Weekend Update

I was able to watch Argo for the first time this weekend.  It was a great movie, good tension, likable characters, an engaging story, etc.  But what struck me was how easy it was for people to get swept up in revolutionary fervor, and their willingness to attack their own neighbors.  

What’s even more surprising, is that those same people are doing the same things. Revolutionary Guard members from the ’79 revolution are now commanders, and former student revolutionaries are now professor or mullahs themselves.  You would think that the amount of violence they saw from the Shah, would make them want to do the opposite, to right the wrongs that they suffered from all those decades ago…

But there are still people hanging from cranes in Tehran.

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