Tuesday, March 27, 2007

My friend Amil

Sometimes those who are not born here understand what America is about better than those who were born here. I was surprised to learn that some of you followed the link to Amil on the right.

Amil is an immigrant from Iran. He wants to see his country embrace our values and freedoms. He comes from a country that is a theocracy. A theocracy byits nature must be totalitarian. Its laws must be enforced by religious police who oppress people. There has been some humor about theocracy on this site, but in Iran it is a national tragedy. Something as inocuous as two young people of oposite sexes talking is an activity that must be stopped by the religious goon squad. In the works of Naipul the religious goons tell the communist guide to put away his playing cards.

Very little actual talk is spent on the future of Iran. The oil is running out quickly. Persians are only 54% of the nations population and many ethnic groups want their own states. There seems to be no plans for a post oil Iran. The economy beyond oil is stagnant and time is running out. Even if the nuclear plant were 100% for peaceful purposes this wouldn't do much more than delay the inevitable.

A viable economy needs foreign investors and a safe place to invest. The mullahocracy scares away foreign investors. Religious minorities have been fleeing since the revolution began. Many of these minorities were professionals and businessmen.

Despite the misrude of the Mullahs Iran has a first rate education system. It would be an excellent place for a new back office IT work like India and China. However, this can never develop with a theocracy restricting the flow of information.

Amil is an example of what hapens when a brutal theocracy is imposed. Its best and its brightest flee for opportunities elsewhere. This will get worse as the Iranian economy implodes

The question is do we have the time to let Iran implode. Are messianic mullahs a genuine threat to the planet. Are Iran's actions an attempt to divert attention from a failed economy? The paradox of the mullahocracy is that it scares away investors who are needed to perpetuate their rule. The mullahocracy will fall and its just a matter of when and how hard.

Amil's love for America reminds me of the love of my Grandparents for this country.
That was the way most legal immigrants feel, but we do not see them very often. If you asked my grandparents if they ever wanted to go home they would tell you I am home. They were happy to leave a bigoted hellish life in the Ukraine and Poland and never wanted to even think of setting foot in Europe again.

There are still plenty of immigrants with a love of country and Amil is hardly alone.
There is my friend at the gas station who lives and dies with the New York Yankees.
There is the owner and workers in the chineese buffet. There are the wonderful Russians of Brighton Beach, Poles in Greenpoint, Guyanese and Trinidadians in Jamaica Queens, Cubans in Union City and Dominicans in Washington Heights. We seldom hear from the hard working legal immigrants.

The far left trots out the disgruntled non legal types who break the law by being here. Often people like Amil appreciate the country more than many people who were born here or provide sermons about leaving.

Some of us forget that Amil's story is not so unique even if we don't read about it often.

Amil has been published in the American Thinker. Click on the link and catch a rising star


Anonymous said...

I have a friend too. His name is bert. I haven't known him long. But he's going to me my good friend.

beakerkin said...

It would seem that someone has an interesting sense of humor. Sadly, the genuine article is not known for his sense of humor.

He is known for terroristic threats
and attention grabbing stunts. He is also known for unprovoked attacks like his attacks on Florian and Me. I never heard of this nut and he is trashing me calling me the"ubbersmurf of anti communism". Even the comments on Greg's site indicate I had no idea who this nut was. However, from his comments he had been stalking me a while.

One other thing is he just doesn't have any social graces. Where are his friends? Even Greg doesn't post or read his site. This is a sick person desperate for attention without the social skills needed to make friends.

He needs to grow up and stop making his one friend Greg look more absurd every day.

Anonymous said...

Being born in the UK and immigrating here in 1970, I know exactly what you mean.

Always On Watch Two said...

Amil Imani's site is down. I got an email so informing me.

Hopefully, the site will be back up soon.

Always On Watch Two said...

Amil Imani's articles at American Thinker.

Faith Freedom also has many of his essays, but FF is down too.

Always On Watch Two said...

Amil Imani's articles at Islam Watch

beakerkin said...

I will see if I can contact him. He has probably been hacked.

FLORIAN said...

Well my parents sure know what you mean. They embraced this country with just as much passion as a Marine Corps recruit. Most Americans are fools when it comes to appreciating this nation--and ironically the ones who bad mouth it have never stepped one foot away from here to a 3rd world degenerate nation. I've been around many countries and thank God for being born here--with all my gripes about it I love it here.

Amil Imani said...

Dear friend, Beak,

This is the first time I write in your wonderful blog. Thank you for the kind words. I am only a simple human being who wants our race to survive. Americans must be educated of the danger of Islamofascism and act accordingly.

