The Norm Is NOT Democracy — the Norm Is Extinction

Before we wax too eloquent about the democratic aspirations of the great Iranian people, we should keep in the mind that the most probable scenario for Iran under any likely regime is a sickening spiral into poverty and depopulation. Iran has the fastest-aging population of any country in the world, indeed, the fast-aging population of any country in history. It has the highest rate of venereal disease infection and the highest rate of infertility of any country in the world. It has a youth unemployment rate of 35% (adjusted for warehousing young people in state-run diploma mills). And worst of all, it has run out of water.

We might be observing the birth of Iranian democracy in the protests of the past few weeks, but it is more likely that we are watching the slow-motion train wreck of a once-great nation in all its gory detail.

  • Brett_McS

    I’d guess that the low birth rate and the repressive regime are related. Get rid of one and the other should go also.

    • Iran’s biggest problem is Islam. Islam is not indigenous to Iran. Isam was imposed by Arabs by force of the sword.

      No Islamic country has any source of civility. Islamic theology is the ultimate stealth destroyer of civilizations.

      If the Iranians arrest the mullahs close all the mosques and send anyone speaking Arabic out of the country, they might have a chance.

      With Islam, Iran will become just one more failed Islamic state.

  • Exile1981

    if they have a shortage of people then we can send them all the syrian justin adopted.

    • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

      I love this idea!

    • Iran can also have all the “needy” and “vibrant” migrants of Europe, North America and Australia.

  • Great article. Good news! May we see the demise of Iran’s evil Islamic regime very soon.

  • ntt1

    what about the water logged maulana they all await, the plan is he will crawl out of an old well like a rag top version of Samara Morgan in the ring.Surely as a savior he could be prevailed upon to bring up a few buckets extra.

  • bob e

    out of water .. that’s something ..