the Ayatollahs and who helped fund them with illegal gun sales for that whole Iran/Contra thing.


The Shah of Iran was the puppet the US and the Brits installed in 1953. 51 they had an elected prime minister who was going to nationalize the oil industry there
 
2021-10-23 12:40:36 PM  

kindms: houstondragon: You mean the 70s when Iran had a progressive government that was part of the modern world? Except for that pesky Shah who was interfering with US oil interests, and had to go.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-​east-47032829

People act like the hardliners were always in charge, but it was our buddy Reagan who loved the Ayatollahs and who helped fund them with illegal gun sales for that whole Iran/Contra thing.

The Shah of Iran was the puppet the US and the Brits installed in 1953. 51 they had an elected prime minister who was going to nationalize the oil industry there


And the shah was hardly "progressive".  He was an autocrat with his own murderous secret police force, the SAVAK.

It wasn't just Khomeini's religious goons that were mad at the shah in 1979 and wanted him out.
 
2021-10-23 2:33:03 PM  

A'isha P.: kindms: houstondragon: You mean the 70s when Iran had a progressive government that was part of the modern world? Except for that pesky Shah who was interfering with US oil interests, and had to go.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-​east-47032829

People act like the hardliners were always in charge, but it was our buddy Reagan who loved the Ayatollahs and who helped fund them with illegal gun sales for that whole Iran/Contra thing.

The Shah of Iran was the puppet the US and the Brits installed in 1953. 51 they had an elected prime minister who was going to nationalize the oil industry there

And the shah was hardly "progressive".  He was an autocrat with his own murderous secret police force, the SAVAK.

It wasn't just Khomeini's religious goons that were mad at the shah in 1979 and wanted him out.


But surely you will agree that Iranian theocracy deserve to be local bullies major regional power because locals they shoot hang and rape are genuinely nice people?
 
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