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1 Question, 50 Answers: What Do Everyday Iranians Wish For?

Americans are conditioned by Hollywood, the news media and religious prejudices to view Iran as a country populated by 75 million primitive and murderous villains bent on destruction. This short and simple video, in which everyday citizens of Tehran are asked what they wish for, handily demolishes those perceptions. Watch it, bump it, and please share it wherever you can.



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At the end of the day, they

At the end of the day, they are people just like us. They have families to feed, bills to pay, and dreams just like us. They are us.


Original Video

is here:

Why can't posters spend 5 seconds looking for the original material?

No Wonder the US Gov't Fears Iranians

...they're just like us!

henry9's picture

Thanks for that...we need more videos like this.

They are probably better people than I am.

For sake of whomever, leave them alone!

Tell me again...how come thy don't have refineries?

This is what Dr. Paul was

This is what Dr. Paul was talking about when he said economic sanctions hurt the ordinary people; not the wealthy in government. And we are exporting our inflation all around the world because the dollar is the reserve currency. That is why there is so much suffering. It's amazing to me that we haven't started really suffering yet but it's coming. And this govt. will attempt to further lie about the truth, but the lies aren't working like they once did.

I am friends with two Iranian

I am friends with two Iranian girls. They don't know much about politics, and think their leaders may be a little incompetent and behind the times but certainly not villains.

They hate Hollywood for '300'. Didn't really hate the rest of America, but if they WERE into politics, they probably would. Hmmmm, maybe politics is the problem.

Bump for the Sweetness.

Sweetness indeed.

Mirand Sharma

The common people there don't like actions of their leaders

anymore than we like the actions of ours.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Just like us!

Just like us!


I think the background music was designed to active the tear ducts or something...sniffle...

Anyhoo, my wish is to make a HUGE chunk of cash this year, enough for two presents for each of my peeps in Iran...
I'm talking A LOT of cash, because I have a lot of peeps over there.
When that happenes, I'll buy a plane ticket and go somewhere I haven't been since i was a kid.

Wish me luck with my wish.

I wish

Everyone could be friends.

edit: oh yeah, the guy missing the tooth looks like Nobert DeNiro, hehe... :)

This makes my heart sink...

These are just people, as you and I. People who's condition is made worse by our leaders sanctions. OUR leaders; Damn them. Damn them all to hell!

“Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.” -Shakespeare

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

DJP333's picture

Such a sad video

So much angst. Of course a lot of this has been caused by the western governments of the world (mainly USA and UK). It has been such a struggle for many generations of Iranians. Many of their great minds and activists were killed or silenced a long time ago. A movie that helped me understand the history of Iran and the struggles they had to go through is linked below, Persepolis, a 2007 French animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.


"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Sanctions against Iran

Of course, the economic conditions and inflation they're referring to are largely the product of U.S.-led sanctions. Actually, to be more accurate, we might refer to them as AIPAC-and-Israel-led sanctions.

Gosh, they are so depressed.

Gosh, they are so depressed. The economic conditions are bad, one woman wished she could die by the end of the day, some were fine. They look and feel just like many people living in the USA. I hate the people running our planet.


I have to watch this video again, however, I must say that many of my own wishes were expressed in this video. It makes me cry because I hear the rhetoric from not only the media heads but people in my family that would rather us preemptively go to war with Iran based on a skewed view of their religion and them being accused of motives that turn out to be falsely based on facts.

Perhaps, this video will raise awareness of our likeness to these folks in Iran.

Love thy enemy.

It's almost like Iranians are humans too

It makes me sad also because my country wants to murder these people in cold blood to keep making war profits and keep all the contractors in business.