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Gandhi as Jesus? A critique of this pacifist nonsense by a marxist historian is now getting published

In the US amongst pacifist Christian liberals, Gandhi is considered to be the son of Jesus almost. The following is a brief look at this mindset which is brewed in India itself by the Hindu Right Wing politicians governing there. ---An Interview With Perry Anderson on "The Indian Ideology" (of) Sentimentalizing Gandhi A brief excerpt below from the interview with marxist historian, Perry Anderson... 'he (Gandhi) did not want power for himself, as most politicians do. In his own way he was a great man. But that does not exempt him from criticism. He was gripped by a set of regressive personal fixations and phobias, had a very limited intellectual formation, was impervious to rational argument, and entirely unaware of the damage he was doing to the national movement by suffusing it with Hindu pietism as he reconceived it. He is to be respected, with all his blindness.' 'But there is no need to sentimentalize him. The complete latitude he gave himself to declare as truth whatever he happened to say at any time, and then change it from one day to the next, still as the word of God shining through him, set a disastrous example for his followers and admirers. Nowhere more so than in his inconsistencies on satyagraha itself. For when it suited him, he was perfectly willing to contemplate violence —not only to send Indian peasants to their death on the Somme in the service of their colonial masters, or applaud Indian bombers taking off to conquer Kashmir, but calmly to envisage communal slaughter—‘civil war’— in the subcontinent as preferable to expelling the British. As a historian, one has to take cool stock of all this, not skate over it as Gandhi’s apologists continually do.'

Tibetan suicides versus Indian suicides as reported by US corporate-run press; and then there is Greece, too

By now, most Americans have heard about those young Tibetan Buddhist monks committing suicide as protest against the Chinese control over their region. Tibetan Buddhist monks control the country of Bhutan but they also want control over the areas of Chinese Tibet as well. But how many Americans know about the suicides of farmers in capitalist India over the last dozen are so years? Very few I would wager a bet.... Interesting, is it not? The corporate US press can frame the Tibetan monk story as one of being a heroic stuggle against evil Chinese Communists, though China hardly can be called a 'communist country' at this point, with all that US backed capitalism there now firmly underway. But just what is the story of the suicides in India that most Americans have missed hearing about, though the story is now getting quite old? Check here to find out- Report sought on India farm suicides and discover that 200,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 15 years! Isn't capitalism grand?!!!!! Think God we have a paid for press...uh.. I meant a 'free press', as the mega corporations call it here in the US of A. They keep us so NOT INFORMED! But there is also a new story about suicides from Greece this last week. Heard about that case? Here following are the last words left behind by the 77 yr. old Greek retiree as he took his own life... 'This traitorous occupation government literally annihilated my ability to survive — which had been based on a decent pension, for which I had paid into (without any government help) for 35 years. I am of an age that prevents me from offering a decent individual response (without of course ruling out the possibility of being the second person to take arms, should one person decide to do so). I find no solution other than a dignified end, before resorting to going through garbage in order to cover my nutritional needs. One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and hang the national traitors at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did with Mussolini in 1945 (at Milan’s Piazzale Loreto).' –Dimitris Christoulas, Syntagma, Athens, April 4th, 2012 Nice... Here is yet more about Dimitrus... Police violently break up protests following suicide in Athens But what about those other suicides in India, too? Apparently some suicides are worth more to the corporate US press to report about than others are... Go figure? We live in a capitalist world with disposable people per the 1%.

In India- a general strike called by a Right Wing party paralyzes the country

India has two major parties, one of which is much like the Far Right Republican Party here in the US, and the other much like the Right Centrist Democratic Party we here in the US are currently burdened with having administering the White House on behalf of the corporate super rich. And just like the two corporate parties of the US have no solution to any problems at all, the same is true of the big two corporate parties of India, the now governing so-called 'United Progressive Party' and the The Bharatiya Janata Party of the Far Right grouping for the Indian ruling class and its cronies. Info about the general strike can be found here National Strike Brings India to a Grinding Halt and the current discontent is fueled mainly by rising energy costs which has led to a situation of general inflation of consumer prices.

