I don’t get political on here very often. Partially, it’s because I haven’t felt as politically combative the last few months– a little bit of 2008 election cycle fatigue, I think.
Today, though, I’m frustrated. By problems around the world I feel powerless to help and by a media that is only sort of covering an incredibly important event that will effect us. It’s not just that the Iranian election will have consequences for our own foreign policy. We should care because our fellow human-being is being denied basic rights now, and they– especially the women of Iran, who have seen freedoms rolled back by Ahmadinejad the last four years– will only have more rights stripped from them.