The last four years of the Trump-administration exposed one thing for sure: The failure of the Iranian opposition to finally overthrow the mullah-regime and make Iran a functioning democracy and a state of law.
Instead, one could be witness to grotesque delusions of grandeur, including the desire voiced by some completely unhinged Pan-Iranists to make the Crimean-peninsula (Obviously Ukrainian), Derbent (A city in Russia) and Egrisi/Lazestan (West-Georgia), part of greater Iran, de facto reviving the failed Persian empire. These delusions of grandeur were paired with an equally bizarre, attempt of self-victimization and the blaming of others for the very own failures and shortcomings of the people of Iran.
It was like an endless re-run of “My Uncle Napoleon”, just with more scapegoats, that Persian chauvinists could blame their own calamity for. Among these scapegoats, there were, unsurprisingly, Arabs, Turks, Russians and, of course, because of the infamous saying, the English. But also, as a Georgian, I got blamed too for the contemporary problems of Iran, either for the constant drought and the water-crisis that is re-occurring issue, since, according to Iranians “every Gorji is a Dosti” and Georgians stole the water from Iran to build hydro-electric plants in the Caucasus mountains and now there is drought in the Iranian heartland, but also for the Islamic Revolution and the Chain-Murders. Because if the treaties of Golestan and Turkmanchay wouldn’t have happened, neither would have the Islamic Revolution and the Chain Murders. So, the last 300 years or so of Iranian misery is actually the fault of Georgians. Got it!
But of course, all these comical accusations will not solve one single topic, that haunts Iran and the Iranian people currently. Rather, all of these makes it, painfully obvious, that certain Iranians are just as bad as the regime and all they are capable of is the millennia old strategy of alienating people, burning down bridges and insulting potential allies in lieu of taking accountability of what is going on in Iran and among the Iranian people.
The only few, who benefit from this rather peculiar failure of the opposition, is the regime of the Islamic Republic and its thugs, who, as of now, plan to install a Pasdar/Revolutionary Guard, as the next president and potentially even make Ebrahim Raisi, a man who rose to notoriety, because of his involvement in the mass-killings of 1988, and was therefore rightfully dubbed as a murderer and hardliner, the new Supreme Leader after Khamenei’s certain departure to hell.
Therefore, the Iranian tragedy can sadly continue with people like us bearing, at the very least, witness to this sad theater of incompetence, indifference and sadly also delusions, that fuel this drama in front of our very eyes. This until certain Iranian stop indulging in delusions of grandeur and rather pitiful attempts of self-victimization and actually overthrow the regime of the ayatollahs, so Iran can become a prosperous nation, a functioning democracy and a state of law, where everybody, can get a seat at the table.