Thursday, 24 November 2011
Need of the hour: A social welfare regime for all Dravidian peoples (backward castes, Dalits and Adivasis):
Dravidian people (backward castes, Dalits and Adivasis in all of India) are not poor, but kept poor by the Brahman and “twice born” racist apartheid class.
Dravidian masses are not poor but kept poor by the Brahman and “twice born” governing apartheid class who invest next to nothing of public funds in ensuring universal public services for all people in health, education, housing and sanitation, unlike the social welfare regimes in European Union nations. The Government of India does not even spend to the level of outright capitalist countries like the United States and Canada on providing free public housing to the poor, universal primary and secondary education for all, access to universal health care and sanitation.
The recently enacted “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act” or “Right to Education Act” does not really make elementary education “compulsory” because this law does not create penal provisions to penalise the authorities if any child is left out of compulsory education. There are no specific penalties if the authorities fail to provide the right to elementary education. Both the state government and the local authority have the duty to provide free and compulsory elementary education, and hence, sharing of this duty may lead to neither government being held accountable. Therefore the recent Right to Education Act is an eyewash, since most villages, Dalit ghettos, rural and tribal areas are bereft of schools, and existing government schools in villages and towns that serve backward castes and Dalits suffer for want of facilities and skilled teachers. The Right to Education Act will not change this situation because it does not impose any penalty or penal offence on the local authority or the state government if no schools are available to children living in a particular town, village, Dalit ghetto, rural or tribal area or if existing schools are bereft of facilities and skilled teachers. Moreover, there are no penalties on the local authority or the state government even if the provisions stated in the Right to Education Act are not enforced, and hence this law cannot guarantee “compulsory” elementary education to all.
The Right to Education Act does not make it mandatory to invest in building new government schools in all villages, towns and segregated Dalit areas all across India. The Act does not increase public spending on school facilities and in developing skilled teachers and buildings for government schools. The Right to Education Act earmarks a percentage of admissions of private schools to disadvantaged children, but this will not help in the case of most backward castes, Dalit and tribal children living in villages and towns where either there are no private schools or no schools at all. The Right to Education Act also does not help to develop school facilities and skilled teachers where the only schools available are ill equipped and under staffed government schools and not private schools. So the key to ensuring universal primary and secondary education is to invest considerable funds of the Government to build new schools in villages, towns, rural areas, Dalit areas and small towns all across India, train new teachers contracted to work for government schools in teaching and academic skills, and to develop facilities in existing and new government schools.
Moreover, not providing elementary education to any single child irrespective of the child’s background, caste or religion should be made a penal offence on the part of the concerned officials of the local authority and state government, so that the law enforcement machinery and state authorities will ensure that no child is delinquent and all children stay in school during the prescribed age period to complete their elementary education. Only this will force the state government, police and local authorities to ensure that every child stays in school until the completion of elementary education, and similar laws exist in western nations to ensure that every child stays in school and does not become delinquent.
To make India a social welfare state in the lines of western European nation states, the following needs to be done: all caste hereditary degrading and menial forced labour due to caste descent should be banned, a comprehensive social welfare regime that ensures access to universal and mandatory education up to college level should be established, free public housing for all homeless should be provided, a well funded and well expanded national medical service that ensures availability of health and medical care to all should be instituted in all villages, towns and cities, sanitation facilities and eco-friendly waste disposal should be established throughout the nation, employment guarantees to all jobless people and reasonable financial assistance (doles) to all unemployed should be provided, free publicly funded homes for orphans, aged, infirm, mentally ill and terminally ill should be founded, a social worker regime should be established to inspect and counsel families to prevent child abuse, child labour, delinquency and disease, a system of foster homes, adoptive network and orphanages should be instituted for orphans and destitute street children, and adopted children should be frequently visited by social workers to ensure that they are not abused or exploited, and many such welfare measures should be enacted on line with the social welfare states of Europe to create a egalitarian society of social equality.
