Sunday, July 11, 2010

Communism and Kerala -iv

I start this post with an assumption that China is going to be the most successful nation in the years to come. They may or may not remain communist country but the foundation laid by the present communist regime will take it to glorious future. My three reasons for this assumption are;
1. Individual
With a single kid family I don't see any family failing perpetually
2. Communal
With 92% population adhering to a single ethnic identity (Han) there could be very few reasons for ethnic conflicts. Also limited influence of divisive religions (if practiced by significant sections of population) like Islam, Christianity, Hindutva together with the lack of stagnating philosophy like the caste system  are big plus points. I don't see Atheists, Buddhists and Taoists fighting each other violently.
3. Security
The conflicts with minorities in fact are advantageous to Chinese military. The weak but simmering opposition would keep Chinese military sharp and in practice without exactly wearing them down.

However, Fred Weston at 'International Marxist Tendency' believes China for the first time in history has created Marx's true urban workers and it'll herald true Marxist revolution. But I don't think it'll change much. As I said before fundamental drive for a Marxist revolution is the alienation of urban worker and not the economic disparity. At any case, all these urban workers might strive for living standards of upper classes and not really pull it down to socialist stagnation. The socialism or communism can only succeed when every urban worker discovers his/her alienation and able to articulate it.




Via Leherensuge


But is there a parallel to bureaucracy led capitalism of China in Kerala? To my surprise, there certainly some kind of micro revolution is taking place in Kerala. Since  Kerala's communists cannot form dictatorial government to create a bureaucratic  capitalism, they have created their own venture capitalism in the state thro' their party organization. 


CPI(Marxist) is one of the biggest venture capitalists in the state with interests in media and tourism. They do understand as Soviets and Chinese before them that they need to create jobs. However, I'm not sure if they could be as successful as China. The scope of all those projects appear to be very limited. Also, I wonder if these ventures are 'collective'? Do all CPI(M) members hold the stake in them? Do they get dividends in profits? At least, in China this part is supposedly secret and nobody know their actual stakes. I'm not sure if this is the case with CPI(M) owned ventures too.

1 comment:

bachodi said...

Really ? I doubt so.
Our guys are bad at copying ..

BTW China becoming most success full looks very true,,,we are still far far behind.