Reality Check India

What is the future of the Right to Education Act ?

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on September 23, 2017

Delhi MP Maheish Girri of the BJP has written to PM Modi to bring minority-run institutions under the Right to Education Act (the basic law related to Education sector in India).

Mr Girri’s private members bill seeks to bring the minority-run schools under the RTE.  He has correctly framed it in terms of “helping the poor and disadvantaged sections” access the 25% quota mandated by Sec 12(1)(c) of the RTE Law. That is politically the correct way to make headway in our system.

See if you can answer this quiz?

Say we propose an amendment to #RTE that imposes only Sec 12(1)(c) on the Minority-run schools with the following scheme (to preserve its minority character)

  • the schools can select the beneficiaries  among those Disadvantaged and Economically Weaker
  • the schools will be allowed to collect a portion of the refund differential from the students

Would you accept this ? Clearly this is better than not having any quota at all. After all it satisfies the condition that poor are benefiting from the 25% quota.

To the untrained eye this appears to be a great compromise deal. Under this scheme, the minority-run schools are also under the quota system but with a minor twist. Further complaining against this compromise situation should be unwarranted and will be seen as an attack on the poor.

This is where those who do not anchor their positions solidly will slip.

This kind of compromise is completely unacceptable to the Core Right. Our landscape is replete with this kind of “roughly equivalent law or processes for different groups” which are not grounded in deeper principles.  I have earlier said that the Quota is just an instrument , the underlying principles are two fold

  • Nomination : Who selects the students who need help ?
  • Cross Subsidy:  Who pays for this scheme – do your other students foot the difference?

The issue is not as much the quota but the above twin principles.  It is not a minor difference to institute a quota where you can select vs a quota where someone else forces a list on you.  It is not even a major difference. It is an entirely different process. 

Similarly,  if you are allowed to recover the differential from the student. That is not a minor difference from a system where you are not allowed to. One is a voucher system the other is a cross subsidy.

Why seek to impose a terrible law (as you say) on all?

This is a great question.  From a Core Right perspective this is how we look at it.

To first qualify as Law, the RTE or any other law has to have uniform applicability  – so I do not even see it as a law in its current form. So the first step would be to impose it on anyone.  THEN it becomes a Law. Maybe even a terrible Law or a good Law.   

Once it imposed on all and it acquires the moral stature of “a Law” , then we get to deal with Bad Laws in the normal democratic route. Hindus and Christians and everyone else can join hands and then work repeal it altogether.

What about the poor, doomed to govt schools ?

The fate of the public school system in India hinges on various factors that very few can discuss because it is ugly.  There are deep mimetic factors at play, the product itself may not be comparable to private edu due to the teachers quotas, the influence of the principal over a territory, and the ability of people to completely sidestep the state and express their own preferences.

These do not align with the stated goal of #IdeaOfIndia to effect a “transformation of society”.    I will take it up in a future post.

Right now,  the better option is to release everyone at all levels with no sectarian bias.  The market will supply at all levels even though the scheme is probably inferior to a true public edu system.

But that is the best we can do pending a takedown of the #IOI structures.

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Jonathan Bowden for Core Right

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on September 10, 2017

I’d like to introduce the late Jonathan Bowden to the fledgling #CoreRight movement in India.  I stumbled upon a video of his quite by accident about a year ago and was taken aback.   The man is  quite astonishing not just for the sheer knowledge but more so for his ability as an orator. Unlike others on the Right who are sound and fury, Bowden takes down the  “Cultural Marxists” with sheer force of argument.  A total humiliation.

Wiki has this about Bowden

Bowden was born in KentEngland, and attended Presentation College in Reading, Berkshire. His mother died when he was at the age of 16. In 1984, he completed one year of a Bachelor of Arts history degree course at Birkbeck CollegeLondon University, as a mature student, but left without graduating. He subsequently enrolled at Wolfson CollegeCambridge University, in autumn 1988, but left after a few months.

Source : Wikipedia

 

For starters check out this Epic speech on “The New-Left Marxism and the Frankfurt School”

 

There are about a dozen other speeches of his on Youtube.  What is interesting is there is an unknown person who is uploading one new speech per week.

So of what relevance is Bowden, a British Nationalist to India?

It is important to place Bowden in correct perspective to the situation in India. He is a British White Nationalist who only has to shed the recent 50 years of malaise in his native society to summon a millenium of glory and imperial worldwide military, cultural, and technological domination.  Even with current dilution of their society with political correctness they are still a Rule of Law based system with most of their institutions in perfect working order.

Our fight in India is to first dismantle the yoke of sectarian laws  see through the exasperating farrago of Tequiyyahs and then climb out of the deep well so we can think about debating higher level concepts like  Marxism , Natural Law etc.

Arranged on the other side is a well entrenched ecosystem, well funded, networked internationally into worldwide New-Left, the senior tier securely tenured in top universities, having expressed all their crazy agendas as actual laws and rules the moment they are given power to do so.

At some point in the future we will drag out the top tier of “Idea of India” to debate. In one of Bowden’s speeches he explains why”Thought is important” – it is not enough to merely defeat them electorally but to discredit their ideology. This is not an easy task in India where 90% of the population is still vulnerable to cheapest gaslighting tactics by media and dubious thinktanks.

The above is not an easy task.

When the time comes we need to be ready.

First of all you need to have the vocabulary right,  have a handle on facts and data which the Idea of India state goes to great extent to hide, you need to study THEM first more than you study YOURSELF.  Finally you need to oratorical firepower of not just sound and fury but penetrative argument and wit.

Bowden is a powerhouse, if you watch the above video on Frankfurt Marxists he comes at you like a steam engine. In the future debate our opponents too  will use the same Marxist ideas Bowden discredits so thoroughly as their bedrock arguments. We can use this as prep material.