Maoists in Nepal – a historically peaceful Buddhist country – are trying destroying their country’s economy in order to regain power. They’ve staged a crippling general strike in order to force Prime Minister Madhav Kumar to resign.
The Maoists, who hold about 40 per cent of seats in the 601-seat parliament, demand the formation of a national unity government under, what else, their own administration. The strike is nothing more than a pressure tactic, experts say, “to return to power.” Of course they can’t be bothered by the fact that they’re endangering Nepal’s fragile peace process.
Fed up with the Maoists‘ power hunger, more than 25.000 dentists, lawyers and other professionals took the streets. They demand an immediate end to the strike. They’ve had enough of economic misery. They want the Maoists to get out of the way and let the country move forward.
The merry communists aren’t quite willing to give in to the protesters’ demands, however. Riots broke out when they tried to stop people from attending the rally. In other words, as usual leftists are more than willing to use violence in order to get their way. It’s amazing how little has changed since the days of Mao Zedong’s violent rise to power in China.
What’s even more amazing, however, is that communists are once again trying to ruin an entire country and all the West does is look at it and shrug its shoulders. France, Germany, the United States and Britain turn their backs on the many freedom-loving Nepalese who are crying out for help in their fight against leftist totalitarians.
You also have to wonder why it is that Western news outlets aren’t covering events in Nepal as closely as they normally do when a (violent) group wants to hijack a third world country’s government? Could it be that they’re sympathizing with the Maoists and not with the Nepalese people who are beaten up because they want to protest against the Maoist strike?