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We must not be deceived by US imperialism and the corrupt regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran's apparent and superficial differences and superficial contradictions.
The Iranian government is not anti-imperialist! They have diverted anti-imperialist struggles and they've soured public opinion towards anti-Imperialist movements in the world as well.
The brutal sanctions that kill the Iranian working class come not only from US imperialism but also from the corrupt regime of the Islamic Republic. Before the brutal sanctions of US imperialism, the Iranian working class was killed by the corrupt and tyrannical regime of the Islamic Republic. In the tens of thousands, socialists, communists, intellectuals, Freedom-loving people etc. have been executed by this fascist regime after they stole the revolution in 1979. Together with western countries they called their new regime the “Islamic Republic”.
What truly anti-imperialist countries can you find in the world where their union leaders, progressive workers, human rights activists, and women’s rights activist are in prison? Iran has one of the highest rates of corruption and money laundering in the world at the moment. Unfortunately, there are corrupt officials, politically connected businessmen, and human rights violators from Iran who are able to use Canada as a money-laundering base and safe haven. As soon as they arrive in Canada, they begin buying many properties. It's been a smorgasbord!
Furthermore, Iran’s reactionary Anti-Zionism has diverted attention from the struggles of Palestinians and has mostly benefitted the Zionist regime itself. The Zionists have been using the existence of the Islamic Republic in the region as an excuse to sell billions of dollars of weapons to nearby countries.
Unfortunately, some old fashion pro-Soviet parties worldwide strongly believe that the Iranian government is anti-imperialist. According to one theory of old antagonists to imperialism - the enemy of my enemy, is my friend - in fact the Islamic regime is populist and reactionary.
Old-fashioned pro-Soviet parties should not have cowardly illusions about the populist Islamic regime and its so-called anti-imperialism. Instead, they should support the struggle of the Iranian working class against the Islamic Republic’s fascist regime as a struggle against imperialist exploitation.
There are no contradictions or conflicts of interest between US imperialists and the authoritarian regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran; they are both negative forces that remind us of the need for a dialectical transformation of capitalist economies, whether they be owned privately or by the state.
While both have superficial and apparent contradictions with each other the best way we can describe them is as unified negative forces in advancing the goals of neoliberalism. This is a trigger reminder for us of the dialectic, “unity and difference".