Tehran, 11 May (Adwarnews) You have certainly heard the story of the driver who was driving very fast on the opposite side in a highway and was at the same time listening to a radio message warning other drivers to be aware of “a fool who is driving very fast on the wrong side”. The driver, while listening to the message and seeing a lot of cars coming on his opposite, would tell himself: “O my God, so many fools on the road…”
This is the story of us and Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad ministers and the elite backing the government, people who every day are pointing accusatory fingers to some direction where enemies of the regime are hiding, planning to overthrow the regime. Among the great number of those seeking to overthrow the regime are listed students activists, women campaigners associated with the one million signatories campaign, workers, mostly the Tehran Bus Company driver’s union, teachers and other professional guilds, those wearing colourful overcoats!!, those having nail looking hears, Kurds, Turks and Arabs demanding cultural and identity rights… All have their names in the black list prepared by the Intelligence and Islamic Guidance ministries and the commander of the Law Enforcement Forces and other places. (The gentlemen have expanded their desired iron circle to the extend of considering wearing short pants at dormitories as a protest action aimed at disturbing the public order!)
If today one listens to the officials, he would realize that they take universities, dormitories, schools, factories and even hair dressings as American bases
If today one listens to the officials, he would realize that they take universities, dormitories, schools, factories and even hair dressings as American bases. The gentlemen every night see the nightmare of men wearing black eye glasses and grey rain coats who brings secretly luggage full of dollars for the leaders of the dissidents!!
However, these officials, tired and impotent of responding to the people’s increasing demands, have ever asked themselves how comes that despite the rosy picture they are painting, so many people are working to overthrow them? These gentlemen who consider accusing as the best way to increase protests and therefore shut the voice of the people, have they ever thought that it is maybe themselves who are targeting people’s real values and want to replace them with their own fabricated values?
Gentlemen! It seems that it is you that are swimming against the tide of the people and are cutting all the roots coming from the Bahman 57 (February 1979) Revolution. A revolution that placed freedom and justice at the top of demands by a people in front of them were standing students, teachers, workers and women. It I better you think twice before cracking down! ENDS ARABSHAI 11507
Editor’s note: Mr. Arabshahi is a university student. This short item was published by the Adwarnews internet site close to the Office for Consolidating Unity, Iranian student’s largest pro-reform organization.
This article was posted on 10 May 2007 and was was translated by IPS.