Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Had Your Chance

Nepalis flee renegade APF moto-cross riders attempting to fleece gas money from rally attendees.

Enough already. blogdai sees the pictures of Maoist affilliated students protesting and throwing rocks at PM Makune and I look through my files: Just like 2000, just like 2001, just like 2003 and just like Jana Andolan. Do we ever get tired of this?

Sure the new government is incompetent and the only reason Nepal is not classified as a failed state is that there is no compelling reason for the world to label it as such. Makune will fare no better than the many administrations of Girija, Deuba, or any one else from the old guard, but until Nepalis unite and speak with one singular voice of reason, the whole exercise of angered student protest is moot.

What irritates blogdai is that these same little boy protesters don't realize that the Maoists had their chance and blew it. Prachanda tried to put the oppressive "Mao style" hammer on Nepali politics and got burned. I guess that's one thing the old guard got right: kicking out the Maoist bums before they turned the whole country into an oppressive Communist collective.

Hey little boys! You trying to be as obnoxious as all those Yank politicians and protestors? How very pathetic and how very unoriginal.

All of you students represent Nepal's future. Your education is a priveledge and a gift. Stop throwing rocks like a bunch of goddam Manangis and start solving the problems that you will inherit someday. That is why you are in a university. Not to get your cheap degree and go to Dubai as someone's servant, but to save your country. Now, knock it off and get to the real work!



At 11:58 AM, September 19, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blog dai,

Agreed that the Maoists fcuked up & are fcuked up, but aren’t they potentially to India what the Taliban have become for Pakistan? In this sow the wind equation, may be the Maoists are Gorakhnath’s blessings in disguise: not so much from Tirupati to Pashupati, but from Tibet to Tirupati. So if PM Balle Balle has already admitted that India is losing the battle against the Maoists, why shouldn’t Nepal return past favours, with handsome interest? In which case, the north-east and the Hindi heartland, with those delightful tinder enclaves, certainly look mighty inviting now, don’t they? As for the dynamite analogy, it is flattering, especially if it means company on the other side. So if Chou En Lai betrayed his class and Kim Philby his country, who is to say that both didn’t act in clear conscience for a higher calling?

At 4:14 AM, October 02, 2009, Anonymous Blah said...

"KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The government as per the Public Security Act is likely to prosecute nearly three dozen Tibetan demonstrators for staging protests against the 60th anniversary celebrations of the People’s Republic of China in the capital.
The Metropolitan Police held over 100 Tibetan demonstrators of which 32 may face possible prosecution, said SP Navaraj Silwal, Chief of Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu. “We will possibly file cases against them as they were carrying documents, banners and posters in violation of the law,” said Silwal."
so Maoists and YCL can break any law they want to, while the Tibetans get prosecuted for peaceful protest...?

At 9:08 PM, October 02, 2009, Blogger blogdai said...

Seem a bit of a double standard is in place, does it not?

Perhaps if the Tibetans were more violent like the YCL they would get away with more?

Municipal cops are chicken shit. They leave the YCL alone because they are afraid of retaliation . Tibetans are good citizens, businessmen, tourist draws and pacifists; in essence, easy targets for weak cops.


At 12:08 PM, October 05, 2009, Anonymous Blah said...

the constabulary are too busy chasing after fireworks sellers -
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Sellers and users of firecrackers during this Tihar festival season will be tried under the Public Offense Act in an attempt to curb the increasing use of firecrackers.

“We have issued directives to the police and administration to tackle the issue seriously and it is coming under control. The offenders could face maximum penalty under the Public Offense Act,” said the spokesperson at the Home Ministry, Jaya Mukunda Khanal.

But the capital is witnessing extensive use of firecrackers since the onset of Dashain. Chief of the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu Navaraj Silwal also claimed that the police have greatly controlled the entry and sale of firecrackers in the Valley this year.

“They may be using old stock from the past year,” Special Superintendent of Police Silwal reasoned when asked why the instances of explosions have not gone down.

Silwal said police have already seized around 2,000 kgs of firecrackers this season. “We have only been able to seize abandoned firecrackers and have made arrested only a few suppliers and sellers,” Silwal said adding that no arrests were made last year. He also admitted that police have not arrested any users of firecrackers so far because according to him the focus is to check the supply of firecrackers.

Silwal said the police are undecided about what to do with the large quantity of seized firecrackers."

.. well, it made me laugh, anyway... you couldn't make this stuff up.. seriously though, law and order is screwed up in Nepal, unless you're rich or have political clout.. er, hang on, isn't that just like the rest of the world? Hey!! 3 cheers for democracy!! it's working!! Oooooh Shiiiiit!!!!

At 3:53 PM, October 05, 2009, Blogger blogdai said...

Hilarious. Blah, write me a column of your own and I'll publish it.


At 9:20 AM, October 11, 2009, Anonymous Blah said...

forgot to credit where that news item came from -

the latest report on the Kathmandu Keystone Kops impromptu appearance at the Himalayan Blues Festival isn't quite as funny -

presumably the plod aren't getting enough backhanders off the club owners in Thamel..
It'd be nice if Nepal had it's own version of Private Eye to satirise these kinds of things and reveal the truth about Prachananda's dubious activities on his recent foreign trips

At 6:09 AM, October 29, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 4:06 PM, October 30, 2009, Blogger blogdai said...

another dead on analysis by Dr. Thomas Marks. Thanks anon for the link. Everyone needs to read it.



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