March 24, 2012
Why FTI should keep plugging away. The voter wants change.
Democracy works. The voter is not a fool.
The reality is that when a good, credible alternative is offered to the people, they tend to pause and give it careful consideration.
The results of today's election in the state of Queensland demonstrate this clearly.
A government with a clear majority has been left a rump with barely 7 seats out of 89 (see this).
This did not happen by magic. It took two things:
a) continued misgovernance by the Queensland government, and
b) serious preparation by the opposition.
India has been seriously misgoverned for 65 years. But the (liberal) opposition has NEVER prepared seriously to fight socialist governments.
FTI is India's first serious effort to organise SYSTEMATICALLY, and to offer a credible set of leaders who will depose India's utterly corrupt, incompetent socialist governments.
FTI's task appears tedious and slow at the moment, for it faces decades of apathy from the "educated" classes of India who feel entirely disenfranchised and are unwilling to stand up and be counted.
However, there is only ONE way out of this mess: prepare diligently and persistently. Do not let go the pressure. Do not relax. Keep organising. Keep growing. Slow and steady. Systematic. It will work. It will yield results. Not necessarily in 2014, but surely by 2019.
India is desperately THIRSTY for change. Who will provide a genuine alternative? That is the only question before the voter.