27 May, 2019

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Assorted Regime-Change Issues

By Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

Prof. Kumar David

The first part today is on the a-b-c of Leninism for a few small Left groups such as the Frontline Socialists and the USP’s Siritunga Jayasuriya who, like the larger JVP, are disoriented by the Common Candidate (CC) phenomenon, the un-socialist MoU, and the UNP-Chandrika-My3-Fonseka-JHU chop-suey (formal name: National Democratic Front, NDF). Some readers may find the leftist lingo in the this part of this piece a little awkward, but it is imperative to address the JVP, FSP and like minded groups, and it has to be done by a fellow Marxist using a shared argot.

Lenin is famous for all sorts of things; an iron will, crafting the Bolshevik Party, Revolution, and the NEP (New Economic Policy) when he compromised with the Kulaks (small-capitalist farmers) to fend off economic ruin. However, one of his foremost merits was that he was master of the ‘Next Step’; master of the moment. He is reported to have said: “Any fool can state final solutions (socialism, revolution, abolishing classes, withering away of the state, etc) but the real challenge that demands the greatest wisdom is correctly deciding the next step”. Two sentences from Left Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder, declare that there are no blanket rules of strategy: And this mind you is Lenin, the man reputedly of indomitable intransigence!

“There are different kinds of compromises. One must be able to analyse the situation and the concrete conditions of each compromise”.

Ranill-Anura AP- colombotelegraph“The entire history of Bolshevism, both before and after the October Revolution, is full of instances of changes of tack, conciliatory tactics and compromises with others including bourgeois parties!”

I cannot recite the whole story of Lenin’s tactical flexibility, a few examples must suffice. He did not blink an eye that critics would (and did) call him a German agent when he climbed into that sealed train the Kaiser offered him to transit Germany to Russia and raise hell for the Tsar; then there is the April Thesis when he discarded the previous gospel two-stage thesis (bourgeois revolution, followed only later by proletarian revolution) and threw the Party into dire confusion in April 1917; he defeated leftist dreamers who did not want to accept the Brest-Litovsk peace treaty or make concessions to German militarism; and he stopped ‘regiment Marxists’ who tried to militarise the trade unions and curb troublesome post-revolutionary working class exuberances. Finally there was the wisdom and the realism of the huge and risky NEP compromise.

This Maithripala (My3) chap, the MoU, and the broad-based challenge to Rajapakse, has caught the JVP and radical leftists flat-footed. They want the rotten regime out, but are flummoxed that it is not going to usher in socialism; ok, to be fair they fear that the NDF in power will be just another set of rascals. I need to explain why regime change is essential although the last point is correct. Change gives breathing space; the Rajapakses are beyond redemption; the NDF can be compelled to carry through some tasks such as abolishing the executive presidency; and if the NDF scallywags are kept on a tight leash, authoritarianism can be curbed making room for a bit of good governance. OK, it’s not heaven on earth, but much better than the Rajapakses.

Anura Kumara has vowed “to participate in a movement to ensure the victory of a candidate who broadens democratic structures”. He added: “There is a possibility of a parliamentary election. Parliament must be filled with forces that work for democracy. We say to the people, don’t close shop after elections, go beyond and ensure activism”. This is an impeccably correct position, specially holding a whip over the next government to keep it in line. The problem is that Anura does not take the logical next step and finish his analysis with a concrete declaration. He is afraid, maybe of his own ultra-leftists, to explicitly add: “Therefore, vote for My3 but retain your independence and identity”. This may be what he intends to say, but why not be bold like Lenin; not for effect but to educate the class and the masses. The JVP won’t contest on its own, it is wary of My3, and it won’t support Rajapakse. What on earth does it want from this election? What concretely is its agenda? Is the crux of its agenda a boycott? In 2014 is the JVP taking a page out of Prabaharan’s book of 2005, though for different reasons? A boycott would be utterly wrong!

