elmoastro wrote:Ok, I've drifted again. Ghandi, to me, in spite of all the connections, did what he was "called" to do. I'd say your research points more to WHO called him than that he was a psyop player. But in the end, I can't disagree with you as my mind has been blown too far these past few years that all bets are off. Keep writing...good stuff.
Seneca wrote:elmoastro wrote:Ok, I've drifted again. Gandhi, to me, in spite of all the connections, did what he was "called" to do. I'd say your research points more to WHO called him than that he was a psyop player. But in the end, I can't disagree with you as my mind has been blown too far these past few years that all bets are off. Keep writing...good stuff.
Let me know if my observations/interpretations are incorrect. We see in his Wikipedia bio that Gandhi strays of his path of non-violence only in a few cases:
-During the Boer War, Gandhi volunteered in 1900 to form a group of stretcher-bearers as the Natal Indian Ambulance Corps.
-In 1906, when the British declared war against the Zulu Kingdom in Natal, Gandhi encouraged the British to recruit Indians.
-In April 1918, during the latter part of World War I, Gandhi agreed to actively recruit Indians for the war effort. In contrast to the Zulu War of 1906 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914, when he recruited volunteers for the Ambulance Corps, this time Gandhi attempted to recruit combatants.
In all these cases, this was obviously in the direct interest of the British. The benefits that this brought to the Indians are much less clear. I think this can help to show which side he really was on.
As for Laski, you may read this excerpt and then go check out the full bio just to see all the red flags on this guy: According to John Kenneth Galbraith, ‘the center of Nehru's thinking was Laski’ and ‘India is the country most influenced by Laski's ideas.’ It is mainly due to his influence that the LSE has a semi-mythological status in India. He was steady in his unremitting advocacy of the independence of India. He was a revered figure to Indian students at the LSE. One Indian Prime Minister of India said ‘in every meeting of the Indian Cabinet there is a chair reserved for the ghost of Professor Harold Laski.’
Nathan Laski was born in 1863. He joined a cotton exporting company at a young age, frequently visiting India as part of his duties, and went on to develop it considerably.
http://www.manchesterjewishstudies.org/nathan-laski/As the "uncrowned king" of the Jewish community, Laski held court at Smedley House, Smedley Lane. People queued for his help and advice, and it has been estimated that he saw over 70,000 such visitors during his lifetime.
http://thoughtleader.co.za/davidsaks/2013/04/18/gandhi-kallenbach-and-the-controversial-vaseline-reference/As for the terms “Upper House” and “Lower House”, Kallenbach was referred to by the latter because, like the Lower House in the British Parliament, he controlled the financial side of things, not just in their home set-up but in his largely bankrolling the entire Satyagraha (Indian Passive Resistance) movement. In Gandhi’s case, “Upper House” indicated the dominant role he had in determining the spiritual and philosophical development of the two men
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