Soghra of all people!
Solidarity with the disqualified candidates!
By Behrouz Joon
January 14, 2004
The news from Iran has been quite distressing to my whole family.
The Guardian Council has disqualified Ammeh Soghra from running
Ammeh Soghra of all people!
How could anyone doubt her loyalty?! Her revolutionary credentials are beyond
question! During the Shah's reign she once attacked a short bald man whom
she thought to be Prime Minister Hoveyda with a malaagheh (as it turned out the
poor old man was a Lebanese tourist on vacation in Iran, but it's the
thought that counts right?)
Ammeh Soghra was a true believer; she shed blood
for the cause: she lost an eye during the first year of the revolution
(she was having chai, during a
speech by Shahid Beheshti, and she was so excited she forgot to remove the
spoon from her fenjoon).
She was so devout that early in the revolution not
only did she see the image of the late Imam on the moon, but also
saw the image of Ayatollah Rafsanjani
on a milk carton! Later when she started seeing the silhouette of Mickey
Mouse in the Sun, she had to go on medication, but she's much better now
Ammeh Soghra is a fighter, and she will not go down
without a fight. I talked to her yesterday, and she has joined
the sit in protest in progress
her legs hurt so she didn't go down to the parliament, she's
sitting in at home in her living room, it's a good thing she has
the Hindi satellite to keep her company... poor old woman would be bored
out of her wits otherwise).
In closing I pray that the Guardian Council reevaluates
my Ammeh Soghrah's
candidacy (otherwise she's going to immigrate to the United States, and
since L.A. is too crowded she will end up staying with me).
I am hopeful about the future of Iran. I'm reminded
by my father's words, who once said to me in Persian, "Pesaram,
Iran ye roozi dorost
misheh, vali to hichvaght adam nemishi!" (My son, Iran will become
a decent country one day, but you'll never evolve into a homo sapien!)
After being born in "Eye
and growing up "bi-cultural" on three different continents
(a kinky way to say I'm mentally confused and emotionally screwed
up) Behrouz Joon (my stealthy nom de plume) lives and practices
law (which means I'm still practicing and haven't gotten it right
yet!) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His hobbies include subjecting
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