To influence “a movement”, as Anura calls it, the JVP first has to take a leading role in the process, which means being on the inside track. The JVP can help rebut some JHU-My3 stupidities; it is vital for mobilising people to be alert after elections; hence it must take an explicit, not an implied pro-CC stand NOW. I endorse it’s decision not to sign the MoU, there is no need to do that; but it must play a leading role, in the field. The LSSP-CP Leftwing cum others (Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, Kumdu Kusum Kumara, etc), and Bahu’s NSSP have taken a correct inside-track stand on the elections.

Post-election sticking points

I now turn to issues that interest the general reader and retain the assumption that Rajapakse can be defeated but caution that it is not a certainty. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has created difficulties by pledging to abolish the Executive Presidency (EP) within 100 days but saying the new government (meaning Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers) and old parliament will co-exist for two years. There are two difficulties: (a) parliament may not enact the constitutional amendment by the requisite 2/3 majority, and (b) the new government will have to function for two long years in the teeth of an inwardly hostile parliamentary majority.

There may be a calculation that this supine lot will switch sides and turn into stooges of the victors. This is likely, but you are asking the country to put up with them for two years after a victory! Public contempt is widespread; people will be charged-up if Rajapakse is defeated. There will be a clamour to throw out old rubbish. That is, even if it enacts the mandate of the presidential election (a de facto referendum), soon after that is a good time to dissolve parliament.

Ranil laid out his expectations in a discussion with Rev Sobitha’s NMSJ movement. He saw two options. The desirable option is immediately after victory to press the old parliament to abolish EP within 100 days, re-enact the 17A, and introduce a new electoral system. The old parliament will then drag on cohabiting with the new all-party Cabinet for two years. He thinks of this as an interim fix to glide over constitutional and governance disputes and reckons it will reduce instability during transition. He reckons that if the election is won by a big margin, many donkeys will cross-over and help abolish-EP expeditiously. There will then be two years left to get other things done he says.

The second option arises if the old parliament withholds a 2/3rd majority. Then My3 can dissolve it and call elections. The electoral system may or may not be the same as the existing one. The UNP is confident it will form the next government – a two-year UNP led national government will complete the unfinished part of the MoU.

Ranil’s first scenario is too optimistic because even if Rajapakse is defeated by a landslide problem (b) will be intractable. Victory should be followed by dissolution of parliament (even if it abolishes EP by a 2/3 majority) and replaced by another in unison with the new perspectives. The six month road map proposed by the NMSJ is more realistic. It gives time for crossovers, dissolving parliament before or after abolishing EP, and an energetic campaign for a new programme. It remains to be seen how things will actually pan out.

The things that won’t happen

I have stressed why a common candidate on a minimum programme is indispensable and what can achieved if “the rascals” are held to account. Since there should be no illusions let me also enumerate what will NOT happen even if the common candidate wins.

  • The economy will obviously remain capitalist in the transition period and afterwards since the UNP will win parliamentary elections. There will of course be structural modifications.
  • The state will remain non-secular and the constitutional position of Buddhism retained. There will still be much inane mumbo-jumbo on state occasions.
  • The state will remain unitary; there will be no further devolution (that is no 13A+). But 13A may be more genuinely implemented. (Ranil and CBK are liberals; that helps). Wigneswaran and the NPC will have a freer hand, cussed obstacles put in his way by Rajapakse will ease, and there could be some reduction in militarization.
  • Conversely, there is alarm in the minority communities that My3’s anti Tamil-Muslim alliance with the JHU is a threat to them and to 13A. These nincompoops are endangering 18% of the vote (Ceylon Tamils and Muslims; 24% if you count Upcountry Tamils)), but what for? The JHU can pull hardly 3% of the ultra-chauvinist vote in the country away from Mahinda. Fortunately My3’s influence will go with EP, but not before doing a lot of damage.
  • Governance may be better; to be frank it can’t be worse! Once 18A is repealed and modified 17A enacted, the judiciary will be less enslaved and police abuses reduced. Will there be fewer crooks in high places? Who knows; keep your fingers crossed.
  • The stance of a putative interim My3 government on alleged war-crimes will be no different from that of the Rajapakse government.

