reply to post by lee anoma
Ghandi said and did a lot of things.
Those things seemed to indicate he was a bigot, sexist, and I suppose now...a gun advocate.
On Black Africans:
“Only a degree removed from the animal.”
That's just one of his more 'milder' quotes without the use of what is essentially the 'n-word' in South Africa.
It is true that Gandhi was very naive when he 1st arrived in Africa, he didn't even quite grasp that as an Indian he would be treated differently
than a British person, he had grown up around Indians without much visible presence of the English, he then went to London for education and was not
treated as lesser at least not to a direct enough degree that he acknowledged it.
When he got to Africa however, it slapped him in the face as he did have a low opinion of Africans, to see Indians treated the same as Africans and it
took him a while to change how he thought, mostly because when he began practicing disobedience he was jailed with Africans.
Gandhi was not a God only a man and subject to the same flaws we all are, what made him a great man is that he learned, he acknowledged his demons
once he was able to recognize them as such and he changed... he never stopped changing, never stopped challenging his own thinking.
After several arrests in Africa he became sympathetic to Africans, began seeing Colonialism for what it was. In fact much of who he became can be
credited to the fact that he realized that to the British, Indians and Africans were no different... it caused to him to realize they were in fact, no
On Jews Facing a Potential Holocaust: "Just Accept It':
...the calculated violence of Hitler may even result in a general massacre of the Jews by way of his first answer to the declaration of such
hostilities. But if the Jewish mind could be prepared for voluntary suffering, even the massacre I have imagined could be turned into a day of
thanksgiving and joy that Jehovah had wrought deliverance of the race even at the hands of the tyrant. For to the God-fearing, death has no terror.
He was talking about passive resistance, civil disobedience... to suffer the immediate punishment of the Nazi's as opposed to a continued willing
shuffling into Labor camps. He did also oppose Zionism, he didn't think it fair to displace Palestinians, he had named a place where the Jews had
been welcomed to go (I forget the name) and suggested they go there and live in peace with the Muslims that had offered a home.
Wife gets sick. He refused to allow her to be treated with penicillin; she died. “If God wills it, He will pull her through.”
He got sick with malaria; took penicillin. He lived.
Both he and his wife did not believe in modern medicine, when his wife got seriously ill they consulted Ayurvedic doctors. He also never took
penicillin willingly and it doesn't even treat malaria.
Believed Indian women who were raped lost their value as human beings and that fathers were justified in murdering their daughters if they
were raped and brought dishonor to their families.
Never heard or read such a thing.
Ultimately though you have to realize that Gandhi was not the same man in 1904 as he'd become in 1940 and he died still learning and still
Regarding facebook... the whole claim is bogus as is typical of Natural News, and the misunderstood quote has already been clarified by several people
in different threads on ATS. It's actually pretty funny reading GOP supporters quoting Gandhi as if he is now their hero too, when decades have been
spent slandering him. Suddenly they forget that he was an anti-capitalist and proved their worst nightmare real... that peaceful resistance can result
in real change. Now it's all "he was one of us".... lol.