11th September 2011
Arvind Kerjriwal is a self-proclaimed socialist – thus an enemy of India, along with other socialists
For long the ideas of Arvind Kejriwal appeared to me to be extremely diffuse, and I've so commented on this blog on occasion. I recently asked to see his theory of state, for I couldn't understand where he comes from in the theoretical sense. My initial analysis of his theory showed that he is seriously confused. I said:
Socialism is the underlying cause of India's misgovernance, but Kejriwal's paper doesn't even show the REMOTEST understanding of that. He imagines that simply by having more local power things will become miraculously better.
NONE of his ideas, for instance, drill down into the underlying causes of corruption. He is clearly happy with India's socialist policies, just concerned about a few minor fringe issues (his "solutions" therefore TOTALLY fail to deliver, e.g. RTI. Why did RTI not eliminate corruption, – why did it also need Lokpal? The same fate will attend the Lokpal – which doesn't address ANY of the causes of corruption. Why is state funding of elections NOT being promoted by IAC?)
Well, Kejriwal has now cleared the air and declared himself SOCIALIST:
Do you have ideological inclinations?
Let me speak about the people in the leadership as I cannot speak for all the people who have participated. There cannot be anyone in the leadership who has a communal background. Our core team consists of 25 people and most of them are left centre. I hope that answers your question.
Need I say more? Now, everything fits.
No wonder there has been no response from Arvind Kejriwal (or Kiran Bedi) to my personal messages (delivered through intermediaries). THESE PEOPLE ARE SOCIALISTS – NO DIFFERENT TO THE CONGRESS AND BJP LEADERS THEY CLAIM TO OPPOSE.
So now the whole of Inda knows that Arvind and I are on OPPOSITE SIDES. That's good to know.
I left the Academy (in August 1994) one year before Arvind Kejriwal joined the civil service (1995). Had I been at the Academy in 1995 I would have taught him. At the least I hope he was taught by Atindra Sen of the 1978 batch of IAS (now with the Bombay chambers of commerce) – an economist whom I hold in high esteem.
But the Academy's thrust was, of course, socialist under the leadership of NC Saxena (and Harsh Mander who was a couple of batches senior to me – 1980 vs mine – 1982). That might have prevented good economics education from being imparted to the young officer trainees. And so we have managed to create YET ANOTHER economic illiterate who is now further damaging India – damage that was started by Nehru.
If Arvind will kindly do me the courtesy of reading BFN (as his countefactual professor at the Academy) we can discuss further.
Else I'm going oppose anything he does to destroy India's future. Sorry, I can't tolerate socialists. They are THE ENEMIES OF INDIA. Period.
The failure of economics education in India is colossal. A disaster.