Arvind Kejriwal: Another Delusion in the Making

The Indian political scene, just like any other country’s political scene, is full of leaders who are good at the art of leadership of humbuggery and manipulation. Today many people in India are worrying about Narendra Modi government, just like any other past governments, as it also did not fulfill its election campaign promises. Narendra Modi was, and still is, seen as a savior by many Indians when they voted for him in 2014 and again in 2019. They thought Modi will bring peace and prosperity in their lives, but now after 6 years of his reign their dreams are shattered. Ever so hopeful and helpless, people of India are now turning their attention to a new kid on the block i.e., Arvind Kejriwal. Many are putting their hopes on him. The damage that Modi government is doing to India’s economy and society, people think Kejriwal can undo and put India on the path of prosperity. The gullibility of Indian voters is limitless.

Many sane minded people are falling for Kejriwal now as they fell for Narendra Modi 6 years ago. At that time I warned everyone of what Modi and all other political leaders really are, but, as usual, no one listened. I am again warning people about Arvind Kejriwal because I am seeing people, especially many of those who are disappointed and disillusioned with Modi, falling in love with him.
Arvind Kejriwal is a politician, and just like any other politician his ultimate goal in life is, as Prof. Thomas Sowell said,
No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems – of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.
He is the one politician who is most busy in distributing freebies to the people of Delhi to win his reelection bid in upcoming Delhi state assembly election 2020. So far he has given or promised to give the following freebies,
  • Free electricity up to 200 units
  • Free bus and metro rides for women and students
  • Free water
  • Free wi-fi hotspots in Delhi etc.
He is giving these freebies forgetting laws of economics. As Prof. Thomas Sowell said,
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
Kejriwal is distributing things for free as if he has found some fountain of wealth! People are forgetting that whatever free he is giving, he is going to take it from somewhere else. The huge debt that his government is accumulating in distributing these freebies is going to be paid by tax payers today and in future. He is indebting the future generation of India just like any other politician.
As I explained back in 2013, The Broken Window Fallacy tells us that the government can’t do any productive work. What it gives someone, it takes forcefully away from someone else. The system of State is immoral to its core because it is based on violence. As Thomas Sowell said, how long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on and stop getting swept away by rhetoric? Kejriwal is promising heaven and will deliver hell just like Narendra Modi and everyone else that came before Modi. People will keep on voting for this or that demagogue without thinking once that they are about to be taken for a ride by another political leader who is calling himself their savior. They will repent voting for Kejriwal, like they are repenting voting for Modi, in future without thinking once that it is the system of the State that is the root problem. As long as they do not realize this supreme fact that the State is the real enemy of people, nothing is going to change for better in India.
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