( Adapted from : Global capital and Middle East )
The defeat of the 1979 revolution of the working masses of iran, at least in one direction, had similar consequences to the defeat of the October Revolution in 1917. The level of consciousness, class awareness and the power of political intervention of the workers in Russia in the second decade of the twentieth century and Iran in the eight decade of the same century were certainly not comparable, because Russian workers were at a much higher level of anti-capitalist cognition and power of class influence. There was no similarity between the victors of the revolutions. There, a party took over that, albeit distortedly, associated itself with communism and the struggle against wage-slavery, and spoke of replacing the rotten world of capitalism with a world free from classes, exploitation and state. These differences are assumed, we ́re talking only about the similarity of some of the effects of both failures. The first event created a new polarization in the capitalist world and replaced the war between the two poles of capitalwith the proletariat ́s war against the wage-slavery system, but the second incident repaired the collapsing building of this polarization. Anti-americanism and the de-westernization of bourgeois religious fascism made the new spirit of “de- imperialism” a camp. It blew the trumpet of the struggle of the “oppressed” against the “arrogant” and shattered all these deceptions over the working masses and their class struggle in a part of the world. Conflicts, the rise of fascism and civil wars, bloodbaths and the current situation in the Middle East for the
last years can not be separated from the rise of the Islamic Republic and the occurrence of mentioned event. Let ́s not forget that all of this boils from the depths of the existence of capital, and all of these are affected by the explosive intensification of the inherent contradictions of capitalism. It makes the grounding of the anti-capitalist movement of the world working class into a historic opportunity and finally, the effects of the failure of the populist movements and the anti- imperialist nationalism of the past.
The coming to power of the Islamic Republic in Iran was only a turning point in the distinction between its pre- and post- period terms. The seeds of this regime were sown in the hysterical anti-communism of the Shah and the American Imperialists, during the 25 years between the 1953 coup and the 1979 revolution, the regime and its American backers suppressed and eradication any voice of protest by the working masses, and at the same time, they made society full of the facilities needed by the religious mafia of capital to brainwash the working masses and to separate the exploited from Marxian communism and the class struggle more and more. The Islamic Republic was born out of these conditions and in the days it was born when the system of wage-slavery that the unbridled spread of hunger throughout the world, and it saw the war and bloodbath of the working masses as a means of guaranteeing every moment of its survival. With this description, and in the course of this situation, this regime had a very high capacity to have a broad impact on the context of the situation in the Middle East and even the world. it was the moost reactionary religious state of the bourgeoisie that at the same time, it shattered some of calculations of the American imperialists in
the region and in this regard, it played an inverse role from its predecessor. The capitalist system was mre and more anticipant with fascism and the Islamic state of the bourgeoise from the center of this situation and was born as a giant of fascism. It wasn ́t a creature of the coup in the style of the Shah ́s regime, but the whole class fertilization, the ideological nourishment, the political approach and strategy, and everything else, heralded the establishment of a full-fledged fascist government as part of the rabid capitalist reaction. It embodied the brutality of wage-slavery and called itself “anti-capitalist” !! and in intensifying the exploitation of the quasi-free labor force of the workinng masses, it surpassed every criminal faction of the world ́s bourgeoise and at the same time, it filled the entire celestial universe with the commotion of the need to lead the fight against the exploitation of capitalist monopolies and trusts !! and in inciting war and brutality and killing people didn ́t have less in compared to the octopus-like power of the imperialist bourgeoise, but its intoxicating cries of anti- imperialism deafened the world. Thus, it was weakening the populist left-wing market of the “anti-imperialist” and forced them to shut down. To apply all possible forms of gender, ethnic, racial, ideological and professional discrimination, and it brings the oldest common medieval methods out of the rubble of history and it called this process of barbarism and implementation as justice. The Islamic Republic with these characteristics, as a government that stole a mass revolution and flagged this robbery above their deception tower. In the heart of such a situation that no voice of anti-capitalist workers ́ movement and it was destroying the life of the exploited working masses with brainwashing, and it was successful with
this winning card in hands to impose the masses, and expand the base of its influence in the Middle East and North Africa and even elsewhere. With these winning cards that could have had an effective support for blackmail from opponents and other parts of the bourgeoisie in power. The Islamic regime not only its existence as political power of capital, but that the process of its formation and embryonic construction also was owes to organize the fascist lumpenist proletariat at least deprived of recognition, consciousness and knowledge of awareness. The force that the capitalist system from the last decades of the twentieth century onwards gave birth to on a larger scale than before and prepared to serve in the camps of the wrath of fascism. The regime with rich experience in this field, from the beginning, what it had spent to reach power, suppression of the labor movement and settlement with partners and competitors in the countries of the Persian Gulf, west of Asia and north Africa and wherever possible tested. It started the project of organizing Hezbollah, it brought the “Supreme Assembly” and the “Dawa Party” to power in Iraq, Iran and Syria, and it made the Quds Force the headquarters of its presence in Palestine, and it promised to support the Shiites of Bahrain and established training camps to equip terrorist groups in Sudan, Somalia and neighboring countries. It looked at the organizing of the Houthi Shiites in Yemen and did many other similar things as guarantee of its own efforts.!!! All the mechanisms of the invasions were pre-arranged by capitalism. A stratum of bourgeois reactionary that complained in all these countries about their smaller share of surplus values and small share of political power, and hundreds of millions of hungry and humiliated disobedient people immersed in pre-medieval
religious superstitions and were ready to serve the crematoria of every group of executioners. In addition to all the conditions mentioned above, it helped the fledgling Islamic government of capital to advance its goals. Due to these conditions, the regime threatened to change the current equations in the Middle East, and paved the way for a new alignment in the region and it alarmed some governments. It said to the American and European bourgeoisie “this is my partner”, and warned Russian and Chinese rivals about its role in lightning and weighting equations. Everywhere it got ready for blackmail and extravagance and showed its ability to do so.