BBC says “life in Kabul better since Taliban”

I guess it would be for the anti-Taliban extremists who huddle in their extended fortress behind a very expensive shield. They get to take advantage of not having to fight the Taliban themselves, instead using the U.S. and NATO (same difference) Corporate thugs to do their killing for them. Apparently biding their time until the NATO installed Corporate Puppet Regime fails, Reminds me of vultures and jackals, eating the leftovers from the kill of more aggressive predators. And yes, I just DID call the U.S. Army "predators". You no likey, me no givey damn you no likey. Simple as that. The Karzhai Puppet Regime slaves and lackeys will enjoy their scraps of Human meat, even, you know, when the more aggressive predators kill a few of the carrion fowl and jackals, the jackals and vultures will feast on the flesh of their on pack just as heartily as they do on the flesh of "The Other Side". But then, they were always like that, and did the same kind of subservient boot-licking for the Soviets and the British during past failed conquests. And one needn't worry about their survival after America limps off the fields defeated. They know how to exist in a cockroach style colony, or a rat pack. They made their pathetic "living" eating the garbage and sewage of the Taliban when the Taliban were their masters. Boot polish tastes the same no matter which set of masters wears the boots.

The jackasses who want to officially declare war on Pakistan

I would think that they're just kidding, but apparently they believe it's "winnable". These would be the same ones who believed that VietNam, Iraq, and Afghanistan would have been "cakewalks" if it hadn't been for those Liberal sentiments of fair play or at least an actual respect for basic human laws. Maybe they could do us all a massive favor and take their ill-gotten gold out of their banks or other stash places, buy a plane With Their Own God-Damn Money Instead Of Ours, for a change and parachute out over Teheran with dynamite vests? Maybe we could bribe the pilots to drop them off on Diego Garcia, which is de-facto a U.S. Navy target range. Why Teheran, exactly, even though it's not actually in Pakistan? Simple. It's right in the middle of their demented plans and really, there's a large portion of the Muslim people they despise so badly in every surrounding country, there's 80 million more Muslims in India than in Iran, just for instance. If the loudmouth Socially Retarded Animated Sphincters want to embark on another DOOMED Crusade, at least they could be removed from any further possibility of polluting the gene pool. And quickly. With odds like that, and two of the countries, India and Pakistan, armed with Nuclear Weapons, the odds wouldn't be any better if the full might of the United States Military were backing them, might as well let the Really Stupid Loudmouths do what they want... oh... that's right... they're in the league of and including Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin, George Bush, The Entire Bush and Cheney families in fact, CHICKENHAWKS who will send Other People to do their fighting in the wars they provoke. I just DON'T believe that even a measurable percentage of the Dumb-shit Chicken Hawks who want to expand "their" War like that would ever be in battle. Until the U.S. PEOPLE they exploit get sick of it and drag them from their castles and summarily execute them on their front lawns. Hang them from their own trees in their own immaculately maintained (by Other People's Labor, as usual) gardens by their own intestines while they're still alive.

Why are Indian children still dying of poverty?

There was an AP story about infanticide in India, mostly young girls, and the question attached was "why, with rising prosperity?" One question immediately answered, the "rising prosperity" is mostly the Rich getting Richer, much like the Class War they "upper class elites" declared in America long long ago and are intensifying now. Having the top economic level, the "1 percenters" getting an even larger share of even an expanding economy means those in the 80% who have less income than it takes to actually survive, will have even less. A classic example of How Deregulated Free Market Capital works to destroy the poor for the profit of the very richest. And now, it's taking its bloody horrid toll on the children of the poor PEOPLE.

