A corporatist state

In her interview to Karan Thapar, Roy makes some very interesting comments-

Thapar: That I understand but do you support any attempt to overthrow the Indian state?

Roy: Well, I can’t say I do because they will lead me from here, in chains.

Thapar: That technicality apart, it sounds as if you do.

Roy: However, I believe that the Indian state has abdicated its responsibility to the people. I believe that. I believe that when a state is no longer bound, neither legally nor morally by the Indian Constitution, either we should rephrase the preamble of the Indian Constitution which says…

Thapar: Or?

Roy: Which says we are a sovereign, democratic, secular republic. We should rephrase it and say we are a corporate, Hindu, satellite state.

Thapar: Or?

Roy: Or we have to have a government which respects the Constitution or we change the Constitution.

One, she’s right in saying that she can’t openly call for the overthrowing of the Indian state. That would be sedition. Two, India is not a “corporate, Hindu … state.” It’s a corporatist-socialist state, a state in which unscrupulous moneybags and politicians who put pimps to shame come together and screw everyone else in the name of the people.

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  • yet_another_hindu_infidel  On September 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    This women is non-stop and what the fu@k was going through karan thapar’s head for giving antic pieces like her a platform?

    I had previously thought that she didn’t know the words to convey her thoughts but just go through her wiki page and you realise that she’s might be a confused women or a someone looking for media attention.

    She’s using her words perfectly. If it had been an everyday guy who claimed the things that she has been then he would have come out as a conspiracy nut. The fact then she isn’t being labelled as one means she knows her words very well.

    Notice the irony? It’s “Mrs fu@king elite” pouring her heart out for the tribal’s. I personally love the maoists. I really do. These people live by a code. Instead of dropping civilians, their dropping politicians, govt officials, police mens etc etc – The top crop. The day they start dropping civilians, that’ll be the day i disagree with them. Till then, fu@k the govt. Fu@k ’em all. Kill ’em all.

    • Aristotle The Geek  On September 16, 2010 at 2:53 am

      # Roy
      That isn’t an irony. Leftism is a disease of the “elite/intellectual” classes. That’s where communism/socialism/fabianism thrives. Our own panditji, for example, was a fabian socialist.

      # Maoists
      Loving the damage they are causing is a form of schadenfreude: the state is so utterly corrupt, at least someone is taking revenge. No wonder much of India actually felt bad the day parliament was attacked. The symbol of Indian democracy. Hah! More like kleptocracy.

      # “The day they start dropping civilians…”
      It’s not a question of if, only when. Maoism is actually a synonym for mass murder. They kill without mercy. Innocence, truth, justice etc are concepts which are beyond them.

  • yet_another_hindu_infidel  On September 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    One of the reasons why the maoists exist is because of the incapability of the state itself. Basic infrastructure! It couldn’t even do that simple thing right. And it still wants to slack off from its responsibilities. It brings in NREGA and shifts it’s responsibility. It spends thousand crores on “temporary” infrastructure to buy time while it’s still in power at the centre.

    Now im not eagerly waiting for the maoists to run my country. BUT, Of the dozens of blunders this state commits without any accountability or responsibility, this is the one thing that the state has gotten itself into which it cannot get out of. I want heads to roll in fu@king delhi. Finally, there’s at least someone who can touch the untouchable elite who run this country.

    And im sorry but i do not feel bad for them. The regime ain’t changing. The elite have the whole army behind them in need and they can handle it with brute force. Let the world see how india uses tanks to conquer it’s poorest people. And in the aftermath, the witness, the indian media, the anchor can be instructed to dress it all up so bloodless also. Bollywood can maybe make a movie on it too. Immediate distortion. In india, they don’t teach you gazni or aurangazeb. They tell you about marie antoinette. They let you hold onto the europe rope. Can’t learn a thing from it yet you still hang from it. It’s perfect.

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