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Mother of All Revolutions

  • Instead of celebrating every time we get rid of another repressive regime, why not scrap all the so-called ‘Democracy’ days and just celebrate the Nepali New Year as the day to begin afresh while remembering the past
- Guffadi
Mother of All Revolutions

Feb 20, 2015-

Our incompetent government celebrated the 65th Democracy Day with the usual nataks. I think our Nepal Army should stop using its helicopters to shower flowers during such government organised functions. Save some fuel and use the helicopters to carry out rescue works across the country instead of wasting our taxpayers’ money on such acts.

Well, the Ranas left the building a long time ago but our new mini-Maharajas continue to act like the Shree Tins of yesterday. Not much has changed since then. Our clowns are free to loot and exploit the common citizens while we do not even have the freedom of speech and assembly.

Our government has restricted areas where we cannot take out marches or carry out our protest programmes. We have become a police state where whoever comes to power uses the security personnel to clamp down on peaceful protests and assault common citizens.

Our clowns need security to protect themselves from other clowns. Our police personnel just stand aside and look while banda wallahs burn vehicles and beat up innocent folks who dare to go to work using their vehicles. Our political parties are themselves not democratic, yet they continue to preach democratic ideals to the rest of us.

So what did we, the common citizens, get in the last six decades or so?  Nothing. We got rid of the Shree Tins and instead of brothers sharing the loot, we had our king and the mandaleys making all the moolah. We then threw the Pancheys out and we had our Kangaroos enjoying the loot for more than a decade or so.  The United Mundrey Leaders did get to eat some cake as well then.

We have also seen our Maoist and Madhesi parties running wild. And now, we are back to the same folks, who looted the state treasury two decades ago, having all the fun. I guess, we will just have to get used to the same bunch of clowns taking turns to loot the state treasury.

Kamal Thapa and other Pancheys should have disappeared a long time ago but they are still in the game. Well, they may not get enough votes to rule the country, but they can always make some noise and get a few ministries now and then. We have another Thapa as our mantri and he seems to have either no clue about how to help us get some cooking gas or somebody made tons of money thanks to the artificial shortage of cooking gas this winter.

SuKo tells us that the people’s revolution that got rid of the Rana oligarchy back then is the mother of all revolutions. Well, we have had too many revolutions to get rid of the previous regime and replace it with new players who continue to follow the same game plan of loot and plunder.

Instead of celebrating every time we get rid of another repressive regime, why not scrap all the so-called ‘Democracy’ days and just celebrate the Nepali New Year as the day to begin afresh while remembering the past.

Let’s have a weeklong holiday, and for once, allow us to use firecrackers to welcome the New Year. The Chinese and the Desis do not have any problems with their citizens celebrating with fireworks but our government bans such celebrations because they do not like to see common citizens having any fun.

Gyanu Uncle has finally spoken after months of running around temples across the country. Our former king has reminded our political parties to honour the past agreements made before he left Narayanhiti Palace. I think Gyanu Uncle should just come out of the closet and let us all know what those agreements were.

There must have been some kind of a deal before Gyanu Uncle decided to give up his throne and become just another Nepali. He wouldn’t have let it go so easily if it weren’t for some agreements with our clowns. If he had smart folks around him then, they would have at least asked our political parties to allow him to be our chief guest during the jatras in the Valley.

What we now need in this country is a revolution to end all other revolutions. A bunch of thugs are ruling this country while the majority of law-abiding citizens think they have no choice but to endure the suffering and pain inflicted by these goons.

All of us must stand up and get rid of our clowns. It’s not that we do not have good, hard-working, honest folks in this land of ours. The good ones are silent and they think that they by themselves alone cannot bring change to this cancerous system.

If it weren’t for us, the people, who rose up and took to the streets, none of the so-called people’s movements would have had happened. It’s us, the people who made it possible to topple the repressive regime and allow the new clowns to rule us. But so far, our so-called leaders have failed to keep their side of the bargain. The bloods of our martyrs have been wasted and our clowns are neither ashamed, nor do they repent about their misdeeds.

Arvind Kejriwal has shown us that the common man can take on big political parties even if they have more muscle and money. Maybe we do need just one man or a woman who will have the courage to stand up and tell our clowns that enough is enough.

And when that person shows up, let’s back him or her and show our clowns that we, the common citizens, have the power to change the country.  Our clowns are not invincible. Let us show our strength and remind our clowns they too are replaceable.

Published: 21-02-2015 07:23

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