Saturday, June 13, 2009

The revolution will not be texted.

Several places are reporting that the Iranian government is arresting student leaders and shutting down cellular networks in an effort to prevent the clashes that have broken out in Tehran from developing into a more organized movement.   While a massive reactionary push back from the government is still possible its hard to see how this kind of public fissure is a bad thing for the world long term.   Clearly there can be no legitimacy for this government among a wide swath of its people and its worth remembering that it was massive protests by the young and educated that ultimately displaced the Shah in the late 70's.  The revolution is over.

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