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There's a 1960s-era protest culture of "placards and megaphones" that lingers on the left, and it expects nothing more of its cadres than opposition to America. The prevailing leftist mindset continues to "exoticize" Iranian culture and clings to a naive and mistaken assumption that the Islamic Republic is somehow "culturally authentic." Many liberals and leftists tend to be infatuated with a shallow anti-imperialism that wrongly equates human rights and freedom with "western" values...

Canadian lefties have been almost silent on Iran's ongoing abuses of human rights, labour rights, and anything approacing sanity. They've also failed to show support for their supposed comrades in the country. Truth hurts, doesn't it?I know that Kamangir is against a war on Iran; so is Mohyeddin. Just read their own writings ...

If the left hasn't been as vocal in condemning the tyranny in Iran as it might have been we all know it's because we fear playing into the hands of the Israelis, neocons and militarists who would like to attack it, possibly with nuclear weapons and throw the entire middle east into another stupid war like the one in Iraq--possibly drawing in Iran's neighbours, even Russia ...

 

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