I am aware of the pro-western people in Iran. The problem is that they are not in control and those in control will not allow that to happen peacefully. The ayatollah is the final word. He isn't going to step down because of a peaceful election that defeats Islamic control. He and his followers are going to have to cause enough pain to the people that they will be the ones to toss out the religious thugs.
The pawn shop next to a friend of mines house refused to buy/sell Judas Priest albums because Rob Halford is a "faggot". Just as an example.
(And yes that was in SpoCompton...er Spokane )