Full of it, Steeped in it, Stepped in a big stinky pile of it…

The India Laptop slammed by tech sales reporter, because he can't understand altruism, patriotism or any other motives other than profit. Now, the Capitalist Overlords use Altruistic and Patriotic sentiments as Sales Gimmicks and really, nothing more. Country means exactly the same to them as God, in other words, a way to skin gullible people for a quick buck. Celebrate Christmas, Easter, Seder, Kwanzaa, with a promotional sale. Dutch Boy sticking his finger in a dyke, image is now used to sell paint and (I think) donuts. And haircuts but we won't go there. The whole point of the article is that nobody does anything for any other living creature without expecting some reward. Except when Fox bankrolls the TeaParty with wall-to-wall 18 hours a day coverage at no cost. Yes, they're so good to the American people. But because the IndiaPad is designed, then unveiled, without marketing strategies like building the factories, (already in existence) training the workers (done that too) and having a half million of the devices ready for sale as soon as the hype period gets to such a frenzy that people are camping outside the Radio Shack or Best Buy for a first chance to buy one. Such sad empty lives that their money could never fill. Extolling Patriotism and self-sacrifice when praising a fallen soldier, for instance, so they can lure more unsuspecting fools into enlisting with their eyes all watery and choked up with the emotion. I get the same reaction. It's a natural human reaction to toxic fumes and the stench of bullshit. Bill Gates backs up the One-Laptop-per-Child initiative for a couple of reasons. One is it's tax deductible in every country where he sells his crap. Second is he gets to use the project as a whipping boy, gleefully announcing each setback as positive proof that "Damn the little darkie kids, you need MY piece-of-slop operating system to make it work!" Which would mean the kids would have to spend a C-note apiece for just the software, and $35 an incident to get tech support if WHEN it breaks down. The editors and backers of the Business Tech website could never understand a nation wanting to build its economy by bringing the poorest up FIRST and then having the money trickle up from there. Instead the kiddoes are supposed to have the money trickle down. If, as the Capitalist propaganda chiefs assert, "A rising tide lifts all boats" why wouldn't a rising tide rising from the BOTTOM also lift the Pleasure Yachts of the wealthy? Don't they believe their own story if it means the money doesn't filter through their greedy hands and pockets, if they don't take their cut FIRST? The whole idea of Public Education escapes them, only a favored few should be allowed to even learn to Read and Write. Or have disposable income. Much like the very direct and no-bullshit Slave codes which forbade American slaves from learning to read or handle money. That deal in Huckleberry Finn where

Failed Musicians, Earning Potential and Tort Reform

Charlie Manson, David Koresh... described as “failed musicians” because they played the guitar, and like the vast thundering herd of people who pick the git-fiddle they didn’t make a career of it. Adolf Hitler, a “failed artist” even though, in the economic blight of inter-bellum Vienna, he actually DID make a modest living selling painted postcards on the street. John Wilkes Boothe, said to be a “Failed actor” by some who had never trod the boards. Because their names are vilified and the demonization of their memory has to be complete. .Something you’d practically have to be a Documentary Junkie to notice, maybe after a marathon of History Channel BioPics.. Fairly subtle. Insidious even. What’s almost but not quite as subtle as a Taser to the testicles or a sledgehammer to the lower skull/first vertebra is the demonization of working class people throughout the world in Tort. The civil liability sections of law. In civil court, “earning potential” is taken seriously. So seriously, in fact, that it proves the LIE of the Capitalist Dream which is foisted onto the workers, that if we work hard and diligently, do a good job putting money into the pockets of our Wealthy Masters, we, too, could have a chance of acquiring Wealth. Compare that BULLSHIT with the descriptions of the Workers of Bhopal, India and their children by the Captains of Industry and their Weasel Lawyers. In the “Unlimited potential for success” of the Free Market, the children of the poorest and most vilified of the working class, were valued at a couple hundred dollars. Apiece. Per HUMAN life. Would you sell your childs life for that? This is about as condescending as if the CEO of Union Carbide were visiting a bordello in the slums, his limousine runs over a child and he tosses a $100 bill out the window, rolls up the window and imperiously waves his driver to proceed, with a “Home, James!” type of dismissive command gesture. This is also the way that the people of the Gulf Coast, even employees of British Petroleum, are being treated in back to back “incidents”. Not just the Oil “spill” that cost 11 human beings (ahem... that’s by BP count and employees who tell a different tale than BP front office do, are punished....) immediately and God alone knows how many to follow. There’s also a chemical “leak” that was described by later censured then fired BP employees as “like a fire hose” in Texas City. Tort Reform advocates have done their job well, and limited the final tally to less than a half billion dollars. The state of Texas is suing BP for a huge release of toxic chemicals—including benzene, a carcinogen—that went on for 40 days at the company’s Texas City refinery last spring. The lawsuit could result in civil penalties reaching into the millions. The release, as we have reported [1], started April 6, just two weeks before the Deepwater Horizon explosion, when a key piece of equipment failed and, rather than stopping production to fix it, BP

