Thursday, May 12, 2005

They Just Don't Get It

They just don’t get it.

Those wonderful, deposed political parties continue to show us all why they are no longer in power. After 14 years of bickering they have now decided to work together and have unveiled their new plan for cooperating with each other. To wit:

“Reinstating parliament is the starting point in our common agenda," Mahesh Acharya, a senior official of the Nepali Congress party, said on behalf of the seven parties.
The common agenda would also include constitutional reform to restrict Gyanendra's powers and demand that the monarch release all political detainees, restore press freedom and scrap a royal anti-corruption body that many say targets the king's political opponents, said Madhav Nepal, chief of the Communist Party of Nepal.

Blogdai thinks this is just wonderful. Now that they are completely irrelevant, the parties are busy formulating policies to restrict the King’s powers and backtrack on Koirala’s blunder of all blunders, the dissolving of parliament. Yes, that will certainly put the king in a negotiating mood, won’t it?

Girija Koirala and Mahdav Kumar Nepal calculating how much money they've lost since being out of office. Posted by Hello

Now we have Koirala admonishing the world, from his imaginary throne, to not supply arms to the Nepali government for their fight against the Maoist insurgency saying that there are “… indications that the king is moving toward a dictatorial regime." Was releasing you from prison one of those indications, babu? Since India has expressed its desire to resume arms shipments, does that mean that you are now all alone in your assessments? Koirala has always been the direct spokesperson for Indian interests in Nepal, so India’s move might just show everyone that Girija’s old masters have finally cut him loose.

In another amazing feat of confusion, old Girija babu admits that, “…political party leaders, including me, failed to understand the palace’s intentions.” Claiming some grand conspiracy and a power grab. In the same breath he says that compromise is not possible with either the king or the Maoists.
Say Babu, did it ever occur to you that your singular drum beat of constant protests and overall refusal to compromise is what got you all in this mess in the first place?

They just don’t get it.

What did Girija do immediately after he was released from prison? He called for protests. What did Madhav Kumar Nepal do immediately after he was released from prison? He called for protests.

U.S. Representative Christina Rocca apparently spoke to old Girija yesterday. Blogdai feels that two very distinct things were said. First, babu, get out of the way. It is time for you to retire and stop tormenting Nepal with your constant call for protests. Second, if you can’t get out of the way, find a solution involving all the participants. This means compromise. The world has stated that it will not work with you because of your history of corrupt incompetence, so if you and Mahdav can’t do something constructive, don’t continue to disrupt the process with your childish antics.


Update: As of May 15, THEY STILL DON'T GET IT!
Former politicos were barred from boarding a flight to Islamabad to attend a ministers conference.
To the members of the 7 party alliance: You are not in parliament anymore. You are not in the government anymore. The denial process of boarding a plane for a ministers conference makes you look pathetic. -=blogdai


At 9:40 AM, May 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or as quentin tarintino puts it [this is sure to get censured but i'l try]-"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." I been sayin' that s#@% for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your a@#. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a m#@$%%^ before you popped a cap in his a@#. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. .45 here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous a#% in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that s#@%^ ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin, Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

At 6:18 PM, May 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogdai you are such a monarc PIG. Listen to yourself.

At 7:59 PM, May 12, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...

I am a realist PIG. The king happens to have the ball right now and the U.S. government, Britain, blogdai, and now India are willing to give him his chance.

Blogdai believes that any system deserves a chance over the chaotic system that was masquerading as a democracy prior to the takeover.

You really must read deeper into our blog before calling blogdai a royalist. I'm about to put out another stinger on Paras and I'm a huge fan of the Nepal Federation of Journalists: currently persona non grata with his Highness.

I can promise you that if this King's actions turn sour, blogdai will lead the venemous charge against him in this blog.


At 6:29 PM, May 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You’ve gotten much slack on this blog. Persevere; your predictions may come to pass. As an area expertise your views are clear. And you may be truly clairvoyant. It would seem that most others on the list are sided toward the king's rule(except Nassboy). I must profess to being sided in favor of the masses.
NAABOY your post containing questions and comments was truly amazingly and quite insightful. But your comments regarding the Maodia are harsh, aren’t you aware of the demographics of those individuals taking part in the “People’s War” and their feelings about striving for improvements to “Nepal Amma”. As insightful as you are, implementing your questions and suggestions would be of far greater good. How could one get your comments circulated? I wonder who (Maoist, Students, Peasant groups) are currently and how effective is the mass mobilization to party leaders, students and masses being done.
New Questions: What is the connection between India, Pakistan and the World Bank? The answer to this question, may explain why India will soon begin supplying Nepal (RNA) with vehicles (then what else)? It would seem that India, UK, US, China (?) ….. and most of the international community are cynical in regards to Nepal’s situation, given that it’s party leaders have been labeled corrupt carpetbaggers that only want to start protest. The international community doesn't see Nepal as a multi-corporative endeavor capable of producing positive results by the use of nation building tactics and probably figure that a bad democracy is better than no democracy at all. It’s all about the realistic bottom line and the quickest way of resolving the situation. Those aid agencies look really awful.
Aghast means shocked

A Revolution Student

At 7:13 PM, May 13, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...

Now Rev, admit, you didn't spell aghast properly the first time. Is this another one of your capacity issues?

Most of this is directed at Naagboy so blogdai calls upon his powers to rescue us from another Neo-Com rant. Let's see the snake's "teeth."

I thought, initially, that we lost poor Rev by actually trying to call him on the carpet on his facts. But blogdai sees now that Rev will not be deterred.

Blogdai is having wine now and listening to old Billie Holliday records, so to realize that none of the cobwebs have been swept away from our communist friend's compulsion to express himself has started blogdai thinking: Rev is actually providing a vital function for our readers. His writing speaks to deeper issues. How does a failed ideology build and maintain adherents? Passion and confusion, that's how.

It is interesting to note that Prachanda's brilliance lay in the way he chose the most simplistic of communist platforms for his movement. Simple themes to rally the stupid. Most Maoists in the field couldn't tell you the first thing about Mao's ideology; they're just happy to be running around at night with guns instead of sitting, impoverished, in their villages.

I did miss you Rev during your 4 day hiatus. How's the paper coming?


At 3:03 AM, May 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

- not only passion and confusion - there also seems to be a total inability (or refusal?) to appreciate that any situation can be seen from more than two viewpoints. - Also very simple, this is essentially a one-dimensional (a single line has two ends) representation of life - pity anybody who is so restricted!

I hope Rev is soon able to sit back and give his (her?) life some space (it has more than two dimensions!)

At 4:17 AM, May 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The silent man is killing Nepal.

'An English man who loves Nepal.'

At 8:09 AM, May 14, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...

The silent man with the "ke garne" approach.

It is a cold birthing process. Nepalis are realizing now that they just can't ignore things and hope for the best.

Welcome to the modern, neurotic world.


At 9:51 AM, May 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

..the silent man with the ke garne approach...sounds like the average american and his reaction to the "Patriot" act

At 6:42 PM, May 18, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...



At 10:49 PM, November 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no comments
More Anonymous from inside and out


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