Thursday, June 18, 2009
Message of Love
This message is Gandhi's famous mantra: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The lesson here is a wry one; the victory had always been one, it only required time for the other side to realize this.
The Green Revolution has won. It had already prevailed before last Friday's election, and it will eventually sweep the Islamic Republic and theocracy itself from power. This may not happen today or tomorrow or even at the end of the current crisis. But it will inevitably happen. Iran will become a true democracy because its people have wrested power from the ruling class. Any student of Orwell knows this.
The title comes from Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsies. Of course, you already knew that and are busily sharing your favorite Jimi songs with your Iranian friends.