Iran, under the governance of the mullahs, is experiencing a concerning decline across all sectors, despite its significant national capital and mineral wealth. The continuous drop in various domains prompts the question: why does this trend persist?

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare’s statistical yearbook, under Ebrahim Raisi’s government, examined the recent developments in human development in the year 2022. As reported by Jahan-e Sanat, a regime media outlet, “Iran’s overall ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) has seen a marked decline in global standings and numerous sub-indices.”

According to Jahan-e Sanat, “Iran’s latest score in human development stands at 0.774, ranking 76th globally on a scale calculated from zero to one, where closer to one denotes higher development in human affairs.”

Looking into this crisis, the core reasons should not be sought in the periphery. The authorities tend to attribute the decline to external factors, such as sanctions, which, in the eyes of observers, appear more as a misleading justification. In its review, Jahan-e Sanat points out, “The six-step decline in the first two years of the current government’s tenure highlights the inadequate focus on crucial factors like life expectancy, education, per capita income, and fundamental standards. It’s a fundamental issue.”

Presently, the financial resources allocated by the government lack the necessary emphasis on public welfare. There has been no substantial progress under this government’s leadership. The decline in Iran’s human development ranking is primarily due to a lack of attention to people’s well-being and the investment in a high-quality human life.

The primary obstacle that has hindered the lives of Iranians and impeded human development is the illegitimate rule of Khamenei, depriving the population of fundamental life necessities. Anti-people policies are pervasive across all sectors, inflicting hardships on Iranian society. Jahan-e Sanat concedes the hardships faced by the Iranian people, citing an increase in deaths from the coronavirus, respiratory diseases, road accidents, natural disasters, work-related incidents, and escalating pollution levels in food, air, noise, and water. These have collectively contributed to a significant decrease in the country’s average life expectancy and adversely impacted education.

Jahan-e Sanat further notes, “Masoumeh Najafi Pazuki, Deputy of Primary Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture reported a rise in primary level dropouts from around 162,000 in the academic year of 2016-2017 to approximately 211,000 last year [2022], raising concerns about the growing dropout rate among low-income students. The financial inability of many young Iranians to continue their education, driven by poverty, exacerbates this issue. Alarmingly, the number of individuals who complete their academic years has surpassed one million, potentially leading to a worsened scenario in the upcoming UNDP assessment.”

The demagogic policy pursued by Khamenei and other government leaders involves deceptive promises and false claims, aiming to attract support by distorting facts and emotions. Drawing parallels, Goebbels, the head of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda in Nazi Germany, emphasized the survival of demagoguery on the manipulation of big lies mixed with limited truths to deceive the public.

Iran’s populace has endured fourteen decades of such governance, witnessing uprisings and a deep-seated yearning for change, driven by mistrust and the dire economic conditions imposed by the current regime. Presently, the only recourse for the people is the path chosen by Iranian youth – the struggle to overthrow Khamenei’s dictatorial rule, which has left Iran in shambles. The aspiration for change propels Iranian society towards a quest for transformation.

Source » irannewsupdate