Maybe you have been captivated by the events in Iran these last several days as I have. The violence inflicted on those peaceably assembling has been tragic. My prayers are with the people living in Iran and my friends here who have family there.
Two thoughts I’ve had about this situation that seem ironic:
1. Moussavi was not running a campaign against the Ayatollah, but now that it appears the election results were skewed to help the more hardline Ahmadinejad, people are shouting “Death to the Dictator.” If the hardliners rigged the vote, they have done more damage to their efforts than good. Now moderates who were ok with the Ayatollahs are turning against them.
2. In 1979, the Ayatollahs led a revolution. In 2009, the Ayatollahs are repressing a revolution.
Maybe every generation needs a revolution or at least the opportunity to bring changes that make our society better.