Here are some of the posters that are plastered around Kathmandu for the upcoming events. I'll try to keep this from becoming a political rant, and focus on the topic at hand. It's amazing to me that the symbolism that they are using is at all effective. In the first poster below, and I've seen the images elsewhere, we see people like Mao and Stalin with Nepal's communist leader just below them. I would think that comparing yourself and placing yourself near people who murdered millions, MILLIONS, of their own people would not be the ones you would want to compare yourself with. Why not throw Pol Pot up there too?
Personally I find communism to be one of the most juvenile intellectual positions you could possibly take on government. It often shows a complete lack of understanding the nature of human beings and of governments in general. The fact that it is supported by phrases like "workers of the world unite" is so absurd given the track record of these movements that it boggles the mind to still see this in print. When have the "workers" ever run these socialist regimes? These government structures are always run by pseudo-intellectuals who form a political class that is backed by military force. Every time, and they ride on the backs of the "workers" who "unite". I've never understood Asia's fascination with these kinds of movements, be it in Cambodia, Vietnam, China, the red-shirts uprising now in Thailand and the uprising here and in to a lesser extent in India. The factors of rural poor, lack of social mobility, corrupt and complacent government, unemployment among young males; all these things play a factor, but it just seems odd to me that it always manifests itself as these communist symbol laden movements.
Anyway without further long winded commentary here are the posters popping up in Kathmandu;
Gullible People Workers of the World Unite"
"We don't need the boss, the boss needs us!!!!!"
True but then you would need the start up costs, the risk and the energy to do something on your own!!!