Iran Hopes

A Weblog on Iranian Affairs (Formerly Iran Votes 2005)

Monday, July 25, 2005

Hello again!

This is my first update after a while. Not that there was nothing to write about during the past few weeks. In fact, there is always something happening in Iranian politics, so it is not hard to update one's blog even on daily basis. But I think there is a difference between a personal weblog and a news site or blog in that a weblogger shall update his or her blog only when he or she has really got something to comment on. It is not about spreading news, it is about sharing one's opinion. And an opinion worthy of being shared is not just out there. Rather one must be in the right mood to think and to share.

But it seems to me that some people just like to write about anything, to analyse everything, every situation, every action. Take this recent issue of Ganji's hunger strike for example. Every weblog that deals with Iranian politics (and in some cases even those not directly about politics) have something about Ganji: there are interviews, articles, comments, etc. And everyone sees him or herself competent to analyse Ganji's act, his motives, and the reaction by the Islamic regime. The funny (or perhaps sad) part is that some have gone too far to claim that the Islamic regime will benefit from Ganji's action, or the US is actually behind all this to see him dead and thus, it is argued, to find an excuse to attack Iran on the basis of the violation of human rights!!! Isn't it better to remain silent than to make such absurd comments? Isn't it better to say nothing when there is nothing to be said?

It is great to be able to update one's weblog often and in this way to share one's thoughts with viewers, it is great to have sound and solid views and share them with others. But it is totally irresponsible to abuse every possible situation only to show off. It is irresponsible and unethical to use the sufferings of responsible people like Ganji as a tool to get publicity.

2 Comments:

Blogger MitzieBitchie said...

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1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOu are absolutley 100% correct. You should visit IranScan and see some of the comments people have written, they basically agree with you

5:32 PM  

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