Michael van der Galien

Maoists Determined to Ruin Yet Another Country

Posted on May 7 2010 8:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Tens of thousands protests against the Maoists who are trying to bring down the Nepalese government

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?

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