posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 02:42 AM
Less than forty years ago in the richest, most powerful democracy in the world, an entire race of people were discriminated against in law and
In India, a country infinately more diverse, and a country struck hard by poverty, had since its inception in 1947 laws against the social
discrimination that exists in every country. This same country has elected an 'untouchable' President, low caste prime minister, four minority
presidents, and one minority prime minister, a Sikh, the same religion to which I belong.
Are you implying that the social stratification is unique to India?
In every society there exists social ills, and India is no different. And in a poor country that India is, and a victim of 300 ys of colonialization
where a tyrranical foreign government instituted laws and practices that purposefully exacerbated this, that India made such incredible strides (and
continues to do so!), within a free system where the socially and economically destitute have a voice, is a feat unparallelled in the history of
Shall we really compare this to China, which in 50 years saw the state-sponsored genocide of millions, incredible intolerance for minority races
and religions, complete suppression of the fundamental rights of over a billion
, and till this very day continues to consciously, officially
erase the culture of territories it has invaded by force
...a country that has stripped the rights and the lives of more of its citizens than the population of the rest of Asia combined?
Are you, a supporter of the PRC, seriously casting China's social ills in a better life than India's?
if the nature of the PRCs transgressions against humanity weren't so terrible, and your hypocracies so distasteful.
[edit on 8-12-2004 by rajkhalsa2004]