I have been debating about this issue the whole day on indiblogger, facebook and almost everywhere. So I thought it is best to just clarify my stand here and debate at one place.
So, what is my problem with this selfless baba who wants to rid India of Corruption and bring back all the black money?
Well, I have no issues with the Baba. But I do have issues with the Baba who is against globalization, believes in a welfare state, who thinks that Sex education should be banned in Schools and Homosexuality is a disease.
Unfortunately, both these babas are the same person and called Baba Ramdev. And even if you support the first side of him you are automatically supporting the other one too.
So what if some of his points are wrong? Atleast something will change.
I understand that the situation is so helpless that even a small glimmer of hope is like a new dawn. Supporting Ramdev is like making a bargain but one that is going to cost us a lot and is totally not worth it. He is only going to get stronger if we keep supporting him and once he starts influencing policy making of this country, all his ideas will start taking shape. Imagine going back on 20 years of liberalization and opening up of our economy! Not to mention more state welfarism will create more issues with the current inflation cycle.
His brand of economics is absurd to say the least, when the world is opening up he insists on closing up our economy. 😀
And issues like Sex education and Homosexuality can simply not be compromised on. Baba is wrong but he has managed to convince millions of other too. A million ignorant people, what a scary thought.
So, Baba is bad then?
I wouldn’t say that. He is just saying what the people want to hear. Yes, I believe that he is making a fool out of everyone. He has just taken the usual Politician bashing (our national past time) to a higher level, added black money and other spices to it and served us some very appealing curry. Just look at his policies and you would know that he is doing nothing more than just making everyone feel good. Things like Swadeshi and State welfarism sound good but damage the nation’s economy on the whole.
He also has a very immaculate timing. Just when the court was about to remove Section 377 but our society was still a bit skeptical and unsure about it, he swooped in with his smart ass comments ‘homosexuality is a disease’ and cashed in on everyone’s fears.
The so called Indian culture that he claims to be preserving and taking forward was very open about sexuality (yes, even homosexuality). This Baba contradicts himself and yet people believe in him blindly? Isnt he making a fool out of every one now?
So what do we do to went our anger?
Well, if we join Baba right now you will be doing more harm to this nation and ourselves than good. Wait for the right moment or better create one. And yeah, all of us get a chance every few years, Lets try not to make a fool of ourselves this time.
I agree that I don’t have a solution to corruption but what I do know is that Baba needs to be stopped. If you think that I am stubborn towards change and thats why I am opposing it. Well, let me just say that slamming the axe on your own foot is just plain stupid. and I am no fool. You listening Baba?
It is time we speak up against him before it is too late. And I would request you to atleast leave a comment if you support this. There is power in numbers and no one knows it better than Baba Ramdev. And if you are a blogger, consider blogging about it. Every one is just blindly support him (try googling him and there is not one constructive criticism of him or his ideas), speak up now and stop negative change. It is time we the people not get fooled anymore. It is time we realize that every saffron clothed baba is not a learned man. It is time.