In this stunningly beautiful and poignant essay, titled "1984" appearing in the Tehran Bureau, a young Iranian man shares how the 1984 Revolution fought by his parents' generation has effected his generation and provides a glimpse into the motivation and impetus behind the current election crisis in Iran.
generation is tired of being disillusioned. We refuse to accept the
status quo and we have risen up in defiance. I am not sure how long it
will take for the totalitarians to crush our resistance. For now
though, we’re holding up just fine.
We’re holding up fine even though our brothers at Basij and the police are murdering their dear fellow Iranians. We’re holding up even though you bash us with clubs and batons and try to suffocate us with your tear gas.
A nation stands tall refusing to succumb that easily."
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