Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts

Saturday, December 26, 2015

2016: The Year For Barack Obama's Revolution From The Top

2016: The Year For Barack Obama's Revolution From The Top

Barack Obama’s autobiography Dreams From My Father is full of little references to what Nelson Mandela in his autobiography called “a thousand little indignities.” But one was talking mostly about America, the other about apartheid South Africa. Can one black man’s ascension to the top make up for racist snarls at the highest levels of government like in the US Senate?

It is time we faced the fact the United Nations is not a world government. It is time to call a spade a spade. It is time to see this institution designed by the World War II victors no longer works. This is not a world government by the far stretches of the imagination. Often when we talk of civil rights movements, we think in terms of ordinary people marching out in the streets. But now is the time for a civil rights movement in which the heads of state march.

What we have is essentially apartheid. The leading country remains fundamentally racist, nowhere more evident than in the country’s criminal justice system. There is no world government. There is a need for one. The thorniest global problems, the loftiest trade deals are worked on outside the UN framework.

America itself needs to be reimagined if it is to fulfill its original mission of a total spread of democracy. It needs to become a country where African immigrants are as at home as European immigrants. White is black is white.

In a democracy you get to vote because you are a human being, not because you are literate or rich. But in the community of nations, there are countries that are rich and have guns, and most have neither. The entire continent of Africa stands disenfranchised. This landmass that is the most central of all, from where we all originated, is still in the clutches of a contemporary incarnation of colonization, slavery and apartheid. We don’t have a name for it yet, but the affliction is very real. Its poverty and disease stem from that disempowerment, not the other way round. And so, any voice that seeks to address its poverty and disease without taking stock of its disenfranchisement is shedding crocodile tears.

What is Barack Obama going to do? Leave the White House and do paid speeches? Write books? Launch a foundation? Raise money for AIDS? Share a stage or two with Bono and George Clooney? The guy is still young. This guy who has cleared up half century old cobwebs every year he has been in office is best suited to lead this revolution from the top. And this is not a cry for Africa, although Africa could use some empowerment. This is a cry for the world. Right now we are a species looking down a sinkhole of uncontrolled weather patterns that just might wipe out life and civilization as we know it. We still have immense poverty and disease that Bill Gates says “only a world government can solve,” and Gates is a guy who has thrown the kitchen sink at the problem, one of the leading entrepreneurs of the era in whose wake many billionaires have given money to fight basic poverty. We face security threats that no one government can solve. Globalization continues to move at breakneck speeds speeding up as the Internet takes deeper roots everywhere, but we have not done the task of institution building that that globalization requires.

Let’s open our eyes and take a look at the elephant in the room. Yes, what we need is a world government, and there is no person better than Barack Obama to take the lead on it. We are lucky we have a George Washington precisely when we need one. And lucky us that the guy is almost done with his current job where he has been stellar every year. Heads of state across the world should join in this chorus and shape this revolution from the top. Lucky us that our thorniest global problems have solutions in political concepts we have already designed, like one person one vote taken to its logical, global conclusion.

There is always inertia. Every monumental political change that in hindsight looks so obviously positive has faced inertia. And this likely will be no different. But the blueprint has to be made, and it has to be presented to ordinary peoples on all continents, so a groundswell of support can build around it.

We want to live in a world where human beings can feel equal everywhere. We want to live in a world with abundant clean energy. We want to live in a world with abundant water, and food and green space. We want clean air. We want to create the industries of tomorrow. We seek unprecedented rises in productivity, as well equitable distribution. We want people to be happy.

It is time the heads of state across the world came together and created the world’s first world government in the leadership of Barack Obama. In his birth as well as personality and outlook, he bridges the world. In his person the world has a chance to come together to reach new heights. This century can not only be the best ever, it can also be one where we have gone past our existential worries, where we have created a truly global civilization, one grand village where everyone can feel a sense of belonging everywhere, where people can take pride in their heritage and claim the common future at the same time, without hassle.

This is in essence a political struggle, where all you start with is a voice. Ordinary people have done it many times before. Heads of state can do it this one time.

It is still about Hope. It is still about Change.

We need a world government because it is time we established rule of law between nations. That is the civilized way.

