Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Blogdai's Favorite Quote

"The current Koirala parliament will never hold an election for anything."

--blogdai July 2006

11 Comments:

At 11:31 AM, October 10, 2007, Anonymous B said...

We have always known this blogdai.

 
At 2:27 PM, October 10, 2007, Blogger blogdai said...

That's short-sighted crap.

First it was, "oh the maoists need to be brought into the mainstream.." until we realized they wouldn't be in any mainstream but their own.

Next, now and always, unqualified optimism swore that CA elections would happen. Yes, the maoists will cooperate, you all said.

In both instances mentioned above, the weight and proof of recent history was ignored. Girija has postponed two prior elections. Hell, G threw the bums out because they wouldn't hold elections.

And yet, you all still say they are the "best qualified" to lead Nepal. That's just plain lazy. After 10 years, we should have all demanded our right for elections.

Just plain bullshit. You have never "always known this." Nepalis always walk in blind faith and hope that somehow Girija will turn around and actually DO something. Same thing with this election.

Childlike hope makes you forget your history. Laziness gives you the perfect hindsight to say "we have always known this.."

-=blogdai

 
At 7:05 PM, October 10, 2007, Anonymous B said...

People who supported the maoists pretences of mainstream politics simply hated the king. They did not believe that the maoists were for greater good but simply wanted to get back at the king. Do not underestimate the power of denial they say. Everyone one knew about the anarchy that was coming but they were enjoying the downfall of the king so much that they chose to not notice it. There has never been one single reason for any nepalis to trust the maoists except for hope. Even GPK has been saying that he had actually gambled with the country by signing an agreement with the terrorists.

 
At 7:58 PM, October 10, 2007, Blogger blogdai said...

Nicely described B, I agree completely.

But one must beg the question: If the people hated the King so much, what does it have to do with this current government, and why must the citizens of Nepal allow this game to go on?

Meaning, if Nepalis actually CARED about their political entities, they should have risen to their feet long ago. When will the realization hit that we must wipe the slate clean, clear out all these bums who are currently in politics, and start over?

What must it take for us to get involved in our own futures?

-=blogdai

 
At 11:27 AM, October 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the first time Blogdai's prediction has been correct.

Congratualations! May you make many more correct predictions.

 
At 11:38 AM, October 11, 2007, Anonymous B said...

Blogdai,

You of all should know how media is played around by multi national companies to their best interest. I am sure there are a few multinational companies making billions out of conflicts in contries Nepal. What happened in Burma? or in Pakistan? If Gyanendra was indeed an autocrat or a dictator, do i need to tell you what he would have done after you have seen these two countries? The entire evil (international) community only requested the burmese government (no one knwo who is actually runnin this country) not to use excesses while dealing with the protestors. Fcuk democracy, even the japanese government did not say too much about the japanese journalist that was brutally murdered. So, you see there is a lot of financial interest involved. I believe there are about five or six top multinational companies that are running this world and they are making money outta this organized chaos and anarchy.

Is it not strange that the UN has only spoken after the failure of the government and untill now, how Ian Martin always said the peace process was right on track? The whole world is indeed a stage, like sexpear said, but god is no longer a director.

 
At 4:50 PM, October 11, 2007, Blogger Nepali Blogger said...

This was apparent from the get go. All these politicians seem to know is to blame others for their own failures. I wonder when they will have the smarts to do anything right?

BTW, in June, I also predicted in my blog in June that there would be no elections in Nepal.

 
At 9:28 PM, October 11, 2007, Blogger blogdai said...

Agreed, it's sad to think that a couple of bloggers would take the time to think correctly and make a reasonable prediction, when idiots like Ian Martin and others are dead set sure that all is going well with "the peace process," whatever that is.

The point is, and I'm sure you'll agree, that getting it right and receiving the congratulations for doing so, does not represent the pinnacle for the conscious Nepali blogger.

No, blogdai would rather be proven wrong and see an election that is fair, un-coerced, and benefits all Nepalis.

the trouble is, only us bloggers, it seems, are left to document the teachings of Nepal's recent history. No one else seems to see past the most recent utterings of the most irrelevant politicians. "Koirala says problems will be resolved in a few days." How many times have we heard, and fallen for, that line?

We just don't get it. We almost willfully refuse to see the patterns history tries to teach us and we most surely don't feel any compulsion to publicly question those who lie to us daily.

Ke garne?

 
At 2:02 PM, October 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After disagreeing with Blogdai all along, I have come to stand by you after seeing Maoist's behavior.

Blogdai is right. Maoists will never change. They are playing a game with people to further their own vested agenda.

In democracy, you need to respect the decision of majority even if you are right and the majority is wrong. This rule does not apply to Maoists. After signing an agreement to hold a proportional election and decision on monarchy to be determined by the first meeting of the Constituent assembly, Maoists pulled the rug from underneath at the eleventh hour. Now, they do not want CA election after saying this is their goal for 15 years and killing 15,000 people.

How can we trust these thugs? What guarantee is there that they will not throw a similar curve ball again? What is the use of negotiating or compromising with these kinds of people. They will break the agreement again if they find it that it does not benefit them.

Still, I'm glad that we gave them a chance to prove themselves. Now, they have showed us what they are, I think the Govt should psychologically prepare all the people to go on a WAR with the Maoists. The security forces cannot win a war without people's support. NA has acted pretty professionally respecting the Government instead of Royal palace in the last 1 year. Now, it is time to get NA, police with support of people and kick these Maoist Asses out of Nepal.

 
At 5:27 PM, October 12, 2007, Blogger blogdai said...

Yes, well put.

One of our favorite things to say around the blogdai offices has to do with democracy:

You can define a true democracy by how people react when the don't get their way.

Remember, real democracy has very little to do with personal freedom and everything to do with compromise.

-=blogdai

 
At 3:46 AM, October 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monarchy seemed far democratic than these filthy useless parties. Atleast he held the election. The 16 months rule of these filthy leaders shows how they rule the country. The monarchy of Nepal are serious toward their commitment and what happened if the monarchy is made weak. The future days will potrays the clear picture why monarchy is important to Nepal.

Long Live Monarchy

 

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