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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Contrast: Elections Stolen in US, A Few People Complain; Election Stolen in Iran . . .

I cannot help but notice the irony of the recent protests in Iran over fraud in their national election, in comparison to the relatively weak response here in the supposed land of the free when two presidential elections in a row were stolen (2000 & 2004).

In Iran, hundreds of thousands pour onto the streets to protest their fraudulent election . . .


And here in the states? A few cities had some small protests after the obvious frauds of the 2000 and 2004 elections, and at least one of these was brutally and illegally halted. Below, some footage of one of a few significant protests after the fraudulent 2000 presidential election. Police brutally arrest a number of Bard College students peacefully marching the day after.

Yeah, in comparison to many other places in this world these days, the United States is neither the land of the free nor the home of the brave . . . with a few exceptions.

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