राजेंद्र महतो लाई ICU पुर्याउने सरकार राजीनामा दे, काठमाण्डु छोड़, देश छोड़, ये धरती हमारी, ये मुल्क हमारा
E for Education, E for Entrepreneurship, E for Energy
Barack Obama: George Washington
आर्थिक क्रांतिका पाँच पाण्डव: सुशासन, शिक्षा, स्वास्थ्य, संरचना, (उद्योगव्यापार) सुलभता
Barack Obama Is Biologically Superior

Friday, October 23, 2015

Nepal: Political Laboratory

Nepal, more than anything else, more than a place where I grew up, more than lingering therapy for some past unpleasant to downright devastating experiences as a Madhesi, has been a political laboratory for me. I have imagined new things possible. And I have been disappointed.

It would have been nice to have one third of the constituencies reserved for women. Noone else in the world is doing it. A new constitution should be a cutting edge constitution. But that was not to be. I would also have liked a multi-party democracy of state funded parties, each party getting money in direct proportion to how many votes they collect, and being barred from other sources of funding. But not even the Maoists have gone for this.

I have not been a journalist reporting on events. I have been a digital activist trying to shape events. The distance has been a boon. I would have been less effective in person on the ground. From 10,000 miles away in New York City I have devoured on information sources to suggest actions and strategies to the progressive forces. The progressives of 2005 are the unapologetic regressives of 2015, and so 2015 still feels like 2005 to me, as the cause closest to my heart, equality for Madhesis, is as unfinished as ever as of now.

But the good news is India is waking up. As late as early this year, I was lamenting the word Madhesi does not exist in Patna, Lucknow or Delhi. But now the word also exists as fas as Kerala. The Madhesis for the first time have showed up on the Indian map. Never before have an Indian Prime Minister, an Indian Home Minister, an Indian Foreign Minister taken interest in Madhesis. Heck, I never got the impression they were ever aware we even existed. But that has changed, and that is tectonic. There are as many Madhesis as Jews on the planet today. Jesus was born a Jew, Buddha a Madhesi.

There have been take away lessons for me. I might have failed to shape political events exactly to my liking in Nepal, but I have managed to formulate a political roadmap for India. That India is the largest democracy, and democracy is not India doing America’s bidding, although it is high time America considered India to be the new Britain, its number one ally in the world. Democracy is native to India: the earliest republics were during the early years of Buddhism. America’s original mission of a total spread of democracy gets kneecapped by its original sin: race. The militarism gets in the way. It is too rich and unrelatable by the vast swaths in the Global South. There are not enough semi-educated Muslims in America. India has none of those disadvantages. India is better positioned to carry the torch than is America, although it remains shy. There is a peaceful way to spread democracy. Actually, peaceful is the only legitimate way, it is the most effective way. And there India can take the lead. And there my Nepal experience has not disappointed. If democracy will enter China, it will more likely do so through Nepal than Taiwan. Tibet is China’s soft belly. Tibet is too far from the China proper, and it is too close to Nepal and India. The Tibetan plateau will forever remain vulnerable, until it opens up.

The Law Of Political Entropy (I formulated it) says, a country tends democracy granted there is sufficient flow of information. Democracy is the natural order of things, and it comes from inside the human heart, inside every human heart. But its expression requires a free flow of information, often stenched by autocratic regimes. So powers like America and India that live and die by democracy, or should live and die by democracy, should focus first and foremost on beaming down the Internet to all corners of the globe. Elon Musk is already doing it. The US government should simply become an angel investor and perhaps buy 10% of his satellite internet company for 10 billion dollars. The growth that investment might see will also help pay down some of the humongous American debt. The Chinese might appreciate.

Democracy has to come as a consciousness and a roadmap, and an organizational structure and a leadership flow. Perhaps you start in the diaspora. Once you are ready, and you have an interim constitution at the ready, and an interim Head Of State in waiting, then you seek to shut the country down completely. At least 25% of the people will need to show up in the streets. The interim government holds elections to a constituent assembly within a year of taking over. The only rule for the interim and the subsequent cosntitution is it may not clash with the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.

This roadmap is the best for the cause of a total spread of democracy, and Nepal has been the political laboratory where I saw it tested on the ground. In this roadmap, the smartphone is the AK-47.

