Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Nepalese Victory
The rolling protests in Nepal, led by the country's students, have brought welcome democracy to Nepal, with the monarch finally caving in to demands to allow a new parliament to rewrite the constitution with full democratic rights inherent. This was a substantial victory for a people long denied any voice in the direction of their own state, and a major blow to communist influence in the small mountain state, as the monarch was long seen as being in the pockets of Nepal's Moaist leadership.

I'm always pleased to see a rising democracy in any state without individual rights, and most especially so, when it seems to have come from the sentiment of it's own people, rather than from foreign interference. That truly, is democracy...