Originally posted by DangerDeath
You see, this struggle is not the struggle of Iranians. Iranians against Iranians - that sounds stupid, doesn't it.
It is a class struggle.
The oppressed class consists of slaves (who are volunteers, because they gave their consent) and prisoners of war - those who never gave their consent
to the existing system of oppression.
The idea of nations comes after the idea of religion, in history, and both were used to divide and deceive the oppressed and turn them against each
There isn't much need to elaborate on this. In present situation, the so called Global Society, or if you please the NWO, consists of two classes
only, the oppressors and the oppressed. It does not consist of nations. In Iran, like everywhere else you have only the elite versus the oppressed
Even if this Iranian uprising "succeeds" it will be quickly annulled by the "new" leadership which will be more aware of their place in the Great
Game than the existing one.
Staford analysis is nothing more than "objective" journalism, and we all know how "objective" journalists really are.
Thanks for the feedback. I don't disagree with what you say, and held pretty much the same reductionist views as a university student.
What I learned since is that nothing can be easily simplified as it is in a textbook. When you're talking about tens of millions of people you
can't separate them into two or even twenty categories.
There is a rich, powerful, privileged class in any society. And then there's the totally disenfrachised impoverished class at the opposite end of
the spectrum. Where the agrarian class, the industrial class, the military, the clergy, the white collar, the blue collar, the self-employed, fit in
is a judgement call. And within these categories are endless sub-categories.
So without knowing Iranian society well enough, I read up on it, and ask friends and associates who are from the society what they think.
I form a consensus from that.
They claim, just as Stratfor did, that what we see om the screen represents a tiny but highly vocal and visible minority.
Iranian society is fairly cohesive, think they have a protective government that adheres to strict Islamic values, does it's best to distribute
wealth, and keeps exploitive Western elements and threatening Arab neighbours at bay.
A first year Political Science student may inform them they are oppressed, but hey don't see themselves as such.
They live in the best world they know of. What more could they ask. They simply want assurances their children will grow up in a decent environment
with traditional values. The North Tehran privileged intellectual Westernized class with their Ipods and Twitter accounts do not represent them or
their way of life. The government tells them these people are treasonous troublemakers, and they see no reason to disbelieve it.
That's Iran the country over their with those millions of individuals with different life experiences and viewpoints, not Iran the hotbed of
revolution on the computer screen.
Id you feel they need to be informed they are oppressed, write them an letter, get it translated into Farsi, and do a mass mailing. Only the
privileged class have Internet accounts.