“Where the mind is without fear,
and the head is held high”
“চিত্ত যেথা ভয়শূন্য,
উচ্চ যেথা শির॥”
The Bengali Renaissance came into existence when Raja Rammohan Roy radically reformed the Hindu society and ended with the poetic wonders of Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore. Within this period, eminent Bengalis like educationist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, physicist Professor Satyendranath Bose, chemist Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy, biologist Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, film director Satyajit Ray, author Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and spiritual activists like Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo had radically transformed the Bengali society into a swarm of free-thinking philosophers. This period of Renaissance not only advanced and urbanized Bengal, but also transformed the Indian society into a mixed-urban cult. The Bengali Renaissance was so impactful in the Indian society, that a proverb came into being, stating – “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow”!
Now coming to the very basic point, the socio-religious philosophies which the Leftist cadres term as ‘Marxism’ had been implemented way before the term itself came into existence and has always been a part of the Bengali mindset since the initiation of Bengali renaissance and was introduced by Raja Rammohan Roy himself as the ‘Bramho Samaj’. Karl Marx was born in 1818, when Raja Rammohan Roy had already formed ‘Bramho Samaj’ in 1828 and spread awareness about anti-casteism, anti-idolism and introduced woman empowerment in the society. The concept of ‘Marxism’ that CPI(M) and SFI leaders spread amongst its cadres and the common masses of Bengal are all derived from the principles of ‘Bramho Samaj’ and the true identity of communism is masked behind these honest and reformative ideals. ‘Marxism‘ is a left-wing to far-left method of socio-economic analysis that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development, better known as historical materialism, to understand class relations and social conflict and a dialectical perspective to view social transformation. 99% of CPI(M) and SFI workers don’t even understand their own ideology! They are brainwashed into believing that Marxism influenced the Bengali Renaissance by the super intelligent CPI(M) leaders and are turned into so called ‘Leftist harmads’! They don’t understand that all the leaders they follow, promote capitalism at the mask of communism themselves! Jyoti Basu, Subhas Chakraborty, Biman Basu, Md Salim and all other leaders brainwashed the Bengalis into believing that their own natural mindset was a fruit of Leftist influence in Bengal, whereas the progenitor of Leftism was just a 10-year-old kid back then! They stopped English education and crippled the higher education system to destroy the innate intelligence that the Bengalis carried in their DNA! They transformed Bengalis from a swarm of free-thinking philosphers to party cadres or harmads, thus putting an end to the era of Bengali excellence! They promised and gave jobs to party cadres, thus themselves practising corruption and showing their capitalist nature! And they did all of these to fulfill their agenda of crippling the state of Bengal so that they can destroy the Bengali supremacy in India, which was an agenda provided to them by the RSS! They also looted the Bengali commons of their property, jobs and wealth via various corruptive practices thus completely destroying the economy of Bengal which resulted the AITC government to bear a huge loan of 1.87 lakh crores when they electorally won against the CPI(M) government of Bengal!
Thanks to Mamata Banerjee and All India Trinamool Congress for breaking the 34-year old loompant regime of CPI(M), thus bringing an end to the so-called ‘communism’ which masked widespread hooliganism, vandalism and corruption underneath its name! Finally, I would like to convey to all my leftist brothers in Bengal and India, that break your misconceptions, and understand, whatever you think is ‘Marxism’ and ‘Communism’ is a hoax! Its ‘Rammohanism’!
Following the path of peace and changing the society is more acceptable than promoting ‘HARMADism’ and bloodshed amongst the youth of Bengal!
This is not a war! People want peace! Promote healthy politics!
Bengal doesn’t need ‘Communism’, Bengal needs ‘Mamataism’!
(The author, Soujatya Sarkar, is the General Secretary of Rajabazar Science College Trinamool Chhatra Parishad.)