It has finally happened, and my father was right. I could not believe it. Just like the pigs in the famous book Animal Farm by George Orwell, the recent anouncement by the Shi'ite forces, shows that they are becoming Iranian.
The question we had in 1979, after the Shi'ite politics took over Iran, was how will Iran survive, after its Royal Institution has been abandoned? Iran was now an Islamic Republic. Iran was Talabanized.
Politicians, be they secular or theocratic, used either political morality (ie democracy), or divine morality (Islam), to justify the destruction of Iranian morality. None knew, that Iranian morality, is made of an ancient Adobe.
To foreign and domestic politicians, Iranian morality was equated with western decadence. Western anarchists like Chomsky, pointed fingers to our Royal household. There was then no refuge for our ancient culture.
The last time this happened, our Sassanian Royal household fled East. But the Greek anarchists, wrote our history, that was adopted as "The Gospel Truth" by Christians. Iranian culture was seen only in the eyes of Herodotus. The Ancients of Iran knew something when they wrote the ancient history of Iran high up in Behistun. They knew how we will have to become Iranian again.
But the real ancient culture of Iran, was saved in Iran, when the Monguls connected Iran to western China. The Nestorian Christians brought back our spirituality. The thoughts of Sassanians, the Avestan oracles, and Zoroastrian dualism were reborn. They enabled Hafez, Rumi, Saadi to flourish. Iranian philosophy and poetry, achieved levels of human consciousness, never to be reached again in any language. You cannot compare Chaucer to his contemporary Hafez.
As such, this rebirth is the Spirit of Iran, and this is what my dad was referring to. He told me about the charm of Iran. Avestan legends point to the rising Phoenix or Simorgh, against the shadows, and see beyond Good and Evil. Ferdowsi rewrote it all, and did not plagiarize as much the Greeks, who did not refer to Avestan truths they copied.
Ancient Astrologers of Iran, my ancestors, look at the power of Aban or Scorpio. This time of year, carries the energy of our deepest feelings, that are beyond the space-time continuum. Astrologers all over the world respect this, and in India, their new year is based on the new Moon in Aban.
It is then quite understandable, why the enemies, or invaders of Iran, were charmed into Iranian ancient culture. They become engulfed and purified. Over time, they begin to fall in love with Iran. They abandon their angry political and religious morality. They then become civilized Iranians, and begin to defend the very land they conquered. They have seen beyond the shadows, as Plato said, in his Allegory of the Cave.