A Quick Aside

I don’t want to be too political – it halves my potential audience if I think either Bill O’Reilly or Barack Obama is a hero (and that the other should an hero) but I have to say something about Iran. Whether you’re sporting more green than an Irishman in March or you think that the hubbub about the election is simply because of the Jews, this whole… thing is so cool.

This, and by this I mean the link that the first word ‘this’ links to, that being the twitter feed of #iranelection, is simply incredible from an historical standpoint. It’s a complete sign of the times. What we’re seeing could be a revolution, or it could be a Tianamen Square, but either way, this is astounding. Internet junkies are flipping out over what it means for their medium of choice. Some Americans are going ‘Hey, wait, why is BBC covering the crap out of this when CNN couldn’t give two shits?’

Me? I’m a fiction writer, which means I tend to think of things in terms of ‘What if?’ At the moment, it’s ‘What if someday, I’m telling my grandkids about this, the first revolution that wasn’t televised?’


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