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The hypocrisy of the American Empire: the case of Muslims in India and China

The hypocrisy of the American Empire: the case of Muslims in India and China

“Somoza may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.” 

       President F. D. Roosevelt (about the brutal dictator of Nicaragua

Mesfin Arega

Singapore is, apart from Japan and South Korea, the only Asian country allowed to buy the most advanced and most expensive aircraft in the US arsenal, F-35, although why a tiny island nation which apparently has no viable threat from any one on any side would spend so much money on so expensive a toy is another question, that is unless Singapore is coaxed or, rather, bullied by the US to fund the development of F-35 and, thereby, dump trillions of dollars into to the bottomless pit of the US military-industrial complex.  However, looking at the US senator from Arkansa, Mr. Tom Cotton, grilling the Singaporean CEO of TikTok (Mr. Shou Chew) about his citizenship, one would be excused to think that Singapore is the number one enemy of the United States in Asia.  The senator, who serves on the senet judiciary committee and, therefore, has even top-secret information at his fingertips, asked Mr. Chew not only idiotic questions with publicly available answers like “do you have Singaporean passport?” (after he told him he is a citizen of Singapore) but also sinister sinophobic questions he would never think of asking Indian CEOs of Google and Microsoft.  

The fact is, for Mr. Cotton (a big mouthed, literally and figuratively, senator from the deep south state of Arkansa awash with white supremacists, a well-known enemy of the free press who once called for imprisonment of journalists for exposing US government covert operations in Iraq, and, above all, a Trump wannabe hilly Billy snob without an iota of Trump’s charisma), Mr. Chew of TikTok looks Chinese and, therefore, must be a Chinese government agent, clearly showing the state of fear of the white supremacist at the impending prospect of losing not only its world hegemony on which its affluence is entirely dependent but also discrediting its white supremacist narration (the ideological basis of its world domination) by the increasingly powerful and proportionately assertive China.  

While China was the manufacturing center of the US, and was, as President Roosevelt said, a “son of a bitch” of the US posted against the USSR, nobody in the US government seemed to have heard of the Uyghur Muslims of China, let alone concerned about them. The US multinationals were reaping hundreds of billions, if not trillions, out of essentially free Chinese (including Uyghurs) labor, and there was no murmur, let alone uproar, about this modern-day slavery.  However, now that China is seriously challenging US hegemony, and, therefore, is no longer a US “son of a bitch”, the US government never talks about China without mentioning its “deep concern” for the plight of Uyghurs under the Chinese communist government, emphatically emphasizing the “communist” in the “communist government”, as if China was not communist when the US multinationals were flocking to the country in the 1980s.         

“We, the Foreign Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, are united in our deep and ongoing concern regarding China’s human rights violations and abuses in Xinjiang. China’s extensive program of repression includes severe restrictions on religious freedoms, the use of forced labor, mass detention in internment camps, forced sterilizations, and the concerted destruction of Uyghur heritage.”  (US State Department, Joint Statement on Xinjiang, March 2021). 

The American Empire and its European vassals shed crocodile tears about the supposed plight of a litter over ten million Uyghur Muslims in China, while at the same time completely ignoring, if not exacerbating, the proven plight of more than two hundred million Muslims in India.  One need only mention the Gujarat massacre allegedly lead by none other than the current prime minister of India (the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi) and the Muslim massacre following the demolishing of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.  Apparently, the west not only doesn’t care if India becomes a Hindu nation, but also is encouraging, if not abetting, the Hindu nationalist BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government of Narendra Modi to do so.  On the contrary, the west trembles at the prospect of China becoming a Han nation, even though there is no shred of evidence to support that communist China, unlike Hindu nationalist India, has ever intended, let alone tried, to be a Han nation.  

The question then is why is the Anglo-Saxon dominated American Empire so afraid of powerful China but does not give an iota to India no matter how powerful India becomes, in both economic and military terms?  The answer lies in the Anglo-Saxon’s through and through understanding of the Indian psyche.    

