Seattle Iranian Festvial 2019 | June 22, 2019


Sorry, But This is What Iran in 2017 is Really Like
First, some contextual background, especially for new readers. When I was a young man, I was given the advice that life was difficult and tough, there were no shortcuts, and no easy answers. Even lately, this unsolicited advice continues to be foisted upon me, which is kind of strange as I’ve already been travelling the world for one-thousand-nine-hundred-and-forty-five-days, and the only “job” I have is showing people around my favourite holiday destination a few times a year. It’s annoying advice, because the happiest people I know are those who have taken huge shortcuts in life. And this is going to escalate quickly, but, really, it’s completely misleading and churlish advice, designed to indoctrinate guilt and reinforce the societal norms that have delivered our planet into the less-than-perfect place it’s in right now.


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