Why I Find Iran’s Election Boring

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.

  2 comments for “Why I Find Iran’s Election Boring

  1. June 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I kind of agree with you here, Incredipete. I feel badly for the people of Iran (well, all over the middle east, really)who seem to want change, but as long as these countries are ran by uncivilized religious lunatics, I can’t ever see that happening. I feel sad for those people, because I think they’re fighting a losing battle.

  2. June 23, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I think I like option 3. We give everyone over there 2 weeks to get their shit and head out. THEN we send over ALL of the illegal Mexicans and Canadians and Irish, and rename it Texas east. That way we have solved all of our problems. If they don’t leave they they will have to deal with the Illegal aliens, and the Irish.

    I hope that my inclusion of the Irish is taken just like it was before I stole it from Mel Brooks and Blazing Saddles.

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