Wednesday, November 20, 2013

When in antiquity did it become unfashionable to indentify yourself as a Bharatiya/Hindu?

Historically the Central Asian invaders ,contrary to British colonialist propaganda, were invariably defeated by strong Indian armies.
I am  of course talking about the Scythians and Huns in particular.Huns had defeated the mighty Chinese and the Roman Empire but they had met their match in Samudra Gupta ,Yashodharma and Baladitya
Only the Yueh Chi/Kushans who carved an empire in Northwestern India who managed escaped Indian retribution.
When they were successful such as the Sakasthan empire, they were got their ass handed to them by Satavahana Andhra kings such as Gautamiputra Satakarni. His efforts in the Deccan and Malwa had the domino effect on their powers in the northwest(About 1700 years later, this would be inversed when the Ahmad Shah Abdali,possibly descended from Scythians, squashed the Marathas,descendents of Satavahanas, at Panipat thus effecting their southern holdings)

No sooner than they started ruling India they immediately started worshipping Hindu and Buddhist gods and adopted local names while claiming Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi lineages

It is helpful of course that they had precedent in the distant legendary accounts such as Ramayana where sage Vasishta had them "purified" by have passed thru the rear end of a cow(most likely it symbolizes a ritual where they smeared  with cow dung).

While the descendent of Huns-Gurjaras turned into very respectable proto Rajputs and mild mannered Gujaratis whose regions name was changed from Lata

There was absolutely no talk of superior lineage due to their Central Asian origins.All wanted to prove that they were more Vedic than Vedic.More vegetarian than Brahmin, more aristocratic than Kshatriyas, more entrepreneurial than Vaishyas and more slavish than Shudras

One thing that they probably preferred not to let go was their skin complexion and most likely color based caste system started with them and not the Vedas or the British

All pro Indian tendencies came to an end with the Muslim invasions and the utter devastation it caused to Northern India in particular.
One Muslim chronicler notes that slaves from India were so plentiful in Afghanistan that it was cheaper to buy a slave, even a very respectable person, due to oversupply

Any country that suffers invasion and conquest suffers a loss of prestige. Note how despite all claims of brotherhood for Palestinians, Arabs actually loathe them because they remind Arabs of their weakness and humiliation. Ditto these days for Iraqis who are now notorious as being helpless refugees and prostitutes
I am told Iraqis now wish to lose their distinctive identity as its a liability and quickly adapt to Jordanian ,Syrian or Khaleeji ethnicities

Similar situation exists for Afghanistan. The Pushtun culture of honor, courage and bravado(to the extant that it did exist) is dead. gone. nada. zilch
Demoralization began with the Soviet installation of  a puppet government dominated by the heavily Russified Uzbek people. When it was toppled Soviets responded as they were wont to do with throwing everything including the kitchen sink(filled no doubt with empty vodka bottles) at Afghanistan. Of course this ill conceived, poorly planned and executed invasion did not provide any lasting benefit to the Soviets. It didn't help they were hounded by guerillas factions trained by the ISI using American weapons and monies. But the Soviets did do great damage in the process to the Pushtuns and their ancient ways. The remaining was finished off by the hyper ambitious Punjabis, the Afghans themselves with the civil war which led to the tyrannical Taliban and then American invasion after 9/11

But I digress. The point is a few decades reduced the nearly millennium long reputation of  Pushtuns of romantic heroes to pathetic refugees and whores.

Now Hindus were subjected to this type of degradation and worse for nearly 1 millennium

The stereotype of an Indian now a slavish, cowardly, effeminate, cunning, stingy and cruel
This was not always the case. Indians as noted by the Greeks and Chinese more than 1500 years ago, were a brave, confident, generous, free and just people for the most part

Now that being Indian was a losing proposition, the Rajputs, Ahirs, Gujjars, Jats ,Marathas,Nairs all started claiming fancy lineages such as Scythians or Huns all the while egged on by the British to disassociate themselves further from those slavish native masses. These individuals composed the bulk of the British Indian army. Coincidence?
In all except Jats ,Marathas and Nairs was the Scythian or Hun claim legitimate

The Northwest people are now dominant in Indian society. These descendants of Huns are prominent in business(Marwaris,Gujaratis),media(Punjabi domination in Bollywood) ,military(martial races mentioned above were primarily recruited from the Northwest),politics(Nehru Gandhi,Modi Advani axis all Gujjars) and sports(Punjabis and Rajputs)

It seems that only recently since the 90s with its improved economy, military stature due to the nuclear tests,mainstream appeal of Out of India theory ,suspicion and disgust of the corrupt and nepotism prone Gandhi family and improved PR of India from a leprosy ridden ward of Mother Theresa to an IT powerhouse did this enthusiasm for claiming foreign lineages diminish and others such as Biharis and South Indians got a chance to truly flourish and not be ridiculed in the media in the process. Coincidence?

