Friday, June 19, 2009

Oops! Not dust

The self-contradictory bullshit of Iranian politics show in high relief.

The ayatollahs still run things, but the state claims it's a democracy. For Ali Khamenei, the fact that the Presidential contenders all pay lip service to the reactionary 1979 revolution gives great solace. It was definitely not a liberal democracy he and his fellow theocrats were looking for.

Khamenei had already made his decision, of course. The only question for the authorities is how to pacify to population to their adherence to Stalin's maxim: The voters decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.

Oh, and the protesters are dust, according to Ahmadinejad, but then they aren't. After all, there are so many of them. Uncountable numbers.


globeisatrocious said...

Obama can't count them either. And they are truly distracting from his yet to be scheduled meeting in which his silver tongue will talk the Mullahs out of their nukes.

lovable liberal said...

You live in a bizarre fantasy world.

Mikhail Silverwood said...

People need to realise that self-determination is not the only requirement for a democracy.

Just because you vote for who's in power, it doesn't mean he represent you, it's doesn't mean there's democracy and it doesn't mean you are politically free.

It's time there was a revolution in Iran. It's time for those Ayatollahs and despots to be overthrown, and a proper democracy installed.
Power to Iranian dissenters!