When I pestered you to support a minimum strategy with a joint front I did not promise the sun and the moon or milk and honey. I said there were clear targets to aim for and I defined them. The point is that this strategy is also the absolutely necessary Next Step.

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    Sri Lanka – Assorted Regime-Change Issues
    About Kumar David’s report at – https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/assorted-
    regime-change-issues/
    ————————————————————–
    We could simplify to #immediate and #long-term tasks. We then educate beyond the project terraces of past centuries meant for depressed castes before the PC and Arthur C Clarke’s Sri Lanka-planned WWW
    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sj5pbq?new_post=true

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      Maybe the JVP knows that Rajapaksa the president cannot be defeated and want to focus on winning more seats in Parliament! the smartest strategy if I knew anything

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    Prof. Kumar David

    RE: Assorted Regime-Change Issues

    1. There is only 1 issue to be addressed.

    Remove Medamulana Mara and their cronies.

    Then everything else will fall into place, ant least most of it.

    Story of the modern Hitler… Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Sprechen Sie Sinhala?

    View this highly creative and widely viewed video clip that has been released to the internet!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKHJG5ztL68

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      “There is only 1 issue to be addressed. Remove Medamulana Mara and their cronies.”

      Oh dear, like begets like – idiot failed-Marxist David writes some rubbish and the coward hiding behind the label Amarasiri, with bile-pouring from all his body orifices, “comments” with the usual crap.

      Hope 8 January 2015 comes soon so that these desperados can be put out of their hellish misery.

      Hell is too good for them!

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    Dr Kumar, Thanks for trying to enlighten the Intelligentsia..

    I know it is the Season of Peace and Joy for you and a lot of fellow Christians and free thinkers who celebrate the goodness of Jesus Christ..

    But do you really believe these discredited exes, some of whom robbed public property big time and even eliminated brave Army Intelligence officers and stuffed up the country for 30 long years have suddenly got wisdom and determination to take our Dalits to liberation

    And give them good governance, corruption free politicians who don’t believe in commissions, and don’t celebrate election victories without bashing opponents and throwing fire crackers in to their houses.

    JVP Anura wanting to broaden Democracy must be the oxymoron of the Century…

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,,

    May the spirit of Jesus protect our Dalits, if the unthinkable happens in the New Year..

    Because JHU will be history whether My Three ..CBK, Ranil and Fonny take over. or not….

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      Sumane,

      In today’s forlorn circumstances (yours) you need some good entertainment to lift your spirit.

      Thanks to Youtube you can watch in advance how your Mahavira Maharajano Ali Baba Rajapaksa is making pickle out of his closest advisers and operation managers. This was just before Rajapaksa committed suicide.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHJG5ztL68

      Enjoy (with the compliments of Amarasiri).

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    I totally agree with many points Comrade David makes about Lenin’s approach and, about the stand Sri Lanka’s Left parties should take in relation to this unique election. He correctly advises the JVP to take an ‘inside-track’ stand rather than campaign from outside the track. I think the JVP should openly appeal to the Sinhala/Tamil/Muslim masses to overwhelmingly vote for Maithri, temporarily overriding all political differences. Thus, I have no problem with the first half of Comrade David’s article.
    However, the last part of his article shows his calculations are based on a big illusion that is shared by liberals and socialists alike: All democratic forces should clearly realize that the God-Father of the Mafia-Regime is highly unlikely to peacefully handover power to Maithri under any circumstances.

    First, this election, in all probability, will be rigged on an unprecedented scale to parade a fake-victory.The Mafia-regime might do this quite OPENLY in order to provoke the Opposition’s supporters into violent street protests. Of course,they’ll be ruthlessly attacked by the security forces including the army. The God-Father could use these street battles as the excuse to bring in curfew; and the God-Father will use the state-media to tell the people that the imperialist forces and separatists are trying to destabilize the country. A military takeover would probably be the final outcome. Sadly, both the liberals and the socialists will be walking into this trap blindfolded. This is why I keep telling, particularly to the Left, to unite and use this election campaign to prepare the masses for conscious action. Specifically, the working class must be organized to launch a nationwide general strike as the most effective way to confront a military junta.

