Thousands of Muslims protest against Google's stance of protecting freedom of speech.
In London, England.
The symbolism of this protest couldn't be clearer to those who care about such things... to which, the response is also obvious:
"If you want to live in an unfree hellhole where blasphemy laws reign supreme and tech giants like Google never sprout up, there is no shortage of countries where you can live as you would like: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, etc. Really, you're just a plane ticket away from, er, paradise."More >>
It seems that your brilliant strategy of using public oil revenues as your personal voter boondoggle fund while denying virtually any media airtime to your opponent has helped you win yet another free and fair election. Viva la revolucion.More >>
The Propagandist's Allies are working tirelessly in the fight for your freedom... unlike your humble Editor, who has been vacationing in Los Angeles and is now suffering from wifi withdrawal and a severe man cold (Damn this air conditioning). This dispatch has been enabled with LAX wifi a heavy dose of over-the-counter Tylenol.
The latest from our Allies:
Day of Agreement. This seems very agreeable to secular types who value freedom and the swell idea that you ought to be allowed to dissent, ‘offend’ or question... without a bunch of maniacs threatening to behead you.
Oops. Between the time we wrote that headline and started writing this sentence, Iran's currency just dropped another five percent.
We've never been all that optimistic that economic sanctions could deter a regime that only typically the misery of its own population to dig in its hooks even further. Certainly, there seems to be no slowing down of Iran's nuclear ambitions. But there is always that possibility.
Imposition of sanctions are only one part of the solution. As Iran's population is herded off an economic cliff, will they begin again to question the value of going along with their megalomaniac leadership? If they don't want to be eating grass by this time next year, now would be a good time to do what they have to do...
The Propagandist's Allies fly by jetpack into the breach, taking the fight to the enemy with quantum lasers and electron grenades. Know that we shall defeat Ming the Merciless and all other tyrants throughout the Alpha Delta McKenzie Quadrant.
Here are the latest dispatches from the front:
Camp 22 Shut Down? Wait. North Korea doesn't just let political prisoners go. What happened to them all?
Venezuela is a violence-plagued mess, with an economy hamstrung by rampant inflation and unemployment. "Bolivarian revolutionary" Hugo Chavez has turned himself into a caricature of a Latin American strongman, scaring off foreign investors with confiscatory nationalizations, shutting down opposition media outlets and annoying neighbors like Colombia with bellicose threats.
After 14 years of this, will Venezuelans finally get the change they need?More >>