Tea Party protesters go to Burger King for sliders
If there’s one thing that makes me want to bitch-slap the trustafarians whining about Starbucks, it’s this:
Yesterday, on the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, anti-Ahmadinejad protests took place throughout the country. Not so long ago, what went on at protests in countries like Iran was kept from the eyes of the rest of the world (hint: the cops and army fucked people up). This year though, despite the fact that Gmail was blocked in Iran, hundreds of videos have been posted to YouTube that show violent clashes between the protesters and police forces.
And standing up to the government in places like Iran isn’t quite the same as holding up a sign in front of the White House. These people have huge balls, and regularly getting beaten, shot, or disappeared.
So before you paint humans in the Middle East with too broad a brush (and before you talk about the “incredible bravery” of people like those Sea Shepherd douches), you might want to take a look at that YouTube playlist of Iranian videos. A warning though: in a lot of them, the police do exactly what you’d expect, and it’s not pretty (the video embedded here is on the tame side – relatively).