The Insanity of India's Gigantic 'Gujarat Special Investment Region'
Narendra Modi is the megalomaniac current Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat and has embarked on a project called the GIDB Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) that is apparently to reshape the entire industrial northwest of india.
This SIR was brought to my attention by feedbacker Trimergo, who commented on the recent Daily Bell article, "Foundering of the Indian Infrastructure."
This DB staff article pointed out that India's public/private orientation toward building state infrastructure was hopelessly corrupt. The Economist magazine, in recommending more of the same, was only suggesting that the problem should compound itself in order to create a solution.
Actually, as has been pointed out, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The Gujarat SIR is a perfect example of the insanity now stalking the Indian subcontinent.
India has within its borders perhaps the world's oldest cities and civilizations and the state of Gujarat encompasses some of India's ancient regions. It is ironic that this latest manifestation of Western industrial pathology should take root in such an ancient, storied land.
This SIR is an outgrowth, in my view, of a sickness that has overtaken India. Like the rest of the BRICs, India's current growth relies on a kind of monetary stimulation. It is a system of faux growth designed to allow the powers-that-be to claim that central-bank capitalism delivers results for the poorest among us.
It does not. What it DOES allow is the overstimulation of economies with resultant centralization and the creation of a priestly cast of central bankers, regulators and bureaucrats. You may call them technocrats if you wish. And the system, now being installed in Europe, is "technocracy."
Around the world, this system is in place or starting to be. It nearly bankrupted Japan, is in the process of ruining Brazil and China and has reduced the United States and Europe to impending poverty.
This is exactly what the Anglosophere power elite wants, I believe. In order to rule the world, poverty must be implemented. Successful economies must be ruined and middle classes eviscerated if one-world government is to put into play.
The powerful must be brought down. The prosperous must be impoverished. Those who stand in the way of the New World Order must find no succor, nor comfort in a world that is scheduled to sink into several kinds of depression in various regions.
Only when agony has thoroughly overtaken us shall people cry out for the solutions that the elites offer: more centralization, more world government and, of course, a global economy. That's the plan. It seems obvious.
It is not lightly delivered. It has been a long-term project. At least 300 years, in my view, since the current, modern, one-world conspiracy was implemented. It is obviously intergenerational and seems to have been driven, initially, out of Europe and the City of London.
The conspiracy apparently controls not just banks but whole governments behind the scene. It was likely the impetus for colonialism that created nation-states from inchoate tribal regions. British and European youth were used for this purpose.
Today, the damage is especially evident in places like India, where the centralizing influences were exceptionally aggressive. In fact, the British attacked, conquered and compiled all of India's separate states, creating out of many competing centers of power one entirely corrupt, vicious and incompetent entity.
British commentators these days almost inevitably refer to this Indian compilation as a success. But it is not. There is a kind of psychopathology stalking the land in India today.
Instead of competing regions (states), there is one supreme power and many competing interests. This has cultivated the worst in Indian instincts. As in China, Europe and the US, vast and vile bureaucracies degrade civil society. Violence becomes a ubiquitous and accepted part of the public dialogue.
Once, India contained great and elegant civilizations. It developed some of the most intriguing human technologies. India's past is like an iceberg, with 90 percent hidden beneath the surface, seldom explored and even more rarely comprehended.
Flying machines, ancient nuclear warfare, scientific and medical achievements beyond what we can register today – there is evidence for all of this and more in ancient Indian writings and verbal history.
The ancient, submerged city of Dwarka may tell us much more about the sophistication of ancient Indian cities, but tellingly there does not seem to be much excitement in the Western world about this incredible discovery.
The reason is simple, of course: The Anglosphere powers-that-be have no interest in establishing a pre-history that is grander than today's achievements. It is all political.
We are supposed to live in Voltaire's best-of-all-possible worlds. If we do not, then we may question where our leaders are taking us. If there were great civilizations that preceded us, perhaps our civilizations are not as great as we believe and our own leaders are not infallible.
The vastly powerful families that control central banking around the world and want global government shall not gladly tolerate such revisionist thinking.
