Mark Steyn – « The End of the World as We Know It »

Filmed in 2010, this interview is still as relevant as if it had been recorded yesterday.

Interview with Jason Reza Jorjani about Zarathustra and Iran

The timing for the presentation of this interview couldn’t be more perfect. Now that the Iranian people is getting to the streets to protest against the tyrannical islamist regime in power in Iran, recalling the 2009 Green Revolution, it is time for the Iranians to rediscover their origins, their history, their culture. To sum things up, it is time for them to rediscover their soul. Nobody is in a better position to help them to do so than their great spiritual figure and national hero, Zarathustra. One of the great founders of civilizations, Zarathustra created a new religion based on his observations of human nature, of life and of spiritual experience. The ethos of Zoroastrianism is different from the one of other religions such as Hindouism, Bouddhism, Judaism, Christianity or Islam. As a matter of fact, to my knowledge, that ethos is specific to Zoroastrianism. It doesn’t exist anywhere else, not in this form anyway. It will be a long way before Iranians can get rid completely of Islam on their land. It will be a long and very painful battle. And it can only be accomplish if the people of Iran, individually and collectively, descend deep inside their souls to rediscover who they really are, suppressed and choked by decades and centuries of islamist tyranny. Jorjani says about Zarathustra that he was seing himself as somebody fighting against ‘forces of ignorance and deceit’ and ‘forces of darkness’. Jorjani begins the interview by recalling the immense service that the great German philosopher Nietzsche made to modern consciousness by writing a novel about Zarathustra in which he is its central character. The time has come for the Iranian people to awake from their sleep. Freedom is calling, to open the doors of consciousness, enlightenment and intelligence. The Kingdom of Persia never was a democracy, we all get that. But at least its citizens were free to be Iranians with their culture and civilization and that’s a lot. The time has come for the islamist regime to pack up its boxes and leave. History is waiting for the great return of Zarathustra and its ethos. If it is the first time that you hear Jason Reza Jorjani, I suggest a couple of interviews he gave on their airwaves of Red Ice Radio in recent years.