26th November 2010
Why this man, Narayanan Krishna of Madurai, is more admirable than our politicians and industry leaders
Watch this (if you haven't yet):
Now watch the videos here. Compare the way our politicians and bureaucrats treat the people of this "great" land.
It is the job of the government to ensure the social minimum for all (see my detailed article on this subject here). It is in that fundamental job that the governments of India have TOTALLY FAILED, despite claiming to be working for the poor (remember the fraud of "Garibi Hatao" by Indira Gandhi? – see this painting I made when I was 16 years old, to protest this fraudulent claim by Indira Gandhi – and her progeny have kept up the fraud).
It is not merely the desire for India's wealth and prosperity that drives me. In fact such a desire can give us no emotional energy. It is the desire to eliminate poverty COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY, that basically drives me. And I know it can be achieved through the policies I advocate. Indeed, I have clearly outlined a program whereby this can be done RIGHT NOW within three years.
Now let me tell you something that bugs me a lot.
I went to one of India's most famous industrialists (in the IT industry) and asked him what is the plan for the use of the UID currently under preparation. He informed me that its use is not his focus, that he is working purely on the delivery of the concept. But the UID is meaningless if it is not used to support the negative income tax solution to eliminate poverty.
I then explained the FTI concept to this gentleman and asked him to support it, but, instead, he asked me to join an existing political party (e.g. Congress). I refused, having too much self-respect to do that.
Let me be very clear about this – that I have VERY LITTLE RESPECT for those who don't work for the poorest of the poor of India at all times. To me there is NO POINT in India being a 'superpower' with such ghastly poverty that we have. There is no point claiming that "India is Shining" if we are also one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
I do NOT admire this greatly-admired-and-written-about industrialist – since he is merely part of the system that I oppose. He has no heart – or at least not the kind of heart needed to TOTALLY reform India.
We need people like Narayanan Krishna of Madurai – millions of them. But more importantly we need highly capable leaders with the heart of N.Krishna. Only leaders with a good clean heart can eliminate the need for bright young persons like N. Krishna to abandon their career and work for the poor. We need leaders who will ELIMINATE poverty.
That is what FTI wants – leaders with determination to eliminate poverty. Not those who want to lead as decoration pieces or those who care only for the perks of power and leadership.
Please join me in applauding N.Krishna.
I don't have a firm view on whether God exists or not, or whether, as Advaita says, we are all part of God in some form, but if there is one, then please God bless him.
Instead of such heartfelt gratitude for N.Krishna's work, I have only "Ghrina" or "nafrat" (घृणा/ नफरत) – two words that can't be translated into English – for our politicians and "great" industrialists who are hands in glove with the corrupt forces of India. Let's overthrow these useless people.
Please rise to lead India.