Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Speech that Caused the Durban Exodus

Thanks to Lirun and his blog "East Med Sea Peace" for posting the full text of the President of Iran's speech yesterday at the UN Durban Anti-Racism conference.

It's truly an amazing read in that--hateful rhetoric aside--it reflects a very simplistic understanding of the world and of history. It's sort of like reading a the history essay of a grade 7 student who had done all their research online and only found websites like "Jew Watch" and "Stormfront" (I refuse to provide links to these sites) or who had only read the protocols of the Elders of Zion. An alternative analogy is that reading this speech is the intellectual equivalent of wading through a sewer.

Fortify yourself before reading.

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