When I was a young lad of 14 , a man told me that in five years time, there would be a revolution in Iran. When I was 19, there was a revolution in Iran.
The same man told me, when I was 43 , after hearing my complaints , that if by complaining , I meant for a revolution ,that I should know how hard revolutions are to bring about.
He became disillusioned with the type of politics that came about, after the bloody Iranian 1979 revolution. Complaining himself about the type of it's politics.
This means that the people who predicted.......... ( organised ) the revolution, could not control the exact outcome. The law of unintended consequences.
The bloodier a revolution, the greater is it's injustice. And the Iranian revolution, despite what some people claim, did not take place with the " greatest humanitarian considerations".
I think that the best path, is a non- violent progressive revolution. Or evolution. And I think this to be the best road, to build a secure future. A positive and predictable outcome.
I know that in Iran, people do speak about a referendum. It is not illegal. I also know that even within the present legal structure, constitutional reforms have been discussed. I also know that proportional representation, was informally considered for a previous session of parliament.
So I see, the possibility of a peaceful transition. To a more democratic future. But unfortunately also, a recent news of murder of university teacher. In drive by shooting. Most probably political. But I have hope, and Iranian youth should have hope. Follow the path of peace and progress.
The ballot box. Not the bullet box.