While we were busy mourning the death of our youth who claimed their votes, while we were suffering the agony of our human right lawyers who were jailed and tortured, while our country's workers, manufacturers, farmers were being crushed under the Chinese boots of our fascist militant-capitalists, Ahmadinejad gave birth to "جشنواره تولد شیرین" The festival of Sweet Birth!!
The festival is set up to celebrate the birthday of the volunteers, employees and also beneficiaries of a charity: بنیاد خیریه نبی اکرم (Bonyad Kheyriyeh Nabi-e Akram). This charity is run by individuals whose photos are on the introductory page but whose names are nowhere to be found. Don't ask me why. Perhaps they don't like to be googled!
Why are they celebrating the charitable birthdays in the month of October? Because that is when Iran's plagiarist, cheating, vote rigging president is born(Oct 28)! In fact, tor the second time, they shall bake a symbolic cake for him. Already, they are makeing ample media noise about the "unveiling of the Presidential cake". So let me join their festive choir too!
According to the secretary of the "Sweet Birth Festival", these festivities are set up according to Islamic tradition to "uplift and cheer up the society of muslims" from the inevitable stresses of modern lives !!
Of course, it is increasingly clear that little Mahmud wants to declare himself the King of Kings of Iran (or to be more shiite, the hidden Imam himself!).
A few months ago he suddenly started paying tribute to Cyrus the great (after all traces of Iranian dynasties having been removed from school history books.). He also declared the parliament irrelvant and secondary to the office of president--officially challenging the IRI's constitution that insists on separation of the judiciary, legislative and executive offices; and makes the executive office (of president and his cabinet) accountable to the parliament at all times.
And now, this? Taking a page from Mohammad-Reza shah's birthday page?
Isn't it ironic that Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi, the so called despot overthrown by Ahmadinejad's Islamic revolution, was born on 26th of October?! Isn't it ironic that the news of cake-unveiling pops on the sweet-birth page on Oct 26?
Isn't this ironic?