[Marxism] Distinction between authoritarian and totalitarian states

Jim jim at redunity.org
Sat Feb 25 11:11:06 MST 2017

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Saturday, February 25, 2017, 4:09:37 PM, you wrote:

> Louis,          There is a debate going on among the left cadre
> whether Modi's BJP is aspiring to build a fascist state. BJP and RSS
> have got all the armaments ready to build a totalitarian state.BJP
> is a branch of the all powerful RSS (Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh -
> Translation: National self service group), which actually exterts
> its influence on the administration. In fact, Modi has to bow before
> the authority of RSS leasdership cotorie. Major decisions are taken
> at the Nagpur HQ of RSS, located in Central India. RSS has got many
> shadowy organisation such as Bajrang Dal (the Monkey God Corps),
> Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP for short - the ideological wing of RSS),
> Sanatan Sansthan (the covert organisation that had murdered 3
> prominent intellectuals). It is reported that RSS has under its
> umbrella hundreds of such covert and overt organizations, with
> membership running into 3 or 4 million. Added to this, they have
> many local outfits such as Shiv Sena (Shiva's Army).
> [...]

Shiv Sena is a fascist party local to the state of Maharashtra, particularly in Bombay (renamed Mumbai by the fascists), carving its way by being xenophobically opposed, often violently, to workers from outside the state. It was set up on the initiative of the CIA to destroy leftist trade unions in the Bombay mills; it now has its own fascist trade unions. Shiv Sena was in a Maharashtra government coalition with the BJP; that co-operation ended in 2014. Shiv Sena is not part of the BJP, nor is the breakaway group, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Somewhat gratifyingly, these two Senas have literally been at each other's throats, spilling fellow fascists' blood.
In solidarity

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