In the end, I believe the Muslim Central Asian did more for the self respect of their brethren than their Hindu/Budhhist/Shamanist ancestors ever could. Now the barbaric Turk and Mongol could hold his head high and look upon contempt for the Indians
Dhoti was out,pants were in
Toplessless out/kurta,choli in
Rice was out,wheat was in
Lacto vegetarianism/poultry was out/red meat was in
Chariots were out/the more direct equestrian approach was in
Idol worship out/monotheism in
Dark skin(Krishna,Draupadi,Ajanta frescoes) was out/Light skin in
Small noses out/Large Persian noses in

I think it was Sitaram Goel who pointed out that Urdu poets even in the lae 18th century rhapsodized about the mountains,lakes,deserts and wastelands of Samarkhand,Baghdad and Shiraz rather  than Mathura or Poona

Is it any coincidence that Muslims are the most likely to claim some foreign origin unless they are descended from other Hindu ethnic group which claims a foreign origin such as Rajputs or Jats?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ajit Vadakayil: Deranged lunatic

In Koenraad Elst's comments board I came across this former merchantship captain called Ajit Vadakayil

Here are some of things he believes and propagates on his paranoid fact free blog

Soviet Union was a wonderful place because people there were satisfied by their lot
Indira Gandhi and Nehru are the best post independence leaders
India had flying machines fuelled by uranium circa 6000 BC
Ancient Egyptians were from Kerala
Jews were originally from Kerala
Prophet Mohammad may not have been from Kerala but spoke Malayalam
The Quran was compiled in Kodangullur mosque
Mohandas Gandhi and Mohammad Iqbal were brainwashed by their Rothschild handlers in Englad
Madame Blavatsky was a Jew
Fibonacci sequence, calculus, trignometry,theory of relativity were stolen from Indian texts/authors
White women women are waiting ,just waiting to jump on Indian men
Modern Sikhism is essentially a British construct
Jews and Freemasons always had it in for India
Jews are capitalists and communists
Jews/Rothschilds/Freemansons(its all the same to him) engineered British takeover of India and famines where millions died
Western media is heavily pro Israel and anti Indian
Israel is a liability to India
American is the root of all modern evil
9/11 was engineered by Bush
He believes he is incredibly handsome

I think you get the idea.

I am calling out this lunatic as he seems to have quite a few impressionable fools who are the unbalanced hyper nationalist types sadly not uncommon in India

And despite his bizarre assertions that he is an excellent debaters, he is too much of a coward to allow any contrary opinions on his comments board

So I issue a challenge to this mentally handicapped character that he can come and post freely here any time he wants and I will respond accordingly.

And for all his vaunted anti Western bigotry, his choice of quotations of famous individuals such as Schopenhauer,Oppenheimer,Einstein et al betrays a pathetic need to be liked by Westerners.

Now I am Indian and Indian achievements and accomplishment have often been overlooked or taken for granted(yeah you invented the decimal system which makes the modern world possible but what have you done for us lately with your avg 85 IQ). But that doesnt mean we should invent fantastic nonsense like above to compensate our relative dearth of accomplishments vis a visa the West ,China and Japan.

So thats that. Again invitation for Capt Ajit is open as are those who are frustrated by him and banned from his site. Of course his supporters are welcome as well

Indian Philo Semitism and Judaic Indophilia

I had originally posted this in dissention as a guest blogger more than two years ago. Not exactly fresh material I will come up with something soon!

