Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Iran: Foolish to Fight Twitter, Chase Shadows
Iranian people’s revolution may not succeed in uprooting the CLERICAL REGIME propping the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. But they are living proof of how political dynamics and times have changed these past few years. The message is universal: no evil regime can succeed in using old tricks to trash a people’s will.
For those still living in fortresses of DENIAL and living beautiful lies they better wake up from slumber. Or continue cheekily asking for evidence. Well, as far as elections go PERCEPTION is everything and numbers only go so far to vindicate the same.
Gatekeepers of Islamic revolution may have gobbled more that they could chew. They remain oblivious of the fact that they are not elected and cannot purport to regulate free and fair elections.
Iran’s fiasco rings so familiar to our own experience on the bungled 2007 elections. The prize of rigging elections is incalculable. Dictators and scoundrels can only ignore perception and expand their egos at their own peril.
And the symmetry is so striking and awash with obtuse impunity. In Kenya, the TV screens went blank and when they broadcasts resurfaced the pyramid of deception was so glaring. In Iran they went a step further to make it look landslide with Ahmadinejad’s topped up 63% but the coloured lie lost all the paint in the face of an enlightened public who knows better.
Even Ahmadinejad’s FAIR and SQUARE bravado sounds so familiar. Add to that Ayatollah’s speedy congratulations spiced up with the rider it was divine assessment and the true God must be raging with furry and feeling scandalized.
The time is up for political dinosaurs. No amount of posturing and GOING EAST will wash. Iran has borrowed Michiki’s script in gagging the press oblivious of the magic of information age. Revolution via twitter #IranElection and citizen journalism cannot be legislated.
Not even banning rallies would stop Iranians from stroking embers of 1979 Islamic revolution albeit to remind the 12 pretenders so-called Guardian council of IN-BY-THE-SWORD-OUT-BY-THE-VERY-BLADE.
We live in an age and times that renders any form and amount of oppression unsustainable. The location and composition of a country doesn’t matter, the objective remain the same: DON'T BASTARDIZE DEMOCRACY.