Friday, June 19, 2009

Half a League, Half a League, Half a League Onward

. Friday, June 19, 2009

The invaluable NIAC passes along a stunning note from an Iranian student blogger (3:09 p.m. update):

I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to have very narrow eyebrows. Yes, maybe I will go to the salon before I go tomorrow! There are a few great movie scenes that I also have to see. I should drop by the library, too. It’s worth to read the poems of Forough and Shamloo again. All family pictures have to be reviewed, too. I have to call my friends as well to say goodbye. All I have are two bookshelves which I told my family who should receive them. I’m two units away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that. My mind is very chaotic. I wrote these random sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and under peer pressure. So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to Arabs and Mongols but did not surrender to despotism. This note is dedicated to tomorrow’s children…

All the Tweeters sound more scared after Khamenei's speech than they have all week, but they are no less resolved. It appears that Khameini has only two options left: capitulate, or order a massacre.


Half a League, Half a League, Half a League Onward
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