To: the scotsman
Bal Thackeray influenced Indians to admire Hitler and despise Gandhi.
Why not admire both? After all, Gandhi saw more evil in fighting back than he did in laying down to be slaughtered.
"I appeal for cessation of hostilities ... because war is bad in essence. You want to kill Nazism. Your soldiers are doing the same work of destruction as the Germans. The only difference is that perhaps yours are not as thorough as the Germans ... I venture to present you with a nobler and a braver way, worthy of the bravest soldiers. I want you to fight Nazism without arms or ... with non-violent arms. I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions. Let them take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them ... I am telling His Excellency the Viceroy that my services are at the disposal of His Majesty's Government, should they consider them of any practical use in advancing the object of my appeal."
posted on 12/03/2012 9:53:43 AM PST
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I despise Hitler, but I could also care less about Gandhi. His methods have empowered idiot hippies since the 1960s.
posted on 12/03/2012 10:19:00 AM PST
Comes with a medal for exercising restraint, no doubt...
posted on 12/03/2012 11:54:43 AM PST
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