Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blogdai the (Temporary) Maoist

Seen enough yet? blogdai has.

Girija has hung on stubbornly to his Prime Ministership against the will of the Maoists and against the will of the (coerced) voters.

Now he threatens us with the horror of saying his Nepali Congress Party will not participate in the new government, sniff, sniff. blogdai thinks that's just like Charles Sobraj threatening to not babysit for your child.

Apparently, the cloyingly single-minded badgering of Maoists politicos has begun to work its magic. Old Girija may have just had enough and may, just may step down shortly.

Prachanda will have succeded in doing what no other entity (violent or otherwise) has been able to do: pry the immobile Koirala barnacle away from the hull of the Nepali ship of State.

Why stop there? How about sending in a few hundred YCL morons with lathis to smack down all the other politicians who, since the elections, have done nothing but squabble and grind government to a halt.

These old parties with their immobility are like a rat that keeps having babies and just won't stay out of your kitchen. Hard to catch and even harder to get rid of.

So, blogdai says: let's all join the Maoists for a while. Let them do all the necessary dirty work of eliminating the entire diasporic community of crooked and inept politicians.

blogdai is willing to look the other way and ignore Maoist murders and atrocities for a time. Let's let Prachanda's poisoned rats infect our political system and clean out the whole thing.

When it is all done, we'll bring the Maoists to justice for their crimes; but why stop this wonderful political momentum of theirs if it wipes the governmental tables clear of the old guard?



At 8:42 AM, June 27, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Blogdai also willing to "look the other way" as India's influence becomes greater and greater? Will you look the other way while China bullies our hapless government too?

At 7:20 PM, June 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After years of nothing. No government and no concern for the people, I don't care what happens as long as we get rid of these politicians.

At 5:56 AM, July 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no wonder that the rightist crook sees salvation in the leftist murderer.

the opposite is equally true.

there isn't much change in the votes garnered by kangress and emale, whereas the panche parties' lost miserably. so who did the people vote who hitherto been voting panches? clearly the maoists.

if only you were in nepal, i'm sure, you'd have voted the maoists, as most darbariyas did.

so i'm not at all surprised that you're now supporting the murderer maoists.

At 7:48 PM, July 04, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

Yes, yes, mr. simpleton, blogdai is now "supporting the Maoists."

After 3 years you would think I could have learned that the average reader of this column acts on the first emotion registered by the first word they comprehend. Heaven forbid someone should understand satire, irony, or self-deprecating humor. It would just be too much.

Maybe it's all too much for the average nepali mind. You want to be accepted on the world stage but you can't get past your self-absorbed satisfaction with practicing English on an English speaking Nepal blog.

Content and comprehension are far down on the list, I understand; but simply being able to speak and read English in no way prepares you for a political or social debate in the English language.

I say this to most of you: give up English; learn to save your country in your own language.


At 8:17 PM, July 04, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

Still miffed...

So, dear anonymous, I've decided to pick on you. Ready?

"no wonder that the rightist crook sees salvation in the leftist murderer." The only thing you got right was the leftist murderer part. Any half-way study of our blog will tell you that I'm about 40% anti-king and Paras; and 60% anti-girija. hardly qualifies me as a "rightest" does it? And what about the use of the word "crook." Does it just sound like a vital and pretty English word to you or have I stolen from either you or Nepal. The bottom line is, the word is irrelevant and out of context.

"the opposite is equally true."
You probably won't cite any examples supporting this assertion, wil you? My guess is that you're trying to sound philosophical and erudite by creating these dissassociative aphorisms, right?

there isn't much change in the votes garnered by kangress and emale, whereas the panche parties' lost miserably. so who did the people vote who hitherto been voting panches? clearly the maoists.

You love hearing yourself use the word "hitherto" is the whole point of that last paragraph. Again, a complete misuse of the term, but who's counting since the whole paragraph is a blathering mess.

"if only you were in nepal, i'm sure, you'd have voted the maoists, as most darbariyas did."

voted FOR the maoists would be grammatically acceptable. And, no, I would have hit the streets in protest of Maoist bullying tactics at the polls.

"so i'm not at all surprised that you're now supporting the murderer maoists."

I'm not sure you are aware of what constitues "surprise" but keep trying.


At 12:41 AM, July 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are right. indeed i'm just practicing my english!
thank you for giving me the opportunity to practice my poor english.

but, since you already have concluded that i'll reach nowhere, i'll return to nepal, revert to mahendramala and learn to save country.

the first two things are easy to do, but the last one is a bit difficult, as i don't know how to learn to save the country. shall i also convert and be a maoist like you, as they are the only saviour of my beloved country.

i'd also like make a suggestion, if i may. pls remove the comment section altogether because there are only two people who could comprehend your superb english--you and your alter ego. i guess you have the mirror.

At 6:18 AM, July 05, 2008, Blogger Ian said...

Here's a more interesting question. When are we going to get an interesting post and debate going again on Blogdai?

No offence Blogdai but you seem to have lost your sense of direction and purpose over the course of the last year.

Perhaps you ought to go back to basics and recover your lost audience?


At 9:10 AM, July 05, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

During our yearly staff content audit, it became clear that the "debates" we've had here at blogdai were composed mostly of blogdai and staff rehashing and explaining ideas, editing out directionless crap, and just giving people the satisfaction of seeing their name and comment on this blog.

Aside from Ian and about a dozen others, using the term "debate" to describe what has been going on here would be unrealistically generous.

Our comments drop off dramatically when comment moderation is enabled. That says a lot. blogdai will not be turned into a chat-room for screaming ideologically unfocused morons out for a thrill in the big blog world.

