Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Edited: Testament of Leon Trotsky

My high (and still rising) blood pressure is deceiving those near me about my actual condition. I am active and able to work but the outcome is evidently near. These lines will be made public after my death.

I have no need to refute here once again the stupid and vile slander of Stalin and his agents: there is not a single spot on my revolutionary honour. I have never entered, either directly or indirectly, into any behind-the-scenes agreements or even negotiations with the enemies of the working class. Thousands of Stalin’s opponents have fallen, victims of similar false accusations. The new revolutionary generations will rehabilitate their political honour and deal with the Kremlin executioners according to their deserts.

I thank warmly the friends who remained loyal to me through the most difficult hours of my life. I do not name anyone in particular because I cannot name them all.

However, I consider myself justified in making an exception in the case of my companion, Natalia Ivanovna Sedova. In addition to the happiness of being a fighter for the cause of socialism, fate has given me the happiness of being her husband. During the almost forty years of our life together she remained an inexhaustible source of love, magnanimity, and tenderness. She underwent great suffering, especially in the last period of our lives. But I find some comfort in the fact that she also knew days of happiness.
For forty-three years of my conscious life I have remained a revolutionist; for forty-two of them I have fought under the banner of Marxism. If I had to begin all over again I would of course try and avoid this or that mistake, but the main course of my life would remain unchanged. I shall die a proletarian revolutionist, a Marxist, a dialectical materialist, and, consequently, an irreconcilable atheist. My faith in the communist future of mankind is not less ardent, indeed it is firmer today, than it was in the days of my youth.

Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression, and violence and enjoy it to the full.

Leon Trotsky, 
Member of Polite Bureau, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) exiled in Mexico February 27th 1940 and was assassinated. 

A coda was added later dated March 3rd 1940. Mainly dealing with what should happen should he be involved in a serious drawn out illness, it ends with the following words:

“... But whatever may be the circumstances of my death I shall die with unshaken faith in the communist future. This faith in man and in his future gives me even now such power of resistance as cannot be given by any religion.”

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Patna Serial Bombings and Shri Modi

Its a matter of concern that miscreants caused serial bombings in Patna Gandhi Nagar Rally of Shri Narendra Modi for BJP. Accusation and counter accusation will go on. But things are moving in different directions as I feel. I don't think BJP itself has done the deadly attack in which couple of people killed. Because wherever Shri Modi is moving people's gathering is seen in thousands and lakhs means he has become a popular political face in the country. With Shri Modi's revival, BJP has started gaining ground and is expecting a good position in 2014 general election. But his opponents are certainly worried to watch his prospect. If the impression can be created that Shri Modi is seen as an enemy of Islam by Indian Mujahiddin backed by Laskar-e-Toiba or Al Quida, the Muslim votes is expected to be swinged in favour of the opposition, more particularly at a time when self styled spokespersons include Shahi Imaams have not yet unmasked themselves. So, let the innocent lives are lost in the conspiracy. If my doubt proves to be true, its very dangerous situation the country may experience in the near future. Remember, there is no true Gandhian in ruling or opposition party. So violence or counter violence has become the order of our national life what exactly our enemies across the border would cherish to fish in the troubled water.

corrupt blog

I am sorry to inform my write ups in Bengali fonts have been observed as corrupt for reason unknown to me. Henceforth, I shall file all in English only. I don't understand who did the nonsense and for why?

Friday, October 25, 2013

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