The UPA has done quite a lot in the last seven years or so. Around 2004, India was at the take-off stage of a developing country. We could see a tiny light shining at what appeared to be the end of the tunnel. It looked like the country was finally out of the clutches of the Nehruvian socialist regime and had broken free of the 2-3% “Nehru rate of growth.” The NDA (led by the so-called “Hindu nationalist” BJP) had done a few things right and given India the 10% “Hindu rate of growth.” But then the UPA took over. They extinguished the light and the hope, and are doing everything to drag India back to Nehruvian poverty. Let’s do a quick review.
Suppose you were hell-bent on destroying India. Not just destroy it economically but destroy it culturally and civilizationally also. What would you do? For economic destruction, take these steps:
1. Make a large segment of the population dependent on government handouts.
2. Expand the size of the government. Nationalize large segments of the economy and run them into the ground.
3. Tax the productive segment of the population and make transfer payments to the non-productive segment. (The non-productive segment being larger, these transfers ensure continued victory in the elections.)
4. Give handouts to favored segments of the population. The handouts will end up crippling the economy.
To destroy India civilizationally, you would divide the population along religious lines and pit them against each other. If you were the enemy of India, you would be well-advised to do that. Conversely, if you did do that, you are definitely India’s enemy.
I observe that Antonia Maino aka Sonia Gandhi is directing the UPA to do what I briefly listed above. So what lies ahead? Clearly, the BJP is either clueless, or incompetent, or who knows perhaps complicit. In any case, general elections are coming up and given the mood of the electorate, it could be bad news for the Congress: the regional parties could end up sucking up too many votes, leaving the Congress weakened. What would Antonia Maino do next to speed up the destruction of India?
I put myself in her shoes. What would be next on my agenda? Here’s what I would do. I would start a war with the neighbor. A war would distract the population from focusing on such matters as deepening poverty, inflation, employment, and corruption. People rally around the government during times of war.
Yes, a war just in time to change the mood of the public before the elections.
But, wait a minute. It takes two to have a war. Would Pakistan oblige? Yes! The rulers of Pakistan also need to distract Pakistanis. It has been a long while since they had one of those 1000-year jihads against the infidel Indians. So a war with India would be just perfect for them as well.
So my guess is that by mid-2012, India will be at war with Pakistan. How will it begin? I am thinking a huge big terrorist attack. I think it could be engineered around New Delhi. A series of bombs. Some of these will be in heavily crowded areas so that hundreds are killed; some of these in high profile locations so that the leaders appear to be targeted, and these leaders then reap the benefits of the public outrage.
To sum up, if I were to be in the business of destroying India, I would do the following. First, do what the UPA is doing: NREGA, reservations based on religion, FSB, loan wavers, etc. Next, I will engineer a series of terrorist attacks. Finally, go to war with Pakistan.