America is our big hope
Iran has become like a patient whose immune
system has ultimately failed to cope with a deadly tumor
February 7, 2005
A thousand years ago, primitive bedouin tribes from the Arabian
peninsula set out to loot central asia. They succeeded and that
is how the Islamic "identity" of Persians came about:
like a disease transmitted through rape.
It is hard to imagine that almost 500 years into the age of elightenment,
the modern world rapechildren of that ancient conquest are still
clueless as to how their "identity" along with their
endemic wretchedness and self-loathing all began. And it goes from
shameful to farcical to consider that this "cultural identity" of
zealously loving your lowly ancient rapist is still thriving after
more than half a century of forced and accelerated modernization
led by the likes of Ataturk and Reza Khan.
Let's face the facts: An American bid to overthrow the Hezbollah
is the best hope for Persians to rid themselves of the brutal rule
of the Islamist mafia and begin to redeem themselves by undoing
the shameful "identity" forced onto them by Arab conquerers.
As much as every enlightened and patriotic Iranian would like
to see change come from "within", they would be ultimately
foolish to think that there is any hope of that on the horizon.
The ideal of "inevitable" change from within is essentially
a discredited Marxist dogma. It is time to get over it, especially
when the amazingly ambitious Islamist thugs are racing to possess
a launchable nuke or two becaue they have guessed, correctly, that
it is the only way for them to maybe seal their eternal "legitimacy" and
threaten their way into international "repectability".
Iran has become like a patient whose immune system has ultimately
failed to cope with a deadly tumor. There remains only one treatment:
surgery followed by chemotherapy... There may be fear but no shame
I can't imgine how a liberating occupation by a Western superpower
today can be any worse than the repression and wretchedness that
Persians have suffered under the rule of Hezbollah. What is the
The irony is that if the purpose of a hypothetical Western invasion
were to achieve the outcome of the Arab conquest of a thousand
years ago, in a few decades our "identity" would be based
on Gap and MTV and, sadly enough, we would be still better off
So far the lame political opposition of our secular intelligentsia
has resembled playing chess with a retarded thug who over and over
again has pulled out a knife at any hint of a checkmate.
Iraqis are fortunate to have worldly activist intelligentsia
such as Chalabi and Allawi who at least understood enough not to
pin their hopes for change to come from "within" a fully
incapacitated populace. If there are any enlightened counterparts
among the Iranian intelligentsia they are yet to raise their head.
In the 26 years that Iranians have tolerated and at times tried
in vain to passively "resist" the rule of Islamic mafia,
they have only become ever more hopelessly isolated, repressed,
and incapacitated. There is indeed little hope for a nation that
for too long has pinned its hope on "voting" the gun-toting
bearded Hezbollah thugs out of power.
Iranians have done little but try "dialogue" as a means
to "convince" the Hezbollah to open up and perhaps kindly "step
aside". They once naively and desperately bought into the
Good cop/Bad Cop political farce of Khatami versus the "supreme
spiritual leader" as if there ever was a true opportinity
for real "reform"!
While many poor developing nations have made great progress and
surged ahead, the Hezbollah has all but destroyed Iran's once undisputable
potential as a great and prosperous nation. Young Iranians, two
thirds of the whole nation, deserve a chance to build decent lives
more than the wretchedness that is afforded by the occasional trickle-down
from the oil loot.
I do worry about the fate of our families and the harm that could
befall our people and our country as a result of foreign military
action to overthrow the mullahs. But everyone who undergoes surgery
must accept a cut. Unfortunately, there is no more time for cowardly
excuses instead of making necessary sacrifices.
Our present state is the result of our own collective ignorance and
misadventure and we should bear enough responsibility for it not
to reject outside help to at least partly make up for it. An outside
bid for regime change will have essentially relieved us from our
present incapacity to do the same by ourselves.