Our vision of India-a great nation without exploitation, inequalities, poverty, unemployment and social evils. No society can be called just unless it secures for each of its member the un curtail proceeds of his labor The capitalist does not work but still earns huge profits. This profit belongs to the laborer for it is his work that creates surplus value. A society where slavery of this form exists must change. This requires the abolition of private enterprise. As a result, this will greatly change the worker’s standard of living. Presently, workers are living in the inhuman mode of existence.
We and our country:
The rural society is in a disarray. Although feudalism is dead feudal lords still dominate the rural scene. Most of the villagers are landless laborers. Agriculture is the only means of survival for the majority of villagers. The landlords, who own more land than they need, are in a minority. For this reason, the minority flourishes on the labor of the majority. This is an unjust social order.
The social order is completely uneven. To fix it we need to abolish the right to property. As long as private property exists, inequality will continue. The state should be the sole owner of the land. Cooperatives should be given land for tilling and the profit should be shared by all the working members of the cooperative. The state should be given a fund to work on development works. Furthermore, a highly decentralized economic order should emerge where labor should be the only criteria for earning.
The decentralization of economic power should also accompany decentralized political power. However, the concentration of power in the hands of a few leads to dictatorship. Industrial and agricultural cooperatives should be made as much autonomous as possible. Furthermore, political organizations should exist from the grass root level. Finally, every small unit should elect their chief by different stages of elimination.
The majority of Indians are poor. The affluent are in a minority. When this trivial minority meets at weekend functions it presents a detestable sight of hypocrisy. Every Indian elite gathering masks the reality. These people make desperate bids to emulate their western counterparts. Our culture is threatened with extinction if this minority is allowed to thrive. We envisage a society without the elite, who present a distorted picture of the Indian society. One who cannot identify oneself with the real India has no right to be called an Indian. A society of equals, which preserves the Indian culture, is the kind of order that we demand.
Problems with our country!
Every nationalist wants to see his country as a land of surplus. In order to achieve this, we need the implementation of various programs. This includes the seizure of all private wealth. The right by birth is no right at all; one’s labor is the only definitive measure of one’s greatness. To justify a man’s possession of wealth by saying that his grandfather worked hard for it is ridiculous. The ownership of property creates inequality. Classes will exist as long inequality exists in our society. But We want a classless society.
India abounds in natural resources. The reason for our backwardness is, not scarcity of resources, but faulty methods of utilizing them. India has tremendous water wealth. Half of India is facing floods. And the other half is affected by drought. However, major irrigation projects can change the conditions drastically. I dream of an India with sufficient water for irrigation for every hectare of land. This is not a difficult proposition. As a matter of fact, an extensive canal system can solve the problem.
India’s power deficiency is a major problem. Electrification programs can end power shortage. Whenever I draw a mental picture of India, I always see innumerable pumps working to capacity, a greatly increased industrial output and lights adorning every Indian hut.
We must solve the problem of unemployment. Faulty education is the main reason for unemployment. Our education makes hundreds of misfits. Therefore, we should adopt a job-oriented policy which gives proper weight to practical training. An education system which does not create unemployed is the dream of every Indian. In addition, redistribution of wealth will also create many more jobs, especially in the villages.
We live under an unjust system that stands for the moneyed class. At least half the country is barred from appealing to courts due to lack of resources. We have people talk of an independent judiciary. Does this imply granting the right to half the country to exploit the other half? Even today, if a poor laborer gets cheated. The laborer got no means to go to courts. As a matter of fact, he cannot engage a lawyer and pay to the right people.
We dream of an India where the people’s problems are dealt with honestly. And, if property right ceases, most crime will end. Presently, the Indian industry is in the hand of a few affluent families. They continue to increase their wealth. This must end. For this reasons, the industry should be under the complete control of the state. That must function for the welfare of the masses. Finally, we wish our vision of India is transformed into a reality.