We sometimes forget how lucky we are to live in a democracy and I think
we often take our freedoms for granted. Unfortunately, not all
countries run like ours, and not all people have the freedom to say
what they think, wear what they want, choose their religion. I don’t
tend to get into politics that much and I’m a total workaholic, so I’m
always busy, but I try to keep up on the news (Twitter helps!) and I
even received an e-mail from an Iranian-American fan who wanted to
spread awareness of what’s going on in Iran. As an Armenian-American, I
definitely feel this is something that should be addressed.

If
you’ve seen any of the shocking videos online of the police violence
against the protesters (I’ve seen pics but I can’t bring myself to
watch the videos) you’ve seen how the Iranian people are protesting for
what they believe in, fighting for their freedoms and being brutally
punished and attacked for it by police. This kind of violence against
innocent civilians is sickening. President Obama said he was appalled
by what was going on and honestly, how can you not be?! Shima, my fan
who e-mailed me, said that the Iranian government is bringing in
officers from outside of Iran to silence the protesters because Iran’s
own guards are refusing to hurt their own people. I admire these
Iranian guards for standing up for themselves, and I admire the Iranian
people for fighting for their freedoms.

Some people think we
shouldn’t meddle with other country’s politics, but I don’t think it’s
about enforcing our own beliefs on them, it’s about helping people
fight for what they want for their own country. In our country protests
and demonstrations happen everyday, peacefully. We are ssooo lucky to
have the right to speak up for ourselves and for what we believe in. I
just hope the people or Iran will some day soon have the right to do
the same.

kim

Comments (99)

  1. yass  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    wow you have been my role model and now I admire you soo much more.. thank you so much for putting this on your blog it means alot to us iranians, because awareness is the key to change.I have so many family in Iran and im so scared : ( I love u SO MUCH!!

  2. yass  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    and to the haters. get a life and find something to do with it. she is supporting innocent people who are dying and you have something to say about it. its sad i feel bad for you guys.

  3. MICHELLE  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    Beautiful thoughts.Our prayers,and thoughts go out to all the people in the world suffering.”Speak out for justice and peace,even if your voice trembles.

  4. Stiletto Vixen  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    Hey Kim you are right and I agree with you. No Michael Jackson posts today? I’m in deep mourning I can’t get over it just can’t anyway RIP Michael you will always be remembered.

  5. sweet_tooth123  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    u tink wen u feel like it u go bak 2 ur armenian roots..well sori 2 break it to u hun but u aint frm iran. mayb u shud learn bout ur own country first den strt on others..wen u feel ur armenian..tell me wot u kno bout armenia?wt u gt wid iran?ur no muslim.

  6. vickpick  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    intressting though, that she hasn’t still replied why she is more entitled to oppinions about Iranian politics,and if she’s actually capable to speak armenian and master another language than her native. Guess silence can speak for itself haha

  7. ariava  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    We can’t actually go in there and help, because it would’nt be the help that you and I think of. The U.S. is a big contender in this arena, which we don’t need to be in. If the United States “helps” its demolishing their gov’t with nuks, which the have too

  8. Miss Meliss  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    As you know Kim, you can’t please everybody. It’s just not going to happen. At the end of the day you can only be YOU, and as long as you’re true to yourself that’s all that matters. There are many fans and people who come on here regularly who enjoy reading what you have to say. We may not agree with everything, but that’s the beauty of it! We all have our own opinions. Those who come here just to bring you down only make themselves look ignorant and uneducated. Like you said, if people paid more attention to your site and took the time to read your posts before writing comments about you not caring about things they’d see that there is no truth behind that. You’ve posted about several things going on in the world that you care about, but of course they don’t see that. Now I’m just rambling on…
    Anyway, I’m glad you took time to recognize this horrific event that is going on right now. It is truly heartbreaking and I pray for the people of Iran in hopes that someday they may be able to experience what we are so lucky to have here.
    xoxo

  9. Ivona  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    @least a tribute to MJ….

  10. Ivona  |   Posted on Jun 26th, 2009

    @least a tribute to MJ….

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