Authoritarian Islam Shunned By A Growing Plurality of Iranians

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According to TFI Global, an India-based global news service, citizens of Iran are beginning to openly shun authoritarian Islam. The anti-regime protests are in their third week, despite violent responses, mostly over such things as lack of water due to a nationwide draught, lack of electricity, and Iran’s foreign policy which sees billions of dollars wasted on adventures that do not serve the Iranian people.

Demonstrators in major Iranian cities have called for the death of their leaders and an end to the religious system. One common cry is “no Gaza, no Lebanon, I sacrifice my soul for Iran”, a cry that has surfaced in almost every protest since the massive 2009 protests. For the most part, Democrats has essentially been soft on or turned a blind eye to such protests, for instance in 2009 President Obama did nothing to show any tangible support for the protests.

Deaths, injuries, and widespread arrests and detentions are continuously happening as vans show up in neighborhoods and pull out 500 activists at a time and then disappearing them. Far from causing the protests to stop without their now detained leaders, new leaders keep stepping forward and the protests persist. One openly wonders if some Democrats look on this oppression and wish they too could round up their opponents, based on the rhetoric of many Democratic leaders and the press who are using January 6th as a casus belli to oppress all Republicans.

It is hard to predict the stability of the regime which is being propped up by Russia and China and which the current US Administration seems to tacitly support and is willing to “negotiate with” to ease sanctions and further boost the regime. The alliance of authoritarians from China and Russia and even America’s Democratic Party establishment against freedom sees three distinctly different forms of authoritarianism colluding to prop up yet a fourth version of authoritarianism. It seems that what connects them is a fundamental belief that the few should lord over the many and that this is best for stability.

From America’s secular hedonism to Iran’s Islamist cultism, the common theme is that whatever the ruling class believes must and can be imposed by force on everyone. Any authoritarian government, or would-be authoritarians (the US is not an authoritarian state despite the outlandish and fantastical aspirations of the Democratic Party establishment and its lunatic fringe base), would naturally react against any popular uprising. This is the reason why the Democrats cannot bring themselves to side with the Iranian people in a meaningful and substantive way.

Azadi, meaning freedom, is the craving of what appears to at least be a growing plurality of Iranians and any craving for total freedom will be shunned by every authoritarian of every stripe, on principle. The problem for Azadi in Iran is that the movement is not presently capable of meeting force with force and nor does it have any tangible support from any outside power.

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