Every complaint listed in the reggae is true but also a little more complex in etiology.
My day started with this on Ayatollah Khamenei’s attitudes toward Jews, Israel, and the west:
“Western countries allow no freedom of expression, which they claim to advocate, with regard to the myth of the massacre of Jews known as the holocaust, and nobody in the West enjoys the freedom of expression to deny it or raise doubts about it.”
What we perceive as hateful speech, and the Ayatollah’s latest remarks are hateful — what else is new? — but we may also see them as centrally narcissistic. The politics attending the peacocks of states can and do get quite Out There, but an axis in personality differs from one involving illness: these may have few limits to none in their own domains — I would think Evin Prison a good example of that — but they’re aware of external forces and adjust tactics accordingly.
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