"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." (Proverbs 18:2) ESVA quick look at all the #IranElection tweets reveals dozens of tweeters--hundreds even--each minute posting something about supporting the Iranians. "Turn your picture green; here's how." "Change your location to Tehran to confuse the Iranian government." "Support Democracy in Iran!" "Help Iranians foil the government with internet proxy addresses." And on and on.
A friend asked me, "So did you go green?"
"No," I replied, "I can't make gestures of support for a movement whose slogan is 'Allah is Great!'" My friend agreed.
Some analysis suggests that the opposition is not rebelling against the Islamic theocracy as much as they are the personality of their president. One wonders if they are truly fighting for the freedoms that American tweeters imagine that they are.
And what about those American tweeters who suddenly love to say, "We're all Iranians now!" Mr. Edwards hit the nail on the head:
"It's just rebellion. Everyone likes to rebel."