Trial by Fire
Blogdai finds it ironic that the 7-party alliance will be pushing for "absolute democracy" tomorrow at their big showdown in Basantapur; while at the same time, their new democratic buddies, the Maoists, are threatening to "teach Manisha Koirala a lesson" for speaking on behalf of the King. they'll chase her down to the streets of Mumbai, they say.
The SPAM alliance is an absolute nut-house of clashing disjointed egos. The parties can't seem to control, regulate or even prevent Maoists from making violent threats against Manisha's right to free speech. Ol' autocratic meany King g. would have no opposition at all if he adopted this policy. Just kill everyone with an opposing viewpoint, right Prachanda?
From this alliance we've seen NO:
1. Hint of compromise or willingness to talk.
2. Concrete policy statements or even a remote idea on how they will run the country.
4. Acknowledment of any past Party wrongdoings or atrocities committed by Maoists.
5. Indication or remote clue that they can comprehend even ONE democratic concept.
IT IS TIME FOR THIS PATHETIC SHAM TO COME TO AN END.
Blogdai is no fan of violence, but there comes a time when rational debate and civil behaviour are no longer adequate tools to address and unbending and stubborn foe. We can no longer stand by while the forces of greed and self-interest continue to bring normal life and business in Nepal to a stand-still. If we are to have any chance for democracy in Nepal, we must now defend it's foundations: rule of law, public safety, equal representation and the committment to the peaceful resolution of disputes, to name a few. We cannot allow ourselves to be hijacked by a proven narrow and self-aggrandizing few who ally with terrorists in an attempt to gain power. Democracy is a beautiful flower borne out of many ugly labors. Now is the time for such labor.
Tomorrow will be bloody and will either resolve this mess or plunge Nepal into a factional (not civil) conflict.
Blogdai fears that this is a trial that Nepal must pass if it is to survive as a nation.
Reason is dead, only violence remains....