America has become a safe and convenient target for both the calculating as well as the mindless loather.

Why America? Because America is big enough, powerful enough, successful enough to be envied by every large and small, also-ran and failed individual and nation.

If you are a mercenary journalist who is paid by the word to boost circulation, you had better pick on somebody big enough for your story to fly. You can't pick on Bangladesh or Haiti. People would laugh you out of town if you do, long before the publisher gets around to firing you.

Another reason is that saying and writing nice things are not provocative, gets no one's attention and is unlikely to get published. If you want to be heard, you need to say nasty things, as nasty as you can and preferably against the biggest target that you can attack and get away with it.

Furthermore, by being venomous you become the voice for the frustrated, resentful and envious. A few words to our European friends are in order.

Your leftist gadflies deride America's way of life while extolling the virtues of your present political and social model. They claim that your model is the wave of the glorious future and it will be adopted by the rest of the world. Strangely enough, ordinary Europeans don't seem to think so. Demographic trends show that most Europeans don't even believe in the European ideal in sufficient numbers to want to pass it on to the next generation. According to the European Commission, the average birth rate for the European Union as a whole is now 1.4 children per woman, which is well below the 2.1 replacement rate. According to Germany's Federal Statistics Office, more people died in that country in 2005 than were born.

Not only is Europe declining in number, it is aging as well. According to the US Census Bureau, Europe in 2000 had the highest percentage of people aged 65 and older in the world, and this figure is set to double by 2050. Who is going to work and pay for all the entitlement programs you have become accustomed to?

Economists forecast that European budget deficits will skyrocket as governments strain to reconcile declining tax bases with millions of elderly people who force up spending on pensions, health care, and other services.

Politically, Europe is not much better off. Der Spiegel, a leftist German magazine, recently made the following observation:

"Europe has become a continent of political crises with governments in Italy, France, Britain and Poland all suffering from paralysis or a lack of voter approval. Is the continent about to abandon its integration project and return to the old era of national rivalry?"
Question: Weren't these "sister-marryin'", "gun-totin,'" "red-necks" Americans who, not too long ago, left their "sisters-wives" behind, picked up their guns and came over and saved you from the Nazis? Weren't there tens of thousands of these same fellows who never made it back home? Did these "foreigner-despisin'" Americans, by tens of thousands, leave their limbs in the trenches of Europe out of contempt for foreigners?

The people you call "moronic muppets" must have earned this designation not only for not demanding war reparations, but for generously giving Europe billions of dollars to help it get back on its feet. In your ethos, generosity of heart is considered moronic?

No sooner were the Nazis defeated, than the Soviets Communists annexed some of the continent and prepared to swallow the rest. Again, it was this "military-lovin'" American nation that paid the lion's share of the bill to defend you against the Soviets' menace while you greedily made money and provided a comfortable life for yourselves under the shield of the American forces.

Sadly enough, dear Europeans, you are victims of your own delusions. America is not the Big Bad Bully. The really Terrible Bully is Islamism, and it's right in your midst eroding your social and political fabric bit-by-bit. You don't need to fantasize about your future. Your future is already playing out in the Islamic lands.

Dear gadfly European, to check out your future, you only need to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran, for instance, which is one of the most civilized countries that fell to the sword of the Islamists. While you are there, see for yourself how Iran is quivering under the stone-age rules of Sharia. Attend a public hanging, not an uncommon event.

The man's crime, you may ask?

Homosexuality, you are told.

Try hoisting a poster demanding gay rights and see what happens. If you do, you run the risk of being hanged right there and then as another homosexual. The seriously "gay-lothin'" are the Islamists. They are the very same people who are busily laying the groundwork to perform similar barbaric spectacles in your cities and towns before very long. That's your future as more and more Islamists invade your countries and supplant human rights with Islamic Sharia.

Although I wish you the best of luck, I fear that this time around America can't help you. You are on your own. Say whatever you like about America, while your voice is not yet stilled. Regrettably, your slurs about America seem like the last words of an ungrateful doomed people.

Protecting America, is everyone's job.

With respect to all,

Always On Watch Two said...

Amil referred to "gadflies."

From an online dictionary:

1 : any of various flies (as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock
2 : a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism

The use of the word "gadfly" is perfect!

The leftist gadflies today are endangering our freedoms by undermining them.

Amil has posted a thought-provoking comment which should serve as a warning as to the future of America. Are enough Americans listening to prevent what's coming? Not yet, if ever.