“Accountability is Alien to Irooni” Fozolie
A week has passed since a blog with the above title appeared on the front page of iroon.com and not a single soul raised his/her voice to object to the way Iranians are portrayed by the author. Is it indeed acceptable to collectively label an entire nation as irresponsible? Isn’t that a prejudiced view of all Iranians, to say the least? Where are the folks who vehemently attacked and condemned Siavash-1 for his views on African-Americans? Why don’t we see similar condemnations when Iranians are targeted?
As for JJ’s recent move/policy change(?), I can say, contrary to the author’s assertions, his move demonstrates his sense of responsibility. I may be wrong, but by the look of it, it seems JJ has simply decided to be more involved in overseeing the site he owns. I’m not sure how long this will last though. This has nothing to do with being or not being accountable. Accountable to whom? This site is private property and the owner has the right to do what he wants with it.
That being said, in order to create a culture of accountability in any given society rules and regulations are the most essential part of the process. Now, in the free world, do we follow rules and regulations because we love following them? Not at all. Our following them is a conscious attempt at self-protection or self-preservation. I don’t start screaming standing in my front yard in the middle of the night, because I am aware of the consequences and not necessarily because I like or agree with the laws that prohibit me from committing such an unlawful act.