As a direct product of the thousands-year-old, all-encompassing caste system, the caste-conditioned, subservience-prone Indian sees the racist hierarchical ordering of society according to assumed blood purity not only as normal but also as natural and, therefore, absolutely essential for the orderly progression of human society with peace and tranquility.  Such a racist caste system so deeply ingrained in the Indian society was further promoted by the English colonizers of India who found it invaluable for further widening the already very wide division of Indian society, so much so that English colonialists were able to rule the whole Indian subcontinent with relatively insignificant opposition, insignificant even when compared to the opposition they faced in a tiny African country like Somalia.  

For a caste-conditioned, subservience-prone Indian, supporting the Anglo-Saxon’s racist hierarchical structure of humanity in which the Whiteman is at the top, the Blackman at the bottom, and the Indian man at the middle is conforming to the very nature of humanity and, therefore, is not being racist but being naturalist, so to speak.   This explains why the Indian-American Nikky Haley completely brushed aside America’s sadistic racist history to openly proclaim “America has never been racist” and why Rishi Sunak, the current prime minster of England, had the audacity to say “never let anyone tell you that this is a racist country”, conveniently forgetting that his predecessor Winston Churchill has once called his likes “Indians are beastly people with beastly religion.”  

For the cast conditioned, subservience-prone Indian, the Anglo-Saxon is the Brahmin of humanity and, as such, its divine role is to rule supreme over the entire world. Believing that the Anglo-Saxon is the highest cast of humanity, the greatest aspiration of the caste-conditioned, subservience-prone Indian has always been to serve the Anglo-Saxon cause more than the Anglo-Saxon himself, that is, to be more Catholic than the Pope. In doing so, the caste-conditioned, subservience-prone Indian opportunistically serves himself by reaping economic benefits from the Anglo-Saxon’s racist hierarchical structure while deriving personal satisfaction and status gratification from being above the Blackman in that racist structure.

This then is the reason why caste-conditioned, subservience-prone Indians have the propensity to hold the Anglo-Saxon, their viciously abusive colonizer, in the highest regard, as if they are suffering from chronic Stockholm syndrome.   This also explains why, during the second world war, Indians voluntarily fought in Africa, Asia, and Europe on behalf of their own colonizer the Anglo-Saxon, forming the largest subservient volunteer army in history, the British Indian Army of more than 2.5 million. This also is the basis of the win-win symbiotic relationship between the white supremacist Anglo-Saxon and the caste-conditioned, subservience-prone Indian, attested by the ever-increasing number of Indians in highly prominent political and business positions in both the USA and UK. It also explains why, even though the number of highly qualified Chinese Americans (plus non-Indian Asian Americans) is perhaps much larger than that of Indian Americans, practically all highly visible positions in the biggest American companies (Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, etc.) are filled almost exclusively by Indian Americans like Sundar Pichai and Sataya Nadella.  This also is the reason why Indian Americans like Dinesh D’Souza are highly sought-after “experts” in overtly and covertly white supremacist right-wing think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and why all high profile Asian American politicians and political appointees of the US government are almost exclusively Indian Americans like Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, not to mention Rishi Sunak, the current prime minster of the England. 

The Anglo-Saxon, who knows Indians like the back of his hand, is as sure as the Sun rises form the East that India, no matter how powerful it becomes, will never, ever challenge, let alone dismantle, what the west mischievously calls “rules-based international order” which is nothing but a complex military, political, financial, and propaganda system of the west lead by the USA for controlling and exploiting the the non-western world in the name of freedom, democracy, and human right.  The best India can aspire for is to play increasingly bigger role in this Eurocentric, white supremacist neocolonial order of the west, commensurate with her increasing economic and military clout. 

However, the west’s greatest fear is that China (with the help of Russia) is about to dismantle this neocolonial order of the west on which the affluence of the west entirely depends, that is, unless China is quickly stopped dead with indispensable help from India. As such, the west has no issue acceding to India’s demand and will happily let India be the front, non-white face of this Eurocentric, white supremacist neocolonial order, and will leave no stone unturned to sabotage China’s development and make India economically and militarily much more powerful than China.