    Finally, let me say: it’ll be a delusion to expect even half-baked democracy under bourgeois rule. Politically, Capitalist Lanka has reached the stage that demands fully-fledged racist dictatorship to maintain the system – nothing less. And, the Mafia-family of Mahinda Rajapaksa is ready to do just that. The imperialists, in my view, will eventually back them whole-heartedly.
    Thus, the Left should not have any illusion about this election. They should consciously use this election to galvanize the democratic forces on the widest possible scale. They should realistically tell the masses what to expect and prepare for revolutionary struggles that would seamlessly pass beyond the capitalist framework.

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      A coup d’état has been my concern too from the day the elections were announced. Gotabaya has been preparing for that day.

      We the people hope and pray that Maithri, Ranil, Anura, Fonseka, are doing everything they can to prepare for this event, to mobilize the people in their hundreds of thousands with very short notice, to blockade and occupy airports and seaports, occupy all planes ships and boats that could be used for fleeing the country, to enlist the lower ranks in the Armed Services and Police, Service providers, including television, internet, service providers, television stations. Fonseka has a very special responsibility here.

      Expect SMS service, phone networks, and internet service, to be disabled from 8th January onwards. Imagine you are a cripple. That is what you will become if the phones and internet stop working. The four named above need to make bomb proof arrangements to occupy administer and operate the institutions, organizations that provide these services, and make sure the services are kept going. This is a MUST.

      The four named above should be wary about their “operation managers” at all times (Mara can buy them). Ranil should pay special attention to Sajith.

      You are fighting for a noble cause. The Rajapaksas are fighting for their heads. Show them stronger resolve. They are cowards, who are nothing without their body guards. As a confidence building measure, remember the big “hero” Gotabaya, a nivataya, who ran away to USA with his tail inside his rectum. They will capitulate. Niyathai.

      Trust you already have a list of traitors in the public and armed services. 24 hr surveillance on them is a must.

      There WILL be blood. That’s the price of liberty. Good luck.

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    I totally agree with many points Comrade David makes about Lenin’s approach and, about the stand Sri Lanka’s Left parties should take in relation to this unique election. He correctly advises the JVP to take an ‘inside-track’ stand rather than campaign from outside the track. I think the JVP should openly appeal to the Sinhala/Tamil/Muslim masses to overwhelmingly vote for Maithri, temporarily overriding all political differences. Thus, I have no problem with the first half of Comrade David’s article.

    However, the last part of his article shows his calculations are based on a big illusion that is shared by liberals and socialists alike: All democratic forces should clearly realize that the God-Father of the Mafia-Regime is highly unlikely to peacefully handover power to Maithri under any circumstances.

    First, this election, in all probability, will be rigged on an unprecedented scale to parade a fake-victory.The Mafia-regime might do this quite OPENLY in order to provoke the Opposition’s supporters into violent street protests. Of course,they’ll be ruthlessly attacked by the security forces including the army. The God-Father could use these street battles as the excuse to bring in curfew; and the God-Father will use the state-media to tell the people that the imperialist forces and separatists are trying to destabilize the country. A military takeover would probably be the final outcome. Sadly, both the liberals and the socialists will be walking into this trap blindfolded. This is why I keep telling, particularly to the Left, to unite and use this election campaign to prepare the masses for conscious action. Specifically, the working class must be organized to launch a nationwide general strike as the most effective way to confront a military junta.

    Finally, let me say: it’ll be a delusion to expect even half-baked democracy under bourgeois rule. Politically, Capitalist Lanka has reached the stage that demands fully-fledged racist dictatorship to maintain the system – nothing less. And, the Mafia-family of Mahinda Rajapaksa is ready to do just that. The imperialists, in my view, will eventually back them whole-heartedly.
    Thus, the Left should not have any illusion about this election. They should consciously use this election to galvanize the democratic forces on the widest possible scale. They should realistically tell the masses what to expect and prepare for revolutionary struggles that would seamlessly pass beyond the capitalist framework.

