A lot of people are obsessed with the news about the clearly rigged election in Iran. People are following it on Twitter and Facebook, watching the news 24/7, fascinated by the protests.
The Iranian government has promised to squash the protests by any means necessary but people are still pouring into the streets. You might call it the Iranian Revolution.
However, it’s completely pointless. The president of Iran is just a figurehead position, like being the queen of England. There’s no real power associated with the position. But unlike England, where the Parliament and prime minister have the real power, in Iran, the “supreme leader” has the power.
Regardless who prevails in the “election,” the supreme leader calls the shots. Period.
It’s a theocratic dictatorship.
The people can revolt all they want. It doesn’t amount to a hill of beans, because even if they get their guy, the supreme leader will tell him what to do. The puppet master. No matter what the ultimate choice, the people will get the same thing.
Trying to have a revolution in a Muslim country is one of the funniest and most pointless exercises I can imagine. Islam means “submission” and I’m pretty sure revolution doesn’t qualify as submission. At least not according to Webster.
The only way a revolt in Iran can work is if they overthrow the supreme leader and go to secular rule instead of religious. Not going to happen.
So go ahead and watch the news unfold. I’ll be right and you’ll be disappointed, but only you will have wasted your time following the story.