This also means opening wide the doors of immigration in the rich countries. Not only do you need that to prop up your own ageing populations, remittances have been way more effective than foreign aid, and diasporas pick up lessons in democracy and organizing that State Department programs can’t teach, it is beyond their scope. The scale is humongous. Immigration can not, should not be stopped, it should be encourged and managed well. Do not fight it, tame it. Globalization is not just a free flow of information and goods, people also want to move around. That movement brings forth progress. People always seem to want to move from less desirable to more desirable conditions. They know what is more desirable. They move, they soak up, they learn, and then they propagate. They beam it all back to places where they came from. And light spreads. It’s not just democracy, it’s also prosperity. Democracy very appeal is that it makes prosperity possible.

HRW Report
Nepal's Decade Long Political Transition

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Madhesi Self Hate, Indian Self Hate: One And The Same

Madhesi Self Hate
SD Muni, Rakesh Sood
यता प्रतिगामी संविधान बन्नु, उता चीनले झापामा ३ खर्ब को फैक्ट्री बसाल्ने निर्णय गर्नु
बंद हुँदा पनि प्रतिक्रिया मा बिभेद
आपूर्ति मा चीन ले भारत को स्थान लिन सक्दैन
नेपाल भारत रोटी बेटी सम्बन्ध तोड्ने संविधान
समस्याको समाधान: नेपाल भारत राजनीतिक आर्थिक एकीकरण
भने पछि सरकार र संविधान ढाल्नु पर्ने भो: Humpty Dumpty संविधान
राहुल जी, आप किस दुनिया में रहते हैं?
यो यति हरामी संविधान बनेको छ
उपेन्द्र महतो
Types Of Groups
Mass Grave Enearthed In Janakpur

Mass Grave Enearthed In Janakpur
Hrithik Roshan Riots Redux?
The Earthquake, Facebook, And $17 Million
Former Indian Ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee
Pahadi Men, Take Note
Indophobia In Kathmandu
70,000 In Janakpur
Why Nepal's New Constitution Is A Sham
The Indian Century Begins In Nepal
Indian Blockade: Gamechanger
Madhesi Kranti 3: In Solidarity
Former Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad
Nepal Is Burning, Madhesh Is Burning
Extreme Police Brutality
Nepal Needs A Constitution
The Tamils Of Sri Lanka And Me

The Indian ambassador in Nepal is powerful the same way a Marwari is rich, like the president of Nepal is powerful: he ended Prachanda's, the fierce one's, political career. But the president gets humiliated repeatedly and has to act like he did not notice. The Marwadi was the primary target of the 2000 Hrithik Roshan riots. An Indian ambassador who regularly doles out goodies to the India hating politicians of the Kathmandu establishment is really not that different from the Madhesi president, or the Marwari multi-millionaire. They are all Indians not being able to, refusing to come to terms with their Indianness. There is disbelief, there is denial. When I first experienced the anti Madhesi anti Indian racism in Nepal (and I have been stopped dozens of times in America in the post 9/11 world including while the two buildings were burning on TV and the locals in that small Kentucky town called the cops on me, and the racism does not come even close), so what I experienced was not racism, but something much more virulent, only I was attending the top school in the country, where I had been the top student in class for all seven years to that point, held all major leadership positions, (I did not exactly lack friends or popularity). But when the racism hit, years before I finished high school, I felt it extremely deeply and fiercely, and totally, and the helplessness came from the fact that I had no words to describe what was going on. It is like you see water but don't know the word, what would you call it? But the impact was total. My grades nosedived and I barely inched past graduation a few years later. It was a doubly whammy, a Bahun-British double whammy. It was lack of vocabulary to describe what was going on that threw me so off balance. The experience was an emotional equivalent of someone jabbing a knife into my thigh while I was running full speed. I fell on the tracks, reeled in pain. It was as if I had entered a different dimension that people around me simply did not have access to.

