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Re: World's Policeman....



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[Topics under debate]: Free Citizen, Long Term Vision, Preamble
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this is not true. US is not being the world's policeman. in this case
the world has authorized use of force in the UN security council. We are
back to our habit of supporting murederous socialist regimes
irrespective of the massacres that they do (e.g., Stalin). This time we
have happily aligned with our arch "enemy:" China, where there are no
human rights and people are jailed/ murdered for speaking out their
mind. we have no principles in favor of democracy, it appears. 

On Sun, 28 Mar 1999 vamsi@siliconcorp.com wrote:

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>     Recently Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said that "no country
> can act as a global policeman...."  I couldn't agree with him more.  But
> then again....do we really have a choice....that is, does India have a
> choice than to follow a leader as it has done so many times in the
> past.  We have become so good at following.  So, why not enjoy the ride
> the rest of the way.  We are a nation full of followers and we are quiet
> happy this way.
> 
> India - we will tell others that they can't be the world's policeman
> because:
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>   1. we have, primarily, an agricultural Economy.
>   2. we have Laloo Prasad Yadav.
>   3. we did not invent the Diode or even the first computer.
>   4. the total number of Internet users in India is less than the number
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>      of computers discarded each month in USA.
>   5. we have two explosions in 1998 and dance in the streets.  Of
>      course, it didn't matter that we were sleeping since 1947!
>   6. we did not and could not put a man on the Moon.
>   7. we have the lousiest Telecom infrastructure in the world and an
>      oppressive Monopoly called Department of Telecom. (DoT) to manage
>      it.
>   8. we did not have a good national defense/security system.
>   9. we pray to at least 1000 different stone gods.
>  10. we expect our Government to do everything for us.  Why do anything
>      for ourselves when the Government can do everything for us??  In
>      fact, we believe that Government intervention is the solution to
>      all our problems.  For example, take the license raj, FIPB,
>      Administered Price Mechanism, a circus act called Balance of
>      Payments, and much more.
>  11. we can export all sorts of labor to the world while oppress the
>      same talent from expression domestically.
>  12. and don't forget....we can even eat and poop all by ourselves.
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>     Why on Earth should anyone else be the World's Policeman when we can
> do all these things by ourselves.
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> Sincerely,
> Vamsi M.
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