Nothing like being lectured on fanaticism and extremism from a man whose country publicly hangs people. Seriously, these people are beyond parody and don’t seem to understand how hypocritical they look.
The director of ‘The Salesman’ had a surrogate, Iranian-American engineer and astronaut Anousheh Ansari, read a statement about empathy in his acceptance speech.
In the statement by Farhadi, Ansari said: ‘My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those from the other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US.’
Immigrants aren’t being banned. Illegals, yes, and some people from terror-sponsoring nations, such as … Iran.
After the ban was announced, Farhadi, 45, said in a statement to the New York Times: ‘I neither had the intention to not attend nor did I want to boycott the event as a show of objection, for I know that many in the American film industry and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are opposed to the fanaticism and extremism which are today taking place more than ever.’
We wonder what his thoughts are on this kind of fanaticism and extremism:
Here’s how his country deals with dissent.
Iran’s present administration can only be described as a terrorist regime, which uses various violent methods with which to intimidate the population, showing the citizens of cities, towns and villages across the country, how dissenters will pay the ultimate price through capital punishment, should they speak out against the clerical regime, and the most visual form of terror comes in the shape of public hangings.
Cranes are frequently used in executions, with the victim hauled upwards by the neck, to ensure that his neck isn’t broken in a swift kill, and that the agony is prolonged. Where in cases of makeshift gallows, the condemned is stood on a tub or suchlike, and to ensure gradual strangulation and a slow death, the object they are standing on is kicked from beneath them, and the fall is a short one.
Such are the twisted minds that set up these executions, they ensure that young children stand to watch these macabre events with the rest of the crowd, quite often. The younger siblings of teenagers view the execution of their loved one, who dies in agony as asphyxiation slowly shuts down the brain.
Not a peep from the Hollywood left. Not a single word about this stuff.