I find it particularly horrifying that the Total Chacha State has decided to use the Army and the Air Force to tackle the Maoists in the jungles of Central India. Chacha Manmohan S Gandhi wants to "enforce the writ of the State."
In the meantime, the historian Ramachandra Guha has penned a thoughtful column on the ongoing crisis in Manipur, wherein he concludes that the best thing that can be done is to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This Act, by which the Army has called the shots in Manipur, has been in force since the 50s, since before I was born. And there has never been any peace. Indeed, if anything, the "writ of the State" was never to be found on the ground. It is this scenario that our Total Chacha State wants to repeat in Central India. They want to thrive on chaos. They want never-ending civil wars all over India so that the sheeple have no other choice but to look towards them for a solution. This nefarious plan of theirs must be defeated.
Democracy means self-government. It means Liberty. It means the diffusion of power, not its centralization. It means politics solves conflicts, not bullets. The implications for the Maoists are threefold: the tribals must enjoy their rights to Private Property and free exchange; they must "self-police" their homelands; and the Maoist ideology must be tackled politically - which is impossible because liberalism is debarred entry into Indian politics.
Let us not forget that Chacha is a central planner. He overestimates the ability of the State's powers of compulsion and coercion in economic affairs. He therefore proceeds naturally to overestimating the ability of the armed forces to solve a mass uprising. We need a mass politician to do that. Not Chacha. He is taking us headlong into disaster.