Our beliefs in Democracy and Freedom
We believe that the outdated theocracy of Velayat-e Faqih, the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a tyrannical and destructive regime. Unless it is replaced, we will live under its yoke.
Only a common consensus is the catalyst needed for the revolt of the people to unite and throw off the harness of theocratic oppression.
But, before getting rid of the Mullahs in politics, as people, we must learn to trust each other. Unafraid of hardship, we must know what we want and how to get there.
As Iranians, we have lived for generation after generation under the tyranny of dictatorships and we have ourselves nurtured an irresponsible mentality.
To mark our might, we have to acknowledge our errors and defects in social and political matters.
Setting ourselves up as perpetual victims or, worse, behaving as martyrs, is too easy and cowardly. It is is form of brainwashing.
Living to love one’s country and value the people in diversity is difficult and courageous, and therefore worthy of respect.
We, Albertine Ahmadi and a team of correspondents, have political spirit; we are not apolitical. In our view, democracy and freedom of expression are excluded from Political Islam and the Republic Islamic of Iran. The nature of the regime does not permit radical changes. In these circumstances, being apolitical is equal to be a political, social, even cultural deserter.
- in breaking free from Shiite’s Theocracy, any form of religious tyranny and ideological monomania.
- that each of us is responsible for themselves, society and the state.
- that a secular democracy, in which the state and religion are separated, is a clear basis from which to erect a future Iranian State.
- that no religious practice should dominate the administration of the State.
- that the power of a nation and its people is measured by the commonwealth, and its diversity. A free people is one that remembers, is able to own its history, would not deny it, and learns its lessons for betterment.
- that no one should be above the law. Every male and female should be be equal before the law. No one should be be discriminated against in relation to sex, origin, race, language, social status, way of life or religious, philosophical or political beliefs.
- that the people of Iran should one day live together with mutual respect in diversity. The population should be aware of their common goals and responsibilities towards future generations.
- that everyone would one day have the right to form and express their opinions at liberty, without safety fears or seeking personal favour.
- that citizens should be free to form associations or hold public meetings, unarmed and in peace.
- that the institutions forming the State must be accepted by the majority of free citizens.
- that the instruments of democracy, evolutive in time, must reflect the people’s inspiration and vision of how they want to be governed. They should be based on free expression, mutual respect and merit. There is not such a thing as an immutable receipt for democratic institutions.
- that the laws, once passed directly by the citizens or indirectly through their elected representatives, govern the lives of all citizens.
The abysmal record of the Diasporas reflects the political splits and poison the Iranian politics. The Political Relics feed distrust, apathy and feud.
The diaspora is unconnected, and loaded with mistrust. Iran is irrigated with blood, it is not the time to be apathetic. Iranian Diasporas? Pity the nation.