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Addendum to The Iranian Disease
 

The Ugly Iranian
Addendum to The Iranian Disease

Catayoun Razmjou
IPC.WebMistress@gmail.com
October 22, 2011


Catayoun Razmjou

Friends, Readers, Members, Students and Comrades

Consider this article and the below trade of emails as an addendum to Ahreeman’s “Iranian Disease” Series. There is a very important lesson to be learned from this article. This article / analysis is not only about the Sara K. character mentioned in the text, but it is about a segment of the Iranian population residing both outside and inside our nation. Sara K. is only a mirror image of this segment which I name “The Ugly Iranian”. By studying this segment of the Iranian population, we can have a better understanding about the ills of our community and the roots of our “Iranian Disease’.

Throughout this article and trade of emails, I have taken this character’s full name and email address out and referred to her as Sara K. I have not done it to respect her privacy but I have done it to not give her any undeserved publicity from IPC. I do not want to give this character and her business the enormous amount of publicity which she will receive only by naming her full name.

A while back, Ahreeman wrote this important analysis about the ills of our society:

The Iranian Disease

In the near future I will have the most controversial interview of the year with Ahreeman X. In this interview I will bring up the “Iranian Disease” issue. Stay tuned for this interview.

Please consider my piece as an addendum to Ahreeman’s vast analysis. Please read the trade of emails and they are self explanatory about the depth of our Iranian Disease, but remember that even the “Ugly Iranian” can change for better. There is always hope. Please read:

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From: Iran Politics Club Networks < iranpoliticsclub@gmail.com >
To: Sara K. < …@... >
Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 2:23 PM
Subject: Sara K., Modeling Portfolio!

Sara K., Modeling Portfolio!

To Sara K.
…@...

Sara K.:

You are IPC Hot New Model for the Fall Season.

Best of Your Modeling Career shots has been brought together; photo shopped to perfection and along with your biography has been designed, programmed and published in to 5 chapters, the best of your portfolio:

Sara K., Modeling Portfolio!

Modeling Portfolio in 5 Chapters
Link

IPC Website

When one is published in IPC, then one becomes relevant in global Persian community.

IPC is the largest Iranian website online.

Regards,
IPC Office

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From: Sara K. < …@... >
To: Iran Politics Club Networks < iranpoliticsclub@gmail.com >
Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: Sara K., Modeling Portfolio!
Important mainly because of your interaction with messages in the conversation.

As flattered as I am, the information is incorrect and writing as if you are me is a no no. If you want to write about me please write in the 3rd person, NOT AS ME. also, I moved to US when I was 2, not 4.

But most importantly, there are a few photographers that you are not permitted to use ANY of their photos as they are copy written and part of intellectual property. I have current photos and am willing to answer your questions so please remove ALL WRITING FROM YOUR POSTS

Merci
Sara

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From: Iran Politics Club Networks < iranpoliticsclub@gmail.com >
To: "Sara K." < …@... >
Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: Sara K., Modeling Portfolio!

Hello Sara:

The age you came to US is corrected. Your biography has been put together from writings around the net on various sites which are quoted from you (1st person). If incorrect, then you are welcome to write a biography (in our professional manner or correct the present one) and send it and we will replace it. Your photos are also all over the net (with no copyrights). If you also need to replace some photos, send new ones and mention which photos need to be replaced (right click on mouse => properties => name of the photo) and we will replace them. Please send large photos.

Regards,
IPC Office

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From: Sara K. < …@... >
To: Iran Politics Club Networks < iranpoliticsclub@gmail.com >
Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: Sara K., Modeling Portfolio!
Important mainly because of your interaction with messages in the conversation.

If I, Sara K., am telling you the incorrect nature of the bio, why would you try to tell me what MY facts are?

I have asked you nicely to please take down the bio and NOT talk as if you are ME. those other websites have been sent cease and desist letters from my lawyer. Yes, THEY ARE COPY WRITTEN. I hope you are aware of internet law that has passed, since you are a political site. There are safety issues at hand and I will go to whatever measure to protect myself.

From one Iranian to the next, this a terrible way to treat someone that you are using for benefits of your website. I will send you my bio AFTER you take down ALL written material.

Merci
Sara

Attachment Word Document

Dear Iran Politics Club,

I, Sara K., otherwise known as Sara …., certify under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner of certain intellectual property rights.

I have a good faith belief that the items or materials listed below are not authorized by law for use by the above named domain name owner or their agents and therefore infringes the copyright owner's rights. I hereby demand that you act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing. Bio specifically.

