When you look at this image, what do you see? It turns out that the Iranian government sees a Zionist conspiracy bent on taking over the 2012 Olympics. The Iranian government has sent a formal letter of protest to the International Olympic Committee objecting that the logo for the 2012 London Olympics spells out “Zion.” This is something of real Rorschach test. When I look at it, I see Mahmoud Ahmadinejad beating a protester in Enghelab square.
The secretary general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee Bahram Afsharzadeh called the art a “racist logo.” I would call it simply remarkably ugly. Yet, the Iranians warn that they and other Arab nations may choose not to attend the games. The IOC had a terse reply: “Our response is as follows: The London 2012 logo represents the figure 2012, nothing else.”
Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by a distrust of others and a constant suspicion that people around you have sinister motives. People with this disorder tend to have excessive trust in their own knowledge and abilities and usually avoid close relationships with others. They search for hidden meanings in everything and read hostile intentions into the actions of others. They are quick to challenge the loyalties of friends and loved ones and often appear cold and distant to others. They usually shift blame to others and tend to carry long grudges.
Hmmm. Sound familiar. It turns out that Ahmadinejad was given the Rorschach image to the right and saw Golda Meir running with an Olympic torch.