Why do Indians have such an attraction towards the White Skin ? I am myself a White man and a born Christian – but after more than 30 years, this fatal attraction still baffles me and I have looked in my mind for answers.
When I see Bill Gates coming to give charity to you poor and ignorant Indians, who do not know how to handle sex and are on the way to become the greatest Aid reservoir in the world, I wonder: Do Indians really believe in what the White man says ? Do they need a White man to tell them what to do and what not to do ? Actually the funny thing is that this Aid scare is an old trick of hostile NGO, Christian organizations and enemies of India: It is true that Aids seems to be the scourge of the 21st century, the great black plague of our era. World Health organisations are very fond of saying that India has the greatest reservoir of HIV contaminated cases -some even speak about 25 millions by 2010. But as every one knows, Aids spreads through three avatars: homosexuality, hypodermic syringes of drug addicts and prostitutes. Yet, whatever Deepa Mehta or Shabana Azmi would like us to believe, homosexuality is not very common in India’s villages, which comprise 80% of the population; one-sided homosexuality is a Western phenomenon and it is brought in India by westernised Indians. As for hard drug addiction, again it is not that common in Indian villages, except in some of the North- East border States, many of which incidentally happen to be Christians. Remain the prostitutes who constitute the greatest threat of spreading the disease, particularly in big cities like Bombay. Then in turn, those men who have contacted it will bring it in the villages, when they have intercourse with their wives. But 25 million Aid cases ?
Again, when I see the fascination that Indians, old and young, rich and poor, whether from the Congress, the CPI or even the BJP, have for Sonia Gandhi, I wonder: does India, one of the most ancient civilization of this planet, need a White woman to govern Her ? I am sure that Sonia has great qualities, but are Indians so dumb, stupid, backwards, that they cannot find amongst themselves someone intelligent enough, non corrupt enough to lead them ? And what about this craze for Mother Teresa ? She may have been a saint, but nobody has harmed so much India’s image in the 20th century: when you say India in the West, their eyes light-up and they answer : “Mother Teresa / Calcutta / Poor people / dumb people / starving people / who do no know how to care after their own underprivileged / Who need a White woman to show them how to pick-up dying in the street / to look after orphans” ! Is this the image that Indians want today ? And image that is harming them, which is stopping western investors from investing in India ? Yet Mother Teresa is worshipped here, from Calcutta to Chennai, from Delhi to Bangalore and when she will be made a saint by the Vatican, perpetuating this colonial, superior-minded, Christian symbol of White superiority over the Brown/Black man, the whole Indian media will rejoice in their own mental slavery and the Indian Government will probably declare a national holiday !
Why don’t Indians understand that Brown is beautiful ? White people spend hours in the beach and put a hundred creams to get tanned . And in winter they even artificially lie under infrared lamps in beauty parlors to get Brown ! Why this obsession of the Indian woman to have a white skin ? How come the two most popular actors in India, Ashwarai Rai and Hritik Roshan, have very fair skins and nearly blue eyes ? Why this craze about “fair” looking brides ? If you find the answer to that, you will understand why the fatal attraction towards Bill gates, Sonia Gandhi and Mother Teresa.
Obviously, colonization has frozen the Indian mind in certain patterns and the British made sure, through Macaulay’s policies of leaving behind them an enduring complex of inferiority amongst Indians, by constantly harping upon the flaws of Indian culture and inflating them. This is why today Indian intellectuals repeat like parrots what their masters had said before them: “Hindus are fundamentalists / Brahmins are exploiters / Govalkar was a Nazi / Indians are corrupt and no good”… But that does not explain everything: most of colonized countries have aped their masters after having hated them. No, in my mind the greatest factor for India’s love of the White is the absurd theory of the Aryan invasion
According to this theory, which was actually devised in the 18th and 19th century by British linguists and archaeologists, the first inhabitants of India were good-natured, peaceful, dark-skinned shepherds, called the Dravidians, who had founded what is called the Harappan – or Valley of the Indus civilisation. They were supposedly remarkable builders, witness the city of Mohenjo-Daro in Pakistani Sind, but had no culture to speak-off, no literature, no proper script even. Then, around 1500 B.C., India is said to have been invaded by tribes called the Aryans : white-skinned, nomadic people, who originated somewhere in Western Russia and imposed upon the Dravidians the hateful caste system. To the Aryans, are attributed Sanskrit, the Vedic – or Hindu religion, India’s greatest spiritual texts, the Vedas, as well as a host of subsequent writings, the Upanishads, the Mahabharata, the Ramanaya, etc…
This was indeed a masterly stroke on the part of the British : thanks to the Aryan theory, they showed on the one hand that Indian civilisation was not that ancient and that it was posterior to the cultures which influenced the western world – Mesopotamia, Sumeria, or Babylon – and that whatever good things India had developed – Sanskrit, literature, or even its architecture, had been influenced by the West. Thus, Sanskrit, instead of being the mother of all Indo-European languages, became just a branch of their huge family; thus, the religion of Zarathustra is said to have influenced Hinduism, and not vice versa. And on the other hand, it divided India and pitted against each other the low caste dark-skinned Dravidians and the high caste light-skinned Aryans, a rift which is till enduring. Yet, most recent archeological and linguistic discoveries point out that there never was an Aryan invasion and many historians, including the malevolent Romila Thapar, are distancing themselves from it. Yet, most Indians still believe in this absurd theory.
Wake up o Indians: you are as great, if not greater than the White Man. You can do as well, if not better than the White Man. Not only your forefathers devised some of the basic principles of mathematics, astrology, or surgical medicine, not only today your people are amongst the most brilliant people in the world – half of Silicon valley is of Indian origin, 30% of UK’s doctors are Indians – but you still hold within yourselves a unique spiritual knowledge, which once roamed the world, but which has now disappeared, replaced by the intolerant creed of the two major monotheistic religions which say : “if you don’t believe in my true God, I will either kill you or convert you”. Wake-up India, Brown is beautiful, smart and it is the future.