Saturday, December 30, 2017

Western media are ignoring a revolution in Iran

By Potkin Azarmehr December 30, 2017

Something profound is happening throughout Iran, and the Western mass media are just not reporting it. For some time now, protests by ordinary Iranians have become a daily routine. These protesters include workers who have not been paid wages or have become redundant; savers who have lost their savings in Iran's many quasi-banks, which are infested with corruption and embezzlement; people concerned about the environmental disaster Iran is fast becoming; people protesting rising prices; retired pensioners whose retirement funds have been plundered by successive administrations; and low-income people who can no longer make ends meet.

These protesters are across the spectrum of Iranian society. The protests are getting larger, and their chants are becoming more radical...........Iranian pensioners, who were protesting against their dwindling pensions, chanted in Isfahan, "What a mistake we made by taking part in the revolution." On Thursday, protesters in the holy city of Mashad chanted, "Reza Shah, bless your soul," referring to the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, Reza Shah the Great, the modernizer of Iran and the nemesis of the Shia clerics in Iran..........To Read More....

My Take - These pensioners are old enough to remember how life was when they Shah of Iran was in charge, and when they were young, impetuous and....well....stupid. Now all a sudden the Reza Shah wasn't so bad after all.  Admitedly, he was a tyrant, but the freedoms under the Shah were far greater than anything going on in Iran right now.  They traded a beneficent tryant for an insane group of clerics who've done nothing but suppress them, murder them,, abuse them and rob them for decades, and now - they've discovered they've robbed them blind.  And now they're shocked!  Imagine that!

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