Gandhi called Hitler a friend

Mohandas K. Gandhi was a bigoted racist. His contribution to the Independence of South Asia was slim to none. Prime Minister Atlee said so very clearly. Gandhi’s bigotry and racism was repudiated by the US Congress and the Novel Academy which refused him a prize because of his support for war.
Gandhi supported every war that the British Empire fought and wanted to be a Recruiter in Chief for the British Empire. His personal life was beset with child abuse and adultery with 12 year old girls.Sex life of Mohandas Gandhi, his failures and sexual perversion

Gandhi’s Caste and race politics in South Africa: Was it a success or failure?
Gandhi viwed the South African as inferior to the Indians there and looked down upon them. 
Gandhi’s launched a “satyagraha” in September 1906 – It was launched against the South African Transvaal Authorities against the Transvaal Asiatic Ordinance which required all Indian, Asiatic, Arab and Turkish people to always carry an identity pass for being eligible to stay in South Africa – lasted seven years, a highlight being the mass burning of such passes in protest.
After It led to the deportation of many Indians and thousands of others facing imprisonment and injury, the passes were withdrawn – but only temporarily. What followed was worse: laws were passed to restrict the non-Europeans into designated areas in every city. Racial segregation had begun legally in South Africa. By any yardstick, Gandhi’s satyagraha was a disaster.
Gandhis much heralded Salt March: Was it a success or a Failure? 
The much heralded and market Dandi March. Walking 241 miles with hundreds joining him on the way, Gandhi broke the salt law on April 6, 1930 at the beach in Dandi in Gujarat. Within a few weeks about a hundred thousand men and women were in jail as salt depots were raided and crowds clashed with police. But the Viceroy of India, Lord Wavell, refused to abolish the salt law and it was left to Nehru’s Interim Government to do so in October 1946. Thus, the Dandi March too was a failure. Yet its re-enactment by the UPA resulted in the issue of a series of commemorative five-rupee stamps by the postal department on April 5, 2005. Did Gandhis series of satyagrahas deliver freedom to India? Success or Failure?
Without going into the outstanding anti-British role of the Indian National Army raised by the self-exiled Subhash Chandra Bose, the post-war trial by the British of three of INA’s senior officers, its dramatic mutinous effects on the Indian Army sepoys and ratings of Royal Indian Navy, read what the famous historian, R C Muzumdar, wrote: 
“The campaigns of Gandhi… came to an ignoble end about fourteen years before India achieved Independence… the revelations made by the INA trial, and the reaction it produced in India, made it quite plain to the British, already exhausted by the war, that they could no longer depend upon the loyalty of the sepoys for maintaining their authority in India. This had probably the greatest influence upon their final decision to quit India.” (Three Phases of India’s Struggle for Freedom, Bombay, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan). 

Gandhi’s attitude to religion and his avowed creed of non-violence? Success of Failure? 
 Gandhi confessed to worshipping the teachings of the Bhagvad Gita.The sacred text preached war even against one’s kith and kin when circumstances warranted it. How then could he himself preach and advocate ahimsa, non-violence, to his Hindu followers and to the Indian nation? How could he when the British Empire was crushing his own people every which way? And when he was supporting the British Government.

Was Gandhi as a “secular” person? 
He introduced religious symbols to the body politics of the Subcontinent. If “secular” means keeping religion away from politics, the icon certainly did not do that. He introduce religious symbols into the body politics of the Subcontinent. 
He lived in an Ashram. He dressed like a Hindu monk. He spoke of Hindu mythology. He was named “Mahatma”.

He associated himself with the Khilafat Movement (1921), which was a political movement of Indian Muslims led by two brothers, Mohamed Ali and Shaukat Ali, for the restoration of the Caliphate abolished in Turkey after the First World War. The agitation was essentially religious, and Gandhi believed that by supporting it he would cement Hindu-Muslim unity. Gandhi’s own statement in Young India of October 20, 1921 said:

“I claim that with us both the Khilafat is the central fact – with Maulana Muhammad Ali because it is his religion, with me because, in laying down my life for the Khilafat, I ensure the safety of the cow, that is my religion, from the Mussalman knife.”
Jinnah had repeatedly warned Gandhi not to encourage religious leaders and their followers.

If “secular” means “equal respect to all religions”, then Gandhi was not that kind of “secular” person too. In April 1932, when the British Government’s “Communal Award” provided for separate electorates and reservation of seats for Muslims and the Depressed Classes, Gandhi announced that if the Award was not changed as to the Depressed Classes (who were Hindus) he would fast unto death.

Was he Non-violent? 
Relying on secret documents of the British Government released in 1967, the legendary constitutional authority, H M Seervai, concluded,

“Gandhi used non-violence as a political weapon, and was prepared to support, or connive at, violence to secure political goals.” (Constitutional Law of India, Supplement to Third Edition, 1988, Pg 143 of Introduction). Seervai cites the following in support of his statement:
1) In mid 1918, Gandhi supported the War Conference main resolution of recruiting Indians to fight on the side of Britain and her allies if it ensured the acceptance of Congress-Muslim League scheme for Home Rule.

2) Gandhi wrote to the Viceory that he wanted to be “Recruiter-in-Chief” for the Empire

3) Gandhi stated in an interview to News Chronicle, London, that the Viceroy could remain in charge of military operations and India could be used as a base for such military operations provided that a National Government was immediately formed.

4) In an interview with Lord Wavell on August 27, 1946, Gandhi told him that “If India wants a bloodbath, she shall have it.”

Was Gandhi really a prophet of “non-violence” and “an apostle of peace”? 

No! His personal life and his failures in the political arena tell us that he was a failure.


• During a prayer speech: “If we had the atom bomb, we would have used it against

the British.” – June 16, 1947 (Reference: Gandhi’s “The Last Phase”, Vol II, p. 326)

To the British during WWII: “This manslaughter must be stopped. You are losing; if you persist, it will only result in greater bloodshed. Hitler is not a bad man.”(Reference: G.D. Birla’s “In the Shadow of the Mahatma”, p. 276) 


• “A general belief seems to prevail in the colony that the Indians are little better, if at all, than the savages or natives of Africa. Even the children are taught to believe in that manner, with the result that the Indian is being dragged down to the position of a raw Kaffir.” (Reference: The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Government of India (CWMG), Vol I, p. 150)

• Regarding forcible registration with the state of blacks: “One can understand the necessity for registration of Kaffirs who will not work.” (Reference: CWMG, Vol I, p. 105)

• “Why, of all places in Johannesburg, the Indian Location should be chosen for dumping down all the Kaffirs of the town passes my comprehension…the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location.” (Reference: CWMG, Vol I, pp. 244-245)

• His description of black inmates: “Only a degree removed from the animal.” Also, “Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilized – the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live almost like animals.” – Mar. 7, 1908 (Reference: CWMG, Vol VIII, pp. 135-136) 

The Durban Post Office

One of Gandhi’s major “achievements” in South Africa was to promote racial segregation by refusing to share a post office door with the black natives.

Sergeant Major Gandhi

Learn how Gandhi became a Sgt. Major in the British Army and eagerly participated in the 1906 British war against the black Zulus.

Gandhi and South African Blacks

Gandhi wrote extensively about his experiences with the blacks of South Africa. He always termed them “Kaffirs” and his writings reveal a deep-seated disdain for these African natives

Gandhi called Hitler a friend



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