Naked Fakir


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To the Editor of the CRIMSON:

The historic law that renegades first fling invectives at their opponents, then invite them to a fight, and then when the fight gets hot, retire to oblivion wearing a mantle of morality, is proved anew in the recent letter of my critic. People are so low and dull as not to perceive serious arguments. It is my critic who first characterized one of my ideas as "shallow" instead of giving "a reasoned" statement of his disagreement. I will not seek the hospitable columns of the CRIMSON any more. Yet I do not retire from the fight. I am in the fight still. After all the real fight lies in India and not in the CRIMSON. The sooner such critics retire to oblivion, the nearer is the emancipation of India.

It is high time one should question the sincerity and honesty of the critic.

1. The critic never discussed Marxism, nor Indian affairs with me although he has been living with me for the last two years. All of a sudden, when my article appeared in the "Critic," he thought it his duty to reply. Instead of meeting my thesis honestly, he made a poor reply--a eulogistic daubery of Gandhi.

2. The critic again misquoted Shaw. One must face facts squarely and honestly like Lenin, however, bitter they are. . .

3. The critic a few days ago told me, that he is willing to revise his idea of Gandhi's leadership. . . The second Round Table Conference objectively showed Gandhi's abject failure as a leader. Yet the critic comes again with a reply stating it as an "unassailable fact," that Gandhi is the greatest leader.

Ten thousand Gandhis might fast, the British Empire will never surrender. Imperialism is not afraid of Gandhism. It is afraid of communism. . .

Marxism will not be afraid of waging a war against imbeciles and fakers, renegades and distorters. Hundred years of Marxism, fifty years of Bolshevism and fifteen years of the dictatorship of the Proletariat have become a reality only when fakers and imbeciles, distorters and stranglers of revolutionary tradition have been mercilessly shot and ruthlessly killed. A Marxist needs no pity. One should pity this Indian critic who prostitutes his intelligence at the University parading his adherence to the senile wisdom of "a naked fakir." K. B. Krishna.

(Ed. Note--Mr. Dhillon and Mr. Krishna each having been allowed the use of these columns on two occasions, the CRIMSON is obliged to terminate its publication of the controversy.)