A people that elect corrupt politicians...are not victims...but accomplices.

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said Saïd Amin (@said) Pinned comment
Get big money out of politics and I'm pretty confident that you will have less corrupt politicians.

Speaking of elections/voting...
I remember when many would try to shame people who did not vote. Nowadays, non-voters are getting a respite as the shaming is more focused on people who are voting differently than us.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) Pinned comment
This observation by Orwell is true globally and valid in different contexts and circumstances.
I received the text in Persian first, but for purposes of this site decided to find and post the English version as the heading for the blog.
While in the US big money and big business are the main obstacle to true democracy, in Iran corrupt mullahs and their bloody violent theocracy are the enemy of peoples rule.

And why shouldn't all Iranians boycott a ridiculously sham 'election' which is distorted and manipulated in every single aspect? This upcoming 'election' in Iran is nothing but a gigantic fraud which promises nothing but the continuation of the same bankrupt policies that has pushed millions of Iranians below poverty levels, imposed draconian medieval religious norms on our youth and women, and is responsible for a nation wide environmental catastrophe.

The illustration below is a most accurate depiction of all the 'choices' Iranian people have in the upcoming presidential 'election!'

Choosing between bad and worse is a non-choice, and all those not boycotting and participating in the fake 'election' are accomplices (whether they realize it or not) as Orwell reminds us.

انتخاب بین بد و بدتر
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
From Iran to England to US, to...this message from Orwell is so true and valid.

مردمی که سیاستمداران فاسد را انتخاب می کنند قربانی نیستند, شریک جرمند- جورج اورول
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