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Monday, 30 January 2017

Thoughts on Rajesh Jain’s(RJ) Free A Billion(FAB)

Check their website here.

The first thing you notice about FAB’s members or their “core operations” team (I think ) is how liberal they all look. A lot more like congress voters all of them than the right wing BJP’s and defnitely not DJT supporters. LOL!

And xavierites all(or most) of them. That college in churchgate named after a mass murderer who only cared about converting hindus and destroying temples. Any wonder that their principle in the past came out against modi and implicitly pleged support for the congress’s failed socialist policies like NREGA.

The princi spoke not a word about the scams of the congress and cited that the anti modi economist amartya sen supports the NREGA scheme.

And given the general trend among most young people I believe the FAB team probably supports NREGA too! lol.

Most of them were basically doing this as an internship or something while in college and probably didn’t have any real heart at understanding economics, capitalism etc.

Yet they were now entrusted with the task to “teach” capitalism to a mass of illiterate people. More precisely they are trying to teach people about the ancient BMC Act of 1819 or 1865, you get the point.

Obviously this isn’t fucking easy at all, a lot of the people who show up to their rallies and meetings were probably illiterate and even the educated ones were not the libertarian types by any stretch.

Further expanding what they are trying to do is to create a pressure group in mumbai who will together vote for the party which agrees to policy and economic reforms such as repealing of that old BMC act and replacing it with a modern one, getting a bill passed so that Mumbai can get an elected mayor with enough powers to run the city, decentralised from the state and centre.

I think their whole plan came unraveled though. Their calls and texts started to dwindle and then most meetings they would plan had to be canceled as no one showed up. Expected and sad. Rajesh Jain easily blew up lot of cash on this.

From the intial plan of coming with a modern replacement Act for the 1819 act and holding meetings with parties and civil societies and then deciding on the the party to vote for which promises the reforms etc they shifted the goal post to vote NOTA. And from the initial volunteer based organization plan they got desperate enough to try to lure people with certificates and cash.

At this stage a lot of questions come up for which there are no easy answers:

  1. Rajesh Jain(RJ) has been instrumental in getting modi the 272 seats, is he now no longer a BJP supporter?
  2. Deriving from the first question, which political party did FAB plan to vote for was vague from the beginning, they said “one which promises reforms” — well, they all would gladly do that, irrespevtive of the fact that most candidates probably can’t even FUCKING spell REFORM! And the BIG FUCKING JOKE is MODI probably PROMISED THE “Less government more governence reform” to RJ when they were in talks for the 272 seats movement. He got 282 and see what that got us.
  3. Now FAB is banging the NOTA drums. Lord knows what NOTA even achieves. There are some rumors out there which state NOTA on getting the maximum votes will result in a re-election. If that is indeed true then that’s a BIG FUCKING problem and NOT something good as widely believed. A re-election will cause massive public money expenditure and nothing else will change anyway. But that’s just a rumor.
    1. What NOTA actually is, is just a registry to register the wish of some citizens to say NOTA and there for the public record. It has no value whatsover other than that.
    2. It does appear that given the huge FB likes FAB now has, NOTA will indeed see a huge surge in the coming BMC elections. But as stated already, will achieve nothing.
  4. The reforms FAB wants to bring in, the mayor and repealing acts—can they even be done without constitutional amendments at the state and the centre level? I’m no expert so I’ll just leave this point at that.

In the end it seems like FAB lost all direction on what it is they wanted to do.

And it also is a stark reminder of how little people understand and read on ideas like economic freedom, free markets, capitalism in Mumbai. If this was done country wide there probably would be a huge base of supporters. Maybe that’s what they will do next.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Mumbai BMC Election and Ward K-EAST

Jogeshwari is a poor area in Mumbai.

There are huge sqauthes of chawls everywhere. A lot of poor immigrants from all over India choose this tiny town to live in Mumbai for the affordable unlivable housing. The main road connecting the railway station is a literal fucking “sea of people” any day till around 11PM.

The dustbins overflow as they are rarely cleared, the traffic is never managed, the roads are hardly repaired. The police station probably matches the standards of one in a remote UP(the poorest state in india) village. Open gutters, uneven roads(probably some secret govt populatio control programme by killing the bikers). In one look you understand the town is definitely not on the govt’s priority list at all. And that’s so because it’s on any politician’s priority list, not even the ones elected to just work for this ONE TOWN.

Right now that politician is the BJP’s UJWALA SHRIKRUSHNA MODAK.

