Mr. Carter has said somewhere that if they [i.e.,Iran] wish to keep these diplomats who are in this den of espionage and if they wish to try them, it would create an outrage in the world. In the eyes of these oppressors, the world is different from the real world. The oppressors see the world through their own arrogant outlook and through the psychological illness from which they suffer. This disease has caused them to regard the great masses of the world as not belonging to the world.
Mr. Carter himself, and other people like him around the world, who number less than 50,000 out of the three billion inhabitants of the world -- it is these leaders of countries who encourage others to indulge in oppression and mischief. The outlook of people like him is that all the nations are worth nothing. Those people are part of the world and make up a small number of people like Carter and his clique, and some people in other places have, unfortunately, joined his clique too. This is what they regard the whole world to consist of. This is the outlook of the oppressors. They do not see the other great strata of various societies which are an ocean compared to which Carter and the people like him are only drops. It means that this disease of self-glorification has caused them not to see the people. . . .
At times, Carter intimidates us with military threats, and at times with economic threats, but he himself knows that he is beating an empty drum. Carter does not have the guts to engage in a military operation, and they [unspecified whom] do not listen to him. This mistake is due to that same illness from which these superpowers suffer, and this in itself is a mistake, as he thinks that all countries are like a ring on his finger; that if he says, "do not sell wheat to Iran," all countries will fold their arms upon their chests, bow and obey. . . .
And what need do we have of America's wheat? We have oil. We have that substance of which Churchill, that great British statesman during the war -- when confronting the Germans and frightened that he might lose, speaking to the British House of Commons about all their problems, saying that we have suffered this and that and have been defeated -- said: however, victory belongs to those who are sitting on a wave of oil. We are sitting on a wave of oil.
You plundered us and took away our oil, and gave us guns and rifiles. But these weapons were for your sake and not for ours. we have oil. The world needs oil. The world does not need America. The world does not need Carter.The world needs oil. Other countries will turn to those of us who have oil and not to you, who sighs to be made president but do not know what to do. All Carter's efforts and endeavors are amied at his being reelected president when his term comes to an end. But he is barking up the wrong tree.He thought that if he were to frighten Iran, and if he were to say that we shall impose an economic embargo on Iran and shall damage Iran's economy, his nation would applaud him and later he would be made president. But he has understood that right now a vast section of the society, namely the Negroes, have demonstrated. Later, others shall join them, except those whom Carter regards as the world.
If the world consists only of those people who are Mr. Carter's friends and associates, then the whole world is with America. But if the world is what it is, the world reality is that oppresed people, if the world reality is that the oppressed people run the world and the oppressors offer nothing excepts corruption -- if that is the world, then the world is not on your side. This world does not approve of a president who claims to be a champion of human rights, but creates so much evil for humanity and kills so many people. . . .
It seem that due to the psychological illness which Carter has and which people like him have, they also regard the spies as diplomats. They should change themselves. The heads of countries who act like this towards their nations, who act like this towards the oppressed people in the world, should change their minds. These thoughts will no longer have any customers in this world. They belong to a time when the people had not awakened. But now the people everywhere have opened their eyes and ears. We see that during the past few years, especially the past three years, a transformation has come about in our country. The people have changed. They are the same people, but their thoughts are different thoughts, their thoughts have changed. In the same way that the nations have changed and these nations are not the former nations that you ruled over and that would completely submit to you. So too, you heads of states -- whether American heads of states or others -- should also change. If they do not change themselves, it is not in their interest, and they will be dragged towards destruction.