On The Laura Flanders Show: Author/activist Arundhati Roy on the Annihilation of Caste, B.R. Ambedkar and the Western myth of Mahatma Gandhi. And Glenn Greenwald addresses diversity concerns about his new media venture TheIntercept.com.
mr. daylight says: if you know me or read anything i write or reblog it is very clear that i am no fan of revisionist history or blanket passivism, thus i respect mlk & gandhi for trying, but always point out the shortcomings of their efforts & misappropriation of their legacies.
in the first half of this episode of the laura flanders show the always insightful arundhati roy allows the mahatma’s own words expose him as being in favor of continuing the caste system (with very slight adjustments) as well as racial segregation/apartheid.
we must stop misinformed neo liberals from reconstructing history into sanitized soundbites that do not truly represent the nuances of reality & doom us to repeat missteps of past leaders that most people (even so called scholars) are unaware even existed.