Iranian West-O-Phobia: The Main Reason Why The IR Will Rule For A Very Long Time


Iranian West-O-Phobia: The Main Reason Why The IR Will Rule For A Very Long Time
by Anonymous Observer

So, I was reading another anti-Western comment by a typical Iranian on this thread when I realized the main reason why the IR has so easily remained in power for three decades after committing unspeakable atrocities against a whole nation. But before I give you my reason, here’s a nugget of the comment:

“Of course when UK is afraid of PressTv, a voice from Iran who is far less funded, less powerful, less experienced country one would expect that Iran would be afraid of voices of BBC and VOA that are far more powerful, experienced, and richer with more propaganda tactics... perhaps in a range of 100 years of combined experience.”

Yeah…the “West” is afraid of PressTV!! Anyway, as much as I like to explode [again] on this person, let’s not digress. Back to the subject. Let me tell you my reason for the Iranian clusterfuck: Iranians are more preoccupied and obsessed with hating, blaming and fighting the “West” that they are with hating, blaming and fighting the brutal dictatorship that has brutalized them for the past 32 years. I don’t know what exactly causes this phenomenon in Iranians. Perhaps it’s a combination of being bombarded with 32 years of unrelenting propaganda, lingering revolutionary fervor, xenophobia, a false feeling of cultural supremacy, cultural narcissism, religious fervor, religious supremacy, misplaced pride and that whole 1953 bullshit that they should have gotten over half a century ago. But whatever the reasons are, the end result is that the brown discharge that comes out of the rectum of history which is the Islamic Republic will remain in power.

And this obsession / hatred for the “West” is not confined to the lower or Basiji class of Iran. The Iranian AN-tellectual class is also a big participant in this philosophical madness. How many times have you read pieces on this site alone by West residing AN-tellectual who are seemingly anti-IR, but blame the U.S. and its allies for every hardship in Iran while attributing a passing blame to the IR, which always comes out to be a hapless victim of circumstances that is forced to do what it does because of the pressures that it is under by…you guessed it…the West.This disease of the mind also afflicts the non AN-tellectual class of ordinary Iranians, in large numbers and in large percentages, even the ones who claim to hate the IR. All you will have to do is to bait them a little bit and scratch the surface. I’ll give you two examples of recent conversation that I have had with a couple of ordinary, America residing, American passport holding Iranians.

The first one’s brother was executed by the IR. After we talked about some of the recent news about Iran, I baited him by saying that I thought that Iran will probably be more democratic if it wasn’t for sanctions. BINGO!!! The guy just took the bait and ran with it. I will spare you the details, but his speech started by blaming everything on U.S. and Israel and finished with a grand statement that Khamenei was really not a bad person deep down inside and that circumstances (including constant Western conspiracies) have turned him into the evil that he has become.

The second guy though I believe takes the cake. I was talking to him about the Arbabsiar case. Right off the bat—and without me even trying to bait him—he claimed that it was all an American conspiracy. I then reminded him that they had this monkey on tape talking about the plot with the IRGC general in Iran. His response (I’m NOT making this up): the IRGC general in Iran was (is?) a U.S. spy in disguise. The U.S. planted him inside the IRGC…and you can just make up the rest—just like he did.See the length that Iranians travel to blame the U.S. and absolve the brutal regime that is ruling them?

It’s amazing. It’s as if Iranians live in a parallel universe where they are the most sought after commodity and are constantly being chased by various villains who want to capture and enslave them. Get it through your thick skulls people: you’re not that special—or important for that matter! No one cares.  You’re just a pest—a nuisance that will be dealt with in due time.  Everything you have, others have as well, often in better quality and more accessible form. And your precious oil? Please!!! The Saudis and others can flood the market with theirs and shut you right out of the market. And your “strategic location” is worth nothing either. Your country is not needed as a “bridge” to anything- or anywhere for that matter. This is the 21st century and the "West" has hundreds of these babies. The U.S. moved 200,000 men and thousands of pieces of equipment thousands of miles into the Middle East in a matter of weeks. Get over it. You’re not important at all. Although you may have realized this already. Perhaps that’s why the IR has been screaming that it will blow this, destroy that and close this waterway and that waterway. It just wants attention!

Bad news: the IR will remain in power for at least another century---until the Earth is rid of these West-o-phobe morons. 


