Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي Ethnicism and Islamism are Results of Fall of Communism

Sam Ghandchi

قومگرایی و اسلامگرایی نتایج سقوط کمونیسم هستند




Again and again we hear of ethnic separation as a way to achieve social justice in Iran. This is similar to the last episode of Communism when there were reactionary revolutionaries including the Taliban and Al-Qaedeh in Afghanistan who were opposing the Soviet dominance of that country and considered Islamism as a way to achieve social justice in Afghanistan. In reality there was a Utopian Marxist Thought (1) popular for more than a century when it was believed Communism will usher in social justice in the world. With Twilight of Communism in the middle of 20th Century, disappointments and disillusionments shattered such beliefs and hopes, and a search to look for a utopia in the past started; Ethnicism and Islamism were among the most prominent reactionary solutions to create a new Utopia. They both sought the support of the United States and Europe to win power and even succeeded in securing it in many instances (2). But time showed Islamism in the form of Taliban and Al Qaededh in Afghanistan, Khominism in Iran, and Daesh in Iraq and Syria not only did not usher in social justice but it was an Islamist Ku Klux Klan type movement of murder and destruction for half a century trying to return these societies to Medieval past. Ethnicism is a similar path seeking a solution for social justice by glorifying fiefdoms of the past as Utopia to replace the Islamist Ku Klux Klan with. A futurist approach to reach social justice is neither through Islamism nor Ethnicism and we need to seek such solutions in the real economy of 21st Century (3), and not by negating the Open Society, rather by embracing it.

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,


Sam Ghandchi
June 25, 2018



1. Marxist Thought & Monism - Second Edition

اندیشه مارکسیستی و مونیسم-یکتاگرائی، ویرایش دوم

کن فیکون مارکسیستیِ ایران


2. Frankenstein's Islamist Monster

هیولای اسلامگرای فرنکنشتاین


3. Futurist Party Aims for What Marx Deferred to Distant Future
حزب آینده نگر در پی هدفی که مارکس به آینده دور موکول می کرد
















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