RL: “India’s Constitution says it is a socialist country”
SHI responds, setting me right:
India’s socialism is a complete farce because the entire wealth-creation process thrives on the economic exploitation of social underclasses. It was always this way long before the British colonized this place. Perhaps India is the only nation on Earth which comes close to the US Republican Party vision and values, ad nausea and infinitely worse. This means no caring for your fellow man, glorification of Adam’s Smith “survival of the fittest” and indifference to the poor and suffering.
One of the reasons why so many white collar jobs are being outsourced to India: it’s not that people here willingly like to work for shit money. Basically Indian job-creators in the software industry are in bed with the organized crime cartels of Wall Street, the Goldman Sachs, George Soros etc. Together they take great pleasure in exploiting the poor Indian workers.
While the American loses his job, there isn’t much hope left for his outsourced Indian counterpart either. Here’s why:
- The average wage in India isn’t rising while the prices are – including rent, food, travel and health care. This means negative earnings and accumulated debts.
- The majority of workers do not have job security – they can get fired at the whim of some random prick who decided it was time to “trim the fat”. I have known talented people who worked 8 or 10 years in the same company – the bosses having sucked the best years of their life. Then they were suddenly asked to leave with no career skills and mounting debts especially after having kids and going for a huge mortgage.
- Rampant ageism at the workplace – According to Indian recruiters, you’re fine as long as you’re in your 20s or even early 30s. But once you’re in the wrong age group, despite tons of experience, you won’t get hired by anyone.
Basically, a lot of people in India don’t have a safety net and are at the mercy of their employers, landlords and banks. Now with a right wing BJP government at the helm of affairs, it’ll be a field day for economic vultures who are hand-in-glove with US corporations to exploit Indian workers to the hilt without repercussions. There will be more Union Carbide-like disasters as it happened in Bhopal, 1984.