Friday, June 19, 2009

V for Victory!


It is obvious that the Iranian Presidential elections were rigged in favor of Ahmadinejad. He "won" by a landslide. More people voted than were registered to vote. How can that be? The Iranian government has even refused to do a democratic recount. So, the Iranians in support of Mousavi have hit the streets in protest.

I was very put out to see the religious figure head, Ayatollah Khomeini, come out of the cracks to basically say to the protestors, if you don't stop protesting, you will be killed. Why is it in this new millenium, Hitler-type figures are still given a platform to breed their sick, divisive ideologies? Is this how far we have come?

I am not in favor of neither Ahmadinejad or Mousavi because politics has many faces at any given time and thus can not be trusted. But when I see the determined faces of the Iranian citizens in the streets, holding up their V's for Victory, I feel the power of the human spirit that transcends all political factions, all races, all cultures, all genders, all religions...all facets that divide but can never conquer!