magier at intac.com
Thu Nov 3 18:01:16 UTC 1994
> There is a new breed of increasingly *Westernized* Hindus
> ...this breed of self-alienated Hindus ...But the truth is that Hindu
> society is neither dead nor yet extinct; though many on this forum
> seemingly would like it to be so...Westernized self-alienated Hindus..
> And it is the educated, soft-spoken, Westernized Hindu who
> has generally shown the greatest degree of vehemence against his own Hindu
> society ...
I know I'll probably regret this later, but I can't help noticing a
similarity here to another 'ethnic phenomenon': when moderate Jews spoke out
against the oppression of Palestinians by Israel, Zionist extremists
dismissed them as 'self-hating Jews' and even as 'anti-semitic Jews'.
Some even claimed that their political stance against the Israeli
treatment of Palestinians meant that they 'weren't really Jews at all'.
As if such educated, soft-spoken analysis of the wrongness of ethnic
intolerance were fundamentally incompatible with their own membership in
their ethnic group!
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