Apathy, Slogans and Iranians

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Yesterday, 11 Feb. 2014, was a day of apathy among Iranians. 35 years ago it was all turmoil and chaos, the world media covered the events minute by minute.

Yesterday, 11th of February 2014, was a day of usual apathy and indifference among Iranians. Thirty-five years ago it was a day of turmoil and chaos, the world media covered the events minute by minute. Yesterday, all were mute. So far, however, after 35 years, nothing  has not been able to rouse the people from their apathy. At home, all were happy to have a day off; Iranians abroad went about their lives, unconcerned. Yesterday, Iran did not exist for the opponents to the Islamic republic. Rallies in Teheran chanted their usual hate slogans; Ali Djoun (Khamenei) and Hassani Djoun (Rouhani) approving.

Yesterday, I dreamed of hearing the public voices of those Iranians that privately curse the regime. I dreamed of public actions, liveliness. But then I am a gullible idealist, forgetful of realities: that Iranians expect an outside force to materialise and save them from this mess. As always, on the road to freewill and a better life, they expect someone else to do the dirty job for them while they all sit back, enjoy and/or criticise. We may not be able to institute change, but apathy is the death of all dialogue and debate.

I received some hate mails from cyberspace Bassidjis. The soft ones called me bitch جنده . All hopes are not lost; at least, someone is reactive.

If we want to survive the Velayat-e Faqih, we have to be practical, creative and inventive. None of which is a part to our education. It would take us decades before political movements are born, grown to maturity and run in orderly and sophisticated manners. Till then we will bury our children alive at home or raise them on foreign lands – as may be.

Apathy and ignorance are the regime’s allies. Taking an apolitical stance, refusing to see what happens in the country and how political Islam has penetrated in lives, will ruin the social fabric.


Further Reading:

Gol-Mohammadi, Cartoon, Charlie Hebdo
Gol-Mohammadi and Cartoons in Iran

Cartoon and Gol-Mohammadi are mirrors of a society. They put religious superstitions under scrutiny. Islam and tyranny have been twins for many centuries.

Iran in the Velaya-t Faqih spiderweb, ایرانی بَردِه آخوند
Iran Cry Freedom

Velayat-e Faqih vs Cry Freedom: there is no set formula to acquire freedom and democracy, except sharing the burden of responsibility towards our country.

Waste , rubbish, Pollution
Waste, Sewage Broth on Display

Waste, plastic and sewage broth end up in rivers, lacs, Caspian Sea, and Persian Gulf. Whose responsibly? Islamic sycophants in charge or the citizens?