June 28, 2009

After the protests...

... melancholy.

6 comments:

Jason (the commenter) said...

“I am disgusted, and wish I could leave this country,” she said.

If the government thought protests were bad, they'll find this even worse.

Now they have a population of slaves, and worse, the slaves know they are slaves.

OldGrouchy Doug Wright said...

Did you hear the news, Michael Jackson died?

chuck b. said...

Was I the first person to turn his Twit-avatar from green back to normal?

Ann Althouse said...

I turned mine back a few days ago.

Ann Althouse said...

Maybe we should go blue to represent the melancholy in Iran.

Daryl said...

Now that everyone in the regime hates the government, instead of overt action against the government, we will see covert pressure social pressure applied on people to conform to anti-regime norms.

People who support the regime? They'll find it harder to get laid and harder to find jobs. They're going to be pushed out of social circles.

Meanwhile, Iranians won't disrespect people in the military because the military did not participate in the regime's crimes. This also means that young Iranians who want reform can join the military.

After a few years of this kind of social pressure, anti-regime sentiment will increase.

The question is whether Ajad and the Mullahs can seize control of the military before then.