As reported in today's Guardian newspaper and other media, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last night dismissed protests as the work of "tension seekers". He has produced a pretty nifty and memorable phrase here, no mean feat in the age of the media soundbite. If he was seeking attention, it worked. But what was he signalling with this labelling; will things deteriorate to the point where a religious edict will materialise?
What it isn't is connected to post-critical naiveté or other such terms - the title was chosen blind to their existence. And it has no connection with religious faith, something google throws up when searching both words. It is a work-in-progress, and it hovers between critique and optimism. Now do you understand? No, me neither.