"I have given my life to alleviate the sufferings of Africa.
There is something that all White men who have lived here like
I have must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race."
"They have neither the mental or emotional abilities to
equate or share equally with White men in any functions of our
civilization. I have given my life to try to bring unto them
the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have
become well aware that we must retain this status: White the
superior, and they the inferior."
"For whenever a White man seeks to live among them as
their equals, they will destroy and devour him, and they will
destroy all his work. And so for any existing relationship or
any benefit to this people, let White men, from anywhere in
the world, who could come to help Africa, remember that you
must maintain this status: you the master and they the inferior,
like children whom you would help or teach."
"Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them
as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy
you." Dr. Albert Schweitzer, From My African Notebook.
Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate, than
that these people are to be free. Inscribed on
the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. Referring to the slaves.
'Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate, than
that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that
the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.'
Thomas Jefferson's actual words.
"It will probably be asked, why not retain and incorporate
the Blacks into the state, and thus save the expence of supplying,
by importation of White settlers, the vacancies they will leave?
Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the Whites; ten thousand
recollections, by the Blacks, of the injuries they have sustained;
new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made;
and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and
produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the
extermination of one or the other race. To these objections,
which are political, may be added others, which are physical
and moral." Query XIV, "Notes on the State of Virginia"
1781, Thomas Jefferson.
"Why should the people of your race be colonized, and
where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps,
the first question for proper consideration. You and we are
different races. We have between us a broader difference than
exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right
or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is
a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer
very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer
from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this
be admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.
It is better for both, therefore, to be separated." Abraham
Lincoln speaking to a group of Black community leaders at the
White House on August 14th, 1862
"In recent times it has been fashionable to talk of the
leveling of nations, of the disappearance of different races
in the melting pot of contemporary civilization. I do not agree
with this opinion, but its discussion remains another question.
Here it is merely fitting to say that the disappearance of nations
would impoverish us no less than if all men had become alike,
with one personality, one face. Nations are the wealth of mankind,
its collective personalities; the very least of them wears its
own special colors and bears within itself a special facet of
Gods design." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 1970
"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation
to ruin, or preventing all possibility of its continuing as
a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of
squabbling nationalities." President Teddy Roosevelt
"Toward all other nations, large and small, our attitude
must be one of cordial and sincere friendship. We must show
not only in our words, but in our deeds, that we are earnestly
desirous of securing their goodwill by acting toward them in
a spirit of just and generous recognition of all their rights."
President Teddy Roosevelt
CPD comment. I read where someone implied that
the previous two quotes are contradictory. They are not. We
should be cordial and respect others rights but we must
also understand our right to maintain our nations ethnic makeup
as we want.
The following quotes by Mahatma Gandhi reveal a seldom
seen aspect of this great man. I am not trying to denigrate
him; I actually gained more respect for him after reading it.
Rather than covering up to make Gandhi fit into todays
warped, politically correct world, we should change our way
Mahatma Gandhi was born in India, studied to become an attorney
spent many years "organizing passive resistance" in
South Africa, and then
returned to India to lead the passive resistance movement against
British rule. He was finally assassinated by one of his own
people. This collection of quotes is from his time in South
Africa. The terms native and Kaffir refer to the indigenous
people of South Africa.
The Indian Opinion published an editorial on September
9 1905 under the
heading, "The relative Value of the Natives and the Indians
in Natal". In it,
Gandhi referred to a speech made by Rev. Dube, an early African
said that an African had the capacity for improvement, if only
the Whites would
give them the opportunity. In his response, Gandhi suggested
"A little judicious extra taxation
would do no harm; in the majority of cases
it compels the native to work for at least a few days a year."
Then he added:
"Now let us turn our attention
to another and entirely unrepresented
community - the Indian. He is in striking contrast with the
native. While the native has been of little benefit to the State,
it owes its prosperity largely to the Indians. While native
loafers abound on every side, that species of humanity is almost
unknown among Indians here."
