Democracy Has a Price

Unrest has swept Iran since a young woman died in custody for failing to wear her hijab correctly. This is not a “ME TOO” movement where protesters may be scorned, booed or, at worst, demoted. This is a revolution, and people are dying as they take to the streets. 

Anyone who believed that the January 6th protestors were ill-treated should see what a country without our protections do to those who protest. We could also be that type of country if the right-wing radicals have their way and dismantle our election processes so that they have the freedom to carry AR-15s!

Iran is far away. The Iranian government is not a friend of the U.S. But Iran is a cautionary tale for us all. And Iranian women are not our enemy. Pay attention and support them if you can.

Pay attention to your legislatures’ actions and protest them if you must.

Published by Carole J. Garrison

I’m a conversationalist, an observer, a passionate participant in life. And now, in my later years, I’m a recorder of the lessons of my life through essays, stories, and novels. I live in the fourth moment of life, just outside the normal distribution of most people and it is from this place that I write.

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