Mahmoud’s Back On The Blog
Great news from the blogosphere. After a regrettable period of inactivity, I’m delighted to say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has resumed blogging. Since my last post on the blog, a few months have passed. But this doesn't ?mean that I … Read More
Great news from the blogosphere. After a regrettable period of inactivity, I’m delighted to say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has resumed blogging.
Since my last post on the blog, a few months have passed. But this doesn't ?mean that I have not been keeping my promise of spending fifteen minutes per week ?on it. As a matter of fact, I have spent more than the allocated time on the blog. The ?magnitude of the reception and acclamation from the viewers was beyond ?expectations.
Frankly I was worried that the President’s blog might have been wiped off the map, but it appears that the sheer volume of correspondence had simply overwhelmed him. (I’m not providing a link, tempting though it would be to flood his referral logs with Jewcy readers and watch his head explode, due to unsubstantiated reports last year that visitors with Israeli IP addresses were being targeted with viruses. Feel free to Google it.)
With commendable politeness, he even responds to hypercritical commenters such as John Walker from Germany, whose praise is distinctly conditional (“nice blog, but you should be posting more often”):
I am apologetic to those who have been waiting for my new posts, but ?fortunately overall, the analysis of the messages has got to a point that I can start ?writing here again.
While it must be admitted that the President’s style can at times be a trifle dry, one has to commend his comments policy, which frankly is a lot more liberal than that of many political bloggers closer to home. True, there is some embarrassingly laudatory sunshine being blown up his arse here and there, like this from Adara, in Canada:
I in fact think you are a great leader and I am actually contemplating moving to Iran because of the ignorance of people and the harsh things they say about all middle eastern countries
And some commenters, like Nadim from Lebanon, are perhaps just a little confused:
Mr. President; Congratulations on your recent victory. I dont know much about you, and what I do know about you comes from many conflicting sources, but I wish you good health.
…but to his eternal credit, Ahmadinejad does not censor his critics – though American reader John Jacobs’ critique might have benefited from a vigilant editor’s pencil:
I hate you. you are retarted. that simple mentally retarted
Overall, though, the President’s blog is a resounding success; ranked at 2,713 on Technorati, which is not bad given that he’s only posted twice in 6 months. (Jewcy, by way of comparison, comes in at 5,149.) Would that we could all live in a country which encourages healthy pluralism, respect for others and meaningful dialogue with their critics, rather than labouring under the fascist-imperialist jackboot of BushCheneyHalliburton & Co.