Saturday, December 30, 2017

Iran, then and now

Given a choice, don't Americans always vote for freedom? It's axiomatic; America stands for freedom.

So I thought.

How silly of me. Half of America will vote for their own freedom, their own liberty, and for you to live with your head squashed under the boot of their government. Trump is making that clear by the taxes imposed on liberal states by the jujitsu that removes their protection from their own high taxes on real estate. He's forcing them to put their money where their mouths are and they don't like it. No more posturing for high taxes elsewhere when your own taxes can no longer be written off.

And now Iran.

Where was Obama's support during the first Iran uprising occurring under his administration? With the authorities, protecting his deal with them and not with freedom and liberty for the people living under those conservative religious governments.

Even now media is still covering for Obama's poor choices. They're purposefully mischaracterizing the uprising as economic and not as political even as propaganda posters are being torn down and chants of death to the mullahs are recorded.

Trump is on a roll. His administration jumped at the chance to throw its support behind the protestors. He and his administration are for freedom. Day one Secretary Tillerson transmitted support for Iranian protests. His statement here.
The United States strongly condemns the arrest of peaceful protesters. We urge all nations to publicly support the Iranian people and their demands for basic rights and an end to corruption.
Donald Trump speaks on this through his Twitter account:

* Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests

[The comments to this post over on Twitter are ridiculous. They rush to be insanely ridiculous before sensible people chime in their support. Then they pre-denigrate the support sure to follow. The left shows they're truly insane. They always manage the first words with nothing to contribute except for their intense inflexible hatred. They are not for freedom. They detest liberty. And they say so.]

* The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most....

Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching!

[Two videos are included of Trump speaking for the general assembly at the U.N.]

I had an unusual insight just now only vaguely related. This came up as I was studying translations of the second Semneh stela under Sesostris III. Maybe I'll show it later. The guy brags about his achievement, stating facts as he knows them. In his mind not bragging. Like Walter Brennen, no brag, just fact. First all his titles, and then his accomplishments, establishing a border beyond the one set by his majesty, added to what was given him, he is a king who speaks and acts, he makes happen the things that he thinks. He doesn't sleep. He anticipates his inferiors. He's merciless to his enemies who attack him. He tore up his enemies and destroyed the places where they live.

And Trump does the same thing mixed in with his positions on everything.

Before and after these position statements on protests in Iran are retweets about ISIS being slaughtered, people discovering the new tax plan benefits them, the Post Office being played by Amazon, the United States southern border and linking the wall with DACA to get movement from Democrat leadership, then more on his pre-growth taxes lifted from corporations that invite them to bring their investments here. He behaves like a pharaoh and his stone is chiseled on Twitter. And these pronouncements on Iran protests have very serious affects on both protestors and on Iran leadership. And on Democrats who cannot stand the comparisons. They really do have the attention of the whole world all at once. Everyone must take some kind of position. And Democrat writers make their positions very clear immediately, fastest of all, rather obsessively, in comments to Trump over on Twitter and elsewhere as they cover this news. They are not in support of freedom elsewhere. There is nothing in it for them.


edutcher said...

The mover and shaker in Saudi Arabia (bin Salman) alluded to this. Now Trump supports the protesters.

Maybe something will come of this.

Zippy, as always, dropped the ball.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

The left side with Iran's Mullahs. Radical Jew hating Terror sponsoring backwards freedom squishing a-holes - because obama, their god, supports the Mullahs.
The left side with ISIS and Al-Qaeda and any angry Islamist supremacist a-hole - because anger.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

The hack-D press ignore the Iranian people because the mad Mullahs are akin to Hillary. Power mongering money grubbing a-holes - supported by the state run media.

Lem the misspeller said...

Talk about an Obama repudiation.

AllenS said...

Is it me, or does everything, and I do mean every thing seem to be getting better since the election of Trump?

Just how small does Hillary seem right about now?

Finally, how about them Badgers?

ndspinelli said...

Allen, Great game. Caught the 2nd half. That southpaw QB had his best performance to date.

William said...

I suppose it's theoretically possible, but I've yet to see a change for the better in that part of the world. You would think that it would be pretty easy to find better governance than that offered by Saddam, Qaddafi, and Assad, but the people there actively seek out leaders who are worst than those worthies. If you think that these mullahs are the absolute nadir, you haven't been paying attention.