Soon, the Islamic regime will celebrate in the 11th February, the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. The celebration coincides with the recent popular movement marking the beginning of the regime's end. The economic and political frustration boiled over in the broadest protests ever happened after the 1979 revolution.
In this article, I criticise the Western mainstream media and the political class especially in Europe of their lucrative relations with the Islamic criminal regime. These are far from accordance with the expectations of Iranian people from the "civilised "world. You are reminded this real point that it is time to support the people of Iran, not the Islamic regime that in the eyes of most Iranians is characterised as a force of occupation.
Unlike many Western news organisations, the anti-regime protests of last month show that the people of Iran are determined to have a democratic and secular regime instead the one run by Mullahs. However, a collection of facts is ignored or twisted by the Western mainstream media and the political class. One may presume the Western interests are at stake not to provide the public the real facts. This Western self-service behaviour engenders more propaganda for the Islamic regime than to diffusion the facts about Iran.
Such twisted news on Iran benefit a bunch of criminal and corrupt authorities who own more money than the whole Iranian population from which an increasing majority steadily fall below poverty line. Also, the twisted news alleviate the catastrophic human rights violation in the eyes of the international community. Russia, Chania, and the EU use this downplayed occasion to handle with the oppressive Islamic regime -- despite its abysmal economic situation. In fact these partners take part along with the corrupt Mullahs on plundering trillions of dollars from Iran, while such handles only serve the Mullah's opulence who sell off the national wealth and resources before their fall.
Political amalgams in Iran differentiate between two categories of trends that support or oppose the Islamic regime. Analysing the trends, let's firstly have a quick glance on them:
The big spectrum of left-wing is stemmed from communist / human rights activists, socialist / anarchist syndicalist ... are widening popularity especially in the youth. Their activists are mostly educated and their ideas feature over the global problems of the country. To most problems, they suggest solutions solely based on their firm criteria. They oppose both the regime and any trend of right-wingers.
A spectrum among the left-wing belongs to communists. They are not forcibly from the working class, but mainly from intellectuals of the middle class. They are against the "capitalist Islamic regime", but also parliamentary democracy. They side with the above opposition which advocates the end of the regime entirely. The communists spend too much time and energy to be only coasting on their ideological clichés which conclude a magic stick to solve any puzzle. Nevertheless, a branch of communist orthodoxy – communists, close to the ex-USSR -- stood for the "anti-imperialist" Islamic regime from its early birth in 1979. Some of them still keep supporting the regime or a "reformist" faction of it.
Other opposition trends are nationalists, liberals or right-wingers. All of them follow up an anti-socialist / anti-communist attitude while having common interests with the left to get rid of the regime. However, a subgroup of these trends side with the regime or a faction of it. This subgroup may belong to the unsatisfied people of Iran of the regime, but never to the opposition. All in all, both the opposition and position of the regime can be classified as left, nationalist, Pan-Iranist, conservative, liberal and so on.
In contrast to a democracy, a totalitarian regime, like that the Islamic regime, establishes totally political and cultural control over their subjects, and are usually headed by a vast system of propaganda and opinion-making. The goal is to mobilise all behind the regime, if not repress them. The regime eradicates any dissident, so that a culture of self-censor or lack of concern grow among the population. Right-wing Islamic totalitarianism emphasises in vain on Islam to deepen political numbness among the population.
One may acknowledge that due to these efforts of the totalitarian Islamic regime here is a big apathetic group of population who do not care about anything related to politics. These apolitical people instinctively follow their immediate interests and daily life. They might change the side overnight and even go from one extremism to the other one. Suffice it to mention that such people exist all over the world. I.e., in the Western countries, they do not vote, are likely unconcern about protecting their common political or social interests. This big group in Iran however can join the opposition in a revolutionary atmosphere.
We have in Iran a regime's front including the worst fanatics who are the devotees of the Islamic regime. They are ready to commit any wrongdoing and any crime against the people of Iran. They are the most zealous archetypal supporters of the regime in any crime and the core security personnel of the regime. They are organised in the Revolutionary Islamic Guard Corps, Basijis (Islamic Militia), and plain-clothes. They are ready to kill, to detain, to torturer, to rape, to beat up protesters in the streets and anything else because they believe in the rewards of Allah's paradise for their evil deeds. They are those who are mobilised by the regime to violently crack down on any protest of people, like that of the last month. For them, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, is the only enshrined pole of worship and obedience.
While a great majority of Iranians today rely on the opposition parts of this amalgam to get rid of the Islamic regime, the foreign partners of the regime prefer regime's survival to make more profit out of it. Iranians from any opposition trend of any social class vastly took to the streets last month against the entire regime. The protests contrary to the 2009 demonstrations -- due to the then rigged presidential elections -- this time targeted the legitimacy of the regime entirely. The crowds nationwide chant slogans against all factions of the regime. Photographs and video clips lend considerable plausibility to this popularly nationwide radicalism. The demonstrations gathered the largest crowd ever happened in the streets since the 1979 revolution.
The movement is not suffocated, it prepares itself for new actions. The protesters of the last month proved to be more determined to replace the Islamic regime with a democratic and secular regime, what the mainstream media and the political class in Europe keep ignoring. The mainstream media's spin and the EU would favour the survival of the regime while indeed disfavouring and discouraging the people of Iran in their fair struggles. We Iranian people of Iran and all freedom-loving people of the West expect the democratic world – I do not personally consider Russia or China democratic -- to regard the Islamic criminal and corrupt regime as non-representative of Iran and the people of Iran, thereby cut off or reduce all diplomatic and economic relations with it.
By Jahanshah Rashidian