The Real World: Tehran

Posted: February 6th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian

by Keith Johnson

Kill ‘em all, and let God sort ‘em out


As the drums beat against the backdrop of a U.S. military buildup in the Persian Gulf, war with Iran seems more inevitable than it does likely.  But does Iran pose a real threat to our national security or are they being used as a convenient scapegoat to divert the American people’s attention away from an impending financial collapse here at home?

War has always been used as a good exit strategy from the economic turmoil our banking masters create for us.   Both world wars were initiated to face down fiscal meltdowns and it appears likely that they are using that same strategy to justify a third.  But don’t expect to hear any mention of that once the shelling begins.  It will be all about Ahmadinejad and the fictitious nuclear weapons program he has stashed away in his basement.  That’s right!  Same lie…different guy.

Truth is always the first casualty of war.  Our kids come next.   With fewer jobs to go around, social unrest becomes more certain especially among our nation’s youth.  And what better way to quell the young and the restless from a potential uprising than to send them off to the front lines?  Of course some will go reluctantly while others will consider it an honor to serve.  Certainly there will be proud parents; they’ll slap a yellow “Support Our Troops” sticker on the back of their truck and break down in tears every time they hear “I’m proud to be an American” at the NASCAR track.  But they will never acknowledge that their son is being used as cannon fodder for the banking cartels or worse yet–  as Henry Kissinger describes them – “…dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns of foreign policy”.

Americans have been breeding soldiers since day one and as long as there is land to steal, property to seize and people to kill, there will always be a demand for more. But the United States government does not want to wait until your son’s 18th birthday to sell him on a military career — they want to get him young!  And recruitment starts the minute you set the boy down in front of that television set.  Since 9/11 the United States government and the American media have unilaterally orchestrated a massive campaign to win the hearts and minds of the young and prepare them for war!  Graphically violent television programs and movies have made our children indifferent to death and destruction.  Video games, particularly “first person shooter games”, actually teach kids to kill reliably and without hesitation after they condition their minds to make firing a weapon an “automatic response”.

Our nation has been in a constant state of war since 1991 and many young adults have no memory of a time when we have been at peace.  Add that to all the virtual reality mayhem that’s been force-fed into their minds and it’s no wonder we see the level of aggression and recklessness from today’s youth.  And you don’t have to even have kids of your own to witness a demonstration of this kind of behavior.  Just check out popular youth-centric reality shows like “Jersey Shore” or “the Ruins” to get a glimpse into the lives of the modern young adult: blackout drinking, multiple sex partners, fits of rage and violence.  And it’s not just the men engaged in these things.  The girls can be just as scary.

Now compare them to the young adults who grew up before the war with Iraq, back when one of the first youth-centric reality shows made its debut:

In 1992, MTV launched “The Real World”, the longest running program in MTV history.  Every episode starts off the same with a voice-over running simultaneously with a collage of scenes from that particular season’s show:

“This is the true story… of seven strangers… picked to live in a house…work together and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…The Real World.”

This was one of the first “reality” shows I remember seeing that dealt with average, ordinary young adults engaged in average, ordinary affairs that we can all relate to.  It’s sort of a microcosm of contemporary American “pop culture”.  Take a look at the characters from that first season.  Sure they had their spats but, at least for the most part, they treated each other with a lot more respect than what we see today.  These young people seemed more interested in art, careers and relationships than the drug-induced fistfights, date rapes and drunken tirades we see now.  It’s a rather frightening example of just how morally bankrupt we’ve allowed our children to become in such a short period of time.   But don’t worry!  While your kids might not make functional members of society they just might find themselves right at home in the United States Armed Forces.  There they can complete their life-long indoctrination and then be sent off to take out all their pent up rage on the young Iranian population…who are being subjected to their own brand of Western brain-washing.

Those who would believe that Iran is such a great threat to our American way of life and believe them to be at the forefront of a rising Islamic conspiracy to take over the world should take the time to examine the youth of that nation.  After all, once their parents die off they will be the next in line to carry such a thing out.  Wouldn’t it be interesting to follow the daily lives of seven Iranian youths…

…picked to live in a house…work together and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…

What do you think that might look like?  Well, if slurs like “Sand Nigger”,“Camel Jockey” or “Rag head”dominate your vernacular then you may imagine these youths to be engaged in daily rituals of flag desecration, effigy burning and beheadings.  Maybe you envision them to be part of a society of radical jihadists who quote passages from the Qur’an advocating the killing of the“infidels”. Perhaps you suspect their waking hours are spent polishing their hand grenades and brushing up on the latest ways to carry out suicide bombings on American troops.  If this is your perception, then you are not living in the real world.  Iran, and more particularly its largest city Tehran, has a youth culture much like our own.  They lead secular lives that are often at odds with the ruling regime.  They have parties, wear western clothes, dance to western music and even drink alcohol and use drugs.  The regime itself acknowledges that young Iranians have distanced themselves from their Islamic faith much like the youth here have distanced themselves from their Christian faith.  Like their western counterparts, the Iranian kids are not interested in politics and world domination.  They’re kids! They want simple things: music and art, food and drink, affection and comfort.

But you may be wondering how something like this could happen in a place that is seen by many as an extremely repressive theocratic dictatorship?  Well, the Iranian government has complained, for years, about the Westernization of their culture.  Some may argue that that is a good thing.  There certainly are beautiful aspects of Western Civilization but it’s not the virtues of liberty and freedom that are being propagated on the Iranian people.  What they are being enticed to embrace are the secular aspects: sexual promiscuity, entertainment, indulgence and vanity.

