India has failed her population and kept South Asia in penury. China has. Malaysia has provided her citizens with a decent standard of living. Pakistanis will work out their problems. Don’t worry and don’t pontificate. The best development in Asia was NOT achieved by India, but by China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia…go figure! A discussion on reasons why external powers imposed leaders on small countries is well known.
The Farce of Bharati “democracy” was shattered by the Dr. Ambedkar and the Dalits who after 60 years have not been able to get the “right to live” and or shed the bondage of slavery and untouchability. The Untouchables, Dalits and Shudras represent 450 million people, but they are subservient to majoratarianism which is controlled by a coterie of upper caste familis. The Nehru/Gandhi famliy have a stranglehold on the politics of Bharat and they will not allow alternate leadership.
And to further his cause he points out: “The Indian society does not consist of individuals. It consists of innumerable collection of castes, which are exclusive in their life and have no common experience to share and have no bond of sympathy. The existence of caste system is a standing denial of the existence of those ideals of society and therefore of democracy. An Indian cannot eat or marry with an Indian simply because he or she does not belong to his or her caste. An Indian simply can not touch an Indian because he or she does belong to his or her caste.” Ambedkar questions the political system and how Congress party field its candidate and how they are selected carefully on the basis of their caste. Ambedkar says : “How does an Indian vote in an election? He votes for a candidate who belongs to his own caste and no other Further he considers caste system as a bane to democracy. ‘ Castes are not equal in their status. They are standing one above another. They are jealous of one another. It is an ascending scale of hatred and descending scale of contempt. The feature of caste system has most pernicious consequences. It destroys willing and helpful cooperation.” Countercurrents. Caste And Democracy In India By Vidya Bhushan Rawat
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PLUTOCRATIC KLEPTOCRACY EQUALS DYNASTIC MOBOCRACY
Is Indian Dynastic “Democracy” a Plutocratic Kleptocracy? Rebutting the fiction of “Democracy”
Is the “land of the Ganges” the epitome of democracy, or is it a Plutocratic Kleptocracy imposed to keep the power away from the Muslims, Sikhs, Dalits and Maoists. If it is a democracy it should adhere to the “popular principles” of adult franchise internally and externally.“
- About 370 BC, Plato wrote: “A democracy is a state in which the poor, gaining the upper hand, kill some and banish others, and then divide the offices among the remaining citizens equally.”
- A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.” James Madison
- sound political decisions concerning means as well as ends require not only reliable knowledge of such things as economics, geography, sociology, and military strategy, but also something like moral competence, the question arises as to how this sort of preparedness can be acquired. Plato’s emphatic answer is: by a sound and systematic education. No good government—democratic or otherwise–is possible without an adequate amount of knowledge and understanding. It is for this reason that education is the most central concern of Plato’s Republic.
PLATO’S PARABLE OF THE CAVE: Behold! Human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so they cannot move, and can see only before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets. (6)
The tightly chained prisoners, as Socrates then points out, can neither see each other nor themselves. Nor can they see the puppets and objects that the puppeteers carry along the walkway in front of the fire and behind their heads. All the prisoners can see are the shadows of the things carried in front of the fire-the shadows cast on the wall of the cave. Naturally, the prisoners think that the shadows are real things. And when the puppeteers talk the prisoners think that the shadows are talking. They are totally caught in a world of illusion. (From Jorn K. Bramann: Educating Rita and Other Philosophical Movies) http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phil/forum/PlatoRep.htm
While Plato thus describes the liberating and empowering nature of education, he was deeply pessimistic with regard to its popularity. In the tale of the cave great emphasis is placed on the difficulties of acquiring knowledge, and on the hostility and mistrust that many people feel toward education and educated people. The ascent out of the cave and into the light is neither easy nor necessarily voluntary, and it requires a persistence and willingness to undergo changes that most people would find too strange to consider, or too painful to endure. Not only do cave dwellers dislike leaving the cozy darkness to which they are accustomed, they also hate and mistrust those who have been outside and who have come back to improve things. Most people dislike being told that they lack knowledge; disturbing gadflies like Socrates are rarely respected for their critical remarks and demanding ideas. What people basically like is having fun and being left alone.
And that, according to Plato, is the reason why democracy does not work. Good government requires a sufficient degree of knowledge and understanding, and democracy in particular presupposes a competent citizenry. His experiences in Athens convinced Plato not only that the demos of his native city was incapable of making rational decisions, but also that it is simply not in the nature of most people to exert themselves in the pursuit of a serious education–to become competent governors of themselves. It will, Plato thought, always be just a small number of people who will be willing to develop their intellectual faculties to a point where they can be trusted to make informed and well reasoned decisions. (From Jorn K. Bramann: Educating Rita and Other Philosophical Movies) http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phil/forum/PlatoRep.htm
“Democracy” was popularized during WW2 as a pretext to wage war on Japan. “Democracy” was only for the white male in the colonial era, not for the Native Americans, or the blacks of South Africa….and even today remains the white man’s burden. Neither Rome nor Greece was based on adult universal franchise. Read Socrates thesis against democracy (which he calls mobocracy), and his support for dictatorship in Athens led to the Peloponnesian wars and the end of Athens..Don’t be too enamored with the Kiplingish “white mans burden” jargon that brings nothing to the people of India.
