How “the sedition” narrative is being exploited to sustain Iran’s status quo
The phrase, “the sedition of 1979,” is being used by supporters of the former Pahlavi regime, who fled the country after the Iranian Revolution that brought an end to the monarchy and established the Islamic Republic in 1979.
The use of the phrase is particularly notable because it coincides with the term used by the current mullah-led regime to describe the people’s uprising in 2009 following a fraudulent election. The regime brutally suppressed the protests and labeled them “the sedition of 2009.”
Critics of the Pahlavi supporters’ use of the term argue that it serves to distract from the real issues facing Iran, such as political oppression, social injustice, and economic incompetence. By criticizing the 1979 revolution and questioning its legitimacy, they aim to erode the people’s faith in any uprising for change.
However, those who use the term, intentionally or not, are presenting the people and their leaders in any protest or revolution to achieve freedom as their main adversary. This enables the regime to escalate its repression, giving it more time, and prolonging its lifespan.
The Pahlavi supporters frequently post nostalgic content from the Shah era on social media, capitalizing on the public’s outrage towards the mullah regime’s crimes. However, these illusions can only exist in the realm of dreams, and history cannot be reversed.
In conclusion, the use of the phrase “the sedition of 1979” by the Pahlavi supporters and “the sedition of 2009” by the mullahs’ regime both attempt to discredit the people’s desire for freedom and equality. It is important to recognize the historical context and understand that revolution is a result of a population’s discontent with the government, not something that can be forced or ordered. The real sedition is to give in to their manipulation and forget the people’s struggle for freedom and justice.
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