I have turned my background green to express my support for the Iranian protesters and their Green Movement.
Shit is real over there right now. They always said the revolution would not be televised. Well, now a revolution is happening, and it's not being televised. The American cable TV news is barely touching it. The revolution is being captured with cell phone cameras and uploaded to YouTube where it is linked and blogged and re-blogged and analyzed. The protesters are organizing themselves through Twitter and text messages. This is the future.
The Iranian regime are a bunch of election-stealing, holocaust-denying, women-hating religious fanatics who attack peaceful protesters with violent thugs. Those bastards need to go down. The protesters are really fucking brave to stand up to them. I hope they win.
Like Obama said:
What’s taking place within Iran is not about the United States or any other country. It’s about the Iranian people and their aspirations for justice and a better life for themselves.
After all the talk over the last few years about whether we would have to invade Iran to stop them from building nuclear weapons, it's sometimes hard to remember this lesson: The world doesn't revolve around us. People in other countries are not helpless victims waiting for America to come rescue them. They're the protagonists of their own story.
Are we going to look back on Ashura 2009 like we look back on the fall of the Berlin wall? Will this be the undoing of the 1979 Islamic revolution? Or will the protests be brutally put down and the regime tighten its grip even further? I hope with all my heart the Green Movement prevails. If I was a religious man I'd be praying for them.