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The current misery among grassroots people in Iran has root in their lack of awareness. This weblog has been founded to help with that deficiency among the population via discussing the on going global social and political issues.  It publishes political articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues associated to Iran and Middle East countries and their relation with the world communities.

For any concern please contact the editor using the following email address:     mansurrastani@gmail.com

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Vita of Mansur Rastani, PhD

Dr. Mansur Rastani (editor of the weblog) has been a faculty member in the mechanical engineering department at NCSU, NCA&TSU and CSUM. He has authored numerous scientific articles and worked as a researcher at NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab and other governmental agencies.  Since 2008 Mansur has voluntarily been an independent advocate in writing open letters to U.S. administration and its cabinet members, members of the congress, and the EU parliamentary members inquiring their support for democratic movement in Iran. He has also been assisting the Iranian movement inside the country by getting their messages to the world community across the globe. His areas of interest span philosophy, cosmic and politics. He maintains 2 weblogs in English languages, 2 weblogs in Persian languages, a Facebook timeline, a twitter site, and a YouTube channel, used to disseminate his political/cultural messages inside and outside Iran. His hobbies include playing piano and regular practice of physical exercise.

.Political Activities: Advocacy in Securing Democracy & Secularism, based on the Principles of Human Rights, in Iran.

.Political Views: Independent, pursuing Social Democracy (refer to * below), will vote for a Secular Democratic Constitutional Republic Government in the future free Iran.

While I have my great respect for all the leaders in Iranian history who rendered their services for the Iranian grassroots, I consider myself among those genuine Iranian oppositions who are not the monkey followers of either Prime Minister Mossadeq or Pahlavi dynasty or any ideological cluster for that matter. This group of oppositions are simply seeking securing a democratic life style, like the ones running in the modern international communities, for the people of Iran. This group believes reaching this goal can be possible through replacing the theocratic regime by establishing a secular democratic republic government based on the principles of human rights.

We preserve our preference in a secular republican type government over the monarchy system merely due to the facts listed below:

1) We cannot continue on following the systems which were practiced by our ancestors during the last Millenniums, they were amenable to the basics of its own times but now should be changed per the needs and demands of our nowadays society. Living style of mankind changes chronologically with time, no community on earth can stay behind from the convoy of civilization, which moves on fast track toward advancement and evolution, and Iran and Iranian are of no exception.

2) Sovereignty belongs to the people of the country and not to a distinct person or a particular family, and that is why the governance leadership opportunities at state level should be revolved among different stratum of the society, in fact it should be up for grabs by anyone who proves himself competent and qualified for the position at any chronological course.

3) The infrastructure of a government should have a limited timeline for its authorities to lead the regime during any term; in other word the term of governance cannot be indefinite for any time administration. This is a constraint and limiting factor on the authorities to keep the state away from corruption. The republic type regime versus the monarchy can be contrasted by the analogy of comparing a river (water flow) versus a swamp (stagnant water) respectively.

4) Even a parliamentary monarchy system cannot be accountable for preventing corruption within the system and among its associates mainly because of its open-ended nature, which eventually arrives at a stagnant swamp. The country Britain which is governed under the system of parliamentary monarchy is a model for such corruptions due to the direct meddling of the Queen and Prince Charles (now King) in the affairs of the State, refer to the following articles:

Queen Vetoed The Passing Of War Powers To Parliament, Whitehall Documents Reveal

Secret papers show extent of senior royals’ veto over bills

System of Parliamentary Monarchy, a false hope

 

.Religious views: Atheist –  In matters of faith we only honor the rights of conscience and wisdom.

.*. By definition, “Social Democracy” advocates the creation of a democratic well-being state that combines capitalist and socialist institutions and practices. Unlike others on the left, such as Marxists (even though I have great respect for Marx’s philosophy), who seek to challenge the capitalist system more fundamentally, social democrats aim to reform capitalism democratically through state regulation and the creation of programs that work to counteract or remove the current inequalities & injustices.

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Mansur Rastani – July 2011

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  1. June 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you fem. I like your blog too.

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