By Mike Smith
28th of January 2017
In 2002, Mbongeni Ngema, who wrote “Sarafina”, composed an inflammatory anti-Indian song called "Amandiya" which was critical of how the Indian people of Kwazulu Natal were treating its employees and paying them pittance. He even said that “...Whites were far better than Indians”...This song was banned by the high court in South Africa and later an age restriction of 18 was allowed for the song to be in circulation again.
Diwali , the Hindu festival of lights, is also celebrated amongst South Africa’s large Hindu community. Normally people shoot fireworks and crackers and the dogs go bezerk. For one white man from Durban it was a bit much and he voiced his opinion of Indians online, calling them “charros” and wanting them to “fuck off back to India”.
|Cows are holy? Holy shit!|
Man you should have seen these Kuthi’s and Kumars jumping up and down and ôl so hard the purple fur on their dashboards were lifting and their red push-buttons were falling off.
Needless to say the poor guy was nailed from all sides by the hypocritical Charras, who are the biggest racists in the world, Anger at Racist Diwali post and You cannot make these comments and say sorry afterwards
At the time of the global onslaught against Apartheid, there were many countries and nations with institutionalised systems of human rights abuses far worse than Apartheid such as India with its Varna caste system dividing society in four classes or “castes” of priests, warriors, traders and servants. The most beloved Hindu gods, Ram and Krishna, are dark yet if you look at their Bollywood movies for instance, their traditional notions of beauty are defined by how light their skin colour is.
Certain groups of people, now known as Dalits (literally means ‘divided’), were so low that they were historically excluded from the Varna system altogether, and are still ostracized as “untouchables” in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Ironically these nations were also historically and hypocritically some of Apartheid South Africa’s biggest critics at the UN General Assembly.
The term caste is not an Indian word. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it is derived from the Portuguese casta, meaning "race, lineage, breed" and, originally, "‘pure or unmixed (stock or breed)".
The word Varna, when translated into Hindi, literally translates into colour. This caste system based on skin colour means that a person has no chances of upward mobility in the society, and he/she remains in the caste that he/she was born into.
Inside one’s own Varna there are further subdivisions called “Jati”.
The literal translation of the Hindi word Jati gives us the word “birth”. Both Varna and Jati are practiced in Indian society to this day.
But how do Indians treat Blacks in India? Read here how Indians outright admit how racist they are and how blacks confirm it.
Also here …Blacks live in constant fear of humiliations and beatings
“Around 30,000 Africans live in New Delhi, according to police, and they have told AFP of numerous humiliations they face, from insults in the street to housing discrimination and even violent attacks.”
But there is apparently a reason for this discrimination. First it is the white’s fault for ruling India for 250 years. Then it is the fault of the blacks themselves.
According to the Indians, “The way they eat, drink, live... Everything is different," said Inderjeet Singh, a real estate agent who has been in the neighbourhood for 15 years.
"People say they eat street dogs, families fear they cut their children into pieces and eat them," the 53-year-old said.
Well, Mr Singh…it is called Bush Meat in Africa. In west, central and east Africa, Blacks eat dogs, cats, lizards, monkeys, bats... whatever they can find. In Madagascar they even eat lemurs…because, I suppose, it is not like they are in a hurry to get away.
But I am digressing…The Indian hypocrisy and obsession with race and skin colour borders on Bipolorism and Schizophrenia. Even the Times of India thinks so
On the one hand you have the leader Ghandi talking about “love and peace” and practicing “satyagraha”, but on the other hand you have the Ghandi getting upset about having to ride on the same train as “Kaffirs”…his words. Of course Nelson Mandela considered Mahatma Gandhi to be his ideological guru, as did Martin Luther King. The ANC even named a street after him, yet want the statue of Rhodes to fall.
Of course not all Indians are Hindu. A large amount are Muslim. These ones call the Hindus, “Malaun”…Arabic for 'accursed' or 'deprived of God's Mercy' and “Kaffirs”...anyone who is not a Muslim believer.
We South Africans joke that the only difference between a “tourist” and a “racist” is about two weeks. Ghandi spent 21 years in South Africa. Most of the current Indians of KZN are here for 157 years or seven generations already…Are they “racist” or simply South African? You be the judge.