Thursday, September 24, 2009

All in the family - It does not stop at 49.5 percent

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    • What we are heading for is a Hugo Chavez style autocracy. All the framework is in place, including indoctrination of school children. After the liberalization, there was a brief period of turbulence during which the program got interrupted. But the secular party has got its Nehruvian mojo back, only this time it will also include a feudal capitalistic structure at the top because socialism does not generate any money and IMF is not likely to indulge. They have been systematically usurping the power of all our institutions and centralizing it to the core, a shadow coterie surrounding the Queen who call the shots. Only recently they captured a vital institution, the Election Commission, by putting a trusted member at the top.