the present maoist crisis reminds me of one novel by Dostoevsky- 'devils', there the immoral terrorists were actually a by product of potentially immoral liberals, in present indian scenario too, maoism is the natural corollary of what cpi, cpim etc professed for a long time, but now avoid as history has irrevocably proved that revolution achieves little except a huge death toll. look into the history of russia, china, east europe, cuba, it all seems to be a costly and lengthy path to capitalism.
if we consider what marx said is true and scientific, even then, one cannot show the inevitability of evolution of a classless society, the social dynamics of historical materialism and supremacy of matter surely ensure another higher state of class and class struggle.
then, why attempt if you cannot achieve?
beside this super religious goal of establishing communism, there is another aspect of marxism, it attempts to explain the routine social upheaval that is caused by exploitations and discrimination s of different degree, and social discontent, revolt etc predate marx and all such theories of revolution. when the earlier line of defense(ie, the mother of all revolutions) fails the second fails too.
believe it or not, this is an endless cycle, a cantor set, essar's painting, that is why mathematicians like to call it a complex system, till date a complex system has no global solution.
when we were students we endlessly debated these things, so many people enlightened us about the fallibility of revolutions, those who spoke against it and those who spoke for it, theories of paulo freire and gramsci and that of popper and friedman, both equally undermine the the possibilities that are said to be hidden in proletarian revolution.
25 years after those days people are still debating the matter. with the same vigour, newer actors have joined the debate, meanwhile a few crores have died wanting minimal necessities, cadres have become leaders, leaders millionaire,(look into net for assets of the left contestants), marxists maoists, maoists gandhians without any outcome, any decline in death toll or poverty, whose who have eaten to their fill, speak to the hungry of the wonderful time to come.
we who blog, chat, write over this issues are no worse than arundhuti roy who being an award winning storyteller of dirt and suicidal confusion has taken up a new past time.
but my worse fear is whether marx also did the same having found nothing else to do.
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