The (New) Revolution Will Be Twittered
Amid protests, violence by state police, and allegations of vote-rigging, the government of Iran has clamped down on the media, the Internet, and even cell phones in an attempt to control the news of its tainted elections and plans for a recount.
But this time, the Revolution will be Twittered.
And more importantly, cable news shows are going the way of the newspaper in their vapid obsession with angst instead of actual news.
To recap, the Islamic fascists in Iran held an election and expected their lunatic President to be re-elected. A popular “reform” candidate was proving more popular than expected, which scared the regime. Then, somehow, the official results were announced several days ahead of when they were legally supposed to, and showed a landslide for the incumbent – a result very few people are taking to be credible, especially given that the regime arrested many opposition leaders and members of the media shortly after the results were announced.
This has lead to millions of people in Tehran marching in protest against the regime and demanding a new election. Change is coming, and it may be sooner than we all expected. It’s a fascinating and inspiring thing to watch.