panacea: Audio clip : The Buddha or Karl Marx by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: he being an accomplished bourgeois intellectual it is not at all surprising that he should misread & misquote Marx & Marxism-Leninism just as his detractors on the other side of the Caste Order used to do. Can he cite a single instance when & where the communist ideologues advocate offensive violence as a means to achieve their goal of social revolution? what they say is that as the State is essentially a ruthlessly repressive tool effectively used by the ruling classes in their class war on the toiling masses the latter may have no option but to take to arms to defend themselves in the face of naked terror as well as to snatch Political Power from their oppressors. By the way , how could a Buddhist like him forget what happened to Buddhism that had been banished to neighbouring lands by the Brahminical Order with the active support of the erstwhile Rulers . Actually i have all along been wondering how the Manuvadins had accommodated him in the Constituent Assembly & the Central Cabinet . Perhaps they were happy that he too was sailing in the same boat as regards their contempt for the Communists.