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Are we free? How Anglophonic masters are now pursuing remote controlled colonization

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By Dr Kallol Guha

“Your God is dark like Ravi Shankar Prasad, but your matrimonial ads insist on white-skinned brides” This statement from Sharad Yadav raised commotion in Lok Sabha. Sharad Yadav’s comment is being branded as “Sexists” etc. But the big question is that why Anglophonic circle of India is silent on it?

Mindset is being created among Indians through highly sophisticated and powerful propaganda that white skin symbolizes everything superlative. Images from Bollywood or ads in the main stream media depict upper class Indians are all white and underclass as dark skin. Villains, servants, and beggars are invariably dark skin.  The movie versions of Indian epics turned Mahabharata heroes like Krishna, Draupadi and Arjun into white skinned characters – even though they have been portrayed as dark skinned in the original text.

There is no question that undeclared goal of this sinister and subtle marketing is aimed at psychologically conditioning Indians of all sections to accept supremacy of the white ‘Anglophonic Species’. To that extent the marketing has already achieved remarkable success. But why? Answer is relatively simple. Masses conditioned to accept white ‘Anglophonic Species’ are also likely to accept their dominance over affairs of India.

Here, is the relevance of Macaulay’s doctrine who proposed to create a breed of Indians who would be English in all possible features except in their looks and will remain delinked from their country of origin. This breed could look after the interest of the Anglophonic masters in India which is like a remote controlled colonization. No special inquiry is required to understand the Anglophonic Indian ruling class is just an out and out replica of what was envisaged by Macaulay. It might be useful to recall that during the movement of “India Against Corruption” by Anna Hazare it was discussed that as much as a trillion Dollar worth of black money has been transferred from India to overseas. If so-that money was not send to China or Russia or Brazil or Africa or Latin America. It obviously went to the place controlled by Anglophonic circles. In India who owns the mainstream press? Who controls primary and secondary schools? Who is awarded “Bharat Ratna”  for converting millions of Hindus into another religion. Above all who owns largest share of non-agricultural land in India- next to Government? Are you ready? The church !  The entire network is connected to Anglophonic world,  whose skin color is not dark. Do you now see why Shard Yadav’s comments get that resistance and why there is deathly silence on the issue of dark and light skin issue?

(The writer is the President & CEO of Saint James School of Medicine in Illinois.)

 

  • Ishan Kukreti

    I think the author here is mixing color with language. All white people are not Anglophones. Though the dominance of English over other languages is a sad fact. Its a colonial aftertaste in the country’s mouth.

    And lets not blame Christianity, it is a missionary religion and converting the ‘other’ is a part of it. And lets not forget the blood on the hands of the Vedic religion. Why is the birth place of Buddhism has such a tiny Buddhist population? Where are Ajivikas?

  • Dear Dr. Guha,

    While it might be true that the “Anglophonic” section of the society is dominant in most countries (considering English is one of the most spoken languages globally), especially in a rising economy like India, the blame cannot necessarily be put on the “Mindset (is) being created among Indians through highly sophisticated and powerful propaganda that WHITE SKIN symbolizes everything superlative”.
    Firstly, India’s “Anglophonic circle” did not remain silent on Sharad Yadav’s alleged sexist statements. The mainstream media that you conveniently blame raised the issue, held discussions and in fact, managed to set the agenda for social media users to criticize Yadav for the next 3-4 days. And Indian social media users are largely the “Anglophonic cirlce” that you talk about in your piece.
    I agree that Indian ads, as much as Indians themselves, encourage the colonial hangover, but to outrightly rephrase the dominance of the West as dominance of the White is too generalized a notion.

  • Ishan Kukreti

    I think the author here is mixing color with language. All white people are not Anglophones. Though the dominance of English over other languages is a sad fact. Its a colonial aftertaste in the country’s mouth.

    And lets not blame Christianity, it is a missionary religion and converting the ‘other’ is a part of it. And lets not forget the blood on the hands of the Vedic religion. Why is the birth place of Buddhism has such a tiny Buddhist population? Where are Ajivikas?

  • Dear Dr. Guha,

    While it might be true that the “Anglophonic” section of the society is dominant in most countries (considering English is one of the most spoken languages globally), especially in a rising economy like India, the blame cannot necessarily be put on the “Mindset (is) being created among Indians through highly sophisticated and powerful propaganda that WHITE SKIN symbolizes everything superlative”.
    Firstly, India’s “Anglophonic circle” did not remain silent on Sharad Yadav’s alleged sexist statements. The mainstream media that you conveniently blame raised the issue, held discussions and in fact, managed to set the agenda for social media users to criticize Yadav for the next 3-4 days. And Indian social media users are largely the “Anglophonic cirlce” that you talk about in your piece.
    I agree that Indian ads, as much as Indians themselves, encourage the colonial hangover, but to outrightly rephrase the dominance of the West as dominance of the White is too generalized a notion.

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Beijing, October 21, 2017 : As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to visit India next week, China on Saturday warned that it will be deeply offended if any foreign leader meets with or any country invites the Dalai Lama.

On the sidelines of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, a Chinese Minister dubbed the Tibetan spiritual leader as a “political figure under the cloak of religion”.

“Any country or any organisation or anyone accepting to meet with the Dalai Lama in our view is a major offence to the sentiment of the Chinese people,” said Zhang Yijiong, Executive Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).

“Also, since they have committed to recognising China as a sole legitimate government representing China, it contravenes their attempt, because it is a serious commitment,” Zhang added.

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“I want to make it clear that the 14th Dalai Lama, the living Buddha handed down by history is a political figure under the cloak of religion,” said Zhang.

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In April this year, China had reacted violently to a visit by the Dalai Lama to Tawang, in India’s northeast border state of Arunachal Pradesh, large parts of which is claimed by Beijing. (IANS)