- Posted September 10, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Teachers: Why do you teach?
- Dictatorship governs in the East and West, and their victims we middle class people?
- Why the stupid people are on the top of government? The government of idiots.
- We need to be united and not to be the robots of bad people.
- Who love us? In the time we are powerful everybody, but in the time we lost everything who will love us?
- September eleven and the terrorists roots.
To break the Western Taboos. Not everybody can be successful in the West. A teacher says...
Many Iranian who came back from USA in the past, they just told us good things about that country. They exaggerate the good things in the USA to get more respect that they are coming from a high class, highly life standard country and looked down to the students who were studying in Turkey or other countries. USA had the best university and everything over there is perfect. So the other students said the same things. The visa for America is difficult and if you get it, it is like a degree. This taboo was in the brain of many Iranian students, they thought, they just need to be here and everything is fine. I agree that in the USA there are a lot of good things, but also a lot of negative things and if you are not careful you can be destroyed.
In the past it was easier to go back, if you were not successful here, but now it is more difficult. You worked here and you have house and other things here and it is not easy to leave everything behind and just go. You brought you capital here and spend it here…
As I said USA is good for very highly intelligent people or at least for rich people; it could be very difficult for middle class students or people. As the system is different and you can lose all what you have. The good things about USA guide you to trust the government and their stamps and or signatures, but it has no value here. They give you documents with stamps and signature and later they said they made mistake and you will lose all you had. That is the other side of the land of opportunities.
They force you to take a lot of loan and as long you pay, it is fine, but if something happen and you cannot pay, like the thieves robbed you, then you are in trouble. And nobody listen to you. The system like the world system is cruel or indifferent. They ignore you as the world ignore the people who are killed in other countries.
Even the people who did not study here very well and they did not have good jobs; they again exaggerated the life in the USA. 20 students of mine they killed themselves here, because they shy to go back. They had bad husbands or wives and they were misused. One of them was so fat, that he could not even more properly.
I did not say the bribe is good, but here also if you cannot pay expensive attorney, you have no voice or? I passed all the exams, but because I have so many mortgages, they did not hire me. If the people did pay me, I could also pay, but they did not, I got a bad credit. I wanted just to warn people do not take mortgage and loans or use the credit cards, because you look rich and the people robe you and you are in trouble, what is wrong with my warning? Or the other matter I mentioned is the other people who do not know this system should not trust local government and or insurance companies or people. If I had this experience I have now, I was in much better shape. Other countries are the same as here also, only in a different way. They do not give you loan, so you will be also not robbed. There are not insurance companies, so you pay one time. And if you have a check, the system will take it seriously. I just mentioned the differences, the USA is the paradise if you know the system and I try to explain it. If you do not trust insurance companies and do not buy here something, and do not trust the people checks and be very careful; it could be fine.
I was teacher in Tehran American School and German School, later German Embassy School. The students were nice and friendly, sorrowfully after the revolution in Iran; I had to leave the country. I was here teacher in high school and college and it was fine, but many students wanted to learn more and they came to my house, my house was in sub-divion and the home owners did not like it to have classes in my house. I said what I shall do, they told me if I buy a house in county with acres, they can give me occupational license and I can help the students. After three years, they said they did mistake and they cancelled the license. I put all my saving and all my effort and time in that school, but I had now no other choice to rent to regular people, they damaged it, robbed and destroyed it. Now I cannot be hired, because of all these problems. The police cannot help, the insurance companies do not pay and the people they do not pay. Put yourself in my shoe, what can I do? I helped the students and that is my reward, is it fair and just?
Sorrowfully in our countries in our time, we thought in the USA everything is fine and the law is governing. I wanted just to give a right picture of the USA what is now. The system is indifferent if you get problems, if you make mistake you have to pay fast and with fine, but if the government made a mistake it is fine. The insurance companies here are only colleting money companies, they collect money in the time you make money, but if you need them, they ignore you. I just warned people be careful. A lot of scam artists are here, and the FBI cannot or will not go after them. They robe people easily. I put a lot of their email in the CNN to warn people not to do the same mistake I did. The people should be very careful the banks give easily money, but the negotiation is not that easy, because they get money from the government, they do not want negotiate. The people are very nice at the beginning, but if you trust them, they robe you. So do not trust people so easily. And the most important thing is do not trust the paperwork of local government, they give you documents with stamps and signature and you trust them, later they destroy you, and say they did mistake and you cannot sue them. The government documents with signatures and stamps that allow you to do something are useless. Because if they make mistake, you cannot sue them. What is wrong with my warning? At least other people will not go in the same tape I went. The people should know the facts.
With other words we want to say the truths and the people should know the truth and not to be in dream. So many stories about USA are may be not right. You will have the same opportunities as in other countries only in a different form. Here you can study easier as other countries. The banks give you here very easy loan. But if you are not careful you will be in trouble. I just share my experience with other people, so they do not do the same mistake I did. I should not trust the local government, I should not trust the insurance companies, I should not trust the people here and I should not trust the help of police, my house was robbed and it was fine and the police was indifferent and fine? They are just to punish you and give you tickets. And now I am the only one who made mistake as I trusted the system here. The only person who understands my situation was John Mica the congressman, but even they do not answer his letter concerning my problems.
I wanted also to break this taboo. The people who are in the USA or even Europe, in the time they came to Iran to have a respect they say just good things about the West. Everything is fine and the system is so good, to get more respect from the people, they do not say the truth. They should say bad things and good things. I say to anybody who asks me about the West the truth, if you are not rich and not super intelligent the country is difficult for you to survive, different language, different culture, different system and different people. Do not compare the American people in Tehran with Americans in the USA, they are different and they are more and they are more international as real American. My American students in Tehran loved me and were very nice to me, but here they called me camel rider. And they asked my how many camels I have in Iran. I told them I have no camel there, but here I have a lot.