One of the reasons why I quit debating on Facebook is that it has never been a place for healthy debates. It is full of Nazis and other assorted fanatics who will drown what you write with inanities, circular arguments, empty rhetorics and plain abuses. These lumpens have seriously impaired brains and if you took them and collected them in one big hall, you still wouldn’t have enough IQ points to make a half-wit. Please don’t mistake me. I have no problem with people with low IQ, unlike the Ubermensch finance minister of Tamil Nadu, but I know better than to applaud them or have them constantly around me. But the Margarine Marxists of Tamil Nadu seem to be thrilled with their company. In a post on the wall of a pompous editor of an English fortnight, a lumpen speaks about the physical appearance of a person and says he is so skinny that if he were to be flayed nothing substantial would remain. The editor finds this comment mirthful, and he calls himself a Marxist.
This was what Marx said and how prescient he is!
“The lumpenproletariat, this scum of the decaying elements of all classes, which establishes headquarters in all the big cities, is the worst of all possible allies. It is an absolutely venal, an absolutely brazen crew. Every leader of the workers who utilizes these gutter proletarians as guards or supports, proves himself by this action alone a traitor to the movement.”
The Margarine Marxists of Tamil Nadu are the textbook definitions of the traitors to the Communist movement and there is no wonder they use lumpens to get cheap thrills. It never occurs to them that Communists don’t score victories by merely winning Brownie points on Facebook.
There are of course several Communists who work sincerely and selflessly among the proletariat and the peasants. But unfortunately, many of those who are visible to the public are proving to be betrayers of the very idea of Communism. One MP brazenly says that his DNA is different from the Northerners. I consider it a shame to call such persons Communists. The public have rightly identified them as miserable camp-followers of the Dravidian movement.
If you are a communist or a Marxist, you should be totally free of racism. You should be a true internationalist and view the world through Marxist and humanist prism. But many Marxists of Tamil Nadu, especially the ones who preen themselves in public, swear by Periyar and try to justify, either overtly or covertly, the brazen racist theories of his. Many of them are unashamedly regional chauvinist and promote unscientific theories of Tamil glory.
The history of modern Tamil Nadu, when it is written, would gratefully acknowledge the glorious work by the Communists in the years preceding our independence and in those that immediately followed it. However, it would also note, with total contempt, the steep fall of the Communists both in the ideological and the popular arenas in the subsequent years, their despicable collaboration with the Periyarist Nazis, thier miserable adherence to tailism and their constant waiting at the high table of the DMK. I am sure it would also mention in passing the Margarine Marxists and the cheap and shameful thrill they got out of the cacophonous rabble surrounding them.