AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 11:31:00 PM ----- BODY: I guess Hoder's list of Iranian Weblogs in English has attracted the attention of all of those right-wing blogs who are waiting for another fireworks in the Middle East so they can have fun and brace themselves for the "freedoms" they have (meanwhile, their freedoms are being taken away smoothly!). I really hope we Iranians prove them wrong.

-------- AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 6:15:00 PM ----- BODY: I am learning Scottish! Fascinating language, sounds like Dutch spoken with an Arabic accent by someone from Russia! 60,000 speakers left in the world. If it falls down to less than 50,000, it is considered a dead language. Just adding to the statistics!

-------- AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 3:32:00 AM ----- BODY: Wow! I just discovered that a very interesting site called Blogs of War has included this weblog in its Iran Special section. I quite agree that "when hell breaks loose", Iranian Blogs in English are going to be of much importance, though I am not sure how important my Braindroppings are going to be! As a historian, I doubt that all hell is going to break loose if the current protests do not get fueled from outside the country, and may I suggest that those who hope for the hell to break loose are in for a great disappointment? If you are really interested in promoting change in Iran and really wish the country to be free and prosperous, not prosperous a la Americain, then just stay quiet!

Iran has had two revolutions in a period of less than a century. Both revolutions have been bloody, and some might suggest that it was a single revolution that lasted for one hundred years. In any case, I think people of Iran are not ready for another serious uprising. The general consensus suggests that the majority of the people prefer a peaceful transfer of power, although it is not going to be easy with the current power holders.

In any case, I will continue to write my random thoughts here, and if by any chance I was wrong and all hell DID break loose, well, I just will admit it! But if I turn out to be right, I am going to dance on all of your heads!!! (I am an over the top competitor, if you were wondering!)
-------- AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 11:00:00 PM ----- BODY: Well, governments always want to control everything, that is just their characteristic. However "democratic" they might be (and defining that democracy by itself is quite a job), they still need to manipulate the population they govern and rally as much support as they can in order to guarantee their own survival.

Instances of controling history and how things have happened or are happening are very common. In its most oppresive version, government control of history becomes as grotesque as the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's 1984.

However, this particular attempt ought to be the first in government manipulation of history: trying to change how the history is going to be written! A new achievement from the people who brought you the New World Order (or lack thereof!). -------- AUTHOR: Khodadad DATE: 10:41:00 PM ----- BODY:
Why is abbreviation such a long word?
Why can't girls put on mascara without opening their mouth?