I won an election in the US South before Bobby Jindal did, in the Deep Bible Belt. Within six months of landing I got myself elected student body president. I won on charm. But if I don't "go back" it is because I want to play a global role to help take India to becoming a 240 trillion dollar economy. I wish to colonize. I wish to help colonize. If equality is not an option, we might as well counter colonize. Nepal is as good a place as any. We might as well start in Nepal. I have created a space in the digital realm. I personally know people like Rajendra Mahato, Upendra Yadav, Hridayesh Tripathy, CK Raut. My digital activism helps me do what I could not do in person. And that is great because I have no plans to show up in person. I am never going to run for public office. I moved past the joy of retail politics a long time ago. My path is digital activism and tech entrepreneurship. What burns in my mind is the bruteness of the possibility of the Indian Century, or two. The funny thing is, I was not even rooting for Modi in 2014. I admired his work in Gujrat plenty, and I did not hold 2002 against him because the Supreme Court of India didn't, but my Bihari roots had me rooting for Nitish. But Modi won me over when he kissed the steps of the Indian parliament, and burst into tears in his first speech to the BJP parliamentary party and said, "Jis tarah Bharat meri maan hai, usi tarah BhaJaPa bhi meri maan hai." And I was like, this guy is different, he is not a career politician. This is a man on a mission. I was Barack Obama's first full time volunteer in New York City. Modi is the Obama I was looking for. My dignity in America is tied to how well India does.

I love New York City. I love diversity. My favorite thing about America are inter-racial, cross-cultural kids. And that is not in contradiction to my talk of the Indian Century. For as long as I can remember, I have been for equality, not segregation. I like mixed crowds. The thing is only political equality can make mixed crowds possible.

It is for India to prove democracy really is the superior system by growing faster than China did: I think 15% possible. It is Indian Muslims who are best positioned to bring about a total spread of democracy across the Muslim World, the only way to conclude the War On Terror. I want a casteless Hinduism that seeks converts across the world. An International Yoga Day is not a bad start. I want an India that helps Africa. Because only Africa can help African Americans in ways the first black president has not been able to.

So when I say I want India to colonize, I don't mean let's go kill like Hitler killed Jews, or Churchill Indians, or America killed in Japan and more recently Iraq. Israel, India, and Japan stand together because they are three Asian democracies who can feel each other's pain. When I say India should become a 240 trillion dollar economy, I think of Israel as the Guru that will take us there. Churchill killed more Indians than Hitler killed Jews and around the same time.

When I talk of the Indian Century, I mean in terms of creating a world where Indians nowhere get mistreated, nowhere get treated second class, not in any country in Africa, not in any town in America, least of all in a country like Nepal that is 200% dependent on India. British colonialism ends for India in Nepal. It has not ended yet. The Nepal India border was drawn by the British and is highly arbitrary and unscientific.

A global superpower India is one that has created trillions in wealth to wipe out poverty in India. A global superpower India represents not just Indians in India, but Indians everywhere, Indians in every town in America.

A global superpower India spreads democracy like America has not been able to, because it is not a Third World country, because it does not have a large enough Muslim population, because America is still too enthralled with its original sin: race.

But all that starts in Nepal. In Nepal I will get to see if Modi is for real. In Nepal now, today, I will get to see if Modi really embodies the beginnings of an Indian Century. All he has to do is stay the course. India can grow at double digit rates and achieve parity with China and America in decades, but it can not go past that unless it takes free speech and diversity to unprecedented heights. But all that is later. For now you can not be seen struggling with basics like dignity and equality for your own in a country that is so dependent on you. All Madhesis are asking for is citizenship papers, and one person one vote, and a federalism that is a simple extrapolation of that one person one vote. Madhesis are asking for equal status for Hindi in Nepal. Madhesis are asking for 20th century rights in the 21st century. If Modi blinks now, I will feel like I placed my bet on the wrong man. I will have to wait for someone else to help shape the beginnings of the Indian Century. You can't jump onto the development bandwagon unless you have those basic rights. Democracy is not India doing America's bidding. Democracy is native to India. The world's first republics were in the early days of Buddhism. India is reclaiming those roots. It does not seek to invade, kill and convert. Democracy is best spread peacefully. The Indian Century is about Indians everywhere getting organized to achieve and protect equality, it is about Indian getting educated and prosperous: all achievable.

Rohingya: India's Responsibility
ब्रिटेन का Cyber Colonization संभव है
A Fan Of Israel
Shashi Tharoor: Impressive Speech At Oxford
स्वच्छ भारत संभव है
नरेन्द्र मोदी और "काला धन"
लालु यादव: मौसम वैज्ञानिक
Making Peace With Pakistan

Sunday, May 10, 2015

भारतीय जातीयता प्रति नेपालका मधेसी को लगाव को कमी

नेपाली भनेको जातीयता हो। पृथ्वी शाह को पाला देखि त्यही हो। समावेशी राज्य बनेको खण्डमा नेपाली राष्ट्रियता बन्न सक्ने हो, तर अहिलेसम्म त्यो भएको पनि छैन, र त्यस मुद्दामा खुट्टा घिसारने काम मात्र भएको छ।

