06 December 2009

my recent apathy toward iran

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TEHRAN, Iran – Government opponents shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "Death to the Dictator" from Tehran's rooftops in the pouring rain on the eve of student demonstrations planned for Monday. Authorities choked off Internet access and warned journalists working for foreign media to stick to their offices for the next three days. [GOOD.]

The measures were aimed at depriving the opposition of its key means of mobilizing the masses as Iran's clerical rulers keep a tight lid on dissent. Government opponents are seeking, nonetheless, to get large numbers of demonstrators to turn out Monday and show their movement still has momentum.

Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi threw his support behind the student demonstrations and declared that his movement was is still alive. A statement posted on his Web site said the clerical establishment cannot silence students and was losing legitimacy in the Iranian people's minds.
[Obviously avid for the return of Western control of Iran.]

"A great nation would not stay silent when some confiscate its vote," said Mousavi, who claims President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stole the June 12 election victory from him by fraud.
[A baldfaced lie.]

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, accused the opposition Sunday of exposing divisions in the country and creating opportunities for Iran's enemies.
[The truth.] . . .
It has become apparent that Iranians become blinded by insult at certain junctures in any disagreement, whether they are in the right or in the wrong, or there is some amorphous middle zone as yet to be worked out completely. Worse than any other national or ethnic group I have seen in my entire life, Iranians go berserk when they hit this blinding insult patch, and there is NO reasoning with them, and they will NOT budge.

I have been worrying myself sick over them for about three years straight, working my butt off to gain as minute an understanding as possible, to do the best I possibly can to keep my solidarity with the Iranian people. All I can say is: I am relieved the government has yanked their internet again. That's how impostors make it look as though they have a huge movement behind them, or even how they grow a huge movement behind them based on NOTHING more substantive than people's engagement with newfangled gizmos. Pfeh.

And has it ever occurred to any of you that if the Iranian Revolutionary regime were so all-fired backward and bumpkinish, what in the hell are you doing with your computers and internet connections and cell phones and texting and tweeting capabilities? Why do any of you get to travel and go to school and why is your government fighting so hard for state-of-the-art medical technologies not to be denied Iran? Do you ever stop to think about how idiotic that whole complaint really IS?


Fuck you, Mousavi. Fuck you.


  1. Yeah, we seem like when we point out how Iran is being railroaded into being bombed, that we think Iran is "great". Of course it isn't!

    When I point out so much that Republicans stink, that doesn't mean I love Democrats. Democrats stink, too.

    Republicans stink 100%, Democrats stink around 90%. That's bad, Christ! We need a 3rd, 4th, & 5th parties!

  2. Democrats and Republicans stink 100% and any more parties will also stink 100% until we MAKE stop stinking.


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