Red Star: Is It Possible to Carry Nepal’s Revolution Thru to the End?
Posted by hetty7 on August 1, 2010
This article is from The Red Star – Issue 16, June 2010
IS COMPLETION OF REVOLUTION POSSIBLE?
Ever existing question – “is completion of revolution possible?” has been a hot debate in the specific political situation of Nepal. The debate, though it is not systematically run, has expanded from capital city to the remote villages and the corners of the country and in the international political arena. The present political situation of Nepal does not express the victory of any sides and defeat of any other. Rather, it clearly shows that there is an intense struggle between the two antagonistic ideologies and the visions. Neither side is ready to accept its defeat although the monarchy from the reactionary side has been knocked down. The present political situation shows the possibility of further class struggle for the rest of the victory or the loss.
Everybody knows that the UCPN- Maoist took initiative to take the way of agreement by analyzing the poor condition of the country and its incapability to bear the war and destruction for a long time. However, the agreement has not been accepted by the morally defeated parliamentary forces. It has violated the agreement and built the government status quo only. It is trying to take counter offensive to de-institutionalization of the revolutionary achievements gained through the People’s War and the People’s Movements. Therefore, they are being success to hatch conspiracy under the sympathy and support from the reactions.
The conflict clearly shows its class characters. The revolution of Nepal is not a reformist movement, it is a revolutionary one. The characteristics inherited inside the two antagonistic classes have been publicly expressed. Analysts prefer to interpret the present political situation to be one kind of situation. But, if we study the running struggle , from ideological to power sharing in government, it shows that the situation is a base for further struggle.
Because the different poles lead two different ideologies, the agendas are also different. The present national agendas are not accepted by the status parties. The agendas have progressive character and they are the synthesis of the achievements of the wars and the movements till now. Therefore, the leading of the agendas is possible only by the Maoist Party. The aim of the Maoists is to lead the nation ahead, however, the aim of the status quo is to abort it.
This situation cannot exist for a long time. Either the status quo is defeated or the revolutionaries will lose. For that both the poles are trying to develop their own strategy. Here lies the question whether the completion of the revolution is possible. Or the revolutionaries are forced to go back to guerilla war again.
The debate is focused on the completion of the revolution. That is to gain more achievement for its completion. For that, UCPN-Maoist should develop its ideological-political point of view, national and international policy and the plans and programme for its implementation. Talking about the completion of revolution will be mere talk without developing its entire ideology.
The party should mercilessly evaluate its past and should change its trend to believe more on the external forces than the internal. The decision should be political than diplomatic. There should be clear demarcation between the diplomatic and political decisions and commitments.
Only the people are the history makers. More democratic right should be given to the people. The observation, control and intervention by the people should be accepted in practice. The interest of the people and their aspiration should be put in the centre.
Reviewing the past, the UCPN-Maoist should rebuild a clear conception about the three magic weapons of the revolution. Time should not be given to the trifle things and a systematic discussion and study should be started on time. Individual decision should not be given priority. The decision should be collective and systematic taken from a broader exercise of democratic-centralism within the party.
The opinion of the public should not be neglected. The circle of opportunists, and the reactions to some extent, should be crossed. The party should believe in the cadres and the people.
Only the reactionary is not powerful in the world . The waves of the mass resistance and the movement of the national independence are successfully advancing ahead. Maoist should make relations with them without hesitation. Communists are open and clear in their mission. The questions, which are to be answered before Nepali people and the people of the world, are directly related to the unanswered questions of the international communist movement. Therefore, an active participation of the international revolutionary parties and the organizations as well as the revolutionary -progressive individuals is compulsorily necessary. To be confined in the name of purity and to be expanded only in the name of creativity both are wrong. However, communists should be aware about the national and international contemporary political situation.
Paying attention to those points, UCPN-Maoist can maximum utilize the national and international favourable political situation and the positive aspects together. Nationally, UCPN-Maoist is the largest party in the CA and the single revolutionary party in the country. It has a number of committed whole timer cadres, still it has a mass base and People strongly support the Maoists all over the country. There is still relatively a good relationship between people, cadres and the leaders.
In the nationwide scale, the forward going present agendas are the agendas developed by the UCPN-Maoist. The whole nation transitionally is trying to to advance ahead in the direction led by these agendas. There is no other option than to follow the agendas. The future of the entire nation lies on it.
Internationally, the imperialism and the Indian expansionism are being surrounded by the crisis from everywhere. The leftist-progressive movements in Latin American countries are hopefully developing with a new hope. National liberation movements are being raised by the oppressed people. Imperialist and expansionist hegemony is forced to accept the multicultural differences in their own country.
Revolution in Nepal is possible if Maoist analyses and addresses these possibilities for the sake of revolution.