A totally predictable thing occurred in nearby
Here is what it looks like.
The poster has been hanging in the same restaurant in Katy since the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.
And yes it is tasteless.
It went up at a time when American outrage against
was at an all time high, when the Ayatollah Khomeini was the most hated man in Iran . I remember all of that rather well. America
But since that time we have seen that Iranians themselves are chafing under a yoke of oppression, especially when mass protest rallies were brutally put down by government troops and thuglike militias.
So when you see this poster, completely out of context with the reason it was produced in the first place, now that the hostage crisis is a dim memory, yes, it looks like what it is, a really bad racist poster.
So the restaurant drew a small crowd of protesters to make known their displeasure at having the poster still hanging on the restaurant’s wall after all these years.
But this is
. Do you think business suffered? Not by a long shot. Yesterday was one of the best days that the restaurant has ever had. People were lined up out the door to buy barbecue. Katy, Texas
The owner said “Yesterday was one of the best days we've ever had. I'm pleasantly surprised, yes. I mean I knew we had fans and friends, but this is just golly God.”
Yes, golly God.