The idea that there is a network of coastal cities around the world that were submerged 10,000 years ago is anathema to them. The funding to discover them is apparently not available. Instead, we notice pathologies like the GIDB Dholera Special Investment Region.
I'm not surprised that this vast boondoggle has taken root in India. Having crushed much of the culture and common sense of Indian society, the powers-that-be can use India as testing ground for its neo-fascist projects.
We've written in the past about India's "private" corporate cities – cities of the future that will be dedicated to white collar workers employed by the West's largest technocratic corporations. If these concepts were tried in Europe or America there would be an immediate outcry. So they are being slyly established in India, Asia and China.
But this SIR is even bigger. Listen to the video below to get a sense of the size of the project. It includes a new airport, new trains and railroads, new ports and an entire new city to be built via a "public-private" partnership. It is as grandiose as anything the ChiComs have in mind accomplishing.
Predictably, at the center of this "city" sit three pyramids where the SIR's professional workers will congregate during their working day. The entire project is resonant of the sickness of modern "globalist" society. It is elitist, exclusionary and makes use of state revenues to benefit private interests.
It is, in fact, a celebration of mercantilism, a purposeful co-mingling of state assets and Western corporatism. It could only take place in a country like India (or China or Brazil or Russia) where the civic discourse is endlessly debased by the ongoing destruction of the culture.
Feedbacker Trimergo actually has a very good description of the planned SIR and the scope of its folly:
I recently came across a video describing a new Special Investment Region in India. It shows clearly the central planning of new building projects. This particular project is part of a new 'arc' of mega cities stretching all the way from Mumbai to Delhi.
God help us. The Indian state has not been able to lift hundreds of millions out of poverty. But its bureaucracy, ever-confident, believes that it can build a shining city on a hill. You can watch the video here:
(Video from Webmastercipl's YouTube user channel.)
Posted by joresc on 01/11/12 09:08 AM
You're making a fine point, which is probably implicit in ani repetitive process undertaken by a sentient, relatively well adjusted being,but R.Q.'s statement stands. How do you explain the fact that when you do the exact same thing on a computer, you can get completely different results?
Posted by joresc on 01/11/12 09:02 AM
Excellent point!!! I always thought that quote to be so wrong and yet so widely used. Aside from your brilliant example of building a skill, there are yet more concrete examples. Whenever I try to do something on the computer and it does not work, when I try doing the same thing again exactly the same way, presto... it works!!!! Technically, according to the definition, I should be considered insane.
Good day to you R.Q.
Posted by RR on 01/10/12 11:31 PM
Are the three pyramids in the center of the planned city, an indicator of who is behind this project ?
Posted by Amber on 01/09/12 08:31 PM
'Ancient nuclear weapons... you are a fan of the Mahabharata then, Anthony? :)
'Yes, it does make me wonder how much knowledge we have lost and how much better we could have done if we'd started off on a different set of assumptions.'
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It's the only way to get the world We all want - sans the politicians and bureaucrats:
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We are losing way too much civilization, ancient wisdom, knowledge and humanity with these fools and their 'one world' dystopian vision.
We should aim to dislodge it all.
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 01/08/12 05:35 PM
Excellent article, Mr. Wile, but I would rather call it tragic than "ironic that this latest manifestation of Western industrial pathology should take root in such an ancient, storied land."
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Posted by Thomas Molitor on 01/08/12 03:28 PM
Posted by Himagain on 01/08/12 02:00 AM
So, what's new? In the light of the now horrendous (but historic) corruption continuing in the USA on a scale never before even envisaged, what is the point of picking on poor old India?
My colleague, just returned from China, tells me that you have to actually be there to see the eerie "ghost" cities that have been built. In their dozens!
He thinks the Real Estate collapse in China will make the Japanese one look tame. Every one he met there is an "investor".
But who really cares?
With the demise of habeas corpus in the West, "1984" will be complete.
There will be no further need for fictions like Stock Markets, Friendly Corner Banks, or the humourous idea of creating a free market to get us out of the clutches of bureauracy and rip-off Government and into the open arms of unfettered "free" enterprise... .