$35 iNDIApad running Linux reveals iPad users pay for intellectual property

While MIT has been racing to design the world's first $100 computer, India has performed an end-run at a third the price, and it's a tablet no less. Running with open-source software, as genuine volks-werks will, the iNDIAPAD will reach third world schoolchildren for $35, developers at the India Institute of Science hope even as low as $10. Absent keypad and hand crank, but with camera, touchscreen and wireless. Which begs the question of course, what indispensable features drive Apple prices? Bill Gates earned his fortune on them. Patents.

Would you sell your kid for 253 dollars?

That's what the people of Bhopal India were told to do when the "compensation" was announced 24 years ago. That's after 2 years of LawyerFights over Limited Liability and "Tort Reform". The Reaganites including Ron Paul, the Dad-part of the Paul and Paul Father-son Hate Team, rather than celebrate the judgment of 12,400 rupees per each dead Indian, bitched and whined that it was Too Much. The BAIL for the Guilty Parties, or at least the lower level Guilty parties, nine in all, one deceased and one "hiding" in a Country Club gated community on Long Island, was 25,000 rupees apiece. $502. For 25,000 counts of Murder. That's three times the "official" count. The official count was 8000 initially and another 9000 since. If Union Carbide wants to call that libel or slander, it would be up to them to prove it. The Union Carbide Corporation, the truly guilty party, is not required to meet the responsibilities of a Real Human Citizen even though they have more "rights" than a real human citizen. Ron and Rand Paul and all the other Reaganite Corporate Sucks say Amen. I was charged with possession of a knife that doesn't fold up in Texas once, the bail for that was $800. The actual BOND for it was $2000. You know, that makes me feel especially hard core when my bond for merely carrying a knife was 4 times that for 25,000 counts of Capital Murder. Incidentally, the BBC report only counts the initially killed, not those who have died subsequently. The clinic that Union Carbide opened to "treat the injured" closed about 12 years ago. The residues of that explosion and all the accumulated Union Carbide waste chemicals over the decades are still killing people. Sans the $253 payout per dead kid. Maybe the criminals at British Petroleum will receive a stiffer payment. It would be next to impossible for the punishment to be lighter than that. No, Really. Look up "impossible" in the dictionary and right next to it will be a picture of somebody getting a lighter slap on the wrist for a heinous crime. But, after all, the economic victims of BP are (for now) mostly American citizens, a large part of them White and there's even the damage to some of the Playground Beaches where the richest like to go, when their Very Important Jobs holding down their office chairs, keeping them from drifting off into space, become too wearisome and they need a break. I figure one oil stained beach on a Private Island will fetch more in damages than 25,000 dead Indians.

Arrest The Warren Anderson for Bhopal criminal negligence aka cost cutting

No justice for victims of Bhopal. Verdicts of Criminal Negligence were handed down to former Union Carbide employees responsible for a death toll of 25,000 and still rising. While victims remain sorely under-compensated, the verdict means sentences of only two years each. For the American boss? Nothing! The American in charge skipped bail under mysterious circumstances in 1986 and India hasn't been able to touch him since. The US refuses India's request to extradite Warren Anderson, the American whose cost-cutting measures at Union Carbide were determined to have been to blame. Greenpeace tracked the fugitive Anderson in 2002, where the US government said they couldn't, to his home in Bridgehampton, Long Island. India questions its supposed economic clout, where the US refuses to bring to justice the an responsible for mankind's most lethal industrial disaster. "Cost cutting" appears to be the culprit in the Gulf Oil Spill. Will the immensity of the recent disaster prompt our justice department to pursue charges of "criminal negligence," or will BP execs still be sitting pretty in 26 years?