It is time for us to focus. If we want real debate and real discussion, let's put our thoughts to the issues and not simply blurt out the first thing we feel. If you have something to add to the discussion, it gets published. If you bash, wander, scream, willfully fail to comprehend or stubbornly repeat yourself for no apparent reason, you get edited. Plain and simple.

In a nutshell, the easiest way to get noticed on blogdai and get through comment moderation is to simply, HAVE A POINT!

Democracy is no free-for-all. The public sphere is sacred; learn to respect it and progress can be made.


At 10:15 AM, July 07, 2008, Blogger Ian said...

With all due respect, Blogdai, you lost your audience about a year ago. Comment moderation has just exacerbated the problem.

If you have really done a content audit then you will also have noticed that the quality of your postings have dropped significantly as you have drifted aimlessly since the SPA deposed the King.

Your voice ceased to become relevant as you drifted aimlessly from a political position -that the king was by deduction the best option to govern -to a peripheral figure shouting that 'there would be no election'; 'that the Maoists cease power'; 'that Nepal needs the King' and so on.

Your shouts speak of desperation and not political analysis. Then suddenly you can catch wind of the Tibetan issue that the West loves to beat China with whilst most of your audience are more concerned with reading political analyis on the recent election, the king leaving the palace and all the other big political events that are unfolding in Nepal.

What do you do? Not even a word on Nepal.

I challenge you. It is time for time for you to focus on improving the content of your posts so that at least there is something to discuss.

I don't think you have it in you any more -which is why -having read your blog since Jan 2005 I have decided to give it up entirely.

I may even start my own blog!!!

Good luck, I hope that you will prove me wrong.

PS. Do you suffer from multiple pesonality disorder? Let me do the mathmatics -you are ONE person. Hoina?

PPS. Definately won't get publish now!

At 7:16 AM, July 08, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said ian.

i am not a fan of this blog, but i do occasionally visit this site to keep myself abreast of the discussions about nepal in the virtual space.

frankly speaking i have not come across an interesting debate, moderated or unmoderated, here.

i suggest the owner of this blog for introspection.

why don't you post an entry analysing your prognosis? how many times have you been proved right? or wrong?

if only 10 percent of the time you've made correct prognosis, i am ready to consider you as an analyst. because thats the level of many nepali analyst!

you claim that people write comment to flaunt their name shows your standard, level of thinking. there are hundreds of anonymous commentors--who cares about the name?

At 8:51 PM, July 12, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

yes, thank you again for missing the point. You to dear Ian.

Blogdai is not here for your entertainment. blogdai is here to challenge, make you angry enough to do something, and/or help you find some reason to pay attention to Nepal's future.

We can only prod, instigate, coerce and force you to debate so many times before we throw up our hands in exasperation.

The same people with the same bad punctuation and syntax keep repeating the same thing over and over. Yes, yes, this last moron was the prediction-accuracy-obsesses fool we've heard half a dozen times before. For god's sake man, count up the right and wrong predictions yourself and report back to me with the results. Don't just throw your lazy darts of criticism.

Ian, you were given the keys to blogdai long ago, yet you found it too difficult to write more than just one byzantine article with Marx references. If you cared about nepal as much as you claim, stop whining about blogdai not serving up debate fodder and get busy and do this yourself.

The Tibet issue is central to the governance and future of Nepal so it is given plenty of air time here and will soon get some more.

How many articles has blogdai written about the elections and their ramifications? Too many; but alas, for you to check, even via a simple site search, would rob you of your precious lazy man's lament.

here's blogai's lament: Where are the thinkers? Where are the skilled arguments? And for nepal's sake, where is just a simple curiosity with regard to Nepal's political future.


At 8:07 AM, July 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh calm down, Blogdai.

You of all people should know by now that the Nepalese are a myopic, self-centered bunch. Can you blame them? In a country where most of the economy is based on the receipt of foreign aid, you learn to keep you head down and guard you own. Obviously, that means bowing down to the whims of China while being a virtual suburb of India. Nepal is so dependent on others that one doubts if they can chart their own future course.

Look at how they run their government. A constant stream of bickering with no substantive management of the country.

At 8:40 AM, July 19, 2008, Blogger Ian said...

My reply to Blogdai 12/07:-

It appears I have struck a chord with you Blogdai -as puffing your chest out and drumming it to the roll of arrogance that slips off your tongue and onto the page- would suggest that you are more flat footed than a lemming.

Arrogance is no substitute for good analysis and well thought out arguments. You would do well to look back at your earlier posts to remind yourself of what it was like.

You might one day see the return of your audience should you decide to reflect on the flagging quality of your posts. There is nothing in what you write to discuss; nothing to challenge; nothing to provoke thought or to suggest that you have any idea what is going on in Nepal.

You reap what you sow, Mr Blogdai.

At 4:47 PM, July 19, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

Perhaps it is more accurate to say that I endure what i reap.

Perhaps a good pesticide would do the trick? touche'


At 4:59 PM, July 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish we had more people who could use phrases like dissociative aphorisms and byzantine remarks. so erudite and philosophical.

At 6:14 PM, July 22, 2008, Blogger blogdai said...

Cognizant of the scentilla of digression towards Kafkaesque exposition here, disdainfully, I defer comment on my verbosity to the next forthcoming diasporic blog milieu.


At 12:21 PM, August 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when did the Maoists a free pardon for all their years of extortion, bullying, kidnapping and murder? A country run by a dictator with blood on his hands, set to take over the army... just what Nepal needs


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