I just watched this very short clip on what happened to Iranians after 1979.
You will see the most famous Iranian of all who works for NASA. There are others.
What do they say? They left Iran as if their lives was in danger – they literally packed a tooth brush and flew.
Not one looked back. They became assimilated. Property prices in Beverley Hills rocketed. We sent rockets to Mars working for Americans.
But US had better plans. It made sure that a better foe than USSR, was going to be there to keep its military industry in business. Islamic threat was publicized. Mullahs brainwashed Iranians.
So the Persian carpet was being woven into US and Islamic weaves. Iranians had to eat Cranberry sauce and face Mecca. The culture of Iran was being torn apart.
The poor of Iran felt helpless and escaped into prayer, the wealthy had escaped to LA. But both have found now, that Iranian culture is a stronger thread and it is not threatened.
But history has taught us, that migrants will develop amazing resources, once their original homeland returns to normal. Look at what has happened to East Asian people, who escaped to US and then returned home. Iran’s home coming is approaching.
Once Iranian-Americans return to Iran, they will become American-Iranians. They will bring their deep American contacts to Iran, and build Iran. Iran will develop immensely. It might not seem now. It might seem a very far fetched idea. But one day in the future, it will all make sense. We had to go through this, to bring Iran back to being the glorious Persia it once was.