खस जातीयता लाई नेपाली राष्ट्रियता भन्न मिल्दैन -- तर अहिलेसम्म भएको छ त्यही।

आरक्षण को कुरा गर्ने हरु आरक्षण को कुरा गर्छन। नया भरनामा ४९% आरक्षण लागु पनि गरियो तर त्यो कार्यान्वयन भएन। नेपाल सेना ले त ठाडै मिल्काइ दियो। पाकिस्तान सेना ले पाकिस्तान संसद र पाकिस्तान को जन सरकार लाई बाल नदिए जस्तो किसिमले। मधेस का जिल्लाका पहाड़ी CDO हरुले त्यस आरक्षण को फोर्मुला मा पनि खस हरुलाई नै घुसाइदिने गरेको देखिन्छ। यो पनि मधेसमा बसेको मधेसी हो भन्यो अनि पहिला जस्तै राखदियो।

सोच्नु पर्ने कुरा छ --- अहिले देशमा पढ़े लेखेका मधेसी र जनजाति निकै छन --- तर देशको प्रशासनमा बाहुन/खस हरुको एकक्षत्रता मा केही फरक परेको छैन। Free competition बाट आउन सक्ने मधेसी-जनजाति पनि आउन सकेका छैनन्। किन होला?

त्यो किन भने नेपाल मा राज्य यस्तो किसिमले निर्माण गरिएको छ कि राज्य मा खस/बाहुन समुदाय लाई अघोषित positive discrimination रहि आएको छ। Free competition छैन। गिरिजा ले देशमा कतै पिउन को जागीर को लागि भर्ना खुले आफ्नै ऑफिस बाट प्रधान मंत्री कार्यालय बाट फोन गर्थ्यो। त्यो सिस्टम कायम छ। त्यो सिस्टम मा त सत्ता जसको छ त्यसको वर्चस्व कायम रहने भो।

खुला प्रतिस्प्रधा को संस्कृति नहुनु ---- राज्यतंत्र (state apparatus) मा institutionalized corruption हुनु ले एउटा distorted राज्य (state) नै दिन्छ। मंत्री ले आफु अधीनका कर्मचारी सँग घुस खाने, कमिशन लिने जुन culture छ, त्यो त संस्थागत गरिएको खुल्लम खुल्ला भ्रष्टाचार हो।

लोकतन्त्रमा पार्टी ले जनताको मा गएर आफ्नो मेनिफेस्टो अगाडि सारेर मैंडेट लिएर त्यस अनुसार काम गर्ने हो। तर नेपालमा त्यो छैन। मधेसमा गएर एक मधेस तीन प्रदेश भनेर वोट मांगेको काँग्रेसले चुनाव पछि त्यो कागज को खोस्टोलाई फाल्दियो। जनताले गर्दा थोड़े सत्तामा पुगेको हो र भन्ने मनस्थिति छ। चुनाव प्रति प्रगाढ़ cynicism नेता पंक्ति मै देखियो।

Permanent state सेना, प्रहरी, प्रशासन, कूटनीतिक सेवा ले जनताको मैंडेट पाएको सरकारको आदेश पालन गर्ने हो, कानुन सम्मत आदेश। तर नेपालमा पुच्छरले कुकुर हल्लाउने व्यवस्था छ। Permanent state सेना, प्रहरी, प्रशासन, कूटनीतिक सेवा ले संघीयता विरोधी शक्ति हरुलाई चुनाव को समयमा मदत गर्ने अनि चुनाव पछि ती शक्ति ले Permanent state सेना, प्रहरी, प्रशासन, कूटनीतिक सेवा को खस/बाहुन character (चरित्र) लाई कायम राख्न inaction मा जाने --- अल्छी मान्छेको सजिलो बाटो। अल्छी निकम्मा हरुको सजिलो बाटो।

एक मधेस एक प्रदेश, अथवा एक मधेस दुई प्रदेश, अथवा एक मधेस तीन प्रदेश भयो भने, संघीयतामा त पुलिस प्रशासन राज्य को हुन्छ, मधेस का जिल्ला मा as a rule पहाड़ी CDO/DSP हुने एकात्मक/उपनिवेशी व्यवस्था ढल्छ --- त्यो देखन नचाहेको खस शासक वर्गले।

