[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Nukes/Democracy of the Few

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
Let us not be ridiculous.  Let us perpetuate the egotistic power-mania
the evil empires.  Let us get evil oursselves.  I do not write this for
India alone, I write this for all countries.  Which humanist would
espouse the use of nuclear weapons ?  It is true that America retains
nukes to brandish its power over the rest of the world.  But what is
America, a mere blip in the span of human history.  I realize that
has the potential to create maniacal generals who would not hesitate to
the bomb, but that does not mean that the rest of the world needs to
suit.  I have greater faith in humanity............. And then about the
worlds largest democracy.  Fiddle-fucking-sticks.  Sometimes, my dear
friends, words can act as black holes.  They occupy but a few inches of
typespace, but the weight of their meanings gives those black dots an
immense density.....they suck everything in....not even thought can
Let us take the word "democracy"....I dont think there is a living
who can face that word squarely in the eye and ssy "I know what you
mean"...and mean what they say......it has become like a God, nobody
what it means, but they chant its name. India would easily qualify as
one of
the nations wher un-democracy is rife.....casting (or forced to cast) a
in the ballot is not democracy.  So I would find it impossible to agree
the nuclear weapon for India is a "democratic" choice.  If a "true"
democratic choice were to be made in India I would imagine it would be
something like food or shelter or clean roads. ...  Of course I do have
democratic brain myself....I let a million schools of thoughts bloom in
brain, and  I let a thousand dreams fester...so lets go the other way.
build the nuclear bomb - only dont be a hypocrite and call it a
choice.  You could call it a democracy of the few....may be an oxymoron,
it is kind of catchy.  India the largestt Democracy of the Few has
to build a bomb.  And as long as I have been lucky enough to be one of
chosen few, I will paint a toothbrush moush and goosetep behind the
destructive lingam.....I believe in Shiva the destroyer of
as long as I dont have to starve even for a day.  Funny how reality can
and passionate beliefs can change.  Lets get real and see whom it
bites.....we have created more dispossesed souls in the last 70 years
the last few millenia put together.  So maybe we should put those tired
nuclear debates to rest and think about the thousands being born every
  The "global" role of India right now would be to reduce its population
a fifth of what it is right now.....

>From: vamsi@siliconcorp.com
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: Re: Mr. Lamba's criticism of nukes
>Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 20:19:24 -0800 (PST)
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>Mr. Lamba:
>     I fail to understand what is so bad about India's Nuclear
>you not realize that the nuclear program which is fully sanctioned by
>people of Democratic India is the only hope for the "free world" to be
>from the shackles of monopolistic power structure as established by the

>Superpowers in the past!!!
>     Simply put: Democratic India has an obligation to the free world
>the power of evil empires.  To think that India can somehow remain free
>prosperous while the rest of the world rots or that Indians can somehow

>develop internally without worrying about the global role of a great
>is ridiculous!  So, let us not be ridiculous.
>Vamsi M.

This is the National Debate on System Reform.       debate@indiapolicy.org
Rules, Procedures, Archives:            http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/