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March 10, 2007

A Wonderful Poem

A commenter on Michael Ledeen’s blog named narciso penned this poem, about the hypocrisy of leftist nationalism and its easy susceptibility to corruption and Marxism:

Mossadegh was an old mossback reactionary in the Majlis; like
Robert Byrd with out the clan
link, who followed the cheap
demagoguery of nationalization;
an idea that hadn’t been totally
debunked in the 50s. We know now
because of cases like Nigeria,
Venezuela,Soviet Russia eg; how corruption is begotten by
governmental monopolies.Ironically, the dangers
of nationalization don’t end there;
they empower a ruling class of apparatchiks, who are likely to be
the beneficiaries of any denationalization; eg; France’s
Total, Russia’s Gazprom oil and
gas consortium, et al. Mossadegh angered much of the Iranian middle class, and significantly the Shiite clerics; that was the core of the
revolt against Mossadegh. In the
end, Mossadegh only had the support
of the Stalinist Tudeh communist
party, in the end. The problem of
course lay in the Shah’s adoption
of some aspects of land reform
(The White Revolution) and some
secularization; which caught the
wrath of a middle age Ruhollah
Khomeini, who did provoke not a
few revolts, until he was deported
to Najaf, where he spent the bulk
of his exile; in the era of the rise
of Saddam Hussein.

I think that pretty much says it all. Anything I could add would only be redundant. I am in awe of this magnificent work of art. The way he ties it back in with Saddam at the end is priceless.

Consider this an open thread.

1 Comment »

  1. Heh. Not bad, but it doesn’t rhyme!

    Still a good read. I may not know much about art but I know what I don’t hate. And I didn’t hate that.

    Comment by Bob Arctor — March 12, 2007 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

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