Ahmadinejad: World seeks new culture
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the world seeks a new culture and system that would guarantee mankind's true happiness, noting that systems such as Marxism and Capitalism have failed.
“The self-proclaimed supporters of capitalism and democracy … have reached the end of the road and the world is looking forward to a new way, culture and system -- a thought that can literally guarantee social and individual happiness of mankind,” Ahmadinejad stated in a ceremony marking Teacher's Day in Tehran on Wednesday.
Iran's president highlighted the Islamic Republic's aptitude to guide the world in its pursuit of perfection. He noted that the enemy's concerns do not arise from the country's economic or defense capabilities.
“The only point that concerns them is that the Iranian nation has the capacity and capability to become a role model and a pioneer,” he added.
He recalled how Marxism, despite all the attention it received and promises it made, led to greater oppression than at the time of earlier tyrants.
“Then capitalism took momentum which resulted in poverty, discrimination in more than half of the world, war, massacre and occupation,” he pointed out.
Ahmadinejad did not single out the United States but denounced the September 11 and the events around militant al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a plot by superpowers to save themselves.
“They used it as a pretext; they invaded and occupied and told lies before the eyes seven billion people and killed more than a million,” he regretted.
Ahmadinejad said the West has failed to meet its pledge of a utopia replete with freedom, comfort and human values and that poverty and discrimination plagues people even in the so-called bastions of democracy and capitalism.
Source: press tv