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Editorial: Iranian Expatriates in America – The New 'House Negroes' ? By Zahir Ebrahim

by Project Humanbeingsfirst.org Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM
Humanbeingsfirst@gmail.com

It is my earnest hope, as an ordinary justice activist at Project Humanbeingsfirst.org, that the Iranians living in America might head-on address this rapid percolation of 'Uncle Toms' among their own Diasporan peoples first, before trying to bring the white man's democracy to their beleaguered but beloved Iran. For, the Persians can no more deny this phenomenon among them than they can deny their own political and economic disaffection which is being diabolically harnessed to destroy them as a people, and as a civilization. Much like Iraq has been laid to waste! A civilization as rich and as wise as the Persians, one which has seen all the vicissitudes of power and its would-be conquerers – and outlived them all – does not need to carry the white man's burden. Nor does it need to seek out the white man's prescription to teach them self-governance.



Editorial: Iranian Expatriates in America – The New 'House Negroes' ?

Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

February 09, 2010



This past Saturday, February 06, 2010 in San Jose, California:

http://iran.whyweprotest.net/usa-west-coast/60832-rally-solidarity-people-iran.html

http://www.examiner.com/x-6568-Bay-Area-Persian-Community-Examiner~y2010m2d5-Rally-in-solidarity-with-Iranians-San-Jose

the following speech was made at the pro-democracy Iranian expats' gathering:

http://vimeo.com/9308523

As one given to even a modicum of reflection can trivially see from the video, the topic is qualitatively similar to this:

http://sites.google.com/site/humanbeingsfirst/download-pdf/god_is_on_your_side.wmv?attredirects=0&d=1

In other words, putting the indigenous (and often genuine) disaffections of a people in the service of empire, more specifically, in the service of its “imperial mobilization”, is the ageless art form of Divide et Impera. And as old as mankind.

The following two open letters further elaborate on that theme:

Open Letter to the Authors of 'U.S. policy must factor in changed landscape in Iran', Dr. Trita Parsi et. al. -- Brzezinski & Fukuyama protégé

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/01/letter-trita-parsi-iran-green.html

Letter to an Iranian Expatriate on the Iranian Question

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/10/letterto-iranian-expat-by-zahirebrahim.html

I just wish that the Iranians living in the United States would demonstrate some semblance of rational wisdom, some political acumen, some literacy in political science – belonging as the Persians are to one of the most ancient and world-enriching civilizations on earth. To be bereft of wisdom is to shoot one's ownself in the foot.

And instead of trying to bring their chants of “Azadi”, i.e., freedom, to their beloved Iran 20,000 miles away, those living in the United States and enjoying its plentiful freedom-blessings may perhaps try to bring 'Azadi' to their host nation first(?):

http://www.prisonplanet.com/think-government-is-corrupt-you-may-face-10-years-in-jail.html

Hmmm... doesn't the aforecited report strike the freedom-loving uber-educated Iranians of America – and especially those in San Jose, California where perhaps the most highly-educated and tech-savvy among the Iranian expats reside – as a tad bit odd that the speaker in the video on 'Solidarity with People in Iran' cited at the top doesn't mention bringing freedom and democracy to America, and nor do any of the 'house Negroes' cited in the open letters referenced above, but that they are riling up the Iranians to bring 'democracy' to their nation when it is precariously poised on its existential perch and facing an imminent threat of war from the same hectoring hegemons?

Why is the United States and its vassals interested in destabilizing Iran? Have the Iranian expatriate public wondered about that? Are they completely blind to the war-mongering Western agenda of decimating Iran, both from within by harvesting its disaffections, and militarily with the boogieman of WMD?

Here are two editorials, my own, that look at the loss of 'democracy' in America – which wasn't intended to be a democracy to start with, but a Republic. Yes, bring mob rule to every place else – a good recipe for destabilizing any region and for distracting its disaffected peoples as they are glibly flattered and goaded to protest in its streets – while turning one's own lofty Republic on paper into a fascist barbaric Police-State in practice, and making it progressively illegal to protest that travesty! Doing so is now equated with being a 'terrorist'. How amazingly convenient for the 'house Negroes' to not perceive the elephant shitting in the master's bedroom as they sing its “Azadi” song for other nations about to be attacked:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/03/war-on-terror-not-about-islamofascism.html

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2009/01/letter-confessions-ofa-gullible-idiot.html

And the tragedy is that the Iranian 'House Negro' is singing it to bring destruction to its own tribe of 'Field Negro'. If unfamiliar with the inelegant term 'House Negro', Malcolm X's sanguine description is almost incomparable (transcript here):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zUIjP4KWok

I sure hope the Iranians living in America aren't the 'House Negro', and are only misled by various mercenaries and dupes among them. In fact, I sure hope that as MLK's averred in his more sophisticated description of the Negro, the majority of Iranians of America have not transformed “from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man’s representative to the Negro”:

“The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man’s contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people. His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man’s representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.” (Martin Luther King Jr., read passage in full context here)

If the Iranians today are inexplicably unfamiliar with the 'occidentosis' plaguing the modern Negro, especially some among their own generation, they might read the 50 years old words of one of their own brethren who refused to carry the white man's burden of “la mission civilisatrice” upon his self-respecting shoulders:

http://humanbeingsfirst.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/cacheof-occidentosis-a-plague-from-the-west-by-jalal-ali-ahmad-translated-by-rcampbell-introduction-by-hamidalgar.pdf

The modern Negro living in the West however has long transcended even that advanced stage of de facto colonization. He and she have today morphed into the 'intellectual Negro'. If unfamiliar with that neologism, please see this introduction:

http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-is-intellectual-negro.html

The two open letters noted above which I humbly invite the Iranian expats to read, expand on the phenomenon of the Negro among the 'untermenschen' who love to echo their masters' message, some calculatingly, and perhaps most still unaware that they are only thoughtlessly parroting words from the 11th edition of the Orwellian Newspeak Dictionary in the making!

And it is my earnest hope, as an ordinary justice activist at Project Humanbeingsfirst.org, that the Iranians living in America might head-on address this rapid percolation of 'Uncle Toms' among their own Diasporan peoples first, before trying to bring the white man's democracy to their beleaguered but beloved Iran. For, the Persians can no more deny this phenomenon among them than they can deny their own political and economic disaffection which is being diabolically harnessed to destroy them as a people, and as a civilization. Much like Iraq has been laid to waste! A civilization as rich and as wise as the Persians, one which has seen all the vicissitudes of power and its would-be conquerers – and outlived them all – does not need to carry the white man's burden. Nor does it need to seek out the white man's prescription to teach them self-governance.

And when they chant their “Azadi” song to the beat of the Mad Hatter's war-drums, they are only doing so to assist the United States' elite in the prosecution of their monumentally criminal war-mongering on Iran using the American state's power to enforce Pax Americana for their own private globalist agenda. If the tables are turned, and it will, they may well be tried for treason against their own people. And minimally, be condemned by their own offspring down the line for their co-option. A civilization that is measured in millennia, has a very long memory.



Source URL: http://print-humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2010/02/isthe-iranian-expat-new-house-negro.html

PDF URL: http://humanbeingsfirst.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/isthe-iranian-expat-new-house-negro-feb092010.pdf



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