If the majority of the people are too uninformed, lackadaisical, or apathetic to make the democratic process rational and effective, then they just reveal their inherent nature, according to this thinking. It is not an upper class that keeps the demos unenlightened, but it is the people’s own disposition that makes them eschew enlightenment, and thus dependent on some sort of rulers. If people did not naturally have the disposition they display in a dysfunctional democracy, other people would not be able to exploit and mislead them the way they do. Ruling elites do not create popular ignorance and apathy, a defender of Plato might say, they only use it for their own purposes–in the same way in which a seller of dubious merchandise does not create lack of buyer discretion, but simply exploits that deficiency. (From Jorn K. Bramann: Educating Rita and Other Philosophical Movies) http://faculty.frostburg.edu/phil/forum/PlatoRep.htm
THE FARCE OF DEMOCRACY:
- …Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International say the [India] .. the country also has three Nigerias … that there are still close to 800 million people in India who live on less than $2 a day (Fareed Zakaria)
- “What you see issue after issue, state after state is that powerful [special interest groups] … landed interests have been able to capture the political system and extract government benefits for themselves [by way of] subsidies, etc,” (Fareed Zakaria)
- “It is a great shame… The large majority of people have somehow slipped though the cracks. So you see that India does worse than Bangladesh, worse than Cuba, worse than Syria, on all these measures. It does worse than many other countries that have lower per capita GDP [gross domestic product] than India has…(Fareed Zakaria)
- one has to ask oneself that if the country does not make significant investments in education and healthcare…(Fareed Zakaria)
- All this sounds very gloomy…(Fareed Zakaria) http://www.rediff.com/news/2007/may/23fareed.htm
Vignette into India
Red Nepal: Clear and present danger to IndiaChilled Urine drinking hot in India. From Gandhi to PM Desai.
Why did Buddhism disappear from South Asia? Reviving Hinduism in Budhdist lands: The Hindu extremists use the Safron Swastika flag instead of the tri-colored flag of India. (see Hindu unity dot org)
Indian penury: The reality vs. the Bollywood marketing gloss:
India as World Power 1 Extremist Hindus show power using the Swastika in triple entendre–as an ancient Hindu symbol, reverence for Hitler and sign of Anti-Western Indian power
Superpower India Pt 2 Extremist Hindus revere Hitler and use the Swastika as the Indian flag
India routinely flaunts international resolutions.
The UNO resolutions are also international treaties that India adheres to. For example the plebiscite in Kashmir is not a Pakistani initiative, the world (UN) approved it and India is a party to the agreement and Nehru repeatedly assured the world and Kashmiris that it would adhere to it. See “Kashmir matters” by Moin Ansari and Indus Saga by A.Ahsan or Jinnah by Wolpert.
Many say the border is irrelevant. If the border has lost its relevance, then India should liberate the Kashmiris and withdraw the 800,000 soldiers? What about the democratic rights of Kashmiris? Fire the 800,000 incompetent Indian soldiers and hire Swiss guards to seal the cease fire line.What about democracy for the 50 million White widows, the millions of disenfranchised dalits, the 150 million subjugated Muslims, and the swath of huge lands owned by the Naxalites.
What about the democratic rights of the state of Hyderabad (destroyed in a police action), and the rights of the Assamese? Naxalites? Mizuram? If “India” is the beacon of “democracy” why is it that this dynastic democracy elects leaders usually from only one family and the world jokes that it would elect a monkey if it were put on the ballot of the INC.
What qualification does Sonya have to run a country? or a failed airline pilot? Indian false sense of programming kicks in to treat other people with contempt!..bigotry shows! Let us not confuse Indian mobocracy with apartheid democracy. Democracy does not begin and end with an election and tokenism (minority president). The real power rests with the same families as it always has. One brother in the INC, one brother in the BJP, etc.
India’s horrid interference in Baluchistan is state terrorism and will be paid back in kind. China and Pakistan and Bangladesh will teach the lessons. Does anyone thinks that the world really believes the fiction of “Indian democracy.”
Democracy helped Nehru gobble up Junagarh, Manavadar, Hydrabad, Tripura and many other states. “Democracy” was placed on s shelf to take over Kashmir. A clever imposition of “Unionist Party” “Democracy” almost prevented Sarhad and Punjab from joining Pakistan.
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