But the Government of India will not invest public funds to establish such a social welfare national regime in India, because the bigotry of Brahmanist racism and the “twice born” racist apartheid class that leads the Government believes in keeping the backward castes, Dalits and Adivasis in illiteracy, ill health, homelessness and insanitation. On the contrary, the central government controlled by the Brahmans and “twice born” castes wastes hundreds of billions of dollars buying up the debt of USA while also offering to buy up the debt of European nations such as Greece and Italy and the Brahman “twice born” racists’ controlled Indian government also waives corporate income tax from business houses to the tune of 83 billion dollars, while the majority of Indian peoples, backward castes and Dalits, wallow in illiteracy, ill health, homelessness and insanitation without any government investment to ensure quality and free public services for all in education, health care, housing and sanitation, just as in western European nations.
I am sure that the Government of India has enough funds to establish such a social welfare regime in India. But all the funds of Government of India are wasted on unnecessary arms purchases, investment in debt of USA and western nations and waiver of billions of tax funds due from big business corporations, all of which fattens big business companies, multinational corporations and the treasury of USA and western Governments. In six years from 2005-06, the Government of India wrote off corporate income tax worth $83.1 billion — more than twice the loss the country allegedly suffered in the 2G telecom fraud — in successive Union budgets. On 21 November 2011, the Indian Express reported that the Government of India possessed gold worth one lakh crore in its treasury, and this is in addition to the unlimited funds that are available to the Government of India through tax revenue and reclaim of black money stashed off in India and abroad.
Despite availability of plentiful resources, Brahmans and “twice born” racist apartheid class controlling the Government of India never invested state resources in ensuring real and compulsory universal primary and secondary education to all, and never cared to invest adequate public funds to establish a universal national health care regime, publicly funded housing for homeless and public sanitation. This has left most of the backward castes, Dalits and Adivasis illiterate, diseased and living in inhabitable and insanitary conditions. This is much worse in the case of Dalits living in segregated ghettos.
India’s own Government led by the racist apartheid class of Brahmans and “twice borns” has left the majority of its citizens in illiteracy, ill health, homelessness and insanitation. On the other hand the Government of India controlled by the Brahman – Baniya – Kshatriya “twice born” Hindus spend hundreds of billions of public funds by buying up the debt of USA and western countries, spending billions on unwanted arms purchases and by waiving hundreds of billions of income tax due from big business corporations.
The inadequate spending of Government of India on health, education, housing and sanitation for the backward caste, Dalit, Adivasi masses can be explained by the fact that the planning commission and the Government of India is governed by the bigotry of Brahmanist racism and Baniya ethos of exploitation, since the planning commission, central cabinet and the central government bureaucracy were always controlled and comprised mostly of Brahmans and “twice born” castes such as Baniyas (Vysyas).
As Babasaheb Ambedkar expounded in his writings against various ways in which Brahmanist racism oppressed the backward castes and dalits, the cornerstone of Brahmanist racist supremacism lay in denying literacy and education to the backward castes and Dalits, denying positions of power and authority to backward castes and Dalits, denying affluence and property rights to backward castes and Dalits, oppressing women, total disarmament of backward castes and Dalits, and sustaining the system of graded inequality between the castes. On the other hand the Baniya philosophy is to pursue greed by keeping the masses in penury. Hence, the Brahman – Baniya (“twice born”) apartheid governing class of India believes in wasting hundreds of billions of public funds of the Indian people to fatten foreign multinational companies, Baniya owned big business corporations and western Governments which aids the money making enterprises of Baniyas – Brahmans, by way of Government policies that waive hundreds of billions of tax revenues due from business corporations, purchases of unnecessary arms from western arms companies, investment in the debt of USA and EU nations, etc. On the contrary, the Brahman – Baniya racist apartheid governing class spends next to nothing of the Government of India’s public funds for ensuring universal primary and secondary education, universal availability of health care for all Indian citizens, free public housing for all homeless and those living in inhabitable habitats and modern facilities for sanitation, waste and sewage disposal all across India, thus perpetuating the misery of one billion Indian people.
So Dravidian people (backward castes, Dalits and Adivasis in all of India) are not poor, but kept poor by the Brahman and “twice born” racist apartheid governing class.
Posted by Iniyan Elango at 06:53