India is the only country in the world which did not persecute its Jewish residents (miniscule as they may have been).Israel enjoys its highest approval rating in India despite the official stance of the Left leaning Indian government.
What ties bind these disparate people, Middle Eastern and South Asian? Monotheists and idol worshippers, of minimalist Abrahamic and extensive pantheon of Vedic beliefs, historical wanderers and notoriously introverted xenophobes.
One of the common links is of course anti Muslim prejudice, though not without good reason. Both Hindus and Jews have been subject to Muslim rule and dhimmi status in the past and Islamic terrorism to the present day. But so did Russia (with there is also a close bond, but the anti Muslim thing is not the main factor),Greece and the Balkan states so why no special relationship with them. These countries don’t capture the Indian imagination like Israel’s stunning victory 1967 war, the raid of Entebbe and various Mossad operations. Again Indians delight in anyone rubbing Muslim noses in the ground but there is something else more primal that I figure most Indians ,particularly males are loath to admit.
Both Hindus are Jews were considered unmanly ,timid merchants known for haggling more than quarreling and quarreling than fighting. The European Jews who founded the nation of Israel were aware that the modern citizens of the future state would have to do away with such attributes and set about luring the intellentsia and their commercial classes from their drawing rooms and markets into the tough, unforgiving landscape of 19th century Palestine to work on the land till it bloomed and till your hands bled and fight the Arabs and the British for what was given to you by God till you make THEM bleed. This combination of brain and brawn created a …ahem New Man as it were in the Holy Land which enabled to survive and thrive even when numerically outnumbered by hostile Arabs in 1948,1967,1973,1st and 2nd intifada and now presently with the information warfare, demoralization strategy via Iran and the Western media and delegitimization and divestment campaign (through European and American universities and think tanks).
It is also interesting to note that both Hindu nationalism and Zionism despite their associations with ancient and profoundly religious people are actually secular ideologies many of whose founders were agnostics if not atheists. Ever since the defeat? of Marathas atPanipat, there had a been a crisis in Hindu manhood. Last breath of Hindu defiance was seen in the War of Independence against the British in 1857 but even this was probably wasKoenraad Elst called “Hindus wielding the sword of Islam”.
or in this case the sword of Islam on one side and sword of the British on the other (Hindus fighting the British was united under the Mughal King Bahadur Shah Zafar II while many more Hindus and Sikhs were actually fighting for the British).For a brief period hot-headed middle class Brahmins from Bengal and Maharashtra had taken up the revolutionary cause by spreading terror. Some took matters even further and set up shop in London where managed to assassinate a commissioner and coordinate other revolutionary activities in India.
These individuals were particularly scornful of the current state of Hindu manhood. They exhorted youth use to cease their bookish habits and take up physical exercises and martial arts. They particularly loathed the vegetarianism prevalent in society and promoting the eating of meat and animal sacrifices to get Hindus to quell their squeamishness about shedding blood. They also attempted to undo the efforts of the Western historians to present Hindu history as a long series of defeats. Indeed as they could claim, no other nation had so many invasion attempts thwarted starting with the Greeks, Persians, Scythians, Yue Chi (precursors of the Huns), Huns, Arabs, Turks, Mughals, Pushtoons, Persians, French, Portuguese, Dutch and their current struggle against the British.
However this movement was soon disbanded and arrested (Savarkar was taken to the notorious Kalapani).After his release he never participated in any anti-British activity but directed his ire towards Muslims and what he perceived to be their collaborators such as the pacific Muslim appeaser Gandhi(he was implicated in Gandhi’s assassination due to his association with the killer-at the time comparisons have been to Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who assonated Yitzhak Rabin-whom the former considered a Muslim appeaser to whom he handed over traditional Jewish land as Gandhi portioned Hindu land and handed it over to Muslims). Not surprisingly they were most impressed with the Zionist experiment in Israel and encouraged Hindus to follow their example.
So there you have it, Indian support for Israel is really the emasculated, testosterone starved, meat deprived ,Muslim loathing pacific, Hindu males yearning for a revival of Hindu masculinity when the latter was feared as violent,brave,honorable and stalwart.
From the Jewish side, it had been mostly one of gratitude and affection than admiration. For the simple fact that Jews had thrived in India since the Babylonian exile ,Roman destruction of the temple and various tricklings thereafter. They had become kings, generals, famous actresses and businessman.
The average young Israeli can’t wait to finish his mandatory military service so he can set off for India- mostly Goa and curiously, northern Hindu pilgrimage centers! It is significant most of the partnerships and agreement between India and Israel are mostly regarding military hardware(Israel recently surpassed Russia as India’s top arms supplier) and support for Indian army’s clampdown on Kashmir and other counter terror measures. Again we see the military cooperation and similar pursuits to be considered quite natural and organic by both parties.
It is worth recalling that during the November 2008 Mumbai terror , it caused Indians some pain when a former Israeli commando criticized the rescue efforts of his Indian counterparts in the siege of the Jewish centre.
And rightly so, it was terribly executed. Indian forces were caught with their pants down , there was no central command and if so, it was absolutely clueless. Many Indians realized that their forces were not up to par for highly mobile, precision operations which hostage rescue mission calls for ,yet this downbeat assessment of their capabilities really stung particularly as it was coming from Israel.
Despite these contemporary collaborations and ancient associations no matter how strong will not cause the Indian government to vocally and unabashedly support Israel in the U.N as U.S has. And they may not do so until they actually become more like the Israelis-tough ,resilient ,unapologetic,resourceful,defiant and brave.

Here I go!


I have decided to begin this blog about things that interest me( of course) in no particular order

Hindu nationalism
Popular culture
Middle Eastern history and conflicts
American politics
Cultural cross pollination and conflict

among others...

Not to fear..While I am well read and like to think of myself as balanced, I am not an academic so typos aside my readings wont be too hard on other words terms like subaltern and heternormative/cisexxist wont be used

I often post on other forum especially Steve Sailer as Dr Van Nostrand and on Koenraad Elsts as YSV Rao

Unlike some annoying personalities(whom I will address later) I dont believe in a moderated comments board so please feel free to intellectual and occasionaly abusive rough and tumble but try and be gentleman(and ladies) and keep things polite as much as we can

Trolls also will be tolerated as long they contribute something of value. Persistent aholes will alas be banned