“It was [in India] the British learned the art of imperial power. … India was decisive. It gave Britain the resources, the market, the manpower, and the prestige to build a world-wide empire. And in the years to come they worked feverishly to secure that prize.”
The British Empire could not have been possible without the help of the Indians. It is a shameful fact that the Indians actively colluded with the British to help colonize fellow Indians. It is an ugly fact that Indians barely know, leave alone acknowledge — mainly because the education system is controlled by the government.
Why does government control of the education system matter in this regard? Because the government of India does not differ in essence and character from the British Raj. If Indians understood the colonial history, they’d immediately see the parallel with their contemporary condition and reject the government they suffer under. Like its British predecessors, those in the Indian government are the masters and the Indians are their servants. Admittedly Indians have the freedom to vote but the master-servant relationship cannot be hidden behind the thin veneer of democratic elections.
If Indians get the historical knowledge of how a vanishingly small number of people brought hundreds of million people under their control — create antagonistic groups and encourage them to fight for some privilege — they will immediately see that the Indian government is doing precisely that. The post-1947 governments used the same divide-and-rule strategy that the British perfected.
That strategy is entrenched in the constitution of India, a constitution that was crafted by the British. It ensures that Indians are divided along caste and religious lines and never united for any common purpose. The leaders of every political party — the BJP, the anti-Hindu Congress and other Muslim political parties, the communists, etc — all of them depend on the fractured polity to ensure that they enrich themselves at the cost of the Indians.
The British rulers and their Indian rajas and maharajas were as much collaborators as they were adversaries. The Indian politicians do the same; their collaboration unites them even through on the surface they are adversarial. Note how many politicians have close relationships across party lines. AJ and PC are practically conjoined twins, for example. Note how the cozy accommodation between the NDA and the UPA ensures they enjoy immunity from prosecution for their evident grand corruption. It’s an arrangement quite commonly seen among criminals — they don’t rat on each other.
Watch that video above. I learned a lot about what I had long suspected; that India could not have been colonized without the help of Indians.
“A small island like Britain couldn’t by itself find the manpower to hold on to this vast new territory. So they came up with a system that would become a corner stone of their empire: they paid local soldiers to fight for them. The colonized would provide the fighting force for colonialism for centuries to come. The Madras Regiment, founded in 1758, is the oldest in the Indian army. It spent most of its existence fighting not for independence but for Britain.”
You have to colonize minds; the bodies follow. Therefore the control of education is the primary mechanism for brainwashing the people into believing that serving their masters is the right and honorable thing to do.
I am shocked but not surprised to hear a soldier of the Madras Regiment say that he doesn’t really care that his regiment was an instrument of British aggression. We are soldiers, and we just do what we are told to do, and we don’t ask questions. The brainwashing is complete when the automaton produced just follows orders to kill and die without question or pause.
I am convinced that the path to India’s liberation and prosperity lies in liberating the education system from government control. That is hard to do because for this to happen the people have to rise up against the government to solve a problem that they have been made incapable of perceiving that the problem even exists.
A powerful, enlightened leader is required to do what the people cannot do for themselves. It’s India’s continued tragedy and misfortune that it lacks enlightened leaders — starting with Gandhi, Nehru, the Italians, and finally Modi and his cronies. Perhaps their understanding is deficient but more likely it is not in their interest to change the system which has given them so much power and wealth.
The British are gone but their legacy is alive in India. Indians are ruled by a confederacy of dead Britishers and a pack of grubby, unethical, immoral, mostly stupid, broadly ignorant Indian politicians.
It’s all karma, neh?
Post script: I have downloaded that video from YouTube because sometimes this kind of content mysteriously disappears. Get in touch in case you need access to that video.