BTW: Russia is the home of "free Enterprise", today. Take a look. You can be literally dead there without connections...
However, I personally no longer wonder at the next step in the giant swamp we have created, removal of habeas corpus in one masterstroke has resolved the biggest threat to our Owners.
I now merely hope that I am never seen as anything but a Good Citizen in this Brave New World.
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"BTW: Russia is the home of "free Enterprise", today. Take a look. You can be literally dead there without connections... "
Hm-mm. Thanks for educating us. We did not realize that Putin's Russia was a shining beacon of free-market illumination. Shall we reconsider? ....
Posted by TMoore on 01/07/12 07:31 PM
Dholera. Hmmm. Change the D to a C and what have you?
Posted by picomanning on 01/07/12 05:45 PM
This is NOT capitalism. It is just arrogant Fascism. Nations whose leadrs steer their economies, assume benefits concluded by simple yet specious reasoning.(Their vanity stroked, greatness is assured!) How many ideas conceived within the minds of unique individuals acting within their own reach and interest, fail? Pleny. How many start up businesses fail? Plenty! On the small scale an idea is planted. Better ideas are proven if the business succeeds! Small scale is efficient to eyeball areas of risk. The fascism of central planning assumes the power to make or force, an idea work. Communism, the highest form of central planning cannot succeed because the model is BASED on Central Planning! When governments direct economic growth, they ignore the flaw of a potential bad idea and assume the power to magically repair a bad idea. But bad economic ideas are ideas whose inefficiency is proved by failure. The economy IS the sum of all individual economic activity, constantly in flux, dynamic and FREE! No structure can replace the dynamic. Ideas via Invention, creativity, greater efficiency constantly remodel any contemporary snapshot point in time of any economic structure. Prosperity is given greatest advantage by governments striving to minimalize any implementations of planning, regulation, tarrifs, or otherwise constricting any interference which might SOMEHOW impede the implementation of individual ideas which MIGHT permit contribution to the economic dynamic.
Central planning, as tempting and convincing in its applications might seem, eventually (once the premise of its benefits are assumed) overcome the individual incentive by express conflict with those efforts. (Subsidies to protect and create govenment sanctioned monopolies for example.)
India is just taking a shortcut to become another failed democracy. The illusion of planning for prosperity is powerful stuff, just not wise.
Posted by picomanning on 01/07/12 05:22 PM
This is NOT capitalism. It is modern arrogant Fascism. Nations whose leadrs steer their respective economies assume the benefits concluded are too obvious to not act upon. (Their vanity stroked and greatness assured.) Not girded by inspiring ideas conceived within the minds of unique individuals acting within their own reach and interest, fascism of this central planning kind acts to suppose the 'obvious' benefits to all individuals. It's kind of like Kruschev visiting the corn plains of the midwest, then going back to Russia to require farmers to grow corn. The wealth of food Kruschev saw was magnificient! But the midwest farmers had the intimate knowledge of nuances and science requirements of growing corn.
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Success in industry requires owner/operators first, jobbers second, and protected by the foundations of government protection to contract freely to create wealth without government interference.
The leaders in India as in so many developing nations, see their role and potential as levers of shortcuts to achieve the fruits of an historic (not current) American model of capitalism. The American example is running on the momentum of the past as we can realize by understanding what is happening to America today. America has diluted that freer capitalistic form of economic freedom for well over 100 years. So our wheels are coasting ever more slowly. Our currency is controlled by the our central government and therefor the very medium of our exchange is subject to central planning. So much for American economic moral pretentiousness. Those who have better economic understanding can predict better outcomes than those who don't. Again, think of Kruschev's lesson. When central power is at odds with results, central power may merely take a vacation to re-examine how its underlings failed. There is no orderly bankruptcy proceeding for political failure except that the crushing consequences will be born by those to whom the fascist tasks were assigned.
Posted by kenn on 01/07/12 04:51 PM
The absolute peak of Fascism! Mussolini would have been proud.
