Note: It has been a while since I released some of my thoughts here in my Medium Corner — a pleasure to share as I finished this earlier for my “Virtual Corner”.
It is Independence Day here in the United States. I was working away gearing up for the new week of commitments, finalize planning in support of the Daily Outsider along with other projects as my mind yet again drifted away towards Iran as I saw the overnight developments. The two images I note above captures how a Grand Canyon continues to persist as a new “clique” takes power in Iran in a few weeks.
I have been looking and finally found two very simple yet profound tweets that explain the true realities in Iran right now — it is sad and tragic how a country that was bound to be in the First Tier of Countries has sunk so low that its’ passport is now 189 in the World, 50 million (according to the regime’s own officials) are expected to be Environmental Refugees, how over 150,000 of the best and brightest have left as regime officials peddle self-sufficiency in Vaccines (even though less than 10% of the population has been vaccinated) and as this persists:
“We have no water to drink. Please help us”
This is what poverty, deprivation, and being neglected looks like.
Listen to the helpless cries of this girl from Sistan Balouchestan, Iran’s poorest province.
The Islamic Republic of Iran doesn’t care about these people. pic.twitter.com/KAecY3b4de
- Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) July 3, 2021
برای واکسن به ارمنستان بروید، برای ویزا به ابوظبی، برای امتحان تافل به گرجستان، برای کنسرت به آنتالیا، برای خوردن مشروب به استانبول، برای تجربه دریا به دبی، برای تجربه آزادی… برای زندگی نرمال باید از مرز رد شد. از سایه جمهوری اسلامی دور شد.
- Sharareh Azizi شراره عزیزی (@sharareh_azizi) July 4, 2021
Translated from Persian
Go to Armenia for a vaccine, to Abu Dhabi for a visa, to a TOEFL test in Georgia, to a concert in Antalya, to have a drink in Istanbul, to experience the sea in Dubai, to experience freedom, to live a normal life. He moved away from the shadow of the Islamic Republic.
Remaining Hopeful in spite of it all…Onward to July….
Originally published at https://thefounder.thedailyoutsider.com.