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Khamenei: 'Liberal Democracy is Devoid of Morality'

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posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 01:27 PM
See even the Iranians can see the dangers of liberal democracy, what a revelation.

In an address to the organizers of the annual ceremony commemorating the 1989 death of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that "[Ayatollah Khomeini's] thought corresponded to the Islamic political thought, which he defined as the pure Islam of the Prophet Muhammad." Khamenei stressed the need for instilling Khomeini's doctrine in the coming generations, and said, "Loving the Imam Khomeini without understanding his political thought is inconceivable… Despite the propaganda [against Khomeini's thought by his opponents], his political thought is appropriate to humanity's primary needs, because the source of all human torment and suffering is the 'liberal democracy' promoted by the West as 'progressive political thought.'

"because the source of all human torment and suffering is the 'liberal democracy' promoted by the West as 'progressive political thought.', I really like that comment.


PS: This post is meant in all good humor and in no way endorse's Iranian politics, just thought it was very funny considering politics nowdays.

[Edited on 5-6-2004 by Phoenix]

posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 07:14 PM
Joke or not, it shows why America is so great. The founding principles of this country, the REAL founding principles show just how gray the world is. Morals are what you make of it. Khameini's morals are very different from Bush's. You cannot say one is better than the other.

The real founding principles tell us to do what we want, when we want, and how we want. I like.

posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 07:32 PM
Well, he is right in a strange way.

Liberal politics are destructive to the family unit. Every civilization is built on the family. When the family unit is destroyed, your civilization willo follow. its a basic fact of history so often ignored. Civilization have died when the family unit died.

posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 07:39 PM
How effective is the family unit when your wife and children are nothing more than property?

Honour killings, the lack of education for women, the basic denial of human rights under a conservative doctrine is far less appealing and far more unstable than a liberal one.

[Edited on 5-6-2004 by Bleys]

posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 07:41 PM
No one would hold it against you if you did (speaking for me alone that is)

The point being is there is a clash of cultures here; of different values; and how they are perceived.................within the value system held by the culture, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei remarks are quite accurate from their cultures point of view and value system.............

Does that make our culture bad and his 'the gold standard"?


We just have a different way of responding to our environment. The problem begins when one tries to evaluate another culture as “good-bad”; “better-worse”, etc. rather then just accepting folks are different and that one has no right to enforce ones culture or value system on the other……………

This is at the heart of the problem and is the root cause of the problem we have with terrorism…………….. The fundamentalists of Islam feel as though the west has humiliated them and now are forcing upon them a Western way of life………a way of life they see as sinful.

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