The trouble with theocracies

It’s a convenience for governments to be conflated with their deity’s representatives on earth, as it lends authority to their every pronouncement. However, it’s a darned inconvenience to the Loyal Opposition: Iranian Conservative representatives call for death of opposition leaders.

Some 50 conservative MPs marched through parliament’s main hall on Tuesday, chanting “Death to Mousavi, death to Karroubi”, shown on state TV.

Mr. Mousabi, Mr. Karroubi

The article lead says

Members of Iran’s parliament have called for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to be tried and executed.

Further down,

n a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency, conservative parliamentarians said: “Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi are corrupts on earth and should be tried.” The charge “corrupt on earth” has been levelled at political dissidents in the past and carries the death penalty in Iran.

Guys? This is not how democracy is done.


3 Responses to “The trouble with theocracies”

  1. Kate Ferguson Writes Says:

    Rationalising with any Government is hard; with a theocracy contemplating reason is a sin.. *sigh* Where to start?

  2. mark1mmm Says:

    Wow, It makes me glad I live in the land of the free

  3. Andrew Cooper Says:

    What kind of ‘religion’ tolerates amongst its ranks followers with poisoned minds like this?

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