Moussavi, Karroubi, and Khatami and their sycophantic supporters like to speak as if the people in the streets are with them because they see them as useful tools. But the people are not with them not and never really have been.
I call the whole kit-n-kaboodle the Green Machine. Its latest addition of shadowy figures speaking with smoke and mirrors from behind the curtain and putting words in the mouths of people from whom it has nothing but contempt is the Coordination Council of the Green Path of Hope.
The time has come for the real Movement, the true movement of the “people of the streets” which exists below the surface, to walk out of the jungle and leave the green to their would-be masters.
I know many will complain, or at least think, “But ‘green’ is such an established symbol, uniting the opponents of the ruling elite!”. I can only reply that “green” has already been stolen from you.
Above all else, the majority of the people of Iran want one thing: THE END OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC.
Freedom to choose how one wants to dress and adorn one’s body is one of the most personal of all freedoms.
In religious terms, the Islamic Republic is an abomination, the ultimate blasphemy against the God it claims to serve. In fact, by charging those who oppose it with the crime of “mohareb”, it is claiming that it, not Allah, is God.
With talking heads discussing under what conditions reformists, whether of the “official” reform movement or its “green” stepchild, can take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections, I say there are none. Taking part in the useless exercise that is elections in the Islamic Republic only legitimizes the illegitimate.
*NOTE: In Iran, the thumbs up sign is the same thing as "giving the finger" in the West.