"It is representative of the changing class natures of students who make it to JNU these days....The politics of AISA found hit with the campus may be for the same reason. "
Wonderful insight comrade. Only a gifted CPI-M supporter, whose general secretary has no other credential but being SFI leader and President of JNUSU, can make such incisive observation. Which legacy of SFI are you mentioning--
1. the legacy of abstaining from a Pro reservation resolution in 1989 and defeating it because the president and other office bearers of that union were not from SFI,
2. or supporting the multinational outlet of NESTLE in campus by subverting the progressive shop-allotment policy of JNU (SFI president Rohit Azad was the signatory of the CDC meeting that passed the proposal of opening the Nestle outlet.)
3. or, Disassociating from the Workers movement at the height of administrative repression, when several activists were rusticated, and siding with the administration in demanding punishment for student activists. The argument that was given by the then SFI leadership, some of whom are probably rethinking their previous stand now, echoes the SFI -CEC in today's context-- "we are a students union, not a trade union". And how was it treated by the JNU students. When the SFI leadership came for a mess campaign in the good faith that the students are simply students and they have nothing to do with mess workers the students threw them out of the mess hurling abuse for misusing the JNUSU posts. The immediate result was seen in the next UGBM and the JNUSU elections. (after that UGBM it has become a "bubka norm" in JNU-- whether AISA can break the previous margin of defeating SFI, after several defeats the spirit has been dampened by the brilliant tactical move of SFI leadership where they unite with all the other organization in the campus to defeat AISA, which they did once when they did not pass their own UGBM resolution but supported PSU resolution -- which had 3 supporters in the campus then-- by supporting it when a lot of AISA supporters had just complacently left the UGBM venue believing there was little opposition to their position. )
4. or by derailing the whole movement to implement OBC reservation with the bogey of seat cut when the real reason was the inappropriate and discriminatory cut off criteria used by the administration. SFI did not budge from the bogey though the whole campus was convinced about the factual authenticity of the AISA position which was vindicated by a huge margin of students in a rainy UGBM where the SFI could only stand with a rainbow alliance of NSUI, ABVP, DSU-- (from RSS to MAOIST, and I cannot recount how many times this unsuccessful drama has been reenacted in JNU, as AISA activists we have now come to believe SFI's ant-AISA UGBM positions to be unsolicited Election propaganda for AISA about AISA's popular invincibility. ) It carried on with the bogey till the Delhi High court and the Supreme Court of INDIA not only vindicated the AISA position but also charted it as the guideline for fulfilling OBC seats in all central universities. SFI was so shocked that for two days it could not even publish a parcha or a poster to welcome this decision. and when it did it never mentioned seat cut for nearly 1.5 years only referring to it mildly during the election campaign in 2011. And i hope you are aware of the remarkable popular impact it had on SFI prospects in the 2011 ELection.
People from your party often refer to CPI-ML and AISA as left adventurists , as living examples of infantile disorder. But if you see the painstaking process of party reorganization that CPI-ML liberation went through, there will be little doubt about the CPI-ML's consistent struggle to revive the radical mass essence of Naxalbari peasant struggle by fighting the wrong tendencies of the 70s. But it has not degenerated itself into a party of revisionists and liquidationists. In that legacy AISA contributes by making students realize their potential as a socially responsible radical force. The struggles for the partial demands are fought not to confine the students into the limited scope of economism but to train them in handling the larger political questions which are inextricable from the partial demands. And therefore we don't say that worker's not getting minimum wage are not the head ache of the students or the students union. We don't say that these are issues that reflect a petty bourgeois mentality or NGO mentality because in consistently fighting for these issues and engaing with the larger legal- political- material questions associated with these issues, in realizing our limitations and overcoming them with other means we have been witness to the transformation of students who began as petty bourgeois sentimental beings but became activists in the process. THe post 2000 AISA experiment in JNU has accomplished this task of occupying all the spheres of influence, imparting a marxist form and content, that post modernists, NGOs and petty bourgeois occupies in campuses like JNU.
And this process is not different from what the cadres of communist party did in the early phase of Indian communist movement. They did everything along with organizing workers and peasants which is grinned at by the SFI leaders and arm chair revolutionaries like you. You guys are the most harmful elements for the communist movement. YOu use all kinds of radical phrases as a pretext of parasitically enjoying the benefits that a large communist part brings while gnawing at the core of the communist movement and the party by completely disarming it of the weapons of mass politics. and therefore you can so easily blame the defeat of SFI to the petty bourgeois nature JNU students. (Only a fool can be blind to the change in composition that the implementation of deprivation points previously and OBC reservation presently has accomplished-- the change is so evident that an SFI activist from SSS had mentioned in public that AISA cadres SL se bhed bakri Uthake le ate hain-- which is an admission of the fact that the so called "petty bourgeois adventurist politics" of AISA is being a hit with the so called cattle class.
Good that you have read Lenin's Left wing Communism... but what must also be said that had lenin seen the KINDS of CPI_M then hewould have coined another term--- i hope you know what it is- "SENILE DISORDER"
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