We are Arab-Persian
We are sensitive to the West when it calls for diversity, multiculturalism, we embrace it, and of course, we must respect and cultivate it, but in some cases we are incoherently savage to our own regional diversity.
Let us be able to open our minds and spirits to our own diversity, to our own pluralism, to our own mosaic and tissue. Let us free ourselves from our prejudices that so enslave and brutalize us. We have a millenary, contemporary, constant and latent Arab-Persian passage to protect, rescue, and illustrate; a leafy horizon to defend, love, and enjoy.
We are sensitive to the West when it calls for diversity, multiculturalism, we embrace it, we give ourselves to it, and of course, we must respect and cultivate it, but in some cases we are incoherently savage to our own regional diversity.
The call for diversity in the West is also strategic... from a pact where tolerance is promulgated and the word respect is absent... Countries like France, England, the United States, Canada that plunder resources from the so-called third world peoples, bomb them, sell them weapons, finance terrorists, facilitate dictatorships or false democracies, unpayable foreign debts, subject them to a trade monopoly, asymmetrical or unequal, or rather, exploitative trade, and if they do not submit they will be demonized and blockaded, throwing them into a stranglehold of sinister chaos. Some of this victim population immigrates to the countries that caused their tragedy. These Western countries accept them to a certain extent, take advantage of them and many immigrants manage to make a better life for themselves.
The victims of wars, genocides, spoliation, terrorism, economic blockade created by the West will be educated or publicized in favor of ethnocultural and religious diversity.
If the West does not invest in this engineering, it will be chaos, social war, panic and terror of civil racism. The platform for multicultural values is great and generates employment, interesting studies, contributes to not being afraid, pleasant festivals, forums, patriotic commemorations. All a positive contribution and achievement that builds the West alongside and/or at the pace of its simultaneous depraving savagery to the peoples residing on its Western soil and that the latter should be grateful for having saved them and educated them in multiculturalism.
It is perhaps impossible to be Arab without being Persian and it is perhaps impossible to be Persian without being Arab. Specifically we refer to the Arab countries of the Middle East, the Levant or Mashriq. Iran is a shared border, it is not an overseas and it is more than a border. It is our territorial diversity and more than territorial, it is also cultural, historical, commercial, political, scientific, strategic, religious, philosophical, poetic, sentimental; of splendor and horror, of mutual and inter-contribution.
Persia, which in 1935 became known as Iran, is today a watercolor of ethnicities, including Persian, which is the majority, Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Lurds, Turkmen, Arabs, Baluchies.
The Iranian government, despite the Western economic blockade and global demonization, has stoically managed to develop its own technological, scientific, agricultural, military, nuclear, commercial and health pillars. Iran is the only country in the Middle East and one of the few in the world that has national autonomy, independence and sovereignty. This government does not submit to the imposition of the United States, Europe, China, Russia, nor to the petro-powerful Saudi tyranny that subjugates many Arab and African governments. It is a loudly anti-imperialist government. It is a radical stance for the just liberation of the native Palestinian people against the Israeli colonial yoke.
It is well known that the sovereignty and security of a people is not limited to its borders but to the hemisphere itself and especially in the face of the particularity of Israeli expansionist colonialism in the Middle East. This is the reason for Iran's support for the Lebanese Arab people, especially Hizbullah, which succeeded in driving "Israel's" colonial regime out of South Lebanon, and its support for Yemen, Syria and Iraq. Iran knows well that if it does not protect these neighboring countries, they will be the next to be dismembered. Today Iran, Syria, Hizbullah and Russia are the real combatants of the macabre pseudo-Islamic terrorism, an example of this, a war logistics of 180,000 mercenaries sent to Syria, a scourge against humanity organized and financed by the United States, France, England, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan.
Iran is a moral and real bastion of the struggle against imperial and colonial atrophy and anachronism in the Middle East. It is a reference point and a reserve at hand in the face of so much Arab betrayal of the Palestinian Cause.
We may be profoundly secularist and not support a theocratic system, but that is no reason not to recognize the historical contribution in their steadfast struggle for their sovereignty, against the imperial atrocity and Zionist expansionist colonialism of "Israel". Moreover, since the end of the Cold War, it is not secularists, socialists, communists and progressives who have fought the real battle against imperialism, that imperialism which is the axis of human rights violations.
We can have our big differences with Iran and Iran has some with us. Unity is not something homogeneous, nor monolithic.
Unity is also a bitter swallow in order to move forward in history. And let us remember the lethal Zionist colonial expansionist threat that is not limited to Palestine but to much of the Middle East, what the Zionists call Greater "Israel"; indeed the former Prime Minister of the colonial regime of "Israel", Benjamin Netanyahu, repeatedly spoke of the historic rights of the Jewish "people" in Iran.
It is common to hear some Arabs say Iran is a dictatorship and other Arabs retort, but the entire Middle East is dictatorial.
The Western bombings of Iraq and Libya have not established any democracy. Let the bulwark of democracy not be a blackmail, nor a cloak to cover up our good image as democrats, and thus allow the Arab-Persian genocide to advance.
Today, through the Gulf petro-tyrannies and other Arab tyrannies, allied to imperial Zionism, millions of dollars are being invested in making Iran look like the enemy of the Arab world.
We cannot be Arabs, without feeling our Kurdish and Persian peoples, native peoples, originating from the same territoriality, our own diversity. We can say that unity is our salvation or at least our wise protection, let us remember that it was not an Arab who liberated the Arab people, it was a Kurd, Salah il Din il Ayubi, Saladin. Today Iran is paying the price for its dignified political position.
Ernesto Guevara summarized it best when he said: "If we do not fight together, they will kill us separately." And Friedrich Hegel warned us: "History teaches us that it teaches us nothing." From Imperial Rome comes the lapidary phrase, divide and conquer. We must have historical memory. Let our differences not be capitalized by imperial and colonial horror. Unity is our salvation, let us close ranks.