Tuesday, 14 June 2016

FB Discussions - Brahmin bashing and cabbages (2)

The live and current casteism is on the modern-schooled/modern-unschooled and english-fluent/inidan-language-fluent divide. Maybe as benefeciaries of this, we refuse to address this. And prefer to keep brahmin bashing. The brahmins of my community at least are mostly americans now, and not even here to be bashed !
The modern superior-most caste in India is the person who speaks English fluently, and has some modern degrees. The shudra is he who is fluent and learned in indian knowlege, and indian wisdom, and sustainable hand skills like weaving and pottery.
Were we to actually address this, we and our children would be left nowhere. I doubt if we have the moral courage for this. I doubt if I have it.

Komakkambedu Himakiran Anugula Well, Brahmins & Upper castes are the ones riding this class train.

Inevitably when we debate local vs national/global, mother tongue vs Hindi/English, organic vs chemical driven, SMBs vs Corporates/MNCs, traditional vs modern medicine, Rural vs Urban,

it's the same group that will be on the opposition side. It's easy to see past their biases; if they don't support mother tongue education, it's because they fear that they won't thrive in a system without the English advantage

Komakkambedu Himakiran Anugula Brahmin, other Upper Castes, it's all the same. The more removed they are from the people, the moe dangerous they become to society!

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