भैचालो गा बेला बामेले ब्रेक लिएन, मधेसी राष्ट्रपतिको अपमान गरि छोड़्यो ---- भैचालो गा बेला मैले किन ब्रेक लिने? त्यो पनि ढाका टोपी लगाउने दौरा सुरुवाल लगाउने नेपाली मा शपथ लिने एक जना पनि मधेसी सलाहकार नभएको टोकन मधेसी राष्ट्रपति। सबभन्दा बेइज्जत हुने भनेकै टोकन मधेसी हरु को हो। मजबुरी हुन्छ, अलि अलि दिएको पनि लि हालौं भन्ने हुन्छ। विद्रोही मधेसी बगावत मा ओर्लिएको मधेसी ले त केही पायेकै हुँदैन। उसँग साधन स्रोत कम हुन्छ तर विद्रोह को आत्म सम्मान चाहिं हुन्छ।

नेपाली भनेको खस जातीयता लाई भनेको हो, तर नेपाली भाषा अपनाएका जनजाति ले पनि आफु त्यसै अंतर्गत परेको झुठो अनुभुति गरिरहेको हुन्छ। अमेरिका मैं हुन्छ कति Indian हरु लाई आफु "white" भाको feel भइ राखेको हुन्छ।

नेपालमा राज्य यंत्र (state) को चरित्र यति सारहो खस छ कि त्यसको ठाउँ समावेशी राज्य ले लिनै सक्दैन भन्ने छ। It will break, but it will not stretch भने जस्तो। बरु देश टुटोस तर मधेसी लाई सेना/प्रहरी/प्रशासन मा ठाउँ नदिने भन्ने mindset छ। केपी बाहुनले भनेको पनि हो। देश टुट्छ भने टुट्छ के गर्ने! केपी बाहुनले युपी बिहार भन्दा र राजेन्द्र महतो ले माफी माग भन्दा केही एमाले नेता हरुले भने ----- माफी माग्यो भने हाम्रो पार्टी नै लोप हुन्छ। ठीकै भनेको हो। कम्युनिस्ट आइडियोलॉजी गायब हुँदा एमाले गायब भएन, बहुदलीय जनवाद गायब हुँदा एमाले गायब भएन तर अहिले उसको मधेसी प्रतिको racism को जुन आइडियोलॉजी छ त्यो गायब हुने हो भने वास्तव मैं एमाले गायब हुने हो। केपी बाहुनले जब मधेसी का विरुद्ध विष ओकल्छ त्यो उसको पार्टी बलियो बनाउने अस्त्र हो। उसको वोटर बेस नै त्यस्तै छ। He is talking to his voters. उ एक्लै बर्बराएको पागल मान्छे होइन।

नेपालका खस को दार्जिलिंग का खस सँग, बर्मा का खस सँग जातीयता मिल्छ। त्यो तिनले स्वीकार्छन् पनि। भन्ने बेलामा नेपाली नेपाली भनि राखेको हुन्छ। त्यो आफ्नो भाषा को आधारमा भनेको हो। नेपाली भाषा खस हरुको जातीय भाषा हो। ५०० वर्ष अगाडि नेपाली भाषा को नामोनिशान थिएन। सयौं वर्ष राज्य (state) ले मलजल गरेर, अर्बौं खरबौ रुपया लगानी गरे पछि बल्ल नेपाली भाषा आजको अवस्थामा पुगेको हो। नत्र भने ५०० वर्ष अगाडि मैथिलि मल्ल राजा हरुको दरबारी भाषा। रगत को कुरा गर्ने हो भने शाह वंश नै एउटी मैथिलि ब्राह्मण रानी को कोख बाट आएको वंश हो। रगत को हिसाबले त मधेसी ले काठमाण्डु/नेपाल माथि शासन नगरेको होइन। तर राज्य माथि खस संस्कृति को पकड़ यति कड़ा रहेछ कि त्यस रगतको साइनो को कुनै असर परेको देखिएन।

संविधान सभा भनेको इतिहास दोहोरयौं भनेको होइन। आज नेपालको भुभाग मा रहेका सम्पुर्ण नेपाली लाई हुने किसिमले राज्य को पुनर्निर्माण गरौं भनेको हो, समावेशी राज्य बनाऊँ भनेको हो। तर त्यो एजेंडा माथि आक्रमण भएको छ। Political scientist हरुको कथन हो, या त नेपालमा मधेसी समावेशी राज्य बन्छ या त देश टुट्छ।

