Sunday, April 13, 2008

Reference: Maoists to be Nepal's largest party, Bangkok Post, April 14, 2008

Maoist communists in Nepal, who derive their name and inspiration from the Chinese communists, have shown their Chinese gurus that the right way to take political power and to rule is through democratic means. By contrast, the Chinese Maoists have never won an election and rule only by virtue of an armed insurgency that was funded and controlled by foreigners. If they are as convinced as they want us to be that the Chinese people love them and want them to rule then why do they fear dissent? And what have they to lose in multi-party elections? They gained international legitimacy by way of a deal they made with Nixon in 1972 but in their hearts they surely know that they were put in Beijing not by the people of China but by Stalin and the Comintern. It is time for Maoist gurus in China to learn from their students in South Asia.

Cha-am Jamal

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