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Anonymous Observer

Gitdoun - Please answer the following questions

by Anonymous Observer on

1) Is Iran the only theocracy on this planet in the 20th and 21st centuries?  

2) Are Iranians the only people on this planet who have attacked embassies and taken diplomats hostage?

If the answers to the above questions are both yes (which they will be), then answer this third question:

3) what does that tell you about your glorious culture and your glorious civilization? 

The inevitable answer is that yes, we are a fucked up nation.  And here's the root of the problem:


You may want to do some reading about the subject. 

Anonymous Observer

Sadegh - I think the bottom line is

by Anonymous Observer on

that the IR feeds and thrives on our phobias.  Our West-o phobia is the gift that keeps on giving as far as the IR is concerned.  They can build their entire existence around our penchant for creating wild conspiracy theories.  

gitdoun ver.2.0

u win

by gitdoun ver.2.0 on

You have me convinced. We Iranians are really fucked up in the head. You won. Someone give this guy a medal.

Sadegh Bozorgmehr

Good piece, but...

by Sadegh Bozorgmehr on

I think the main problem is how polarized Iranians are. They're either anti-Western or at the other extreme they're nothing short of Uncle Tomish. I suppose we Iranians aren't known for our moderation.



by Fesenjoon2 on

Thanks AO


Yes AO. We have a fixation

by vildemose on

Yes AO. We have a fixation on communism. I think if the US had not revived Islamism in Iran, Iran would have been communist country. Evidently, The US calculation was spot on.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Anonymous Observer

Everyone else who has so far commented

by Anonymous Observer on

thank you for your input.  

Fesenjoon I commented on your blog.

Anonymous Observer

Excellent reasoning Vildemose

by Anonymous Observer on

I absolutely agree with pretty much everything you wrote in your comment.  I think it's a product of the prevalent 1960's & 1970's leftist revolutionary ideology that we have yet to come out of.  It's as if Iran is frozen in a B movie about the 1970's Shining Path guerrillas.  

Anonymous Observer

Jason, very well put --

by Anonymous Observer on

The phobia has indeed reached pathological proportions.  It has become a part of our deep, deep psyche.  And of course, the mullahs know it very well, and cunningly use it o their advantage. 



by Fesenjoon2 on

Artificial Intelligence

Great Points!

by Artificial Intelligence on

I remember in my own family it was always farangy this farangy that. with some negative implications about something being farangy .

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

Thank you well said.

AAmo jaan.



It is indeed a strange

by vildemose on

It is indeed a strange phenomenon. If you factor out religion and Islam out of the rhetoric, what you are left with is soviet bolshevik style communism.

 I think Iranian have internalize communism manifesto even more than Islam. How many Iranian have read David Henry Throeau, Jefferson, or Thomas Paine?  I don't think these books or essays are even translated into Persian. How many Iranian have read or know about the intricacies of American Revolution against Britiain or the American civil war?? Not many.

But they sure have read all the Leninist, Marxist, teroteski, maosit, and other leftist books for years now and most recite it verbatim as an Islamist manifesto..It's a very sick affliction that is a result of alliance between Islam and communism of toudeh and other sorts. Just my 2 cents.

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Iran 2050

great article. Iran's

by Iran 2050 on

great article.

Iran's problems are result of issues with Iranian themselves and their culture and how they do things and view the world, its not the West's fault, it's not Islam's fault, it's not Arab's fault.

In order to fix our country we need to fix ourselves first.

Maryam Hojjat

Japan has gotten over Hiroshima but

by Maryam Hojjat on

Iranians are still talking about 1953 BS.  Very true. Iranians mostly live in their past not present.  That is the reason Japan is where it is and IRAN is where it is!


"Doshman dar Kamine...."

by jasonrobardas on

    The Iranian scepticism towards the west is historically justified , but the Iranians need to have got over it  long long ago ....This phobia and the blame game they have got used to has reached to pathological proportions. It is working against our interests, keeps our minds off our  current misery and will be hanging on to the status quo for the rest of our lives...


Very Long Time is better than Ever.

by عموجان on

The longer they stay in power the more people will turn their backs to Islam.

I am use to where I am by now but those who been supporting them are going to have a very hard to move to a new country and new culture to avoid prison or death as they get older, since past 32 years been all about hem. 

Let them burn all the western flags they want that is not going to feed their childers forever. Burning flags with Hossien name on it that’s when we are moving forward.