Boycott Coca-Cola for India’s water, Colombia’s unions and Israel Apartheid

OK, it's a famously discredited fake-ad to slander Coke. They have no plans to rebrand the Dome of the Rock. But Israel may -- and Coca-Cola is a sponsor. That's why Coloradans For Peace are calling to boycott Coke, to stop supporting Israeli Apartheid.   There are plenty of reasons to boycott the real thing spreading diabetes. At COP15 the Yes Men targeted Coke for their preposterous "Bottle of Hope" campaign which could only refer to Coke's hope to green-wash their culpability for depleting water tables and poisoning India and contracting to kill labor organizers in Colombia. Coke is a bad habit. Since overrunning East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel is trying to settle it in defiance of international sanctions. Israel promises as administrator not to alter the Muslim shrine, but radical Zionists have been making open preparations to restore it as a Jewish temple. Coke is a corporate underwriter of Israeli expansion into the Palestinian Territories. Their Kiryat Gat bottling plant is built on contested land, and Coke has now invested in the Tavor Winery on Palestinian land. Boycotting Coke would send a message that the beverage multinational must redress the injustices it perpetuates. Wouldn't it be an easy thing, really, to pass on all Coca-Cola products? What will you miss? The Yes Men Coke action at COP15 did produce a tongue-in-cheek press conference dubbed Rage Against the Coke Machine, where attendees recited this pledge: “I, [name], with respect for crimes against people and the planet, from this day forward, for the rest of my living days will never, ever, drink Coca-Cola again until the Coca-Cola company ceases and entirely stops stealing the water from communities in India and stops union-busting in Colombia and ceases and desists entirely from relentless and absurd greenwashing like a ‘bottle of hope.’” Absent sadly was mention of Coca-Cola's support of Israeli Apartheid. Let's put it back!

Vandana Shiva visits Boulder, Oct 18

Vandana Shiva will speak at Boulder's Unity Church on Sunday, October 18 at 7pm. Dr. Shiva's speaking tour coincides with World Food Day, October 16. The internationally celebrated physicist and activist is a leading proponent of SLOW FOOD. Among her books, are STOLEN HARVEST and EARTH DEMOCRACY. This event is a fundraiser for KGNU Community Radio. Unity Church is located at 2855 Folsom.

Defying the police death squads

Good news out of Manipur, India. The "fake encounter" of 27-yr-old Chongkham Sanjit, unmasked as an extra-judicial assassination, has prompted massive rioting against the police of the region. Best photo: Indian schoolboys taunt the death squads with slingshots and marbles.

India terror suspect arrested then shot

A photographer in Manipur, India documented the arrest of terror suspect Chongkham Sanjit on July 23, and wound up witness to an execution. The pics are SFW: the death squad ducked their victim into the adjacent pharmacy. A red circle indicates the arrestee, the arrow in the photo below shows which way he is led to be killed. Note the soldiers already blocking off the killing spot. The trigger man waits at far right in camouflage cap. Sanjit is following cooperatively. An officer pulls out his handgun. Arrestee is suddenly pushed into vacated shop. Sanjit's body is dragged from the shop. Displayed in military pickup truck, beside body of Rabina Devi, victim of the minutes earlier police crossfire. Official story: Sanjit wounded four and killed bystander while resisting arrest.

Peru convicts Fujimori for war crimes even as Sri Lanka slaughters thousands in a similar counter insurgency war against its citizens

The world once sat by and allowed the United States and its Peruvian puppet, Alberto Fujimori to slaughter off tens of thousands of its indigenous citizens. The excuse was that Sendero Luminoso, the oppositional group, was not a nice enough group of people for liberals and Leftists to campaign to stop the slaughter from occurring. Today the whole world sits by, because they don't like the Tamil Tigers, and does the exact same thing of allowing the slaughter to go on. Yet, On this very same day, today Fujimori got convicted and Tamils are demonstrating to stop the same sort of slaughter. The world as a whole though seems to learn nothing? No CHANGE has occurred still. The role of the US government has been is to simply accept what its ally, India, does in Kashmir and in regard to the 'Tamil Question?' India is needed in a US constructed Asian regional alliance against both Russia and China, so this slaughter is just not important enough to the US government to prevent from occurring. The Tamils will simply join others as collateral damage.