Judging from his speech at the Joint Session of Congress (on June 22, 2023), the caste-conditioned Hindu nationalist leader of India, Narendra Modi, seems to have happily agreed to be the non-white face of the Eurocentric, white supremacist neocolonial order of the west, and was, rightfully, treated by the west like a savior of the west for agreeing to be so.  Modi will indeed save the west from oblivion should the west, with India’s crucial help, be able to stop China and Russia from dismantling the neocolonial order of the west, without which the whole western world (particularly Europe, including the so called European powerhouse, Germany, let alone England, the sick man of Europe) will nosedive from “first world” to “third world” in matter of few decades. 

There is another equally crucial reason why the American Empire desperately wants India to be strong enough to contain China. The caste-conditioned, subservience prone Indian holds his colonizer the Anglo-Saxon to such a high regard that he was willingly Anglicized to the utmost extent he can possibly be, worshipping anything and everything Anglo-Saxon, especially English culture and history and, above all, the English language.  Such and Indian is openly proud that, population wise, India is the largest English-speaking country in the world, that Indians know more about the English language than the Englishman himself, and that almost all English-spelling winners are of Indian descent.  

As such, India lead by a Hindu nationalist leader like Modi would happily be the custodian of English language, the Anglo-Saxon’s language of domination.  Thanks to the English language, what every English Tom, Dick, and Harry needs to be called an expert in any field (especially in the field of humanities and social sciences) and employed anywhere in the world with exorbitant salary is to simply have a superficial knowledge of few facts in the field and express these few facts he superficially knows in hundreds of different ways in his English accent, saying many things without saying anything.  No wonder why the Anglo-Saxon white supremacist draws his supremacism from his mother tongue and considers “anyone who doesn’t speak English is subhuman”, conveniently forgetting that the colonially imposed English language is the most illogical of all major languages of the world and, therefore, would have been the last choice for a lingua franca of the world were the world given such a choice.  Even the famous English physicist Issac Newton wrote his famous book in Latin, considering English to be a substandard language not worthy of science.  

For the west lead by the American Empire and the de facto 51st state of the United States (England), democracy and human right are not ends but means for demonizing anyone and everyone not subservient to the Empire. As such, it is now viciously employing these self-serving tools of human right and democracy to wage vicious propaganda campaign against China only because China has started to seriously challenge the American Empire. The non-western world should stand with China in dismantling the American Empire and with it the Empire’s neocolonial order, a zero-sum racist order by which the western world enriches itself by impoverishing the non-western world, especially Africa. Should China itself intend to become an Empire once it dismantles the American Empire, China’s paramount leader Deng Xiaoping himself had duly instructed the rest of the world how to handle such a Chinese Empire.   

“If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialism, expose it, oppose it and work together with the Chinese people to overthrow it.”  (Den Xiaoping, Speech at the United Nations, April 10, 1974). 

One need only contrast this humble speech of a Chinese leader with supremacist speeches of the leaders of the west like Winston Churchill and Boris Johnson.  

I do not admit that a great wrong had been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia by the fact that a higher-grade race has come in and taken their place.”   Winston Churchill

The best fate for Africa would be if the old colonial powers, or their citizens, scrambled once again in her direction; on the understanding that this time they will not be asked to feel guilty.  The continent may be a blot, but it is not a blot upon our conscience … The problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge anymore.” Boris Johnson

Indeed, Africa should wholeheartedly side with China and Russia in dismantling the US lead, Anglo-Saxon dominated, white supremacist neocolonial order of the Winston Churchills and Boris Johnsons as totally and as quickly as possible, not for China’s or Russia’s sake but for its own.  After all, no man has ever been humiliated as the Blackman is humiliated by the Englishman and reconning should begin by dismantling the Englishman’s neocolonial order on which the Englishman’s affluence entirely depends, showing that, contrary to the claim of the colonially pampered Rudyard Kipling, it is the Englishman who is the burden of the Blackman, and not the other way round

Mesfin Arega

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