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Saturday, August 05, 2006

After 100 years…

Today was 100 anniversary of parliament in Iran .100 years ago after lots of demonstrations and objections by Iranian people . finally the king Mozzafar-e-din Shah convinces to sign order of first parliament in Iran (and Asia).
In Iran this movement called as Revolution.
But after about 100 years this question frequently asked in Iran society and among intellectuals: what happen in these 100 years that Iran couldn’t achieve to a complete democracy and free society?
Iranian experienced at least 3 revolutions in these years every time to starting a new course but after a period of time they see there is not all of they wants form their movement which they tried for it.
Maybe revolt is not a good case for achieving what our society expect (what do you think about reform?). Or maybe Iranians only anticipate a paradise just after every movement so they didn’t t support (or supervise) the leaders of movements for a long time so very soon they disappointed and wants to comeback to past (president Ahmadi nejead is Succeeded of reformist president Khatami)
Or maybe leaders betrayed to hopes of Iranians with fighting with each other for more power
And finally maybe Iranian people are not ready yet for a real democracy.
I really didn’t want to close my eyes to all of signs that Iranians obtain in these 100 years in freedom and democracy , frankly I am really glad that I was born in Iran instead of Iraq ,Qatar ,Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan. Azerbaijan, Jordan Oman, Cuba, Syria or many others of U.S allies in the world
But I am upset why I couldn’t experience all of democracy !


Chas said...

Good post Yasser, Freedom is never handed to you, freedom and democracy must be fought for! The Iranians are very smart people. Your country must figure out a way to throw off the chains of dictatorship.

David said...

In Iran you can't even experience a little bit democracy. Either there is democracy or there is not. An Iranian election is like this:

Imagine a cook telling you: "OK, folks, what do you wanna eat today? We have ice cream, pizza, snake soup and Islam burgers."
Guardian Council cook: "Stop, we won't have ice cream and pizza because they taste to good, you have to decide between snake soup and Islam burgers!"

OK, so you can either choose snake soup or Islam burgers and this may seem like democracy to you but you have to keep in mind that in reality neither snake soup nor Islam burgers would have won if you could have voted for ice cream and pizza. And the result of an election is the essence of democracy.

Matt said...

You guys are very clever Yasser, man. You'll think of some way to take out the mullahs, just give it some time, you know? I hope you guys get the freedom you want.

David said...

I wonder why most comments on your page, Yasser, are from people who treat you like a child. It's always "SUPER YASSER. FIGHT THE REGIME!". It doesn't take a smart man to figure out how politics in Iran work (I'm not saying you aren't one). It seems peoeple aren't really reading the stuff here, they just skim thru it and want you to shoot some Mullahs.
I mean Yasser obviously is a smart and critical person but telling him to overthrow the government won't make him do it.

Anonymous said...

You are a very brave person blogging in your country that is contolled by pigs that rip off all the wealth of your country for themselves and punish people with death and torture for such trivial things ,i hope all you people rise up and give these terrible pigs what they deserve a lashing and hanging just like they are doing to your people mabey then they will get the message .good luck and keep safe in your struggle for freedom!!!

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pistolerooo said...

I live in the United States and have been checking your Iranian blogs trying to see what's going on there. One thing I understand is your lack of freedom. You are looseing the few freedoms that you've gained over the past 10 years. If something isn't done you'll in up living in a totalatarian state where even the hope of freedom will wither and die. We in the US hope that the young people of Iran can make their dream of fredom a reality. You must remember that everything has a price IF you are willing to pay it. Just as my country fought for our independence and freedom froa England in 1776, our price for freedom was paid for in blood. That seems to be how it is, if something is that important, the price is in blood. Remember that freedom is an idea that is like a seed that is planted, it grows. I wish all of you the best.