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      There has been much speculation about a Coup d’état of sorts by the Rajapakse Brothers if matters work out against them Jan 08 – before, during or after. What more! Even UN recognised agencies have officially made mention of this last week (read the ICJ report on DBS Jeyaraj’s blog) That is the established reputation of this discredited regime – both locally and externally. However, even with their known low IQ the regime must
      know in today’s world an extra-legal clique cannot function with the necessary acceptance in the world stage. Almost all countries in the world are signatories – and, beneficiaries of funding – under various Protocols. These do not recognise regimes that seize power illegally. Yet, there remains a slender chance once a Coup is set in motion leaders of the illegal enterprise can subsequently call for “dummy” elections and sanitise themselves into some form of “legality”. There is the example of the Army man Hossain Mahmud Ershad in Bangladesh who tried this out.

      In the final analysis, the ugly reality is that most of the country expects the Rajapakses to try something dirty before, during or after Jan 08. That seems to be the unenviable reputation they have earned for themselves.

      R. Varathan

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    Looking at the ease with which politicians are crossing sides, I can easily predict what would happen when Sirisena wins the PE. Almost all members of the UFPA including Vasu, Dew,and Vitharane will show allegiance to the new President, saying that they all supported MaRa under duress. The resolutions for abolition of EP and repeal of 18A will be passed with more than two third majority!

    Of course the parliament will have to be dissolved soon thereafter (say mid 2015) to bring in fresh air.

    Sengodan. M

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    Law should be introduced, if the regime chances, to ban cross overs. It is because of these crossovers that there are too many crooks in parliament who prostitute themselves for money. If a parliamentarian wants to join the govt or vice versa then he or she should resign and contest on the party ticket, he or she wants to cross over. Logically no one can be bought for the filthy lucre
    This should never has been permitted in the first instance.

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    Prof. Kumar, When you say:

    “Governance may be better; to be frank it can’t be worse! Once 18A is repealed and modified 17A enacted, the judiciary will be less enslaved and police abuses reduced. Will there be fewer crooks in high places? Who knows; keep your fingers crossed.”

    Aren’t you saying two opposite things one at the same time? The reality is whatever be the constitutional mumble-jumble, the effective ruler would want to have his way. Towards that end the less sophisticated ruler would want legally all authority with him / her. The smarter one would have the so called independent entities and get them to do what the ruler wants.

    Even in good old days of 1948 to 1952, didn’t the public service commission get telephone calls? Weren’t people given 200 out of 200 marks for the interview because of that so that the desired candidate was recruited. SO MUCH FOR INDEPENDENCE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE.

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    Kumar DAVID;

    christianity, Lenninism and Tamil Triablism all three together.What a combination. Had every thing from Sri Lanka, now preaching from the west.

    So, Kumar DAavid wants TNA and Wiggi Tribsalism to continue.

    Common Candidate term is just rubbish. That is how you want to see it.

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    Prof Kumar

    You are an educated man. You are supposed to be a man of perception. You proposed the name of Sobitha as Common Candidate. Be pleased that your idea has taken root. And I believe Maithri has been divinely thrust forth for this position, and he is infinitely more effective for the role. His limited task is to dump Rajapaksa in the trash can. After that he will provide space for democratic forces in the country to work out the machinery for the establishment of a just society functioning and governed subject to the rule of law.

    Your use of the term “My3” is offensive. You should know what the connotation is. In Sri Lanka when someone is out of line in their speech, the other will respond by saying “my three”, while holding his privates in his hand. Surely you knew that.

    The phrase “My-three-pala-naya” was coined by the mercenary H.L.D. Maithripala to use as a headline for one of his articles in CT. The meaning should be quite obvious even to the dimwitted.

    So I appeal to those who love Sri Lanka, I suppose you are one of those, Professor, to refer to the Common Candidate as “Maithri” a name speaking to kindness, calm, and humanity – qualities Maithripala Sirisena has shown glimpses of.

