I have a confession to make; while I strongly oppose the (Indian) left I have not always been prejudiced against them.
In fact till some years ago I could identify with the leftist ideals, I have always been impressed by the Marxist ideas on the nation state, the soviet ideal of all working together in a classless world appealed to me so much so that I still rue the collapse of the USSR. What made me change my views then? I am still the person who believes that the emergency was a good thing which happened to India. I have dreamt often of an alternative history where the INA would have fought the brits and won freedom for us long before we did, and a certain Netaji would have lorded over undivided India with his obvious leftist leanings. What made me change then?
One I do not agree with the socialist views on religion, I believe in god and his worshipping and I think others have the right to do the same. In short I believe in religious freedom for all. Second as I have developed my economic acumen I have come to the conclusion that the socialistic model of economic entities is not adroit in catering to the real need of underdeveloped or developing countries such as India.
Strictly speaking the government has no business in government. I do not believe in an out and out capitalistic model ass well. What is required is that the private enterprises can manage the businesses while the government can take care of other issues such as healthcare , education, law and order etc. yes I too believe that education should be provided to all and for FREE. Healthcare facilities should b provided FREE of cost as well…and free here does not mean anyway inferior, the best facilities in the world should be developed in this country for its citizens. Some people will find this difficult to believe but under the erstwhile Iraqi regime of saddam Hussein education and healthcare of the best level were indeed provided to Iraqis, this in contrast to the American system where people merge out of colleges either neck deep in debt or working their asses of in 4 jobs at the same time. And if you happen to fall ill without insurance you can find solace only with god…..hope you get there soon.
The third and by far most pertinent reason for my moving away from my leftist views is the current crops of leftist politicians around the world, and more visibly in India simply do not adhere to the ideals set by Marx, Lenin and other great leftist thinkers.
Not working to the cause of the poor yet proclaiming the same they disgust me to the utmost degree. also I do not identify with the brand of university politics played out by the left affiliated unions, opposition to MNC coffee outlets seems to be their only agenda, yet the same people dressed up in fabindia Kutras (an outlet owned by a firang) and levis (mnc???) using their mobiles …none of which are made in India and traveling in cars of foreign makers……follow what you preach and I will accord some respect to you.
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