Sunday, June 14, 2009
The Face of Freedom
Something "funny" happened in Iran a few days ago. A predicted close election became a big win for the President in power. As Americans we know the feeling; it happened here in 2004, right? (Ohio - I'm looking at you!)
And now young people, men and women, boys and girls really from my aged perspective, are taking to the streets in protest. They know their future was stolen from them and they're mad as hell!
By reposting this pic, I'm not mocking this young man, his feelings or his problems (which are those of both his own country and by extension the world), but I couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the symbolism.
The capitalist-pigs amongst us should be proud. Western commercialism is fueling Iranian political unrest and possibly dictating a world-shaking change in Mid-Eastern politics. I know they've been none-too-secretly hoping and praying for exactly what happened in Iran on Friday - to keep the current boogeyman in power and halt any hope of change in the status quo - but I think they need to do a re-think.
It's a CK revolution, kids, and don't you forget it.