At The American Conservative, Pat Buchanan tells readers that with a population mostly born after Iran’s Islamic Revolution, time is not on the side of the ayatollahs. Young Iranians are looking for the same things most young people are looking for, freedom and opportunity. The Islamic Revolution hasn’t delivered either of those things and time may be running out for Iran’s theocracy. Pat writes (abridged):
Half of Iran’s population is 31 or younger. This new generation was not even born until a decade after the revolution that overthrew the Shah.
Bottom line: The Islamic Republic of Iran was not established to create a materially prosperous and socially free society, because, in the ayatollah’s theology, such societies, like the United States, are of the devil and corruptive of the people.
Social freedom is irreconcilable with Iranian theocracy
The Iranian protests suggest the Islamic Revolution, after 40 years, is failing the rising generation. It is hard to see how this is not ominous news for the Iranian regime.
As was the case with the Soviets, time is not on the side of the ayatollahs.
We need not go to war with them. Time will take care of them, too.
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