"The Natives in our hands proved to be most unreliable
and obstinate. Without constant attention, they would as soon
have dropped the wounded man as not, and they seemed to bestow
no care on their suffering countryman." MK Gandhi, "Memoirs
of the Indian Stretcher Bearer Corps," as published in
Indian Opinion, 28-7-1906
GANDHI AND RACE
Gandhi was, despite modern propaganda, acutely aware of the
between races, as this letter to W.T. Stead, an English friend
of his in London,
written in 1906, clearly shows:
As you were good enough to show very
great sympathy with the cause of
British Indians in the Transvaal, may I suggest your using your
influence with the Boer leaders in the Transvaal? I feel certain
that they did not share the same prejudice against British Indians
as against the Kaffir races but as the
prejudice against Kaffir races in a strong form was in existence
in the Transvaal at the time when the British Indians immigrated
there, the latter were immediately lumped together with the
Kaffir races and described under the generic term "Coloured
people". Gradually the Boer mind was habituated to this
qualification and it refused to recognize the evident and sharp
distinctions that undoubtedly exist between British Indians
and the Kaffir races in South Africa."
Writing about a law which was designed to restrict Indian movement
British Cape Colony, Gandhi objected on the basis that it dragged
with the Kaffir(s)." He wrote:
The bye-law has its origin in the
alleged or real, impudent and, in some
cases, indecent behaviour of the Kaffirs. But, whatever the
charges are against the British Indians, no one has ever whispered
that the Indians behave
otherwise than as decent men. But, as it is the wont in this
part of the world, they have been dragged down with the Kaffir
without the slightest justification." MK Gandhi, The
Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Volume III, page 285
In the Government Gazette of Natal for Feb. 28 1905,
a Bill was published
regulating the use of fire-arms by Blacks and Indians. Commenting
on the Bill,
Gandhi wrote in his newspaper, the Indian Opinion on March 25
"In this instance of the fire-arms,
the Asiatic has been most improperly
bracketed with the natives. The British Indian does not need
any such restrictions as are imposed by the Bill on the natives
regarding the carrying of
fire-arms. The prominent race can remain so by preventing the
native from arming himself. Is there a slightest vestige of
justification for so preventing the British Indian?"
Gandhi, like many caste conscious Indians (he was born to
a fairly high shop
owner caste) was all in favor of segregation from the Blacks.
His reaction to
a 1906 petition launched by non-Whites in South Africa to the
demanding voting rights, reveals this attitude clearly (from
MK Gandhi, Indian Opinion, 24 March 1906):
"It seems that the petition is
being widely circulated, and signatures are
being taken of all colored people in the three colonies named.
The petition is
non-Indian in character, although British Indians, being colored
very largely affected by it. We consider that it was a wise
policy on the part
of the British Indians throughout South Africa, to have kept
and distinct from the other colored communities in this country."
THE FAMOUS TRAIN INCIDENT
In the Hollywood film made about Gandhi, much emphasis was
placed on a scene
where he was arrested for riding in a South African train coach
Whites. This incident did indeed occur, but for very different
those the film portrayed!
For the liberal myth is that Gandhi was protesting at the
non-Whites from the train coach: in fact, he was trying to persuade
to let ONLY upper caste Indians ride with the Whites. It was
NEVER Gandhi's intention to let Blacks, or even lower Caste
Indians, to share the White compartment!
Here, in Gandhi's own words, are his comments on this famous
complete with reference to upper caste Indians, who he differentiated
caste Indians by calling the former "clean":
"You say that the magistrate's
decision is unsatisfactory because it would
enable a person, however unclean, to travel by a tram, and that
even the Kaffirs would be able to do so. But the magistrate's
decision is quite different. The Court declared that the Kaffirs
have no legal right to travel by tram. And
according to tram regulations, those in an unclean dress or
in a drunken state
are prohibited from boarding a tram. Thanks to the Court's decision,
only clean Indians or colored people other than Kaffirs, can
now travel in the trams."
GANDHI SUPPORTED SEGREGATION
It is also a myth to presume that Gandhi was opposed to racial
Witness this piece of his writing, published in his newspaper,
of 15 February 1905. It was a letter to the White Johannesburg
of Health, a Dr. Porter, concerning the fact that Blacks had
been allowed to
settle in an Indian residential area:
"Why, of all places in Johannesburg,
the Indian location should be chosen for
dumping down all Kaffirs of the town, passes my comprehension.
under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs
Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians
I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair
to the Indian population, and it is an
undue tax on even the proverbial patience of my countrymen."
GANDHI'S SUPPORT FOR 'PURITY OF RACE'
In response to the rise of White nationalist politics, which
separation, Gandhi wrote in his Indian Opinion of 24
"We believe as much in the purity
of race as we think they do, only we
believe that they would best serve these interests, which are
as dear to us as to them, by advocating the purity of all races,
and not one alone. We believe also that the white race of South
Africa should be the predominating race."
VARIOUS IMPORTANT QUOTES FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL