Al-Hasan and al-Husayn (رضوان الله وسلامه عليهما) believed & fought for the sake of reviving Shurā and Khilāfah and not Persian-Sasanian like heredity Shia Imāmah.
This is a plain historical fact that is only disputed by heretics who chose to believe in a never-established, impracticable (Rāfida practically follow fallible since over 1200 years…) and romanticized myth called Imāmah of Twelve Imams.
Just like Abū Bakr, ‘Alī and every other believer (as per authentic reports), no one REALLY wants to become the caliph of the Muslims (that alone destroys the Imamite belief), as the responsibility lies heavy even on the shoulder of the greatest of the Sahāba.
Al-Hasan wasn’t eager, nor was Abū Bakr nor ‘Alī, but what is more important is that al-Hasan’s concern was about the SHURĀ!
Neither al-Hasan’s Shia (i.e. supporters) nor the Shia of Mu’awiyah held Sabaite beliefs like the Shia Imāmah belief in twelve so-called infallible Imams, none of them ever heard of such a concept and neither ‘Alī nor al-Hasan and al-Husayn ever claimed such position, let alone teaching it to others (yet Prophets went out of their ways and ensured migrations due to them openly preaching that there are Messengers sent by God…).
Now the Rāfida have to reconcile this bitter reality with their heretical Bātinī Madhab. So what they do? Well, they expose themselves even more and have to acknowledge that there were not many heretics like themselves around at that time who believed in the divine Imāmah of twelve Imāms.
When will the Shia realise and understand that the Ahl Al-Bayt themselves never claimed to be infallible who must be obeyed in everything?
Look how al-Hasan (just as ‘Alī in Nahj Al-Balagha!) STRESSES that it is the right of the PEOPLE to chose their caliph.
The following statement from ‘Alī in the highly revered Shia Bible called Nahj al-Balāgha has given the Ghulāt (extremists) and claimants of the Ahlul-Bayt such a hard time that they have resorted to all sorts of mental gymnastics to somehow water down and twist ‘Alī’s clear beliefs (they say he used it as a hujjah/argument against Mu’awiyah. A cheap cop-out as, ‘Alī is clearly stating what is part of our belief in general):
Nahj al-Balāgha (letter 6):
‘Alī b. Abī Tālib: ‘Shura belongs to Muhajirs and Ansār (elite of the Sahābah) and if they agreed on a man, and named him IMAM, that is per PLEASURE of Allāh.’
No wonder Shia commentators have to write 10 pages long commentaries under the narration in order to somehow explain it away.
Ponder over the following facts:
1. Shurā belongs to the Muhājirs and Ansār (according to Shia belief the vast majority of them are a bunch of thieves, criminals, and Abū Bakr/’Umar lovers who gave their pledge of allegiance to a usurper and killer of the Prophet’s daughter)
2. The agreement of choosing someone lies in THEIR hands, in the hands of fallible men.
3. This person (elected one) is called Imam (not a loaded term as in Shiism but simply someone who leads).
4. The elected one (by the elite of the Sahāba) represents the PLEASURE of Allāh!
Subhānallah! The sheer irony is that ‘Alī used to term IMĀM (that is so loaded and sacred in Shiism, especially when coming from the mouth of an alleged infallible himself) for describing a to-be fallible Sahabi who will be put in power by other fallible Sāhaba (an absurdity according to Shiism).
I conclude this with what we can find in the books of the Shia:
Al-Husayn wrote to his brother Muhammad b. al-Hanafiyyah.
اني لم اخرج اشرا و لا بطرا و لامفسدا و لاظالما انما خرجت لطلب الاصلاح في امة جدي و اريد ان امر با لمعروف و انهي عن المنكر
”I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption, or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”
Ref.: Bihar Al-Anwar: V.44, P. 329.
Plain historical facts. Just like Abu Bakr, Ali, and every other believer (as per Sahih Hadith in Bukhari), no one REALLY wants to become the Caliph of the Muslims (that alone destroys the Imamite belief).
Al-Hasan was not eager for any authority, neither was Abu Bakr nor Ali, but what is more important is that al-Hasan’s concern was about the Shura (and not his so-called divine right to rule!).
Read how al-Hasan (just as Ali in Nahj Al-Balagha!) STRESSES that it is the right of the PEOPLE to choose their caliph: