12-Step Recovery Program
Iranian Political Addicts

Somewhere in the US on a Friday night,
recovering addicts of Iranian politics gather for a weekly 12-step meeting.

To the chagrin of factions seething with resentment, Savakis engage in usual annoying chaploos banter.

The "No Crosstalk" and "No Interruption" Rules are read out for the meeting.

Step 1: We admit we were powerless
in the political arena, and our lives and homeland became unmanageable.

Step 2: Came to believe that only a power greater than ourselves, such as Democracy, could restore our sanity.

Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will, and our country's political affairs into the care of Democracy.

Step 4: Made a courageous moral inventory of all of our mistakes during past & present failed regimes.

Step 5: We confessed to ourselves as well as others the exact nature of our political wrongs.

Step 6: Became entirely willing to have Democracy remove all our political defects.

Step 7: Humbly asked Democracy and liberty to remove all of our political

Step 8: Made a list of all the people we harmed. We were willing to make ammends with them all.

Step 9: Made direct ammends with people we had harmed, except when doing so would injure us or others.

Step 10: Continued to take daily
democratic inventory and promptly
accepted when we were wrong. .

Step 11: Sought to improve our conscious contact with Democracy through daily reflection and meditation.

Step 12: Having been reawakened as a result of practicing democratic principals in our daily affairs... >>>

... we decided to carry the message of other suffering political addicts and undemocratic nations.

One day at a time
we will get there
all of us together

By Justanon
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