Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

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Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:28 am

my take / comment (in http://creative.sulekha.com/indian-marxism-a-history-of-failures_623127_blog):

The basic reason as to why the Marxism / Communism lost its charm in India is because it had a difficult time outside India and was seen losing against Christianity and Islam internationally (outside India). Marxism paid the price by being in the way of exclusivist religions (e.g. Islam and Christianity) whose ultimate goal is to achieve one religion only in the world (while others must go). The usual opposition of the Marxists / Communists to the Islamic and Christian religious agenda (including religious expansionism, evangelism and conversions) was not taken lightly by the Muslim fundamentalists and Christian missionaries and it even resulted in the armed battles and conflicts internationally between the Marxists (Communists) on the one side and the Muslims and the Christians (sometimes joining together) on the other side.

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Re: Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by Propagandhi711 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:17 am

this article (the one posted above) gives the reader (person reading it, whether on computer, smartphone or tablet) a headache (the one where his or her hurts because he or she read something he or she felt was ridiculous) without saying (more like writing but whatever) anything new (new as in something that hasnt been said before).

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Re: Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by Hellsangel on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:33 am

Propagandhi711 wrote:this article (the one posted above) gives the reader (person reading it, whether on computer, smartphone or tablet) a headache (the one where his or her hurts because he or she read something he or she felt was ridiculous) without saying (more like writing but whatever) anything new (new as in something that hasnt been said before).
Nicely done with the parentheses.

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Re: Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:32 pm

Propagandhi711 wrote:this article (the one posted above) gives the reader (person reading it, whether on computer, smartphone or tablet) a headache (the one where his or her hurts because he or she read something he or she felt was ridiculous) without saying (more like writing but whatever) anything new (new as in something that hasnt been said before).

Some people in India were initially drawn to Marxism / Communism (a foreign concept anyway) because of its success abroad, with Marxist / Communist parties / Govts. taking hold in other countries (including the U.S.SR.). But over time, when many of the Communist / Marxist run Govts. / countries came under tremendous economic and other kinds of pressure (including the military pressure) from Western Govts. (mostly Christian run) and Islamic oil rich states, the former (Marxist / Communist Govts.) seemed to collapse. The result was that people in other places (e.g. India) were not eager anymore to toy with the idea of Marxism / Communism in Govt. when it already had started to have difficulties (even collapsing) elsewhere.

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Re: Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:36 am

Hellsangel wrote:
Propagandhi711 wrote:this article (the one posted above) gives the reader (person reading it, whether on computer, smartphone or tablet) a headache (the one where his or her hurts because he or she read something he or she felt was ridiculous) without saying (more like writing but whatever) anything new (new as in something that hasnt been said before).
Nicely done with the parentheses.
Considering what Marx had said long ago about religion (“… religion is the opiate to the masses.”) and what Marxism had in mind after coming to power (curtailing the religious expansionism, conversions and proselytizing etc.), there was little chance that the Marxism / Communism could have avoided the opposition from religion, especially the exclusivists (Christians and Muslims, for example) who ideologically aspire everyone in the world to ultimately belong to only one religion. You probably are aware that when the Marxists in Afghanistan assumed (Govt.) power with Soviet help during early 1980s, a huge opposition (even the military action) was mounted against them by Muslims (from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan) and Christians (including the Pope and others in the West, e.g. the Govts. in U.S. and U.K., etc.), the latter  jointly even putting together and financing the Mujaheedin (the forerunner to the Al-Qaeda and Taliban) to fight the Marxists, which eventually (after a decade or so of fighting) led to the Marxists being overthrown from power in Afghanistan.

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Re: Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:22 am

Considering that Hinduism had existed as a very tolerant and inclusivist (non-exclusivist, pro-pluralism) religion throughout history without suppressing and stepping over other religions, the recent appearance of so-called Hindu fundamentalism seems basically a reaction and very likely an effort to oppose / counter the conversions etc. of Hindus by Christian missionaries and Muslim fundamentalists as they pursue the religio-exlusivist agenda of Christianity and Islam, respectively.

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Re: Why is Marxism on the decline in India?

Post by TruthSeeker on Mon May 04, 2015 12:02 am

I think over time. folks have given up on herd mentality, and care more for freedom of mind.

So, what was true even 50 years ago has changed drastically. Freedom of expression, or simply Freedom, will rule the world in coming times.

A leader, brainwashing a herd into some thought process, is no longer the norm with this generation of internet, unless it appeals to their free will.

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