The world is ending
Of course, given my family, I've been watching this stuff in Iran very closely. This is how I've decided the world is ending. All of our news, CNN, BBC, everybody is reporting, as fact, everything people post on Twitter. Our news is coming from people who are proud of the fact they're called "tweets." I mean, it's great that they're doing their part to help these people but, seriously, Twitter. I mean, CNN is showing their direct quotes, netspeak and all, Farsi netspeak even (like '7tir' meaning HaftirI) I hate Twitter.
I'm also upset about how many people are saying "Neda Revolution." Yes, what happened was tragic, yes we caught it on video, but I think naming this after her downplays or almost ignores the fact that she's not the first to die, hundreds of others may have died, are ready to die. She may be the symbol of that sacrifice but that's taking it to far. Yeah, maybe that's insensitive, but this more about the election, women's rights, their economy, the youth movement, tyranny, a lot of things. Which is completely ignoring the fact that it's not a revolution, a riots, maybe a revolt, but we're still a ways off from revolution. The last Iranian revolution took two years, these protesters are tiring out after two weeks.
Make no mistake, I'm certainly not on the government's side, I'm just getting tired of the way people are reacting to this, it's almost yellow journalism. They want to make it as bad, as serious, as possible.