The poverty of it’s people is the simple reason why.

Now suddenly the broken roads with lose pebbles and cracked bricks are suddenly being fixed. Of course they are being made to “look nice” more than fixed. The sidewalk which never had a boundary is now getting one with huge stone like rectangle concrete blocks. The dirty walls under the bridge and the road sides is now being painted with all sorts of platitudes about cleanliness and there’s some messages put there by the single BIGGEST FUCKING BASTARD who made non-violent pussies out of Indians, gandhi. And the thing which gives it all away is an ugle clown drawing on one of the walls, shows they did not even get the time to think about something good as they are so busy campaigning.

YES, All this is happening now because the 5 yearly BMC election is scheduled for FEB 2017.

I always believe in talking about better economic and public policy ideas in a nice calm manner, but given Ujwala’s behavior now I just wana take the time out from being rational and get down to her level and call her out on the DEGENERATE CUNT of a human being she is.

She implitcitly has insulted all of us so bad with this tactic to beautify this garbage bin of a town in the final month of her 5 year term. The whore did not even have the decency to do some of this at least 6 months back.

I’ve heard she’s corrupt as they come as one should expect in a third world nation but I think anyone will a modicum of intelligence or empathy would definitely make a point to at least start the fake giving a fuck about ward K-EAST at least 6 months back.

Her address shows she’s pretty well of in the best area this town has to offer, aren’t they all. Even heard she’s got 3-4 flats well above her pay grade as a corporator. In a few years whe she’s licked enough boots and is promoted for party loyalty she’ll move to colaba. Isn’t that what all of this mumbai political scum live for? They live for Colaba. Even the mayor has a nice bungalow there.

One even simpler thought I have is why did not she start this fake work 5 years back? How difficult is it to get some funding and cough some to give us even leveled roads! She easily would have been deemed a god for that simple act, that’s how simple the demands of this small tiny town.

I think in the grand scheme of things she’s just not smart enough to think that further. She’s definitely not educated in any real sense of that word. Her profile shows mentions some graduate degree which I’m sure translates to a filthy BCOM. Expecting her to be well read in matters of economics, project management and public policy would be akin to fish riding bicycles.

Other than that the fact that doesn’t even have a website or any internet prescence being an elected public official in 2017 should tell you enough about her planning capablities. Or maybe she’s infact the brilliant one. She’s so sure about her contituency’s backwardness that she just pocketed the money BJP allotted for the website. Why bother with the internet in a town where most people are more concerned about the next meal or busy figuring out how to balance the bike on the uneven roads designed to kill.

Maybe she’s the visionary here, so sure that her illiterate electorate anyway cannot really surf the web, and she’s done her best to keep it that way, you’ll know if you see the govt schools here, kids on the floor with no fans. And maharastra’s rahul gandhi aka aditya thackeray has the balls to brag about “digital education”.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Demonitization Destruction

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

This quote is very apt right now for two situations in India. One is the noteban and the other being the supreme court’s (SC) orders to ban liquor shops near the highways in the country to prevent road accidents.

On the night of Nov 8th when KingModi announced the plan to scrap old notes, ohh it felt really FUCKING GOOOOD. I mean here is someone who means business. RIGHT THE FUCK ON. Most of us to some degree understand that those high currency notes were a problem. US for eg has the highest currency note of just $100. I don’t know much about other countries and that info doesn’t matter much in this discussion anyway.

I think the simple explanation for the initial good feeling came in because of the “do something”. It gets to the best of us. We in india are so fucking hopeless(which comes from being clueless) that just the fact that something THIS BIG is being done to FIGHT CORRUPTION/BLACK MONEY gets us incredibly wetttt. And of course the BIGGER the something which was done the more in awe we stare at it and backwards rationalise it to justify it being done.

You must have heard the “if they’re doing it, it must be something.” After all it’s the “experts” doing it. I get it a lot when arguing against the idea of getting govt’s permission(aka: a permit) to start selling alcohol or drive a cab or start a school. The sheer size of the move be it some law or anything from a compelling authority like the FUCKING govt covinces people that there is some worthwhile value behind the whole jig.

The THIS BIG part of the move needs some refocus. KingMODI eliminated 86% cash in the economy in one night. The 500 and 1000 rupee notes were the most used in the country.

No wonder people have commented that this was equal to draining the blood out of the human body. The destruction which it brought has been documented by libertybrlitzkrieg here and has used the opportunity to argue for completely decentralization of the moneytary system from the govt’s foolish hands. Doesn’t make sense to quote the same thing here again so I link you to all those articles and of course they are great sites to follow.

