Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي I do not want to discuss Republic and Monarchy anymore
Sam Ghandchi

من نمی خواهم دیگر در مورد جمهوری و سلطنت بحث کنم






I do not want to discuss republic and monarchy anymore. My opposition to Shah's regime was not a personal issue; but was because I did not like monarchy. My opposition to Islamic Republic is not a personal issue with Khomeini or Khamenei either, it is simply that I am against any religious or ideological government. I believe my position is very clear and for years at the bottom of all my articles my position was expressed by the phrase 'hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran.' I do not speak for anybody except for myself and see no need to repeat myself.


On the first page of my site there is a link to another page entitled 'Secular Democracy Day.' If you click on the link, a new page opens and on top of that page, you will see a video of a speech by Dr. Esmail Nooriala from 2 months ago when he has spoken on the second anniversary of 'the secular democracy day' and he has explained about that day which is the birth date of the late Pouya Bakhtiari who was killed in November four years ago during Aban98 Demonstrations in Tehran.


If you scroll down more in the Secular Democracy Day page, you will see a link to the latest Persian publication of Iranian Secular Democracy Movement (also here is the link to ISDM's English Publ). I support ISDM and its leader Dr. Esmail Nooriala and readers can access their publications from my link. I also support ISDP party and its daily publication khabargah and its leader Dr. Esmail Nooriala. Moreover I support all their other publications such as Gitimadari. In fact, the 'iranscope-dot-com' which is owned by ISDP was updated last with the hope to form a futurist party with Mihanbaan Reza Pahlavi when he announced to be pro-republic and chose the title Mihanbaan. I personally supported Mihanbaan Reza Pahlavi ever since those days almost three years ago and ISDP's iranscope page best reflects all those efforts. What Mihanbaan likes to call himself in different places on various circumstances is none of my business. Moreover, ISDP and Dr. Nooriala also know best what position ISDM and ISDP choose with regards to republic and monarchy, it is their prerogative and I cannot discuss these topics everyday.


If you scroll down the Secular Democracy Day page, further down, you will see one article by Dr. Esmail Nooriala, when more than a year ago, the day Sept 10th, the birthdate of late Pouya Bakhtiari, was chosen as 'the secular democracy day!'


And if you still scroll down more to the bottom of the page, you will see two articles by this author written almost a year ago, first article about choosing a spokesperson for opposition; and the second artcile is about my position regarding *republic* and *monarchy*.


I believe the last article which I wrote a year ago and is noted above, is as clear as I could ever be about this issue of 'republic' and 'monarchy' and readers have had a year to review it! Thus, I do not see any reason to rewrite what I wrote in that article, again, or the need to continue those discussions on my social networks anymore! English readers can use google translate if they wish to read it. Last year, when I wrote that article, it meant, I am done with this discussion but I cannot decide for others and would appreciate it if others just excuse me for keeping distance from all these discussions and not drag me into it!


There are still people in France who think monarchy should be back. They have the right to think so and they even have a group called Royalists who continue their efforts for the return of the monarchy after 250 years. If I were living in France, I doubt it if I would spend even a minute on all those conversations, they are basically all historical discussions and I have the least interest in historical topics. Nonetheless, I cannot prevent others from discussing it. I have said what I like and how I decide if there is a democratic republic or monarchy anywhere in the world and how I would choose where to live, and can only wish everyone the best! Please do not drag me again into these discussions because I do not want to spend my time on these discussions. Thank you!


Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi
November 11, 2023

























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For a Secular Democratic & Futurist Republican Party in Iran