Kashmir, Israel, India, LeT, and the Mumbai events

Many Indian government figures are beginning to point the blame towards an organization called LeT, or Lashkar-e-Taiba, as being behind the attacks on targets inside Mumbai, India. LeT is an organization of resistance to Indian control over a major portion of Kashmir, where the India government has terrorized the people there for decades now, in one of the longest, bloodiest and nastiest conflicts worldwide, if not the very worst of them. Two of the targets picked out in Mumbai seem to be the targets that LeT might well have chosen if they were in fact the organization behind these attacks. See 'US intelligence points to LeT for Mumbai attacks' The head of Mumbai's anti-terrorism police (he died) and the offices of a Far Right Wing Jewish center were involved as targets, and both are connected to the use of torture on Muslim POWs in Kashmir (and elsewhere inside India) and the involvement of Israel giving support to the Indian government in their occupation of the Kashmir Homeland. See Israel to train Indian soldiers in Kashmir Yet, LeT seems to be saying that they were not involved in this attack. See Jamat-ud-Dawa (LET Political Wing) on Mumbai Attacks: "Not a Legitimate Tactic" By Evan Kohlmann, so who knows? There are certainly many inside the Indian Hindu Far Right that are desperately wanting to use these attacks as further reasons to motivate their own desire for more pogroms against India's Muslim communities. So now we have Kashmir mixed up with US imperialism, the Indian government, torture, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the so-called 'Global War on Terrorism'. What a mess!

Somalia and the Pentagon Pirates of the Indian Ocean

It is a clear indication of how iron clad government controlled is the US corporate press that news reporting about Somalia in the last couple of weeks has been centered on the stoning to death of a young girl and 'pirates'. Never mind those millions of starving refugees in the country that the Pentagon has created, it's 'Indiana Jones' time here for the American media! And pirates are always fun to play with! But who are the real pirates off the coast of Somali in the Indian Ocean? Asia Times Online gives us some insight into just that question... NATO reaches into the Indian Ocean India was once a neutral player in the old Cold War, but not anymore these days and times. The US has captured another satellite government to use in its geopolitical warfare against China and Russia... and that country is India. That old ally of the US, Pakistan?... well let's just say that their new role is to be turned into a battlefield zone in Southern Asia for the Pentagon. The US based military industrial complex needs to get the Pentagon firmly into that region for more sales for them to be funded from US taxpayers. How better to keep the welfare system for them going? They need Federal 'bailout'! As to the Somali 'pirates' seizing ships inside their coastal waters? Look at it from their viewpoint? Nobody complained much about the US/ Ethiopian piracy in their homeland, now did they? How about those $300,000,000 of fish annually pirated from their coastal waters by international fisheries based in other countries? Who cares about fish piracy stealing from the starving Somalians? Did you even hear about it? Then why not Somali 'pirates' getting into the big game? The US government is into a big geopolitical play to corner the world's last remaining natural resources away from China and Russia. Southern Asia is the new zone of combat and the Indian Ocean sits strategically placed between Asia and Africa and most of all, the Middle East. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is now into piracy in the Indian Ocean in a big way, all under the direction of the USA, and that wonderful little building in Northern Virginia, the Pentagon! Peace Now, Y'all. I'm sure that Obama plans to deliver 'PEACE'... lol. He's going to fight the Big Bad 'pirates' in Africa!

