Iran is an authoritarian theocracy, subjugating its people in the name of god. It has a history of human rights abuse and women’s rights abuse. Iran is fearful of Western influence and the impact Western culture has on its religious beliefs. Despite this, it is clear Iran’s leaders are Reggae fans and love Shaggy. They provided Russia with hundreds of drones which Russia used to bomb Ukraine infrastructure and claimed ‘It Wasn’t Me!’ Just like Shaggy, in the end they confessed it was them. Authoritarian regimes headed by leaders with inferiority issues often support other oppressive regimes.
Democracy and freedom are extremely fragile concepts. Humanity has only just understood the power of freedom of thought, speech and protection of human rights. Even Western governments often curtail rights and freedoms in the name of the greater good. This is dangerous too. Ukraine is a victim. It is being punished for seeking democracy over autocracy. Something Putin could not accept for fear that Russian citizens looking at Ukraine may seek the same. Iran cannot have democracy and freedom spread for fear its own regime will be dismantled. North Korea and China are similar. It is up to us to educate, raise awareness, communicate, compromise and develop our humanity. Let’s Help Ukraine and Let’s Protect Freedom.