Excuse my language, but choosing between the Pahlavi monarchy or Islamic rule is like choosing between "eshal" and "estefragh" for breakfast. If you can't relate to this example, how about choosing between getting butt raped by two men once each or one man twice.
Niether regime came close to being good for even half the population of Iran. The Shah was good for the top 20% and the bastards running Iran for the past 30+ years are good for the people who used to be in the bottom 20% and now are at the top.
The rest of us, the 80% are still fighting amongst ourselves; just look at the blog entries related to the Reza Pahlavi's letter to Obama.
When are we going to grow up? Ha? Reza Shah did some great things for Iran. So did his son Mamad Reza. In all honesty, even the IRI has done a few good things.
But can you imagine a free Iran where people can do what they want to do? Political and religous freedom? Freedom and equal rights for women? Less corruption? Less hypocracy?
Look at the Iranians in the U.S. One of the most successful minority groups ever. Why? Because there is freedom in the U.S. and there is rule of law.
For the past 8 centuries Islam has more or less ruled Iran. Where has that led us? Are we a world power? Have we as a nation realized our full potential?
Instead of worrying about Reza Pahlavi, lets help rid of Iran of Islam. Lets work for freedom and equal rights for all Iranian. When that is done, we will automatically do the right thing as a nation.
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