I want to throw my psycho analysis on the matter.

As of now I’m starting to think that the whole act was carried for entirely different reasons than the one being stated about fighting black money or the cashless BS. This because the sheer scale of stupidity makes it impossible to accept that all the advisors, economists and the bigshots of the govt are so utterly foolish that they chose this method to fight the black money problem, I mean for fuck’s sake these are the times of the internet and you can pretty much read blogs and figure out policies.

But having said that. We in India, or our politicians or the govt machinery have always come up with such idiotic methods to problems. And the fact cannot be ignored that the move is popular even among the educated masses. So the scary stark reality to face is that it’s possible that the govt did infact really think this is a great way to solve the black money problem.

I mean recently a supreme court judge has come out with the ruling that there be no liquor shops around 500meters from any highways. How much time does the moron think it takes a cross 500meters? And on top of that he really underestimates drunkards if he thinks 500meters will keep them from having a drink! They have now gone ahead and made it a point to scrap the permits of any hotels in such zones etc. This is in line with how the cops will ask you, peaceful citizens to vacate beaches in the night here in Mumbai. All this has gone unquestioned for too long and it seems as a society we do not even understand the meaning of terms like freedom, liberty, peaceful citizens etc.

Let’s deal with demonitzation for now.

The BIGGEST damage bigger than the economic damage done is the psychological damage such moves make. The idea that creating a better society takes painful sacrifices, long queues and a hell lot of personal inconvenience is now etched into people’s minds. This is along the lines that for India to become a great and prosperous nation, we have to halt the brain drain so that smart people stay back and do great things here. This sort of self sacrificial thinking has come back to us. We even have a hit movie where the dude quits his fucking job at NASA to come live in an Indian village.

While in reality what we need is to sit back, relax and open a good economics book! In fact we already have countries like USA, the most succesful. We have to do with economics what bollywood and pop culture does with hollywood—copy it! The only “sacrifice” needed being huritng our eyes by reading more and our heads by thinking more.

In a country where a good 50% makes no more than $2 a day we are told that this noteban will fight black money! When you can consider that most black money is already in overseas accounts, in gold, real estate and whatnot you are forced to go back to the theory that this was not done for the reasons being stated at all.

But Modi and cheap fuck politicians like him cannot sell this idea with dramatic hashtags. The #ReadFreeMarketEconomics does not have as much oomph factor to it as #SurgicalStrike, whatever the fucking strike is at. I still support the man of course, for the alternative is a whore house. We still have to work with a party like the BJP till we can create a better one.

Another psychological damage done further by this noteban is it paints people who don’t pay taxes as some sort of devils and of course those people more often that not are going to be the super rich folks. So now the conversation moves from non taxpayers to rich people in general which then turns into good vs bad or in this case as kingmodi would have it GoodMODI vs BlackMoneyPeople.

What we instead should be discussing is human behavior and incentives. The govt meddles in the economy and makes it extremely difficult for anyone to conduct business in the country. The taxation is complex and too high and the govt is an utter failure in conducting any of its core duties in India. Of course it makes sense to save as much tax as possible.

Finally the very act of flushing out black money or fighting it or fighting corruption for that matter are extremely stupid ways to deal with the problems. Those are not the problems to begin with in the first place. The govt now tried to be a hero by conducting all those raids on some abc abd xyz people and caught thousands of crores. This is a sick joke being played on the people. In this country 90% politicians, IAS officers, political parties, police forces are DEFINITELY corrupt. Raiding them will basically bring the society to a fucking standstill.

There are thousands of court cases against this scum in the system which have been going forever. India has few judges and fewer courts as repeatedly pointed out in stats, simply increasing the funding of the judiciary would have probably gotten rid of more black money than what he achieved with this drama.

The real problem is the GENERATION of black money and the incentives for corruption in the system. The REAL problem which then becomes the INDIAN GOVT ITSELF which cannot simply mind its own business and ignores it basic duties of protecting the nation from threats, maintaining law and order with the police force and courts and maintaing and creating public infrastructure.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Happy Indignation Eve from the Media

The mainstream media thrives on indignation.

indignation

ɪndɪɡˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

noun: indignation

  1. anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.

There is simply no other emotion it can latch on to which can help it to make sure you sit in your fucking chair, remote in hand cursing the govt, politicians, businessmen or even all men in general.

