Category: Culture

Mastering the cultural factor can be the difference between winning and losing.

Organic propaganda

Did you know that American shoppers are more likely to buy a banana whose peel color is Pantone 12-0752 (Buttercup) than a banana that’s Pantone 13-0858 (Vibrant yellow)? Big banana growers do. And they go to considerable trouble to bring you just the right shade of Buttercup. Color is often used for propaganda purposes. Here’s an interesting item in Fast...

British cartoons during the American Revolution

This fine electronic collection of historical British political cartoons has just come to my attention. The cartoons and sketches parody and otherwise skewer the American Revolution and its allies. This file contains more than 150 British political cartoons concerning the American Revolution. Each is accompanied by an archivist’s description. The two sample cartoons are representative: One shows American savages hanging...

Too tasteless to watch – but we have to understand it

Sometimes truth-tellers are too tasteless to watch, but I really have a gross website to recommend to anyone wanting to see the disconnect between the theory and practice of sharia-compliant Islamic ideology. The site is called DonkeyJihad.com. That’s pretty much all you need to know – apart from the disclaimer that the site is full of tasteless images that are...

Fear of satellite TV shows Iranian regime knows it’s fragile

Viewers of satellite TV in Iran will now be prosecuted, according to a top state security official. That’s bad news for the short term, but good news for the long term, because it means that the Islamic Republic knows that it is dying. For months, state security agents have been destroying private satellite dishes visibly located on the rooftops of...

Documenting regime crimes can be used as destabilization tool

(From IranChannel.org) Did you ever wonder what those mullahs did with the monthly zakat contributions from faithful Iranian Muslims? This video gives an idea. It was surreptitiously taken last year at the Hozeh Elmieh Seminary in Qom, shot at a 90 degree angle from behind a wooden screen. We can tell that the adult in the video is a Shi’a...

London: Roger Waters shows Neda’s image at ‘The Wall’ concert

Former Pink Floyd master Roger Waters showed an image of the martyred Neda Agha Soltan as part of his sensational performance of “The Wall.” Waters has been a longtime supporter of the Iranian resistance. The image appears during Waters’ rendition of “Thin Ice,” following images of his late father, killed during World War II during the Battle of Anzio, and...

Zenga Zenga: Israeli-made mockery of Qaddafi speech is big hit among Arabs

A YouTube video spoof of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi has tickled the Arab funny bone, even though the creator is an Israeli. The setting, the circumstances, and Qaddafi’s wild exclamations, cadence and gesticulations provided the perfect combination to spoof the Libyan madman. Addressing the Libyan population on February 22 from the bombed-out remains of the place where President Reagan had...

Rapping to the death throes of Iran’s Islamic republic

When a regime is too inflexible to cope with the cultural rebellion of the young people under its domination, the system cannot be expected to survive for long. In a youthful country like Iran, we are seeing signs that the dictatorship of the Islamic Republic is on its last legs. Especially because this youthful cultural rebellion, thanks to the Internet,...

Professor part of ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine

(Institute of World Politics news release) An IWP professor is part of the now-famous ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine and operations, including the Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the United States. Annenberg Professor of International Communication J. Michael Waller joins a range of noted defense, intelligence and security experts as a contributor to Shariah: The Threat to America, a...

Videos about Iran’s rock underground

From Persian Cats to Yellow Dogs from Jehangir Irani on Vimeo. Yesterday’s post led me to look around for some good videos about Iran’s rock underground, and some research about the Yellow Dogs led to these excellent segments. The first one, above, is a look at Iran’s young people and how they express themselves through music – with help from...