red pilling for Sunday Night
If true, this is ridiculous, an attempt by the Islamic regime to find a fall guy. Ahmadinejad was always a true believer, an Islamic hardliner, whose blood bled for Khomeini and Khamenei. It hasn’t been Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inciting the Iranian people to chant that they don’t want an Islamic Republic and to praise Reza Shah. But it is a certain kind of poetic justice that the regime that this man served so indefatigably and ruthlessly has now turned its fury upon one of its fiercest defenders.
“Report: Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest,” Times of Israel, January 6, 2018:
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested by authorities for allegedly inciting unrest against the government, the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday, citing “reliable sources in Tehran.”
The newspaper said that Ahmadinejad, during a visit to the western city of Bushehr on December 28, said, “Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of society.”
He supposedly added that Iran was suffering from “mismanagement” and that the government of President Hassan Rouhani “believes that they own the land and that the people are an ignorant society.”
According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Ahmadinejad’s comments, which came as anti-government protests over the economy were heating up, led to his arrest.
The newspaper said authorities now seek to impose house arrest on the former president….
British Vogue is among the league of publications to hop onboard the transgender bandwagon with its latest issue, which celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.
The cover features women it refers to as the “new suffragettes,” featuring the likes of politicians Stella Creasy and Sophie Walker, writer Reni Eddo-Lodge, and a few others—each of whom is fighting for some form of women’s rights and social justice.
One of the women, artist Gillian Wearing, claims that fighting to change stereotypes of women is “harder than fighting for the vote.”
Among the lineup is Paris Lees, a biologically male former sex worker and “trans awareness campaigner.”
Lees spent much of his life as a man. At age 16, the troubled youth was convicted for robbery and spent eight months in prison. He turned his life around following the sentence and started to identify as a female upon his enrollment to university, according to a BBC News interview in 2013.
While Lee’s personal struggles and his efforts to overcome them may be admirable, his inclusion in an issue about suffragists is puzzling, given that the original suffragists were women who stood up for the right to vote, and possess the right to self-determination.
As Daily Caller’s Jena Greene remarks, someone who spent much of his life as a man has no right to claim women’s struggles as his own for sympathy points.
“There’s little difference between Paris Lees and Ja Du, the white guy from Florida who identifies as a Filipino. Last time I checked, you don’t get to identify yourself with a group that has a history of oppression just because you feel like fighting for a cause. The world doesn’t work that way,” she writes.
“I highly doubt those tough British suffragettes would go for a guy telling them that he’s now a woman and he understands all the hardship they went through to get a basic right,” she says. “When did it become boring to just celebrate suffrage, emancipation, and other groundbreaking civil rights? When did we have to start embodying it to prove our political correctness?”