The Elections in Iran.
It's bizarre watching the media report on the elections of a nation half way around the world as though it were as pertinent as the local weather. I don't recall this kind of scrutiny on the shady elections in Mexico (as Steve Sailer points out).
I've no doubt unjust things are happening to descent peoples in Iran.
But then I've no doubt unjust things are happening to descent peoples in Sudan, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Nepal, etc...etc..etc....
But it is up to the peoples of each of those places to struggle and achieve whatever kind of justice, government and societal peace and order which they find fit for themselves.
Those cheering for a revolution in Iran should keep in mind that revolutions don't end injustice, corruption and/or tyranny.
Iran had a revolution in 1979 and now The West is encouraging a revolution against that revolution. No society can function normally under such circumstances.
Most of us in The West don't have the faintest clue as to the inner-workings of Persian culture; of how historical values and religion play out in day to day life there. And those who have visited that nation have done just that, visited it. Unless you are born into, and of, that people and live there year after year with no intention of ever leaving, then you really can gain no more than a shallow understanding of their culture and society and how it all works.
This is true of every place on earth, be it Israel, Iraq, Ethiopia, Brazil, Bangladesh and so on.
But those in The West who have come to the religion of "equality" take a cookie cutter approach to entire civilizations and seek to impose a cold and impersonal, one size fits all, assembly line type of social engineering to every corner of the globe.
"Freedom" and "democracy" are easy words to throw around but their meanings are always contentious. Freedom is not just the ability to do something, it is also the Freedom to not do something (such as the owner of a building having the freedom to not rent out space to someone because of their race or religion. Or the owner of a restaurant having the freedom to not serve someone because of their race or religion).
Freedom of Association no longer exists in America as people are no longer free to discriminate against those they wish to segregate themselves from in their places of residence, work and recreation.
(Ironic that those pushing for "freedom" in the middle-east reject it here at home)
But words like freedom and democracy are illusions anyway. They ignore realities such as money and influence and power and manipulation and compromise and "favors" and lies and "half-truths" and etc..(not to mention things like Culture, Genetic proclivities, Religion and so on).
Words like freedom and personal choice become increasingly popular in societies where words like responsibility and obligation have fallen out of favor.
We are, each of us, born into a world of obligations and responsibilities. There is no choice in that matter and no freedom from it.
Those who busy themselves with concern for "freedom" tend to be shallow, self absorbed and lazy.
Genuine Freedom is the ability to follow through on the responsibilities nature has obliged us to contend with; to work, to care for our families, to marry, to start homes and have children and provide for them, to bow before our God, to acquiesce to the wisdom of our elders, to honor the memories of our ancestors and grow as old as circumstances will allow.
Genuine Slavery or Oppression, on the other hand, is when we are prevented from fulfilling our natural, inborn, responsibilities and obligations.
When a foreign group attempts to impose their own notions of freedom and justice onto another group, that is not being motivated by charity but by arrogance and contempt.
Acknowledging that differences in peoples exist, that "equality" is non-existent and that every people have the right to pursue their own notions of social order is the first step towards greater peace in the world.
Believing in the notion that all people are created equal is the faith of tyrants. It has, in fact, been the religion of ruthless dictators from Alexander and Napoleon to Stalin and Mao Zedong.
If Justice For All is to be sought, then let the whole world denounce that universal religion of equality. Then let each race and ethnic group shake hands, wish one another good luck and part ways to seek after each one's natural ideals of a harmonious society.