What is of great significance in Rajavi’s 20 January message that seems to be continued for some time is his paranoid delusions. Going through Iran’s past thirty-year history by weaving together distortions and misreports that may only emit from a paranoid mind, he is trying to put the blame of all ideological, political and strategic failures of all these years on external intrigues against his organization. Such fabrications seem to be the most influential and simple way of finding excuses to justify all his errors, defects and failures. To find out the reasons for adopting such hypocritically untrustworthy approach, it has to be studied from different aspects.
Somebody who suffers from megalomania, as the illness is associated with a narcissistic personality disorder that strongly influences one’s mental and physical functions, feels he is under constant judgment of others. As he views himself as more important than he is and has an unrealistic belief in his superiority, he is under delusion that he is engaged in a constant conflict with adversaries who are supposed to have formed a united front for his demise. He has the misconception that the world is against him and is cynical about whatever happens in the world as a plot against him. He views himself as morally superior with the willingness to sacrifice, kill, or risk the safety of others considered inferior in order to assert his own agendas while absolutely disregards legitimate circumstances in which he must submit to legitimate measures. As he feels superior, he hallucinates a big gap distancing him from others who seek to fill the gap by non-ceasing conspiracy and collusion. He feels that others are jealous of him and that he is infallible of any mistake and error; he blames and accuses others for whatever failure and stalemate and feels a need for continuous praise for any, although unreasonable to many, achieved goals. He feels deeply wounded by any type of criticism and maybe what has caused Don Quixote to survive through the ages is his repeated boasts of strength and courage adhered to by a megalomaniac who is juxtaposed with Don Quixote.
A sense of inferiority is another face of the megalomania coin that motivates one’s paranoid delusions. If the sense of inferiority fails to juxtapose with the reality, the outcome will be a mental complex that makes one to begrudge what others have and he has failed to achieve for some reasons or has been deprived of as a result of dogmatic conceptions. Such a man when faces a situation to defend or, in contrast, to attack resorts to justifications and becomes a prey a delusion that all those around him are his enemies. The main cause of paranoia is a sense of inferiority that may be caused by a variety of condition such as failure, disgust, sense of guilt and in this delusion, people of an aggressive temperament often jeopardize the security of the society they live in.
Escape from reality can also develop a delusion that all around one are engaged in conspiracy against him. He never seeks the roots of his problems in realities; in contrast he makes his best not to open his eyes on the reality and prefers to continue his quest for reliable and scientific causes in a world of fantasy and illusion. But he, as an example of the age of wisdom and science, is likened surprisingly to the very same prehistoric men who had hardly any notion of reality; as, for instance, they knew nothing about the origin of such a blessing like the rain, they had come to believe that it omened a cabal of visible and invisible enemies. The difference lies in the fact that some people of the modern age know the realities but prefer to escape from them and accuse the illusionary enemies to justify their flaws and failures.
The fact is that Rajavi’s paranoid delusions is rooted in megalomania, his sense of inferiority and his attempt to escape from reality. His approach to put the blame on illusionary enemies for being stagnated in political, strategic and ideological backwater has turned to be a tactic to find an outlet to escape the crises and stalemates. In no way it is intended to disapprove the Islamic Republic of Iran as Rajavi’s illusionary enemy but the fact that Rjavi attributes any event and encountered crisis to the Iranian regime is a matter of consideration. When it comes to talk about the dossier of 17 June and the French governments issued arrest warrant for Maryam Rajavi on terrorist charges, the organization refers to it as a “result of political appeasement between the Iranian regime and France”. In relation to its collaboration with the ousted Iraqi dictator, it calls it the regime’s propaganda artifice and “media fabrications against the Liberation Army and the National Council of Resistance”. Concerning its ideological revolution and forced divorces, again it calls it an act of “censorship, fabrications and bruit by the regime”. When asking about the disclosures made by the defected members, it just accuses the regime’s Ministry of Information and labels the defected as “the infiltrated agent”. To acquit itself of the terrorist charges it quotes Struan Stevenson, MEP, saying “Once some officials from the UK Ministery of Foreign Affairs came to me asking to stop baking MKO. They insisted to have access to sound evidences that proved it was a terrorist group. When I asked to see them, they refused saying they were confidential. Now, in the course of the UK Court of Appeal the judges have ruled publication of the evidences which I read just to find that they were nothing but fabrication woven by the regime’s Ministery of Information and its run media”.
Suppression and killing of the Iraqi Kurds? Of course, “the scenes of Kurds and Shi’its massacre are entirely blatant fabrications conceived by the regime’s paid agents talking as the defected members of the National Council of Resistance”. A question may form in one’s mind that, then, the organization has done nothing wrong so far. But it answers, “we does not mean to say we have made no error, but, frankly speaking, not all the questions have to be necessarily furnished by correct answers and they must not be publicized for information and security and political concerns especially when they concern a political movement that is under frequent blows”.
Rajavi’s organizational worldview compels him to see the silhouette of an imaginary enemy just in attacking position. Although it originates from an ill mind, however, it is a working excuse to escape from reality, to leave questions unanswered, to ward off threats, to be acquitted of any charges and more. It is Rajavi’s adopted strategy not only for present but for some forethought and preparation that is necessary for the achievement of future plans.