My contact information is as follows:

Sara K.
….@....
….@....

Infringing material that I demand be disabled or removed in consideration of the above:

5 Links

Sara K.

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From: Iran Politics Club Networks < iranpoliticsclub@gmail.com >
To: Sara K. < …@... >

Sara K.:

You have pushed me in to writing this email.

1. I think you misinterpreted my e-mail and you read too much in to it. I think we have a miscommunication here. You came off very offensive in your first e-mail and in your second e-mail much more offensive. I am not questioning the integrity of the biography, your copyrights or yourself. I have only stated some facts and mentioned to you that the biography was gathered from various sites and they were all quoted from you (according to the sites). No one is questioning anything here. No one is releasing any opinions and verdicts about you or your integrity. I do not understand why are you getting so defensive and insecure?

2. Do you comprehend that models do jump over each other’s shoulders to be published in IPC? We have a waiting list of models awaiting their turn whom sent their bio and portfolios as far back as a year and a half ago. When we select someone as the Season’s Hot New Model, they must be very flattered and honored. So what if some pictures are copy righted? You are the subject of the pictures and they are being used to promote your career! Many pictures around the net are copy righted but models send them to us because it is their pictures and the whole idea is to promote the models. This is all about the models. Copy rights are there to protect the models, so are we! We want to promote the models.

3. So you think we benefit from you being published in IPC? The benefit we make from you is microscopic in comparison to the free global publicity which you are receiving from us. You are not doing us a favor, but we are doing you a great a favor. No Iranian model is relevant unless she is published in IPC.

4. This is the first time that a model is behaving like this with us! We have never had a model arguing with us, threatening us and exploding like a time bomb with us. Until this moment, models have been extremely grateful for us to give them a chance by publishing them.

5. Do you understand that how much work was involved to create your 5 part portfolio? Do you see what a professional job it is? Compare the rest of your amateur and cheaply made portfolios on the other Iranian or International Tabloids with your portfolio in IPC and think for a moment of how much work we have put in to this project. Gathering the photos, photo shop them, design and program the pages, put your bio together very professionally and publish it. We have never granted any other model, 5 pages on the same portfolio. Instead of being thankful you send us this type of email?

6. When we publish something in IPC, it will never come off of the net. This is our editorial policy:

Editorial Policy

In your case, to respect your wishes, we offered to replace the bio and pictures which you wished to be replaced. From time to time, IPC authors, artists, cartoonists, graphic designers, photographers, poets and models may have a temper tantrum and moments of irrationality. If for every temper Tantrum, we take out their works from the IPC Website, then every day, all day we will be publishing web pages and then deleting them off the net like fools! Do you think we have nothing better to do with our time?

7. Now I believe instead of a biography told by you, indeed you prefer for us to send you a list of questions, you answer them and then we write an article about you in 3rd person format. That would have been no problem and you did not have to explode like that! All you had to do was to ask. There was no need to accuse that we wrote an article and put words in to your mouth. There was no need to accuse us of breaking your intellectual rights!

8. Then you make things worse by stating that your lawyer ceased and desist those websites! If so, then why are your bios (quoted from you) and your photos (copy righted by some photographers) are still all over the net and all over those websites? Actually why would you even bring this up? We are trying to help you, make you global, send great amount of publicity to you, your business and your modeling career, so why on earth are you behaving like this? Are you threatening us? Why and why? All of those websites combine would not give you half the publicity which we could give you!

9. I honestly do not want to hurt your feelings but when you sent me these emails, you have asked for this reply. Who do you think you are? Who do you think you are talking to?

You are an aging, “has been” print and commercial model. You are gaining weight and getting old. In the height of your career, you have been a 3rd rate model, not even a fashion model or an art model. You are yesterday’s news. You are a failed model and a present beautician and makeup artist. You have an inflated opinion of yourself. You are dime a dozen and there are thousands of Iranian models just like you but  half your age who are trying to break out in to the business and they are begging us to publish them.

I am a photographer, web mistress of the largest Iranian website on the net, an International net security contractor and consultant, a freedom fighter and a fellow Iranian woman who tried to give you a chance in your downhill years.

The doorbell rang, the luck came your way, IPC called and we tried to send some free and great publicity your way. This publicity would have been great for your beauty business and your sinking modeling career. We have done you a great favor and in returns, you have spitted in our face like an ungrateful woman with issues. How typical Iranian of you! Instead of your bad behavior, why don’t you develop some valued Persian behavior?

