Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي Saga of 1953 Coup Continues Because Iran Still Not a Democracy
Sam Ghandchi
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Three weeks ago a major discussion about democracy in Iran was presented in the sixth issue of Gitimadari (1), the publication of Iranian Secular Democratic Party-Futurist (2) where this author also had a very original theoretical contribution entitled "After Democracy, How to Prevent Regeneration of a Tyranny in Iran" (3). There has hardly been any attention in the opposition to all those writings,  whereas four days ago on the anniversary of US 1953 Coup in Iran,  there were tons of articles discussing it in the Iranian opposition press. Why? Because Iran is still not a democracy and as Gorbachev once said about Russia, our society is not "normal" either (4) and all different political groups that existed at that time still blame the current Iran's situation, on the 1953 coup. Islamic Republic of Iran likes to blame the lack of democracy in Iran on a 65-year-old event rather than acknowledging that after 40 years under the rule of Islamic regime, Iran is in a much worse despotic state in comparison to pre-1979 Revolution. Monarchists like to say it was Mossadegh's fault that his followers and leftists united with the Islamists and finally brought down the secular monarchy in Iran and created the Islamist despotism of post-1979 Revolution. The nationalists such as Jebhe Melli, and the leftists, like to blame the lack of democracy in Iran, on a coup which removed Dr. Mossadegh from the position of prime minister; because they think that removal ended the partial democracy of the 1941-1953 period in Iran. We can see similar blame games in countries that experienced similar Cold War coups if they are still under a dictatorship; Congo is a good example; but countries with the same experience that have become democracies with all their shortcomings, such as Guatemala, have long passed the time when such blame games were commonplace.



Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,


Sam Ghandchi

August 24, 2018




1. Gitimadari#6


2. Iranian Secular Democratic Party-Futurist

حزب سکولار دموکرات ایرانیان-آینده نگر


3. After Democracy, How to Prevent Regeneration of a Tyranny in Iran

بعد از دموکراسی، چگونه از بازتولید استبداد در ایران جلوگیری کنیم


4. About Mr. Pompeo's Speech in California

درباره سخنرانی آقای پمپئو در کالیفرنیا
















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