And they got one such hot topic this new year’s eve from bangluru (fuck knows who decided to replace the lore with luru). Some drunk fucks groped some women and boom the studios at TIMESNOW, CNN and NDTV went mad with cheer and applause. What? . .THEY DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT WIMMMEEN.

Well maybe they in their individual capacities do have some sympathy for them but as a whole they are a fucking business and probably cherished the fact that now they have some good material to sell 24/7 for some days. This time they even got some poor CCTV footage too which they are playing on repeat, using arrows and circles to point out the women being groped and the passersby and 3-time slow motion repeats as if we viewers are fucking blind.

In the process they get to demonise the underpaid, understaffed, underequipped police force, the politicians and the expendables of our times — all heterosexual men everywhere. Here are some of the headlines:

No Country for Women

The favourite. I mean it makes so much sense right. One woman groped in some ally in Bangluru is definite proof that the 7th largest country in the world by area is unsafe for women. LOGIC!  ..Ah, these fuckers just opened my eyes. Lying cunts one and all. This is how they rile us up, especially the women in this case. They don’t want people to get angry at the incident, they want people to hate every man in the country for this remotely minor incident.

If you don’t agree then how come they never make the argument “No country for Humans” after every fucking murder. Makes perfect sense given their point of view of looking at things.

But they are aware that there is no “historically victimised by patriarchy” card to play when you talk about humans like there is with women now. It is this they want to exploit.

They want you to believe that the incident in banglore is not a one off incident of animal like behavior by few fucked people who will always be part of any society, but that it is another injustice thrown at women by men in continuation of the historical patriarchy. They want to fit it into their narrative of victimised women. This makes it difficult to call them idiots or just plain evil. It seems some do genuinely believe their narrative of patriarchy after all, but I’m sure that most of this push to turn the incident against men is nothing but an attempt to cash in on the bashMEN culture we find ourselves in.

No Arrests Made

I am no expert on how police does it’s work but it seems from the availabe footage and evidence it’s just plain fucking hard to find the psychos. The video these morons seem to keep replaying has nothing, no faces can be traced, no number plates can be seen which can help the cops in anyway, but yet they want arrests to be made.

It this behavior of the media which totally convinces me that these guys care about nothing more than TRP and as mentioned before your indignation. It is such a strong emotion to exploit. And they want you to direct it at the police force with this stupid slogan they’ve got for themseleves.

As if the cops are some gods or as if the criminals are just going to walkin to the police stations.

The media houses never debate or discuss any sensible reforms to improve the police force in anyway. A huge part of that probably is that they don’t know what reforms one could do, but a bigger part is that they don’t fucking care! They really fucking don’t care whether our police teams have the resources and the expertise to maintain law and order. How many times have we seen a news report on how poor the working conditions are for the cops and how badly they are paid?

And they complain that the senior cops in the system are not sympathetic to the female victims and probably think it is the chick’s fault. SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKERS!!! When you pay a salary lower than that of a driver’s to men who you expect to die for you, you should expect to attract illiterate scum like that for the job. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

Obviously it’s not the media paying the cops or setting up the system, but we shoud not at the same time give them the credit for pointing out the obivous that the cops are plain fucking stupid and regressive in their thinking. It is the intention behind the reporting which should matter. If they really cared about the well being of society they would have asked bigger questions about police reforms etc. but they don’t. Their myopic intention is simply to get you to sit in front of the fucking TV and rant at how bad the system is.

Which is exactly what you should not do and instead educate yourself on the kinds of public policies which can indeed make our society better.

Teach MEN to Behave

I often am amazed how the chicks stick together. We all have been in a situation with a guy who just won’t hear a bad thing about women. I keep throwing examples on how chicks just swoop away 50% of all their ex-hubbys own, cute terms like alimony, child support are used but they should rename it to divorce rape which it is.

And the man you are explaining this to will tell you “it’s just that one woman, not all of them”.  Well fair enough, but not so in many cases, hence TRP had to come up with AWALT for these white knights to get them to some clear thinking.

But the men seem to be getting no such benefit of doubt at all from the cunts, none at all infact. Some drunk, illiterate dude in some ally goes ape on a woman and suddenly even Elon Musk is a rapist by the very fact that he has a dick.

Such is the sisterhood. We even saw it with America’s Trumpening, how the white women were supposed to be voting for theCUNT but “they fucked up”. Not to mention that they even have recruited a huge part of those who should have been on our side, the fucking manginas. But no probs, their wives will soon get caught sucking one of us and then we will welcome them. No one said unplugging from the matrix is easy.