On September 12, 2002, current, but then former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. House’s Government Reform Committee and, according to a UPI article of the time titled “Netanyahu: Subvert Iran with Television”:

“…called upon the United States to effect regime change in both Iraq and Iran, prescribing a military invasion to topple the government in Baghdad and the transmission of ribald television programming via satellite into Persia, where he said the influx of pop culture would prove “subversive” to the conservative Islamic regime.

Citing the hundreds of thousands of satellite television dishes in Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu told the House Government Reform Committee that the United States could incite a revolution against the conservative Iranian clergy through the use of such Fox Broadcasting staples as “Melrose Place” and “Beverly Hills 90210? — both of which feature beautiful young people in varying states of undress, living, glamorous, materialistic lives and engaging in promiscuous sex”.

“This is pretty subversive stuff,” Netanyahu told the committee. “The kids of Iran would want the nice clothes they see on those shows. They would want the swimming pools and fancy lifestyles.”

And this suggestion did not fall on deaf ears.  During the Bush Administration the US Congress voted $120 million for anti-regime media broadcasts into Iran, and about $75 million funding opposition parties.  According to then Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice:

“The United States wishes to reach out to the Iranian people and support their desire to realize their own freedom and secure their own democratic and human rights”.

And how has this strategy worked out over the years?  Well apparently it’s working.  In 2006, CBS News did an expose about the recent epidemic of nose jobs that has become popular with the young men and women in Tehran and reported that some young Iranian women are more obsessed with their appearance than their counterparts in the west.  And you thought that the only part of an Iranian woman you can see are her eyes!

“A Western nose is more beautiful”, says one young woman in Farsi.

The report goes on to say that Newsha Tavakolian, a photographer working on a book about the phenomenon, stated that the nose craze started with satellite TV from the West.

“Everyone saw how the Western women, they have very small nose and look almost like Barbie, and the Iranian women, they see them and they say, ‘Oh, I want to look like them’.  They want to make their nose small”.

A more recent example of how Western influence has impacted the Iranian culture can be seen during the 2009 Iranian Presidential election when thousands of young adults took to the streets of Tehran to protest the re-election of President Ahmadinejad.  To those who get their world news from the MSM, this appeared to be a grass-roots demonstration of a nationwide sentiment of dissatisfaction and distrust of the Regime and the voting process.  But this was no organic uprising.  Prior to the elections, tens of thousands of tweets began pouring into the popular Internet social site “Twitter”.  They claimed that these “tweets” originated in Iran but were written in English by only a few recently registered users with the same photo profile.  These “tweets” painted an exaggerated picture in support of the protests and stinks of the meddling of billionaire Rothschild stooge George Soros and his “Open Society Foundation”. Using this seemingly humanitarian NGO as a front, Soros and his group regularly outfit and fund opposition parties inside so-called repressive regimes that he wants to destabalize.  These “color revolutions” have sprung up all over the Middle East and Europe and have been successful in fomenting dissent among the populations of Moldova, Greece, Georgia and the Ukraine among others. Soros operative Evgeny Morozov is on the board of the OSI’s “Information Program” that openly uses the internet to instigate democratic movements inside closed societies in order to destabilize governments.  On his personal blog, Morozov admits that he regularly visits targeted nations with the intent of “studying opportunities that information technology and Internet networking present for overthrowing authoritarian regimes”.

But of all the assaults perpetrated against the Iranian people, none is more destructive then the rise in the nation’s drug problem.  Since the deployment of U.S. troops into Afghanistan opium production has increased ten fold.  Iran is the main supply route for product headed to Europe and tons of it ends up on the streets of Tehran on a daily basis.  The Iranian government has accused the U.S. of supporting the drug trade as a way of maintaining a level of  insecurity in order to justify their presence in the region.  Besides that, the same Tribal leaders that helped the U.S. fight the Taliban are the ones who operate the biggest poppy fields.  Allowing them to continue growing is part of their payment.  We also know there to be a significant CIA presence in Afghanistan and there is no reason to doubt that they are engaged in flooding drugs into Iran just like they’ve been known to do over here for decades.  And it’s not just Opium that is finding it’s way on the streets of Tehran.  The very American drug Methamphetamine and the very Israeli drug MDMA (also known as Ecstacy) are also prevalent among the designer drugs finding its way into the hands of the Iranian youth.  And, as you might suspect, this has contributed greatly to the moral collapse of that nation.  With few jobs to turn to, kids are finding nothing better to do than get high; and along with that comes the associative problems of prostitution and violent crime.

So what can we conclude from all this?  Certainly the West has contributed to the almost certain death of Iran without having to drop one bomb.  Patience would eventually see the country collapse under the weight of its own internal struggles.  And even if they continued to exist, can anyone take all this into account and still insist that the dreaded Islamic threat to take over the world is being orchestrated within the borders of Iran?  An often bantered about concept I hear from Islamophobes is that the Muslim population is exploding at a rate that will eclipse all other races and result in the world being delivered into the bondage of “Sharia Law”.  Well, if that’s true, it’s unlikely that such a thing will originate out of Iran, whose collapsing birth rate during the past 20 years is the fastest recorded in any country, ever.

But all of these facts won’t stop the west because as far as they’re concerned, Iran isn’t dying fast enough.  And when the bombs start dropping, maybe the youth of Iran will end their fascination with the West and realize that all their gifts were actually Trojan Horses.  And when those kids wake up to that reality, America really will have something to worry about.


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