Misconceptions about Maoists

Leftists represent poor underprivilaged, and deprived class
Leftist does not represent poor or underprivilaged. Poverty and underdevelopment is cited to blame the establishment (and government) and to created a wedge in the system. The left/Naxals/Maoist does not offer any real solutions. Suspicion is sown, hatred is generated, and intolerant attitudes are developed among the poor and underprivilaged against the Rich, Brahmins, and the powerful. – they drive their followers into a complex situation of no return.

Poor and deprived eventually take up arms
Poor people are almost always weak and they are not inclined to take up arms even when they are deprived of their legitimate share. The argument that poor are exploited by others in the past, such an exploitation is continuing in the present, and would continue in the future – is a simplistic argument. But it an easy and effective way of inciting a section of the society. This argument is also used to condition the minds of people to indulge in violence and to face (or support) violent ways of leftsts.

Violence is a natural reaction to poverty, and underdevelopment
Hardwork, diligence, and sincerity are natural reactions of a person who is sincere to overcome poverty and underdevelopment. Violence is not possible when there is no freedom. When freedom is present, to the extent of expressing disagreement, violence is an indirect method without any assured success to overcome poverty and underdevelopment. Violence is an artificial solution offered by Leftists to overcome poverty.

State can be replaced by means of revolution (organized violence)
A modern state, like India, is very powerful to be displaced by organized violence. The resource available to the state is not comparable to meagre resources of Lefitsts. Maoist liberated systems can be a constant irritation and bleeding grounds – but they will not be able to provide an alternative to the state.

Rich, Brahmins, landlords, or powerful are natural enemies of Leftists
Leftist system can not eliminate Rich, Brahmins, landlords and powerful. If and when they acquire power, leftists will become rich, landlords and powerful. ┬áBrahmins, are hated symbolically by Communists – many of the top leaders are from Brahmin community.

Leftist oppositon to theism, and meta physical philosophical thoughts is an indication of their intellectual honesty
Theism and meta physical philosophical thoughts may not be immediately relevant for a person who is hungry. But, saying that they are tools of exploitation or irrational is an utter foolishness. Leftist oppositon to God and religion is not rooted in rationalism. They view religion as a diversion in their urgency to establishing a dictatorship of their own version. Leftists are confused about religious concepts, and basically not concerned about certain walks of life. The attitude emanating by a partial outlook should not be interpreted as an intellectual honesty. (it is intellectual banckruptcy)

Socialism is an answer to capitalism
Socialism is a diluted (or distorted version of Communism). Socialism in India has become a fashionable political term. Politicians have retained the self-proclaimed pro poor representation and removed violent aspects of communism including revolution leading to blood bath. But, sufficient home work has not gone into the socialism – so it works in democracy, accepts capitalism, and attempts to achieve welfare. Socialism may be best described as a set of half baked romantic ideas – without any idelogical footing. It can never be an answer to the capitalism. It has already become subservient to Captialism.

Socialism is aimed at equitable wealth distribution
Socialism may have wealth distribution as its main objective. But, it can not even attempt to do a decent job in this direction. This is because, socialism is based on anti capitalistic, anti Brahmin, and anti rich, and sometimes, anti developmental agenda.

Communism is scientific
Science and religion are ineherntly opposed to each other in the western society. Communism is opposed to (Christian) religion by design and claims to be scientific in its approach. Socialism and all other shades of communism continue the same claim – that they are scientific. In fact, Communism is as scientific as any other political idelology.

Communism, leftist and socialist idelogies are atleast good intended
Intentions of not only communists, but also all others including religious, rich and powerful is good. Intentions alone is not sufficient to achieve good results. Understanding of true values, compliance towards them, approach taken contribute significantly in achieving good results. Communism has faulty understanding about the value system, and have adopted wrong approaches. Communism and thier variants can not be stated as good intended.

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