The International Journal of INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY, Vol. 5, No. 3/4 (Summer/Fall 2009)
The pink revolution in Iran and the “Left”, Takis Fotopoulos
It is obvious today that the huge propaganda campaign that was launched about four years ago by the transnational elite1 (roughly, the “G7”) and the Zionists, as well as by the international mass media controlled by them, to discredit and destabilise the Iranian Islamic regime, as a first step towards regime change, either from within or from without, has entered a new critical stage. As I will try to show in this brief book, this campaign is of enormous importance to the elites, and the system of the internationalised market economy and representative “democracy” as a whole, given that the establishment of a client regime in Iran will change not only the entire map of the Middle East and beyond, but would also open wide the road to impose the New World Order, from Latin America to North Korea. It is, therefore, utterly important to examine systematically the recent events in Iran and show the role of the reformist Left in supporting this campaign, directly or indirectly.
However, the fact that today the duty of the antisystemic Left (to differentiate it from the “anticapitalist” Left only in its rhetoric, whereas in reality it never questions explicitly the system of capitalist market economy and representative “democracy”) is to fully support the fundamentalists of the Islamic revolution in their fight against the transnational elite and its acolytes does not imply that we have to support uncritically this regime. This is surely an irrational theocratic regime and its struggle against the transnational elite and the New World Order focuses on the cultural aspects of globalisation rather than its political and economic ones. This, has many important implications as regards its inconsistent antisystemic stand with respect to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as its contradictory domestic economic margin-bottom: 0cm" class="style5">
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1 On the definition of the transnational elite see Takis Fotopoulos, “Globalisation, the reformist Left and the Anti-Globalisation ‘Movement’”, Democracy & Nature, Vol.7, No.2, (July 2001) http://www.democracynature.org/vol7/takis_globalisation.htm