So, I was reading another anti-Western comment by a typical Iranian on this thread when I realized the main reason why the IR has so easily remained in power for three decades after committing unspeakable atrocities against a whole nation. But before I give you my reason, here’s a nugget of the comment:
“Of course when UK is afraid of PressTv, a voice from Iran who is far less funded, less powerful, less experienced country one would expect that Iran would be afraid of voices of BBC and VOA that are far more powerful, experienced, and richer with more propaganda tactics… perhaps in a range of 100 years of combined experience.”
Yeah…the “West” is afraid of PressTV!! Anyway, as much as I like to explode [again] on this person, let’s not digress. Back to the subject. Let me tell you my reason for the Iranian clusterfuck: Iranians are more preoccupied and obsessed with hating, blaming and fighting the “West” that they are with hating, blaming and fighting the brutal dictatorship that has brutalized them for the past 32 years. I don’t know what exactly causes this phenomenon in Iranians. Perhaps it’s a combination of being bombarded with 32 years of unrelenting propaganda, lingering revolutionary fervor, xenophobia, a false feeling of cultural supremacy, cultural narcissism, religious fervor, religious supremacy, misplaced pride and that whole 1953 bullshit that they should have gotten over half a century ago. But whatever the reasons are, the end result is that the brown discharge that comes out of the rectum of history which is the Islamic Republic will remain in power.
And this obsession / hatred for the “West” is not confined to the lower or Basiji class of Iran. The Iranian AN-tellectual class is also a big participant in this philosophical madness. How many times have you read pieces on this site alone by West residing AN-tellectual who are seemingly anti-IR, but blame the U.S. and its allies for every hardship in Iran while attributing a passing blame to the IR, which always comes out to be a hapless victim of circumstances that is forced to do what it does because of the pressures that it is under by…you guessed it…the West.This disease of the mind also afflicts the non AN-tellectual class of ordinary Iranians, in large numbers and in large percentages, even the ones who claim to hate the IR. All you will have to do is to bait them a little bit and scratch the surface. I’ll give you two examples of recent conversation that I have had with a couple of ordinary, America residing, American passport holding Iranians.
The first one’s brother was executed by the IR. After we talked about some of the recent news about Iran, I baited him by saying that I thought that Iran will probably be more democratic if it wasn’t for sanctions. BINGO!!! The guy just took the bait and ran with it. I will spare you the details, but his speech started by blaming everything on U.S. and Israel and finished with a grand statement that Khamenei was really not a bad person deep down inside and that circumstances (including constant Western conspiracies) have turned him into the evil that he has become.
The second guy though I believe takes the cake. I was talking to him about the Arbabsiar case. Right off the bat—and without me even trying to bait him—he claimed that it was all an American conspiracy. I then reminded him that they had this monkey on tape talking about the plot with the IRGC general in Iran. His response (I’m NOT making this up): the IRGC general in Iran was (is?) a U.S. spy in disguise. The U.S. planted him inside the IRGC…and you can just make up the rest—just like he did.See the length that Iranians travel to blame the U.S. and absolve the brutal regime that is ruling them?
It’s amazing. It’s as if Iranians live in a parallel universe where they are the most sought after commodity and are constantly being chased by various villains who want to capture and enslave them. Get it through your thick skulls people: you’re not that special—or important for that matter! No one cares. You’re just a pest—a nuisance that will be dealt with in due time. Everything you have, others have as well, often in better quality and more accessible form. And your precious oil? Please!!! The Saudis and others can flood the market with theirs and shut you right out of the market. And your “strategic location” is worth nothing either. Your country is not needed as a “bridge” to anything- or anywhere for that matter. This is the 21st century and the “West” has hundreds of these babies. The U.S. moved 200,000 men and thousands of pieces of equipment thousands of miles into the Middle East in a matter of weeks. Get over it. You’re not important at all. Although you may have realized this already. Perhaps that’s why the IR has been screaming that it will blow this, destroy that and close this waterway and that waterway. It just wants attention!
Bad news: the IR will remain in power for at least another century—until the Earth is rid of these West-o-phobe morons.