Thursday 7 September 2023

Iran: one year later.

The one year anniversary of the feminist protests in Iran are coming up: you can imagine, already, what the mainstream press will have to say about them.  "Believe, believe, believe:" keep on believing in the myth of peaceful protest.  Keep on believing in the social science research of Erica Chenoweth.  Pay enormous attention to even the most miniscule and misleading example of the method's success, and disregard (and forget about) the enormity of its failures.

Oh, and what ever happened to "Black Lives Matter" and the movement to reform the police conduct and the criminal justice system?  Oh... wasn't there enough peaceful protest to bring that about?  Not enough street protests, was that the problem?

And Myanmar?  And Hong Kong?