Change requires action
Are you willing
to die for your country?
May 11, 2004
Recently I have been deeply angered by many Iranians
in the United States, specifically in the Washington DC area,
for their lack of
action against the Islamic Republic. Let's face
it; most Iranians are all talk and no action. They
are against the Islamic Republic, but what do they do to change
the government and help overthrow it? They just talk
and trash the government. Well that is great that
so many people have opinions, but when it comes down to it, nothing
can be changed without any action.
The people that
upset me the most are the ones that talk and do not even attend
something as simple as a protest. It is a huge disappointment
when seeing other places in the world have thousands attend protests
against the Islamic republic, but then see the DC
area which is the home to thousands of Iranians, have only a
show up for a protest. They are not willing to attend
a protest that will help change Iran, but when it comes to going
clubbing and attending parties, Iranians are the first to attend.
people are serious about overthrowing the government in Iran,
then do something! If you want to run your mouth so
much then use it at a protest, or even better, when visiting
Iran, join in on the protests. If you remember to cover your
face and make sure people do not recognize you, then you will
Every summer, many Iranians visit Iran, but only a few actually
attend the 18th of Teer protests marking the July 1999 student
can be done when protesting in the United States, but a bigger
when protesting in Iran. It is ridiculous how many
people sit in "Free America" and just complain about
students in Iran not standing up against the government.
What about yourself? When you visit Iran do you take part in anti-regime
activities? Or are you one of those who talks about protesting,
to uptown Tehran to shop and party without any desire to help
overthrow the government? Most are in this
category. People become pragmatic. How many of you
actually take action against the state?
Another issue we have to consider is
the presidential elections in the US. Yes,
many have said that Kerry supports the government in Iran, but
let us look at Bush from another point of view. If
Bush wins a second term, an invasion of Iran would be likely. He
has often mentioned overthrowing the Islamic Republic as part
of American's campaign against the so-called "Axis of Evil".
that happens, it is likely that the US military would bring back
the draft, in order to have enough troops to deal with all
current and potential conflicts in many
the world. And the U.S. will dispatch its young to fight
a war in Iran. These American soldiers will
include many males of Persian heritage. Are you willing
to go to war and kill Iranians in Iran? Would you bomb
beautiful cities in Iran?
War kills thousands, as we have seen in Iraq. Yes, Iran is
stronger compared to Afghanistan and Iraq, nevertheless war will
casualties. So I am asking Iranians around
the world to please stop, and ask
what you are willing to do to change the government in Iran. If
you are not part of the solution, then you are a part of the
problem. If you are too afraid to take action, then please don't
talk about others not trying to make a change. Start
with yourself and start fighting back. When many of
you visit Iran this summer, consider protesting in the 18 Teer
protests. Many of our peers in Iran are putting their
lives on the line to change our Iran. Are you willing
to die for your country?
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