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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Communists are out to destroy democracy in India.

Democracy, whatever be it’s draw-backs and deficiencies, still remains an effective and representative form of government where people’s will reigns supreme. The rich, powerful and deep-rooted politicians are also thrown out despite their cunning manipulations to win elections and remain in power to loot the country. The bedrock of our existence is democracy till we can find a better system with its built-in checks and balances to prevent misuse, abuse and undermining of people’s will by vested interests.

Deepak Bellur, an excellent and prolific blogger ( with varied interests, who has known me from childhood, was astonished at my violent dislike for communists as he could glean from my blogs. To him I came out as a dual-personality. According to him, face-to-face, I am docile and discreet whereas my blogs portray a different me when I say communists should be shot or naxalites should be eliminated in the same manner that they annihilate innocent people.

It was hard to convince Deepak Bellur that my writings espoused a tit-for tat approach only. If communists (and naxalites) practiced violence and used butchery (or bloody revolution as they call it) to overthrow democratically elected governments to install communist form of government, then they should be prepared to face the same repression and extermination. Or else, democracy would fail. The fig-leaf of land reforms, women empowerment, labour / worker welfare, equal wealth distribution etc., is a thin viel with which these communists cover their atrocious anti-national agenda.

Communism can actually survive only in a capitalist or democratic environment! Once the revolution against the bourgeois succeeds in establishing a communist government there would be a classless society with state-controlled investments and industries and farms. Life would be all hunky-dory (for the ruling despots and not the toiling masses as can be seen in China). Long live the proletariat!

Communism is a totalitarian, dictatorial, autocratic, unipolar political system where different viewpoints are viciously suppressed and differences of opinion are ruthlessly discouraged. Dissent is the first casualty. Power is concentrated in the hands of privileged tyrants. We have seen all these happenings in erstwhile Soviet Russia, Czechoslovakia, Romania, East Germany, Poland and in several other failed communist states which collapsed due to the explosive contradictions and fissures. China and Cuba manage to hang on to the obsolete system of governance by use of sheer force and brutality. In fact, China has given up Communism and embraced laissez-faire market economy wherein the (dreaded) capitalists have been given privileged status in Special Economic Zones where the ideals of communism have been thrown to the winds! Sweat shops which exploit labour and flout labour laws are allowed free run in these SEZs. But you find the communist zombies in India opposing any progress and development in the form of industrialisation. Can these hypocrites say how so many industries in China are manufacturing such cheap products and whether these factories are operating from the sky if not from acquired farmlands?

My earlier blog entry has exposed the treachery of communists during the British rule in India and the freedom struggle. Their anti-national activities during the war with China are well chronicled. Their tacit support to and understanding with the naxalites are well known. The communist manifesto speaks of a bloody revolution to overthrow the democratically elected Indian government and re-write the Indian Constitution.

Now, tell me which patriotic Indian and firm believer in democracy would not hate these communists?


  1. A small clarification from my side - I'm not supporting communism. All I'm saying is we establish a certain distance between ourselves and our views, failing which we may generate intense feelings of hatred for some section that does not deserve such intense feelings of animosity. During my earlier times when blogs were not so popular, even I have argued that communism which ventures to establish an economically egalitarian society may end up in a gross stratification of power, as was seen in modern history in countries that had communism. i.e. a few individuals become unduly powerful, and many individuals get stifled by an oppressive communist party.

    But all I would like to caution is that Democracy may not be so innocuous after all! In an angry tirade, we end up tossing dangerous ideas like 1. A communist is necessarily unpatriotic (there is no grounds for this assumption) 2. A patriotic Indian is only someone who wholly believes in Democracy (this too need not be true) 3. Any Indian who believes in democracy is necessarily patriotic.

    There are other imponderables that I need not mention here but I will do it. They are :
    1. Although it may be a fact that an average Chinese is more prosperous than an average Indian, there is no gainsaying that he is necessarily happier.
    2. Much of China's economic prosperity, I feel, could be directly tied up to strong governance which is absent in India. I feel this is chiefly due to a democratic system run under non-ideal conditions which I had discussed with you in an earlier blog.
    3. I can guarantee you that in the absence of a strong government which has the power to take unilateral measures as had happened in China or Singapore for a few years, and in countries that are largely chaotic like India is at the present context, it can be quite a task to enforce discipline among people. This discipline can be ingrained in people only over a period of years of self-sacrifice in the welfare of the society. Later it becomes automatic an automatic response.
    4. But when these measures are enforced, the populace will largely be unhappy.
    5. Further it is also true that a strong government may lack controls to monitor itself, and various misadventures may result as it happened during India's Emergency.
    6. India's Emergency itself is an example of how a democracy can be hijacked and so if you learn your lesson well, it is not infallible.
    And I could go on...

  2. Just an addition to my earlier comment:

    If you go to interview the naxalites of India, you will find many of them to have hailed from fairly comfortable families, and who were studying for an engineering or a medicine degree, and who abandoned a life of comfort and security, to live a life under intensely stressful conditions in caves and forests without the comforts of a bed and a cot and a mosquito curtain. They live out their lives in the hot summers of Andhra Pradesh without aircoolers and fans and on a frugal diet, all because they are more passionately consumed by their ideals and vision. They are the ones who are really committed and have taken a headlong plunge. Only tragically, yes! very tragically, they are perhaps consumed by erroneous ideas and visions that may not be the nature of the reality of the universe!

  3. The only other people who were undertaking such tremendous sacrificing of all comforts in India were the 'Sanyasins' on a spiritual path. While such hermits continued their spiritual pursuits without harming the society in any way, naxalite end up derailing trains causing injury and suffering to many innocent people, or else they blow up buses, or else they target underpaid cops who are also from the lower classes of suffering humanity and who have joined the police or the army only to earn and support their wife and children. So as you can clearly see, there is a gross danger in holding a view that is not carefully considered and thought over, and conclusions are arrived at in a haste.

  4. Bhanu! Your blog is becoming my blog!!