    Let’s hope the right minded will take this into account when writing or commenting. Thank you.

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      “The phrase “My-three-pala-naya” was coined by the mercenary H.L.D. Maithripala to use as a headline for one of his articles in CT. The meaning should be quite obvious even to the dimwitted.”

      Correction: H.L.D.Mahindapala, the imbecile.

      But you knew that of course!

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      Fatima Fuckushima the Bedouin Medial Middle East Broadcaster on CT comments invented the `My3` with a giggle I give you all three in one and the public picked it up with a long grin.

      A word once uttered can never be recalled.

      Anyway David’s left policies are obsolete the world over and it’s insanity to be looking for lost love.

      Look around you many of the successful nations are just right wing- that is value judgement of our times.

      All men lie! I lie too.

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    MR has planted many catches everywhere.

    You never know when you step on one.

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    First political point is that Kumar David unrepeated Trotskyist theologies of OLD LSSP,having no any type of ideological relationship with Principle of Leninism.

    Trotskyism is anti-Marxist and anti-Leninist that products of adventurist trend which was born and grown Russian soil that against Bolshevisms Marxist Party of Russia, group led by Leon Trotsky with few number of followers until 1917 April.

    What is Trotskyism? Its widespread bourgeoisie and petty-bourgeoisie modes of thinking, its replace by LENINST world outlook by LSSP political class; while the main threat in this struggle stems that democratic revolution and socialist revolution undermine by Trotskyist of Kumar David..

    It is the chief medium through which capitalist ideology covertly penetrates Democratic ranks and its revolution or reforms that thoughts and action of the people of Island by Kumar David of anti- people trend of stand by Trotskyism not that Leninism.

    His ethnic relationship of struggle for self-determination of Tamil home land, there is NO theoretical relevant to Leninism. If the petty-bourgeoisie politics of Trotskyism mode of thinking gains predominance, it means the ENDS of democratization of Republic of Sri lanka and the emergence sustainable capitalism of a new type development and democracy under MR led ruling alliance after 2009 May.

    The growth of New type of MS alliances with UNP-Ranil.W… CBK, TNA JHU of parties, its political-economics-social governances of STATE —that conversion of re-colonialized bureaucracy under US and UK hegemony of servant for Foreign power. This what Kumar David want change democratic pattern of our nation will happen after 2015 Jan 08 Presidential Election.

    Needless to say JVP and FSP parties are outright adventurist of Terrorist politics of anarchist, who are against democratic revolution led by Marxist-Leninist Party and its people.
    JVP and FSP are Che Guvarist anarchist in Sri Lankan political term.

    Very inception since 1965 JVP and their splinter groups are politically anarchist and terrorist who an opposed Democratic Revolution and its task led by masses of People of Island.

    Sri Lankan path of Democratic Revolution at her first stage goes through a long process led by people mobilization reforms by democratization of Republic politics ,that comes first to the stability, peace and security of majority of masses. And anti- war task and policies led by Democratic revolution.

    We realized present context revolution is stage of Bourgeoisie character of its task and programmed timely led by National bourgeois class and petty-bourgeois that under the leadership of MR ruling alliances since 2005.

    We want ongoing Capitalist path of development and its democracy that benefitted by majority of people of all nationalities ,which including Tamil, Muslim and Singhalese communities and other as well.

    We want and demand ongoing growth and development in Sri Lankan soil to Released as much as PRODUCATIVE FORCES MAXIM EXTENTED AND CHANGE REALTION OF PRODUACTION COMING YEARS. In fact this urgent political and economic task of incoming Presidential Election in 2015 January led by MR ruling alliances. I am for such changes in our Road Map Democratic path of development in Sri lanka.

    Kumar David is now advocating an anti-people policies or unable and inability to realized present context stage and level of Capitalism inside and Outside Sri Lanka, that is not Leninism , that you have change your mindset that vital interest of Majority people.

