Maoists in Nepal

"Shameful activities like the employment of Nepalis in foreign armed services like the British Gurkhas need to be stopped," declared a pledge in the Maoist election manifesto. "All Nepalis should take up respectful and useful jobs inside the country itself."

You can of course argue against the recruitment of Gurkhas into the British Army (I wouldn\’t, but I can see that it\’s a reasonable and logical position to take even if I disagree with it) but isn\’t there something intensely scary about that phrase "All Nepalis…."

That by accident of birth you are forever a slave of whichever majority manages to gain political power? You\’ve got to work in country, no emigration, and only in "respectful" jobs, that "respectful" being something that is defined for you?

 

5 thoughts on “Maoists in Nepal”

  1. Swap “shameful” for “inappropriate” and “legitimate” for “respectful” and you’ll find that it sounds rather more like the majority that managed to gain power in another country..

  2. All Nepalis should take up respectful and useful jobs inside the country itself.

    That’ll come as a disappointment to the 135 Nepalis that we employ on Sakhalin.

  3. But that’s exactly how socialists of all types think–nothing new here, keep moving, folks.

    You’re just trying to foment discontent by pointing it out every chance you get.

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