When observers can see ultra-ritualism in celebrating the May Day in the globe over-ruled by non-state money machines, power-maniac corporate media and lustful muscles—the major factors contemporaneously constituting the state character—they would perhaps prefer to question if political parties, especially those labeled as ‘Communist’ are pro-working class forces. The question is far acuter when it comes to Nepal, where there is an unpredictable number of ‘communist’ parties, most of them nominal in strength and social dialogue. I find it quite natural for Nepal’s parties with the overwhelming ideology of free market economy to have sided with owners and wealth accumulators, who become extremely insensitive to the working class people, who produce a huge amount of wealth for them. But I find it extremely unnatural for Nepal’s ‘communist’ parties to have been ardent agents of ultra-privatization when they rise to official power. Their betraying character has been tested positive time and again in Nepal. Hence the existence of higher frustration among the workers.
Nepal’s leading parties, viz., the Nepali Congress, the Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal Maoist (UCPNM), have not to date produced any pro-working class constitution and policies. Instead, they have already destroyed the national industrial infrastructures set up earlier, catapulting the nation into an absolute importer, with 99% dependence on India. Besides, they have adopted the policy of officially encouraging millions of Nepali workers, most of them unskilled and semi-skilled, to swarm to Gulf countries. The evidence for this argument can be found in the rationale of Nepal Government’s Foreign Employment Promotion Board and the Department of Foreign Employment. Nepal Government and other NGOs heavily funded by human supply agencies publicize to encourage Nepali workers to go to Gulf countries. The passports of most of the Nepali workers in Gulf countries are seized at the airports and are returned only when they have to come back to Nepal. However, none of the existing parties in Nepal ever like to raise this issue on behalf of the migrant workers, who are mostly in semi-bonded status.
Should there be any honest investigations in the future, they will prove that Nepal’s owners of human supply agencies have far more money that the state itself. Who facilitated this situation?
While most active workers are swept up to Gulf countries, most talented brain workers are being supplied to America, Canada, Australia and European countries. There exists no environment conducive to economic, sociological and political research. Impact analysis is difficult.
Current wage level of Nepali workers is not corresponding to the norm of an adequate standard of living. Due to anarchic and exorbitant market prices, their life quality is on a constant decline.
Rich people can afford enough drinking water, completely privatized in the major cities of Nepal—a fact over which all parties remain absolutely silent. Workers find it highly challenging to afford enough drinking water.
Deprived of basic wages, social security and insurances, Nepali workers are the miserable ones.
The point is that matter is over the mind of Nepal’s leaderships that seem to have lost the coordination between mind and matter. The Buddha, about 2,600 years ago, taught the society that when mind is over the matter, peace and happiness are possible. Today, Nepal’s lustful politicking has exacerbated the sufferings of people. The noncoordination between mind and matter, according to the Buddha, results in the decay of life. Thus, those who lead people really need to understand the Law of Nature, i.e., the constant interplay between mind and material things.