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candlelight vigils for Iran

June 20th, 2009 (09:24 pm)

[info]doqz reminded me of something that happened almost eight years ago. After 9/11, people in Iran held candlelight vigils. They honored our loss, mourned our dead, and shared our sorrow.

hotlinked like sausages.

It might not be a bad idea for us to so honor the Iranian people now.

It is a tiny, useless gesture. But I think it's worth doing something small, public, and somewhat collective to show that the American public -- the public elsewhere, for that matter -- gives a shit, and it's either that or go onto the roof and shout "God is great," which doesn't have the same patriotic connotations here as it does there.

I am on a business trip in the middle of nowhere and am the least socially networked person in the world, so I am very ill-placed to start anything. But those who are better abled than I and are watching events in Iran with great concern might consider giving this a shot.


Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: June 21st, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)

I'm not sure you're not so socially networked, but I'd be happy to see what I can manage in spreading the meme.

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