Iran Hopes

A Weblog on Iranian Affairs (Formerly Iran Votes 2005)

Thursday, June 02, 2005

A small explanation

I came across this comment by WishMeLuck :
"In response to fellow Iranian bloggers who are promoting Dr. Mostafa Moin (moeen) in the upcoming Iranian election (a.k.a. Iran elections 1384/ Iran Votes 2005): renaming "eslah-talabs" (reformer) to "mosharekati" (affiliates of Islamic Iran Participation Front) is like putting lipstick on a pig. A pig is a pig with or without lipstick. These people neither believe in eslahat (reforms) nor mosharekat (participation). Their idea of reforms and participation is nothing but endless talks and pseudo-philosophical debates about the relation between the government and the governed, designed to deceive the people."

I would like to make it clear that I totally agree with WishMeLuck on that point . That's exactly why I try to make sure , as much as possible, to put the term reformist in quotation marks ("), or condition the term by using "the so-called reformist(s)". However, let's admit the fact that they (i.e. Mosharekatis) are regarded as 'reformers' by many inside and outside the country.


Blogger persian dissident-Human Rights Defender said...

No Truer words "A pig is a pig with or without lipstick."

I do not understand why all of asudden they are supporting the lipstick mullahs.


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