Saturday, January 05, 2008

Blogdai's 3rd Anniversary

Well we've made it through yet another year. Funny, but if you see, scan and analyze events in Nepal as much as blogdai, you would know that events begin to show a pattern of repetitive predictability. Some of the most predictable are:

--Girija or someone in government promising some event will happen "soon" or "in a few days," which blogdai always interperets to mean: "no way in hell will this ever be accomplished."

--Some screaming little boy YCL cadre will kill or beat up some politico out in the field and Prachanda will assure everyone that "they will be disciplined." blogdai interperets this to mean: "As long as they beat people up, we will be taken seriously, so no change in that regard, thanks for the publicity."

--"High Level" or "All Party" meetings will either end without addressing one single issue or not be held in the first place.

--Prachanda will threaten to "return to the streets" if government doesn't act on some Maoist friendly issue. When they finally do act, Prachanda throws obstacles in the way.

--If anything is ever agreed upon in any "meeting" it inevitably takes the form of either Royal ridicule and censure; or the enactment of reams of meaningless clauses designed simply to insure the future stalemates that perpetuate this government's culture of ineptitude.

--Hours will be spent haggling over Nepal's status as a Republic without anyone being able to adequately define the concept.

SO, ol' blogdai is feeling wistfully wishful on this our 3rd anniversay. I wish we had a clean canvass on which a new political landscape might be conceived. To this end, blogdai's fancy drifts towards a simplification, and end to this mess.

Let's all make big wishes and blow out the candles on blogdai's cake: candles that have been burning for far too long:

Candle #1: Ian Martin: Gave relevance to a rabble of a Maoist movement simply by recognizing them as a legitimate group. As the voice of the UN in Nepal, this boosted Prachanda's stature exponentially. Clinging to his hopeless cantonment policy. (Are there any Maoists still living in these?) Complete lack of knowledge and preparation showed during his ridiculous attempt to "count" Maoists and their weapons. You can't do anything on such a wide national level given Nepal's geography, Ian. Much less count on "good faith" from a bunch of murderous disparate gangs. Amazingly pathetic round of begging to keep his job in Nepal last month. Ian visited Girija, Makhune, even Prachanda in an attempt to plead for more time for his UNMIN. He got it, but his time is about up here on blogdai. So, Ian, we officially BLOW YOU OUT........

Candle #2: Girija Prassad Koirala. We've said it all here about the obfuscating old man. What occurs now to blogdai is the tragic loss of Nepal's potential in the world during the last 10 years under Girija. He chooses to be an imperious rock and obstacle to change. Think of the innovation, progress and growth that more than probably would have blessed Nepal had virtually anyone else been at the helm of government. He's as autocratic as any dictator. He won't hold elections, he won't tolerate dissent and he only appoints family members and cronies to political positions. No use giving him a crown, he'd just sell it off to the highest bidder in India like he has with everything else he's touched. Well now, you old reprobate fossil, we here at blogdai officially BLOW YOU OUT.....

Candle #3: Prachanda, head of Nepal's Maoist rabble. Has never once offered either a compromising position or the hope that he would want anything less than absolute communist domination of Nepal since he joined the interim government. Always threatens and always speaks in moronic hyperbole. Relations improving with the U.S. he says? What were you smoking, Fierce One? Said ambassador Nancy Powell. He's a fool and a thug and his time has passed. So, Dumb One, you are now officially BLOWN OUT.....

Ah, that felt good. blogdai, ever the optimist, still clings to the notion that wishes do come true.



At 11:30 AM, January 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It once was easy to dismiss you as just one among the hordes of opinionated loners seeking acknowledgement and their place in the world through the internet.

Having found your "blog" out of professional necessity a few years back, I was bemused by its contentious pretense and slant.

As a correspondent, and as our role in Iraq diminishes, I can no longer toe the line that states autocrats and despots must be removed in favor of anything claiming to represent democracy or the will of a people. I hated your positions initially, but as I and my colleagues have found ourselves increasingly drawn to events in China, India and yes, Nepal, it seems as though you are not only correct in your assertions, but uncannily so.



At 9:44 PM, January 05, 2008, Blogger Yagrokiller said...

Three years I guess is a long time in blog years. Congratulations.

Hope we have some positive changes in 2008 in Nepal.

At 10:15 AM, January 06, 2008, Anonymous आकार said...

Congrats yar, 3 yrs is a long time in blog...u've started it 3yrs before but i've just

At 1:59 PM, January 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations to the blogger and to the visitors of this blog for keeping it up for 3 years.

although the quality has gone down since the time i first visited this blog but it still provides some good voice.

let's hope the 3 candles do blow out soon.

At 1:12 AM, January 07, 2008, Anonymous B said...

Great Work, well done.


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