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Some hard-hitting questions to the so-called leftists of my country

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Why is it you are opposed to the idea of a nation and yet are nationalists when it comes to promoting your own interests or when it comes to professional maneuvering?

Can't you see you are elites busy conspiring with other elites to make sure you get the best part of the cake?

Can't you see when you talk about human rights it means your rights to live a western lifestyle in a third-world country?

Why do you fill your language with clichés and jargon making predictable arguments whose conclusions you have decided long before you knew what is at stake?

Why are the leftists a club with members who toe the official line and not individuals committed to the truth in a Gandhian sense of the term?

How is it your sons and daughters are in the US or some other western country doing the most capitalist of all degrees which is a Master's in Business Administration instead of studying Dialectical Materialism in another third-world country? How does that reflect on the anti-Americanism you are never tired of mouthing for the benefit of the audience?

Why do you reduce the truth to ideology and let ideology determine what is true rather than the other way round?

Why do you never see individuals as men and women with strengths and weaknesses and expect them to conform to moral ideals you yourself are away from?

Do you know that Marx's favorite writer was Shakespeare who views human nature with singular and boundless compassion seeing people for what they are rather than what we would like them to be?

Do you know that people are not saints but capable of faults that each one of us individually is in our private moments?

Do you know that leftism is not about making the oppressed look "innocent" placing them on a pedestal beyond human weaknesses but in seeing them as people capable of good and bad in equal measure?

Do you really believe that the poor cannot see through this bourgeoisified left that makes no compromises when it comes to its own gargantuan appetites?

Do you think the downtrodden do not know that the left has sold its soul to the devils of free market the world over so that they could taste political power and steal the resources of the masses like their capitalist brethren?

Do you think the poor are blind to the consumption patterns of those who preach the gospel of leftism?

Do you know that leftism cannot be reduced to a form of hate-mongering and indoctrination telling "victims" what they wish to hear?

Do you know that love and friendship are characteristics of the human species and you need to love the downtrodden before you claim to speak for them?

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Prakash Kona is a writer, teacher and researcher who lives in Hyderabad, India. He is currently Professor at the Department of English Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.

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