Iranian people’s unwavering demand for regime change: A continuing existential threat to the theocracy
The Iranian people want to get rid of the ruling theocracy once and for all; they are not interested in reform or power transition. Iranians are attempting to put an end to decades of misery brought on by the mullahs. They have demonstrated their determination to bring about regime change with slogans like, “Poverty, corruption, high prices, we will continue until [regime’s] downfall.”
The latest movement is known for its anti-dictatorial characteristics, rejecting both the current regime and the return to the ousted monarchy. Iranian people want to establish a pluralistic, secular, and democratic republic after decades of tyranny.
This uprising is unique in at least one aspect: The regime has run out of tactics to detract the uprising from its main course. In previous rounds of protests, the regime would try to use the supposed reformist-hardliner divide to lay the blame for the country’s problems on one or the other faction. But the people have long moved past these charades with the slogan, “Reformists, hardliners, the game is over.” The regime then tried to promote slogans in support of the ousted Shah dictatorship in hopes of suppressing solutions that call for the establishment of a democratic state.
Iran’s principal opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and its vast network of “Resistance Units” play a vital role in safeguarding the democratic nature of the revolution. The role of the MEK and the endurance of the uprising despite a severe crackdown and the efforts to detract from its main course shows the movement’s organized nature.
The historical memory of the Iranian people never forgets nor forgives the atrocities committed by the Shah and his father, Reza Khan. Although the crimes of the Pahlavi dictatorship pale in comparison to those of the ruling theocracy, the ousted monarchy was once and for all buried in the 1979 anti-monarchial revolution by millions of people, and its return is a myth and mirage.
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