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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Indian Left and Right


On March 2nd 2016 Garry Kasparov posted this in his Facebook page, “I’m enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes of capitalism. Income inequality is a huge problem, absolutely. But the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd.”

The Indian Left both by its own actions and as well as by others  has been exposed of all its weaknesses, short sightedness and lack of sense of balance.

Having said that, Indian's right wing too refused to give enough space in "certain terrains/ domains" for rationalism, humanitarian concerns, scientific temperament and outlook. These very weaknesses /things have strengthened the Indian Left.

The right has failed to sieve faith, belief, superstition, rituals, traditions, arts and culture separately there by securing them the necessary identity so that they are ensconced well in their own inherent merits, appeal, attraction and so on rather than having to get approvals and accreditations from some religious authorities and practices with various versions leading to confusions ( the major religions here are not institutionalized like their Western outfits where the fiat of the institution is the ultimate authority, unfortunately so).

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