Chronicles from Iran – Blog posts
Accepting democratic values, and preserving them, are relentless and unfaltering hard works. They need tolerance, solidarity and responsibility. As Iranians are we ready to accept them and toil for the future rather than doing what we do now that is living in the past?
The Republic Islamic of Iran promotes racism and fearmongering. The Velayat-e Faqih thrives on fear, self-censorship, and dogmatic views. Fear invites degeneration and stagnation amid violence. To survive people are taught and encouraged to conceal their nature and ideas. Concealment leads to attentisme et suivisme, whereby in a perpetual mode of wait-and-see, the Iranian citizens act as sheep to be led around by their leader. By being conformists, they hardly accept changes to their routines or consent to question them. They continue to support mindlessly the regime, regardless of how badly they have been mistreated by the leader they salute.
Betterment comes when people gain the freedom of expressing and exchanging their ideas in peace. When they say NO! to despotism in all forms, be it domestic or from the state apparatus. Democracy is built from the inside with the people, whatever their religious beliefs or culture. It is built when the freedom of expression is accepted and respected by all and when people take part actively in the process and have enough self-confidence to talk to each other as citizens.