March 26, 2007
Part I has been posted at rediff.
My objective here is to show that Nandigram is only a small symptom of the destructiveness of Communists who are arguably the worst human-rights violators in history, with the possible exceptions of the Christian and Mohammedan imperialists. Communists are the fascists par excellence.
Intriguingly, Communism is eerily identical to the established Christian entities.
Vatican = Soviets
Protestants = Chinese
Reformation = the schism between the Soviets and the Chinese
Paul = Engels
Christ = Marx
Pope = Mao
Early Martyrs = Che Guevara et al
Missionaries = Marxists
Bible = Das Kapital + Mao’s Red Book
Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, etc. = Marxists, Maoists, Shining Path, Khmer Rouge
I am sure you can think of many more exact analogies.
There are Communists of many stripes, who profess various differences — but their internal ideological battles are roughly as immaterial as the minor doctrinal differences between the various splinter Christian cults.
Their common factor is that they destroy people and lands that they take over.
Part 1 — Rajeev Srinivasan on why the common man doesn’t matter to Communists
There is nothing in the way the Communists of West Bengal conducted themselves at Nandigram that should have amazed anybody. There have been enough instances of Communists demonstrating that despite all their pious propaganda about the rights of the common man, in practice Communism is mostly about self-aggrandizement and the growth of the State at the expense of the populace.
Nandigram: Communism as fascism – Part II
Rajeev Srinivasan on why the common man doesn’t matter to Communists
There were a couple of things the Rediff people edited out, so here’s what I said originally vs. their edited version. They are careful to edit out certain things, and I find their edits are not unreasonable 🙂
original: The Jallianwallah Bagh parallel is obvious: just as agents of a foreign power (Britain) used Indian soldiers to shoot down Indian civilians without mercy, here people who are in effect agents of a foreign power (China) used Indian policemen to shoot down Indian civilians without mercy.
edited: The Jallianwallah Bagh parallel is obvious.
original: A famous comrade woman, who was captured on film after the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight chivvying on the families of the hostages to force the Center to capitulate, was seen after Nandigram forcefully asserting the State’s “right” to kill people!
edited: they dropped “woman” 🙂
original: Which leads the impartial observer to conclude that crony capitalism and Communism go hand-in-hand, and that the comrades have no compunctions about getting their snouts in the pork-barrel of baksheesh from the allegedly hated capitalists. Every rogue has his price, clearly.
edited: Which leads the impartial observer to conclude that crony capitalism and Communism go hand-in-hand.
March 26, 2007
I wrote this a few weeks ago, but forgot to post it here:
I wonder how the synergy story makes sense and how the Tatas may have been forced to overpay because of the last-minute appearance of CSN in the bidding.
Is this a pyrrhic victory?