posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 04:57 PM
The Greatest Common Denominator
It is interesting to compare this account to what might happen in America if a group chanted "Death to Bush!"
Perhaps a group of protesters could get away with it, but if a single protester chanted this outside the White House, he or she would probably be
arrested and prosecuted for "threatening the President".
Though I know it's popular for my fellow Americans to point to a nation like Iran as repressive (which it is), I think it's extremely important to
recognize and respect that we're not so far removed from a similar state of affairs here in the U.S.
The only real difference being that it takes much more courage to express dissent in Iran than it does here, for now.
The truth is that there is no meaningful difference between people in Iran and people in the U.S., or people in any country for that matter.
Ultimately, we all want what is best for ourselves and our children.
And just as in the U.S., as long as any form of dissent is possible in Iran, there is hope.