ब्रिटिश हरु बाट काठमाण्डु ले मधेस को भूभाग लियो तर त्यसलाई कहिले integrate गर्ने जरुरत ठानेन। संविधान सभा भनेको त्यो integration को मौका हो। तर त्यहाँ सदाशयता र इमान्दारी देखिएको छैन।

नेपालको सत्ता शासन आफ्नो हातमा राखेकाले भण्ठान्छन् हुलाकि राजमार्ग नबनाएर बन्न नदिएर हामीले मधेसी लाई दबाइ राख्न सफल भयौं। कस्तो उल्लु चुतिया हरु। आफुले पनि नबनाउने अरुले बनाई दिन्छु भन्दा त्यो पनि हुन नदिने। Racist घृणा को पराकाष्टा।

हुलाकी राजमार्ग बन्छ भने तराई economic powerhouse बन्छ, पूरै देशको tax base फराकिलो भएर जान्छ। क़तार मलेशिया जाने हरु तराई जान मिल्ने हुन्छ। तर त्यो त भयो non racist thinking ----- त्यो एउटा जातीय राज्य (स्टेट) को thinking हुन सक्दैन।

नेपालमा जातीय राज्य नचाहनेले काठमाण्डु को नेपाल सरकार विगठन गर्ने हो। अहिले को नेपाल सरकार एउटा जातीय सरकार हो।

Racism को अर्को पक्ष हो internalized racism --- सेल्फ hate  ---- त्यो मधेसी हरु मा देख्न सकिन्छ। नेपाली जातीयता नेपाल, भारत, भुटान, बर्मा मा छ। नेपालका खस हरुले त्यस लाई अंगीकार गरेका छन। नेपाल हिन्दु राज्य बाट सेक्युलर बन्यो। तर जातीय निरपेक्षतामा गएको छैन। खस राष्ट्र थियो, अहिले पनि खस राष्ट्र नै छ।

अहिले को भैंचालो का प्रमुख भुक्तभोगी जनजाति छन ---- ७०-८०% जनजाति। तर राहत र पुनर्निर्माण मा तिनले ७०-८०% को ठाउँमा २०-३०% मात्र पाउने संभावना छ। एउटा जातीय राज्यले मरेका लाई झनै मार्छ।

खस हरुको जातीयता जस्तै मधेसी हरुको जातीयता के त? उत्तर सजिलो छ। बेटी-रोटी को जुन सम्बन्ध छ, जोसँग छ -- त्यो जातीयता हो। नेपालका मधेसीको नागरिकता नेपाली, जातीयता भारतीय हो। आफ्नो त्यस जातीयता बाट भाग्नु मा मधेसी को उत्थान छैन। ढाका टोपी लगाए पहाड़िया ले विभेद गर्दैनन् भन्ने सोंच सफल सोंच होइन।

भारतीय जातीयता प्रति नेपालका मधेसी को लगाव को कमी self hate हो। त्यस बारे आत्म समीक्षा हुनु पर्दछ।

हिंदी भाषा लाई नेपाली भाषाको समकक्ष नराखिएको संविधान कुनै हालतमा मान्य हुँदैन। हिंदी भाषा भारतीय जातीयता को केंद्र विन्दु मा रहेको छ।

Saturday, December 06, 2014

मोदीलाई नेपालले रेड कारपेट ट्रीटमेंट दिने हो

English: Image of Narendra Modi at the World E...
English: Image of Narendra Modi at the World Economic Forum in India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
मोदी जनकपुर आउन चाहन्छन् भने जनकपुर र चार अरु ठाउँ घुमाउने हो। मोदीले जनकपुरको बारह बिघा मैदानमा आम जनतालाई सम्बोधन गर्ने इच्छा प्रकट गर्छन भने त्यो त गर्ने गर्ने टुंडीखेलमा पनि सभाको आयोजना गर्ने। विश्वको नंबर एक सबैभन्दा exciting पॉलिटिशियन बन्न पुगेका मोदीलाई त्यस किसिमको रेड कारपेट ट्रीटमेंट दिने जुन कि मोदीले गुजरातमा FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) लाई दिएका थिए। आफुले देश विकास गर्न नसक्ने नेपालका नालायक नेताहरुले मोदीको बाटोमा रोड़ा नअड्काउने।

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

China And SAARC

English: The Seventh Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso
English: The Seventh Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Xi Jinping 习近平
Xi Jinping 习近平 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SAARC is an organization of democracies. China can join SAARC once it has become a democracy.

