26th November 2012
I OPPOSE Aam Aadmi Party so long as it doesn’t abjure socialism
Let it be known that even there is the SLIGHTEST whiff of socialism in AAP, I'll oppose it tooth and nail.
Extract from an email I sent to my father today.
Thanks for this. I'm writing to clarify.
I was most keen for Arvind Kejriwal to join politics (and FTI) so I met him in February 2012 and advised him to do so. He was able to spare only 20 minutes of his time and promised to read my book and get back to me.
But he did not do so. After many months and repeated emails on many topics (including reminders to read the book), he did finally respond to one email (based on my comment about his economics illiteracy published by Business Standard) but he had completely forgotten our meeting in February nor read anything, nor asked any questions. My response to his email was also not responded.
In that way, it will be incorrect to state that "understand my son Sanjeev Sabhlok Ex I.A.S is very much in touch with I.A.C (India Against Corruption)". I may have tried to be in touch with Arvind but he never bothered to discuss.
Mr. Asthana knows my views for a very long time. His ideas are very similar to mine so I don't know what he is doing with the socialist AAP. As far as I'm concerned, I do not associate with any socialists. And Mr Prashant Bhushan is pure red. He wants to nationalise (and bring about the same commanding heights that Nehru wanted?). And Arvind wants to fix prices (he can outsmart the laws of demand and supply).
In my views such socialist ideas are the root cause of India's problems and for me to associate with Arvind at this stage is simply not feasible.
On the other hand, he is a good man and all people on his group are good people, so I'm willing to discuss with them and offer to show them what will work and what won't. But there is simply no desire in Arvind's group to discuss. They say they are for "Aam Aadmi" but scrupulously avoid any discussion or debate, that's been my experience. I'm told that's exactly what they do to others don't hold their socialist beliefs.
My last personal email conversation with Mr. Asthana went nowhere. I asked Mr Asthana a few questions and he simply said I should ask Arvind. But how can I ask Arvind when he doesn't want to discuss?
I have offered to talk to Arvind on the phone and discuss, but that's not happening.
I will keep trying (e.g. through this email). I treat such emails as an attempt to reach out to him and any other good people in India.
At this stage I am NOT associated with AAP.
I am, however, happy to work with IAC (Anna's and Kiran Bedi's group) and with Baba Ramdev to the extent I can, and with anyone else interested in working for genuine reforms in India.
I do not recommend that anyone join AAP, which is a socialist party and will destroy India even further. I am disappointed that Mr. Asthana – with his great knowledge and wisdom, has chosen to support socialists. I hope he will take the message of liberty to Arvind and Mr. Bhushan. If anyone in AAP knows what I stand for, that is Mr. Asthana. He must not let this group impose its ideas on India. He must guide them to ensure greater liberty for all.
I'm most pleased to continue to engage with AAP. (I will, however, oppose AAP publicly and in all forums if I find even the SLIGHTEST whiff of socialism in their ideas).
I'm happy to be back full time in India (with appropriate arrangements) once a combined front can be formed to defeat socialism and introduce standard world-best policies of liberty.
In sum, please do not join or support AAP, currently a 100 per cent socialist group.
I hope that India will one day realise that good people with bad ideas do FAR MORE HARM than bad people with good ideas. The ideal, of course is good people with good ideas.
Hitler was not corrupt. He was also very religious. But we know what happens with collectivist (socialist) ideas he promoted. Let the government be a nightwatchman and umpire. No more.
Evidence that IAC (AAP now) is socialist