15th September 2010
People are the same everywhere. India’s system has made Indians corrupt
The other day I was reading this report, "According to Pratyush Sinha, who stepped down as India's Central Vigilance Commissioner on Monday, only 20 per cent of the country's people are steadfastly honest, while he describes the remaining 50 per cent – more than half a billion people – as "borderline"."
The reality, as I've explained at great length in BFN, is that our governance system has made them corrupt. People everywhere are the same.
To transform India's system totally all we need is 1500 serious leaders committed to freedom and good governance. That is a tiny fraction of 1 per cent of India's population. Even if Pratyush Sinha's figures are right (which I don't think they are), FTI should not have a problem finding good people.
The problem is not the shortage of good people but that deep inside their hearts Indians have given up on India. Indians just don't believe in themselves. They either want shortcuts which can never work, or they refuse to believe that things can change for the better: they refuse to apply their mind. They refuse to explore the alternatives on offer.
FTI offers an easy and simple way for good people, committed to freedom, to start a chain reaction to reform India.
I GUARANTEE that good policy will convert India into the world's most honest society. Piyush Sinha has NO IDEA OF HOW TO CHANGE THINGS. Don't listen to him!
It needs deep understanding of governance principles to change things. That type of thinking is completely absent in the midst of the shallow thinking that is used to govern India.
Let's change that. Let's think clearly.