China has had an impressive economic track record from 1990 to 2010. But the days of double digit growth rates are over. Xi Jinping is a good guy, but if he wants to take his country back to double digit growth rates his one option is bold political reforms leading all the way to plurality. And the best way to make those moves might be from the very top.

Yes, it is about Tibet. Tibet is an integral part of South Asia. It is by way of Tibet that China has any currency in South Asia. The ties go back thousands of years. Buddha was born in Nepal but it is in Tibet that Buddhism has its deepest roots. Those bonds are strong. A Lhasa to Lumbini railway track would symbolize that.

No one wants to go back to the way things were. The Dalai Lama himself does not. The idea of the same person being head of state and head of religion are outdated. Tibet wants and deserves its prosperity. Tibetans don't want a separate country. But their religious freedom will not be denied forever. Their human rights are as sacrosanct as that of anyone else.

And to that end many options are available. If a larger global alliance of democracies - America, India, Japan - will have to be forged, so be it. And that would be sad. Because this is not a geopolitical struggle to put China down. China is a proud country with a proud heritage. About 800 years ago China was the leading country on the planet, and it might still become that. And China has a lot to teach. China could teach campaign finance reform to America and India. That is there. China has lifted more people out of poverty than any other power. That is exemplary and India should learn. When the 2008 recession hit, if it were not for the strength of the Chinese economy, the world might have gone into a deep Depression.

The Chinese are a proud people and they deserve their rightful place under the sun. They have so much to give, they have so much to teach. I would like to see a day when you can get on the train in any part of the world and end up in Beijing. Why not? The sound finances of the Chinese government might help fund much needed infrastructure projects all across the world.

But there is no fighting the inevitable. China owes itself bold political reforms. I want Taiwan to be part of China, but that will not happen unless China steers itself to political pluralism.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

मोदी के प्रति मधेश के जनता में एक क्रेज है

मैंने अपने जीवन कालमें अभी तक नहीं देखा ऐसा --- भारतके किसी प्रधान मंत्री के प्रति मधेसी जनता का ये जो मैं क्रेज देख रहा हुँ।

क्रेज तो अमिताभ बच्चन के प्रति भी है, तो आप ban करिए नेपालमें हिन्दी फिल्मको। नहीं अगर आप अमिताभ बच्चन के पिक्चर को ban नहीं कर रहे हो तो फिर मोदीको आम सभामें बोल्ने क्यों नहीं दे रहे हो?

मोदी वो आदमी है जो नेपालमें भी और भारतमें भी, दोनों देशो में आर्थिक क्रान्ति करेगा। काम शुरू हो गया है।

मेरे जीवन कालमें नेपालके प्रत्येक राजा महाराजा, प्रत्येक प्रधान मंत्री, ऐरो गैरो नत्थु खैरो सभी नेताओं ने हाइड्रो हाइड्रो किया ---- लेकिन नेपालमें जल बिद्युतीय क्रान्ति करनेवाले सख्श मोदी निकले। अरे Thank You तो बोलो।

अरे Xi Jinping को तो नेपालका रास्ता भी मालुम नहीं है, तो वो आएगा कैसे?

मोदी अभी संसारके सबसे पॉपुलर पॉलिटिशियन बन चुके हैं ----- उनको संसार भरके लोग न्यौता पर न्यौता दे रहे हैं। सब जगह से बुलावा आ रहा है। संसारके कोने कोने से बुलावा आ रहा है। लेकिन उस मेहमानको वामदेवने बेइज्जत कर के रख दिया। वो वामदेव निकट भविष्यका कमल थापा ही है। वो भी नेपालके राजनीति से बस गायब होने वाला ही है। लोकतंत्रके मुद्दे पर कमल थापा जो भीलन था, संघीयता, समानता, समावेशीता, सामाजिक न्यायके मुद्दे पर वामदेव वही है। ये मोदीका अपमान करने वाला वामदेव नेपालके आर्थिक क्रान्तिका दुश्मन ही तो है। बाई बाई बोलो बाबा बामदेवको।

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