As citizens of the United States of America, our perspective is a bit unique on revolutions. Our own led to a long and bloody war and then, freedom. Each of our nation’s symbols were specifically designed to remind us of where we came from.
But we would do well to remember that our story is the exception, not the rule.
Remember that the Iranian people do not have more liberty than they did in the 70s. These people are hungry and looking for someone that will promise them that they will eat. Hungry people will give up many things for a meal. There are those looking to take advantage of the desperation.
As much as I want to cheer on the idea of throwing off the shackles of an oppressive regime, I have to remember that we are the exception. Revolutions have a nasty habit of not ending well.