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Iranian Regime Outlaws Valentine's Day
Oh boy. I really thought I was reading about some sort of joke. Not so with anything dealing with the Iranian regime in power. The current regime is so paranoid that it is only a matter of time until Iranians and their Green revolution throw caution and fear to the wind and really riot in Tehran.
And why not????
They will succeed if they stay resolute in the face of raw power and bloodshed because they have the numbers. Over 60% of the citizens in Iran are under age 30! Think about it. These are kids born after 1979, for the most. They, like Egyptian youth, are intelligent and are not zombies. They know other countries are better than Iran.
Iran banned any celebration of Valentine's Day and warned that violators would be prosecuted because it subverts its Islamic law. The Iranian regime snuffs out anything it thinks may cause its under 30 group to be "western". Iran and its "mullahs" has a regime that thinks of bogus reasons cemented in Islam to issue such stupid decrees to its citizens. In reality, it is not better than Communism, which did much the same thing and we know what happened in 1991. People revolted.
Iran's idiot regime also banned, in the sacred name of Islam, the following aimed at the under 30 yr group:
1. No mingling of sexes unless authorized
2. No rap music can be played
3. No Western style music can be played
4. Women may NOT play instruments in a band
5. No rock music
6. Women may not wear nail polish that is "too" bright, LOL!
7. No laughter in hospital corridors
8. No celebration of the ancient Persian holidday, Nowrooz
9. The media may not publish any foreign food recipes
I suppose the Iranian regime is afraid that pasta may subvert their control over its freedom loving people. The mullahs of Iran are the official "haters of fun". They are sooo afraid of the youth and so detached from their reality that it is time bomb waiting to go off.
The greatest weapon against regimes like these is Rock and Roll. It collapsed the Soviet regime in the end despite huges efforts to block out The Beatles music and others. Iranian youth embrace many Western concepts and culture and there is nothing the regime can do but to issue mandates prohibiting it. The Iranian youth say, WTF, and do it anyway in underground clubs, secret gatherings. Soviet youth did the same thing.
Funny, the mullahs cannot offer any specific dogma against the underground rock clubs in Tehran. When they bust them, they state the music is blasphemous because of the dancing or because mixed sexes cannot mingle. Hello? How is one suppose to meet and date in Iran? Does the state have to bless it? As to forbidding foreign food recipes in the media, the Iranian regime claims it is anti-nationalist, a food recipe? Get a life!
The whole regime is exactly like the movie, "The Yellow Submarine (1968)", a Beatle cartoon that is still amazing to watch. Iran's regime would be the "Blue meanies" nasty bonkers that suck all that is happy and love. Music is subversive. Of course, the heroes are, The Beatles, under the leadership of Sgt. Pepper and Lonely Hearts Club Band, who fight the fight and free those suffering.
It is only a matter of time until Iranian youth and its Green revolution topples this idiocy of a government.