10. To be frank, I did not even wanted to publish you because I had far better models, more deserving, more humble and extremely grateful who were waiting to be published before you. It was Ahreeman who spent a whole day and night working on your portfolio. He worked hard and he published your portfolio. I am in charge of modeling section but Ahreeman went over my head to publish you. I do not know what has he seen in you, he had faith in you or maybe he saw talent in you, maybe he saw beauty in you, but he did all the hard work. The founder of IPC with his busy schedule had spent a 24 hour on your 5 part portfolio and published it. This is how you paid him back!

11. I am sure that Ahreeman will be very mad about what I am going to do but from time to time I must pull an executive decision and now is one of those times. We almost never delete anything from the IPC Website.

“What is published in IPC, will always stay in IPC and on the net.”

In your case, I do not find you deserving to be published in IPC. In my 10 years with IPC, no one (particularly a model) has ever spoken to me in the manner which you did. You are an ungrateful woman with unsolved issues. Your behavior is erratic and questionable.

12. I will take your pages out of the IPC Website because you do not deserve to be published in IPC. First I wanted to keep the pages as is, only to make you suffer but then I thought why to give you free publicity? So do not bother writing a new bio or sending it and do not bother sending new photos because I am pulling you out of IPC and you will never again be published in IPC.

13. Someone is giving you a gift and you threaten to sue them? What type of abomination are you? You are threatening us with lawyers? What would be the basis for your court case? Why would you sue? Because we have done you and your sinking modeling career and your sinking beauty career a favor? Do you always bite the hand who is trying to feed you?

14. Do you think stating terms such as Lawyers and Court Cases would scare us? Do you understand that we have put down our lives and careers in stake for freedom of Iran? We are freedom fighters. We entangle with IRI Agents, IRI Lobbyists, Hezbollah Thugs and Islamists on daily basis and you think the term lawyers would scare us? We eat up, chew and spit out lawyers on daily basis. Do you think we are your average scaredy cat and cowardly Iranians? We are Persian Freedom Fighters with no fears. We are out of your cowardly world and way of life.

15. Why does the term “Politics” scare you and in that order it does to many Iranians? Why are the majority of Iranians cowards and afraid of their own shadows? They are afraid of having anything to do with the politics! Do you understand that even though the name of the site is “Iran Politics Club” but IPC is a general site about “Everything one needs to know about Iran”? There are many IPC authors, artists, poets and models who are non political people. You don’t have to be political to associate with IPC! Association of one with IPC, does not make one a political person and automatically put her in danger!

Many IPC artists and models are not political and no one, specifically IRI and Islamists care to harm them or even care about them. An artist or a model does not have to necessarily have anything to do with politics and the politicians on all sides do not care about them. The only thing that matters is their art and their work. So why are people like you so afraid of your own shadows? Who cares if you are or are not published in IPC? You are no Ahreeman X, so why Hezbollah would want to terror you? You are insignificant!

16. You need a course in communication and Public Relations. You need to learn how to talk to people. You need to understand how to use PR to get ahead in life. You need to recognize an opportunity when see one. You are your own worst enemy. Your behavior can be very damaging for your progress in life. You are hurting your own career and future.

17. I certainly wish that you have learned a lesson from this interaction. I certainly wish that all of us, particularly the readers have learned a thing or two from this story. We Iranians must be more considerate to one another, be nicer to each other, appreciate each other and try to help each other. We Iranians must be more brave, risk taking, outspoken and stand for something. We Iranians must stop being afraid of our own shadows. We Iranians must stop hurting each other and try to work along together to create the future prosperous Iran. We Iranians must seize our arrogance, ungratefulness and unethical behavior. We Iranians must explore in our hearts the deeper meanings of what it means to be a free individual Persian. We Iranians must break the chain and free ourselves so we can free our nation:

History of Slavery in Iran

Moral Revolution

Where is My Home?

18. I have no personal vendetta against you. Actually I wish for you to succeed in life and next time the opportunity reflects to you in the mirror, you would not break the mirror. Maybe at the time being you are going through hard times and so you are angry, temperamental, irrational and impolite, but I wish for you to find your way out of this behavior, mentality and sad ora. You have wasted our time but I wish you success and happiness. Gladly we have all learned a lesson from this experience.

Best days are ahead

A day we have not learned a new is a day lost.

Catayoun Razmjou
IPC Web Mistress
IPC Office

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