US Christians stay mum about Hindu violence against Christians in India

For months now there have been Hindu attacks on India's Christian communities but America's Christians remain silent about their cohorts abroad just as they previously have remained silent about Jewish attacks on Christian communities in the Middle East. Orissa mob attacks police station Christian Rightists in America are too busy trying to whip up an anti-Muslim hysteria in the US to be distracted by the antics of India, which is a country they want to use in their Holy Crusades. Besides, who really cares about the lower castes of India anyway? Certainly not American Christians who support a caste system just about everywhere, with American Christians to be located exactly as the top caste. Christian America has kept entirely quiet about this violence in India, a violence they used to cry about when India was a more 'non-aligned' country (more aligned with the evil communist Soviet Union, say..) . Speaking of how crazy the American Christian community can get, did anybody notice The Colorado Springs Gazette editorial today? No? ... lol... Well it railed and ranted against what they declared was an atheist who wanted to behead 2 people for merely being Christians! I kid you not! They called the gun toting neighbor who knocked out one eye of the drunk (for that's all this fight was really about, a drunk acting out) a 'hero', since he had guns! Oh Whooptee Doo! Yes, it seems that with Sarah Palin now in the act nationwide, that the Right Wing Christian community thinks its time once again for their rampaging loonieness to prevail big time? God save us from your followers, PLEASE. And God save us from The Gazette's editorial nutiness, too. And, God, you might notice that some of your good people are getting the shit kicked out of them in India? Oh so what? It's forward march to kill some more Muslims time, is it not? God is great! America is God! Forward Christian soldiers!

How quiet the US media is about Indian Hindu brutality in Kashmir

Oh Yes, the Western corporate media would have us all believe that they are the grand champions of human rights worldwide, yet how quiet they are when it comes to reporting US and Allied atrocities in places like Kashmir. And when they even mention events in places like Kashmir, their reporting is heavily skewed and hides the reality. For example, in Homes burn as Hindu-Muslim anger grows in Kashmir, the article feigns a neutrality in its coverage that is just plain false and not there. You see, the Indian government is heavily courted by the American government to not line up with Russia and China, but to join in with the US corporate government drive to take over control of all Asian affairs. India is offered the junior partner position. That's why it is necessary to cover up the fact that the overwhelming majority of violence is really a Hindu one, and to pretend that Hindus might be merely responding to Muslim violence instead. Further, the reality that Hindu nationalism in India has created pogrom after violent pogrom against Indian Muslims runs counter to the Christian global jihad story line against regions where Islam is the dominant religion. Muslims must need be always cast in the role of being the constant terrorist phantom that the Christian US Crusaders must fight against. The US media tries to keep quiet about its Hindu allies' slaughters of Muslims in India. It is inconvenient to the militaristic propaganda in the US. And to make things even sadder, the reality that Hindu nationalism is fascist like and brutal toward its Moslem minority population in India runs against the story line of the Liberal Christian 'Peace' pacifists inside the US who seem to worship the new Hindu God Ghandi every bit as much as they do Jesus. They hardly want much to speak up about these matters either. It runs counter to their worship services where they talk about 'Peace' a lot, but always quite in the abstract, quiet in the concrete. Still, but there is new terror being spread by Hindu India in Kashmir these days, quiet as mouses the US media might be about covering it. US nationalism is encouraging fascist HIndu nationalism in India with its own Christian so-called 'War on Global Terrorism' which is a propaganda campaign designed to target Muslims. So don't let the corporate media get away with their cover-up of silence and stay informed about Kashmir and other places victimized in media silence by the US propaganda machine. I am talking about places like Somalia and the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, too, which are also are kept in shrouds of media silence and non-reporting. The US corporate government and media sources lie to you constantly, and their biggest lies most of the time they pull off by just being silent. Stay informed instead.

Gandhi and India’s ‘untouchables’

America's Christian liberal pacifists have canonized Gandhi into being one of their Holy Trinity of Christian pacifist Gods. #1 Jesus, #2 Gandhi, #3 Martin Luther King... Almost all of these American pacifists, though, know little to nothing about Gandhi, the Indian subcontinent, or the history of the British Empire that Gandhi supposedly liberated 'his' people from, and these Christian-oriented liberals have an entirely idolized view of the man Gandhi and his life. So as a counter to their hero-God worship, we ask them, Why Do India's 'Untouchables' Hate Gandhi? If you want to know yet more about the Dalit's struggles inside and against the Hindu caste system of India, then check out all the other Counter Currents articles about The Dalit Struggle for Equal Rights. If you want to know more about Gandhi, then read up some about his military career! Yes, that's right... Or read about his views on medicine and diet. Or read some about his family and his sex life. All interesting topics in their own right. Gandhi not only was not any saint, but was not all that great a man even. At least do more than just rent the movie titled 'Gandhi'. Read up a little on where the funding for the movie came from, at least.

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