There's really not much I need to say here. I'm excited. I'm deeply moved about what is happening in Iran. I'm not sure if people in America understand what this revolt really means.
I heard an Iranian professor/writer/exile speaking in Vancouver, BC about three years ago. She said something that really struck me as odd (at the time). She said there is going to be a movement in favor of human rights—including women's rights—and pro-democracy that will sweep the Middle East like a brush fire. The amazing thing (woops I said I would never use the world “amazing” anywhere) is that she said it would start among the youth in Iran.
These are exciting days for us optimists. I’m not though counting my chickens before they hatch. I think the pivotal point will be tomorrow (during the night our time). The Supreme Spiritual Leader of Iran will either; a) crack down hard causing a bloodshed or 2) do a total re-election. But if he, in his arrogance, picks “a” I still don’t see this as the end of the beginning . . . but the beginning of the end.
I may come back and say more. There is a Christian point to all this. God did create each person with dignity. Fallen humans do mis-use religion and always for the same reasons (just ask Nietzsche), money/power, sex and to be highly esteemed by others. The Mullahs operate from this angle as do the American TV Evangelist. So I’m pulling for the people, and praying for them. Their freedom and dignity does mean something . . . even if most of them are Muslims.