    Not only that MS and clique is working towards restoration of Neo-colonial political -economy order in coming Presidential election with unholy alliances, that led by CBK & UNP-Ranil.W…

    Your political teaching is not that ABC of Leninism. Is causes for the RESTROSATION OF NEW SET OF RECATIONATY CLASS IN SRI LANKAN THAT WILL TOTALLY UNDRMINE PEOPLE WON DEMOCRACY SINCE 2009 MAY.

    That is urgent task of New Economy Policy put forward Lenin 1920 by Communist Party of Soviet Union. No dilemma about of that, was task that belongs into Democratic revolution, which that the leading role played by leadership of Working Class under CPSU fail to delivered ,how Soviet Union turn into Capitalism was one of the reason.

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    D.Nimal,

    Thank you very much for your intelligent looking comments. I always try to understand new things. I am angry with myself because I am unable to understand things that are said to have happened even as far back as April 1917.

    Since the article of Prof Kumar relates to the election of Jan 2015, and thinking your comment was relevant to that article, of particular curiosity was your following paragraph:

    “Not only that MS and clique is working towards restoration of Neo-colonial political -economy order in coming Presidential election with unholy alliances, that led by CBK & UNP-Ranil.W… “

    Can you please explain the following:

    Neo-colonial political-economy,

    Whether it was prevalent in Sri Lanka

    When did it disappear?

    Is it coming back through “MS alliances with UNP-Ranil.W… CBK, TNA JHU of parties”, if so any evidence

    Is it bad for Sri Lanka if it comes back? In what way?

    What is the definition of unholy alliance?

    Why is the alliance “MS alliances with UNP-Ranil.W… CBK, TNA JHU of parties” unholy?

    Is there any evidence of anything that happened during the last 20 +ears that shows JVP is terrorist? And within what definition?

    Will it be highly patriotic if we vote for Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming election? Why?

    Please hurry with your reply because we must understand this before January 8th because we are planning to vote for Maithri and we do not want to be traitors to Sri Lanka.

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    There would have been Maithree-type defections purely due to the rivalries within UPFA.

    However, the intrusion of Maudluwave thera and the “Marxist Leninist” (actually far from it) push have distorted the legitimate effort that may have been possible, with Chandrika K coming into the driving seat. Most common people think of her as “avalungu kaasi” (defunct coinage). Of course, CBK is viewed favorably by the Leftists because of her old leftist links. But the Left, when in doubt, looks at what happened in Russia, ex., when Lenin was sent by the Kaiser to assassinate the Romanovs. They don’t really study the ground situation, and always gets the politics wrong. They progressively lost the dominant position that the Left had in the 1950-1970 era. At that point they read Lenin, decided that anything is allowed, and went for the Sari Pota in desperation. This recent effort is another example of a “clinging to the Saari Pot“, but now the Saripota itself has become an eroded rag that crumbles at a mere touch.

    The net effect of this strategy (a total political miscalculation) would be the decimation of the opposition, just when Lanka needs a strong opposition. The opposition will fare badly at the polls, and this will led to a compound effect at the parliamentary polls.

    It was unfortunate that the UNP leadership agreed to all this, purely because it was convenient for Ranil to once again use a surrogate instead of putting forward himself or a veteran UNP politician with well-established opposition credentials. Also, it has been advantageous for Ranil to NOT to nurture someone from the UNP ranks as a possible contender against the government. So the whole country is paying a price for all this.

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    One wonders why when Russia and China have veered away by choice from the impossible dreams of Marxism-Leninism-Troskyism and what else have
    you, we have a few outdated and unwanted students of these still
    trying to inflict these on Sri Lanka. Russia has gone all out for
    democracy and free enterprise as their slavish systems have failed after a trial of over many decades. China is half-way in the Free Enterprise Road there and insists she is for Socialism through Chinese characters, whatever that is.

    North Korea and Cuba are failed societies. There is widespread famine in many parts of secretive Korea while Castro, for his own ego, has only succeeded in fating the Cubans to a chicken meal during Xmas time. But even Cuba is reluctantly changing.

