- As I said in my blog on how to kill corruption, without removing the system of State with its politicians/bureaucRats it is impossible to remove the corruption from this or any other country. If people think that by introducing the Lokpal bill they are going to see the back of corruption monster then they all are day dreaming. Such naive thinking is a result of years of pro-State brainwashing in State controlled schools.
- I also wonder how many people have actually read the Jan Lokpal Bill before joining Anna Hazare and his movement. If they have not then I strongly advise them to do that first. The bill is suppose to give immense powers to the anti-corruption bureau of Lokpal. Now one is only reminded of Lord Acton's warning that, 'all power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely'. When such great powers are delegated to one person (or a group of persons) then it is sooner or later going to be abused. In near future, Indian people will be seen complaining about the corruption of anti-corruption Lokpal officers!!!
- This bill will also create one more bureaucracy - The Lokpal office. This means additional burden on the tax payers to fund the salaries of these useless parasitic bureaucRats.
- I strongly think that, in the revised Lokpal bill, clause will be seriously abused by the authorities. This clause is about 'penalty for false complaint'. I quote the clause, "Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, if someone makes any false or frivolous complaint under this Act, Lokpal may impose such fines on that complainant as it deems fit.
Provided that no fine can be imposed without giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard.
() Such fines shall be recoverable as dues under Land Revenue Act.
() A complaint or allegation once made under this Act shall not be allowed to be withdrawn. This is a sign of danger for the ordinary citizens. I can see that in future, if this bill is passed, the authorities will severely punish few citizens using this clause to let people know that who is the master and who is the slave. After couple of such incidents no citizen will ever dare to file a complaint against any government bureaucRat or politician. People need to understand that they don't have any power in this whole game. Authorities will decide which complaint is false and which is not. Citizens are only going to get a reasonable opportunity of being heard!!! My advise to people: Think thousand times before complaining about the authorities otherwise you will face the wrath of your master government!
- I also worry about the youth of this country because they are so gullible and easily misguided by the politician's rhetoric. State schooling has wonderfully done its job of brainwashing the future generation of this country.
- This bill also aims at making the Indian government financially strong by boosting government revenue through the recovery of graft money! First, I wonder why in the whole world people will want to make their murderous governments strong? By participating in this movement Indians are only stabbing their own backs. And second, what recovery of Government's revenue? It is not government's money; it is tax payer's money. If someone is really serious about removing corruption then why not REMOVE THE TAXES and the central bank RBI first! Tax is a robbery and no Anna Hazare is talking about eliminating this open day light robbery of government thugs. Why not start 'Abolish Taxation' and 'Remove the RBI' movement?
Monday, April 11, 2011
On Anna Hazare and his Jan Lokpal Bill
Since last time when I wrote my blog on India's political corruption, there has begun a huge new anti-corruption movement under the leadership of Gandhian Socialist Anna Hazare. Since many of my students asked me about my opinion on this issue, here I am presenting my thoughts on this whole Anna Hazare movement and its Jan Lokpal Bill.