Posted by Nightcrawler on 01/07/12 02:54 PM
This is Central Planning on steroids. Four layers of government to fund (including the Global taxes). Can you imagine the bureaucracies and regulations. The citizens will have little or no liberty while being constantly reminded how well off they are. A perfect set-up to be fleeced. God help us all. I don't want to live like that, but that is what is in store for all of us in the "New World Order".
Posted by seer on 01/07/12 02:46 PM
While there is a great need for central planning in the areas of food production, population control, energy usage, etc. these megalithic developments based on continued exponential consumption are insane and I mean this in the strict sense of Einsteins's definition of insanity.
Posted by flying_pig on 01/07/12 02:41 PM
"Building a skill" is not just doing the same thing over and over again. Critically, it also involves a feedback loop of learning and adaptation without which the goal of "building a skill" will never be achieved.
As one example, you can make mistakes, analyze them, learn from them, and modify your goal-directed actions.
Looking at the skills of learning a new sport, note that your technique will improve over time. You will also develop adaptations (or accumulate capital) which make certain actions easiers to perform.
Today, as the West suffers, India has been given an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others. The folks running Gujarat have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes made by the Chinese, the Japanese, and large parts of the West. Their inability to take advantage of this learning opportunity is perhaps due to their stupidity or due to their arrogance. It definitely suggests that they are lacking in sound mental faculties.
Posted by alexsemen on 01/07/12 02:33 PM
The absolutely form of insanity it is megalomaniac behavior , that was 100% shown to us in the Stalin butchery( Jews Bolshevik Hell).
Seeing this film I was terrified as I was back in the past, when I see a lot of such Stalin's propaganda documentary. It is horror perspective.
It is the same scenario.
It is the same force behind, it is the same style, the same tailoring that cannot be confounded. There are the same people who produced spread and implemented as pure imbecile propaganda such monstrosity .
The same people who frauds, robbed and destroyed the USA and Europe today.
There will be invested the money stolen by the Central Banks , together with Rothschild's all private banks in the last 100 years !
This is never ending story of the world robbery and slavery as the only one manifestation of the Capitalism.
One question: how many Jews from Mumbai are involved and behind this galactic insanity !!??
Answer : all of them , all of them that has corrupted with the help of Obama ( one year ago ) all the high ranking Indians who are selected and educated in England and USA !!
Thank you capitalism for French Revolution, WW I , Bolsheviks ( Jews) Revolution, Stalin butchery, WW II and all the mess after WWII. ( see what JFK said about this )
Posted by nithsdale on 01/07/12 02:11 PM
There is another "take" re this development. Like the TVA projects of the past, grandiose schemes do produce results if they are implemented, even if they are only castles and in our day, extravagant homes, mansions that become hubs of tourist and art activity for succeeding generations.
As to the great antiquities: India has been wise to keep them under wraps from a rapacious West that would not understand them like the East will when it is ready to explore its past. India must prepare its people to realize what they have come from or the demos will squander what is there. This is real leaderhip without western ideology. Frankly, it is a direction we could use here; we have to discard all the useless dialectism we indulge in today and return to the heady emotion of exploration, what it can poduce!
Posted by JM on 01/07/12 02:05 PM
Reminds me of the precursor Disneyworld & Venus Project. Where are the farms? Or is the food to be industrialzied and imported? India has lots of GMO frankenfood. Agenda 21?
Posted by R.Q. on 01/07/12 02:04 PM
DB: "Actually, as has been pointed out, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
Um, actually, that's not the quote attributed to Einstein.
However, [building a skill] is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. Practice, practice, practice.
Posted by herrfaust on 01/07/12 02:00 PM
Ancient nuclear weapons... you are a fan of the Mahabharata then, Anthony? :)
Yes, it does make me wonder how much knowledge we have lost and how much better we could have done if we'd started off on a different set of assumptions.
Posted by laceja on 01/07/12 12:21 PM
Quite a production. I imagine hundreds of millions (or even billions) of people will swallow it hook, line, and sinker. Everyone loves a great production with a fantastic orchestra for background music.