    Backlash

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    In the event Common Candidate wins,the three proposals; (1) Abolish the Executive Presidency (2) Take off the 18th Amendment (3) Change the Electoral System, can be put to vote in the Parliament.The critical voting on the three proposals will be considered in the light of the form of the present Parliament, in that, there are more than fifty(50) first time entrants; most of whom have not even passed beyond “O”Level,and waiting to collect their “PENSION” after the 20th or 21st April 2016, on completion of the five year (5) term. Although, they are not beyond “O”Level, they are a “cunning fox” types, who will vote for it to keep the Parliament going beyond the completion of the five year mandatory “service” period. They also know that, if they do not vote for the proposals, the Parliament would be dissolved, using the existing Presidential Powers; and if that happens, all those “parasites” will go home empty handed.

    This is the CARROT. It is a “do or die” thing. Then the 2/3rd majority will come without a problem. Too early to predict, but better be prepared. Let us see how it works.

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    Dr Navin you rise very important question of present day of Imperial-Capitalism that headed by US LED MONOPLY EMPIRE IN THE GLOBALLY.

    Dr Kumar David totally ignore that unholy alliance led by MS CBK and UNP Ranil. W..that has to unheeded by Trotskyists school of theology base on US capitalism, which is Boss of Global Capitalism.
    Kumar David write lot of essays but that he understand very little of Marxism and Leninism. His (David) metaphysics philosophy of Trotskyism that ever-never permitted him look at the our World on Progressive development and democratic outlook.

    If you happen to be meticulous inversgation by any one who want see the fact before you that, US capitalism has been debased by a tiny group of RICH took advantage of Bubble economy and its burst to amass wealth.
    The present day of US capitalism proved concentrating of huge wealth into the hands of Few RICH and the expropriation of the billions of Masses of People that including many capitalist nations and countries.

    This what MS led holy alliance want to tie up to be set up New Ruling State in Sri lanka by incoming Presidential Election 2015 January.

    Kumar David blind on teaching of ABC of Leninism that guided by Marxism. Marx wrote Capital ..whole system that the Joint-Stock companies swindling and cheating…..” it established a monopoly in certain sphere and thereby requires STATE INTERFERENCE. It reproduces a new FINIANCIAL ARISTOCRACY, a new variety of parasites in the shape of promoters, speculators and simply nominal directors; a whole system of swindling and cheating by of CORPORATION PROMOTION STOCK ISSUANCE AND STOCK SPECULATION…” (Vol. Capital 111 part V chapter 27.)

    This is nothing decay of Imperialism Capitalism that order by Neo-Liberal and Neo-colonial order want reestablished in Sri Lankan by MS led CBK, UNP Ranil.W.. TNA and other Anarchist outfit like JVP and FSP of political classes. They essential against MR led ruling alliance national unification of Sri lanka, after end of WAR AGAINST LTTE Eealm terrorist 2009 may.

    And may be created New Democratic Republic uncompensated abolition of backward and petty-commodity capitalism ,uproot rural poverty and Eradicated rural POOR of 70% rural population of Island; freedom and equality for all nationalities oppressed by Foreign and local recitionatirs bourggeise led by UNP and its allies.

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    I recently travelled from Santiago de Cuba to Pinar del Rio and all points in between. My heart fell when I visited a restaurant near the excellent memorial museum to Che, and there was an old woman at the entrances to the toilets rationing out measured 9-inch strips of toilet paper. Elsewhere, in the bleak Plaza of the Americas supermercado I was dismayed to see staplers, pound shop knick knacks and bags of local coffee in the display cabinets. The ebullient people were carrying on bravely, cheerfully living their lives, and proud of their defiance against the great satan in the north. One could not but feel for these people; they are nothing if not staunchly loyal to Fidel but you know that they wait with fortitude and hope for things to change when the inevitable happens, as it will surely one of these days. Marxism, Leninism, Trotskyism et al are so passe and have been found to work against the natural spirit of our species. How long before we bury the notions of these alien ideas in our island paradise.

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