A distinguishing feature of the world’s pariahs is their hypocrisy.
During the 20th century, the examples of hypocrisy could be witnessed in the Eastern bloc countries, where the elites were living separately from the people, positioning themselves as the working class advocates.
For example, while the country was desolated by famine, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il became the biggest private buyer of Hennessy Paradis cognac.
Iran’s theocratic regime decided to follow the “good traditions” of the Eastern bloc and North Korea. Moreover, mullahs decided to go far and send their children to the US for education.
It turns out that their favorite slogans like “death to America” and epithets like “Great Satan” are only propagandist tricks to fool their people.