Back to the thread. Poland must appear so free for an Iranian.
Well it depends on what freedoms you regard as important to you but you're right and there is no comparison, Poland has freedoms that Iran hasn't but Iran has freedoms that Poland does not have. If I was wealthy and didn't have to work and I had to choose I would choose Poland of course as basic freedoms and justice are granted there but not in Iran. The problem there today is that if the mullahs suddenly dislike you they can strip you of your freedoms and make you disappear off the face of the earth and nobody would bat an eye. People think that all Iranians are the same and that they want the same things but this is far from the truth, Iranians have been at all out war with each other for a very long time and the last regime change was just one out of several and it will not be the last.
I can assure you that there is no constant wrangling between Ahmedinejad and the Supreme Leader. Ahmedinejads character is insignificant even though he's considered the official leader he's nothing more than a puppet. He's a warlord with a very dark and shady military background. Guys like him aren't elected, they're born bred and selected behind closed doors. This guy has been trained and advised on his every move, he doesn't go off in his own ways and say things he shouldn't say like George Bush used to do for example. This guy is being paid a lot of money to play the role of president and he knows that if he messes up his life will end in a mullah styled gangland execution. This guy knows that he shouldn't mess around and he knows what the mullah regime is capable of. He knows that when they can make entire villages disappear they can make him disappear too. Myself and some other Iranians had dinner with this guy during an event a while ago (don't ask how that happened) and I saw him in action first hand, Everything he does is scripted to the very core. The handshake, the smile, the way he talks and even the way he walks, personally I concluded that when the mullahs made this guy they made sure that everything about him is there to deceive the gullible westerners who think they believe in democracy and justice. It's all theater presented to them to deceive people for the fact that this country is is very much like North Korea or any other totalitarian state.
Anyways I don't know much about poverty in Poland but isn't the difference between rich and poor enormous there? When I was there I saw alot of people who lived in penthouse apartments with luxury cars but also an equal amount of people who lived in communist styled block housing with **** cars. As I said in an earlier post, the place seems to be ruled by an extreme form of capitalism just like many of the other former soviet nations. It seems like the ones who made it out in one piece are doing extremely well while the majority who didn't manage so well are doing badly.