I am really lucky, I happened to have the week-end off and my birthday is tomorrow, or today if you are in Australasia. I used to enjoy my birthday, as “my birthday” for a long time, but something happened in 1979, and my heart drifts. Every year some questions pop in my mind, and I can’t shake them. This time around I found the answers write here. It is really a small world, and it says a lot about the people who are in control of the media and how we all get the news. First of all let me thank Jahanshah Javid for allowing people like to spill our guts out in the last year on this site. I still have a hard time understanding his comment below to the video below he posted here http://iranian.com/main/2010/aug/shah-speech-1953-couppage1
“It’s also a reminder that after Mossadegh, the Shah was fully in charge. He and he only decides what’s right and wrong; who’s a traitor, who’s not. Same as Khamenei today. It’s the same story repeating itself. It has to stop.”
I originally wanted to get the text of this speech and paste it here without naming the author. I Googled it and no one had bothered to translate it. Believe me if they could find faults with it, it would be all over the web, and in many many books. So listen to it as if it is being made by any Iranian. The man who made it had a job to do. He had a mandate to perform certain activities, just as many of us have whatever job we have. He sounds like a revolutionary.
So clear your head, especially if you have come to hate the Shahanshah.
If you can listen to this speech as if it was made by anyone at any time then you would say it is cool. But because you know it is the Shah, you are biased. Now think what you would do if wanted to sell military equipment. They are the only people who benefited from this whole situation. I come from an oil and petrochemical background and we, yes we were responsible for creating the wealth of Iran. That is what my family has done. What happened to the money from the oil is madness. The Shah was scared by the US military business to buy arms and the Communists and Islamists benefited from that phobia. Now it is the other way round, as their partners are selling weapons to them. Weapon traders, which ever flavour you choose are ruling Iran, and the regimes fluant their phalic symbols all over the place, whilst the people of Iran are struggling to live. We have more oil than 98% of the world and we lose brains to US and other places because we cannot provide the basic living conditions for civilization to grow. Our intelligensia is sucked into NASA whilst women are being stoned.
There are Good Iranians in on this planet, but they are not in Iran. There are Bad people in Iran that pretend to be Iranian and are abusing the wealth of Iran. We all know this. The people who pretend to speak for Iranians, will never say that they are Iranian first. They will never say they care for Iranian Culture. They will say, “democracy” or “Allah” or “business”. They do not allow an institution to exist in Iran to preserve our heritage. Our heritage takes care of itself no thanks to the foresight of The Ancients of Iran who wrote in stone out of reach. The so called Earthquakes (nuclear tests more like) of Bam tried to destroy an old monument that was never hit by an Earthquake, but now that they went to repair it, they found even older 5000 year old ruins. Iran is very old, and it holds all the cards of world history. We wrote the world history, and our Ancients preserved the history of the planet, and our envirnomental standards were the highest. Look at the sewage system that Persepolis had. We Iranians are here, because Gaia loves us. We respect it in every Nowruz. We pray to nature. We introduced the concepts of Free Will, Choice and Existance, as shown in the Zend-Avesta. So much more was written but got burnt. So much more was expressed artistically and it was Talibanized by Salman Parsi. But mad men come and go, and this lot are nothing as they are isolated in every word that is used to describe them. No one refers to them as Iranian.
My campaign to preserve and defend the use of the word “Iran” continues. My respect for the Royal Institution is unfailing as there no other institutions that have put Iran over and above anything else.