From the article: What's a "Supreme Leader"?
Striking contradictions undermine the roots of Ayatollah Khomeini's Iranian Revolution, not least of which the joining of temporal (or political) and spiritual leadership under one "Supreme Leader"--an invention of Khomeini's that defies traditional Shiite teachings. The joining has created inevitable tensions within the regime. The more it imposes the orthodoxy of Khomeini's "ideals," the more dissatisfied Iranians become. The more the regime loosens its orthodoxy, the less the revolutionary regime makes sense. Can the revolution survive without force?
3 Reasons Why the Iranian Revolution Can
- #1 is because the position of supreme leader was created after the 1979 resolution,there should be only 1 leader having 2 will allways complcate things.The post of supreme leader needs to be removed.It is a Dictatorship no 1 person should be able to make a desition on a whole countries positon,Decistons need to be made by a govening body.#2 Religeon and politics should not be mixed together.Religeon needs it own seperate entity apart from the goverment,then if you want sharia law it can be designated to the mosque's,and will be the right to the people if they chose to be part of that religeon,not being forced onto the people.its never worked and never will.#3 The shah made the mistake by not promoting and reforming the contitution of iran,which in turn did not bring Democracy and freedoms of the people.Goverments should make changes for the good of the people ,not for the bad.This is why it will not survive you cannot force the people,because you are supposed to be a representive for p
- —Guest Vettcrazz
- the iranian revolution can survive because this revolution is not like a russian or french or china revolution. there is a strong basis of religios concepts. this revolution is the revolution of those people who know thier real identity , think of unity, knows the rival thinking. in reality the peak leaders of iran are not pupits of west like arabian leaders and as other counteries and did not follow the dictation of west. so, according to me iranian revolution can survive.
- —Guest yousuf ali