India: from Famine to Independence

Winston Churchill was one of the most overrated political leaders of 20th century. His hatred against Indians caused one of the worst famine of 20th century, almost 4 million Indian died. New evidences are emerging that he was directly involved in causing ‘man-made’ famine. Following statements say much about his racist mindset. A man who considered white race superior to other and has a right to rule over others.

On Races:

“I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”

In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission

“I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes”. He was recommending it against Kurd and Afghan.

On Indians:

“I hate the Indians. as a beastly people with a beastly religion.”

On 1943 Bengal Famine:

“Relief will do nothing, for Indians breed like rabbits.”
He was blaming Indians (United India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) for the Great Bengal Famine. Actually he was diverting food supplies from India to stockpile in Europe for the WWII.

When conscience-stricken British officials wrote to the Prime Minister in London pointing out that his policies were causing needless loss of life all he could do was write peevishly in the margin of the report, ‘Why hasn’t Gandhi died yet?’

On Gandhi:

He frequently called Gandhi “malignant subversive fanatic”.

“It is alarming and nauseating to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir… striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice-regal Palace,”

“Gandhi should not be released on the account of a mere threat of fasting,” Churchill told the cabinet on another occasion. “We should be rid of a bad man and an enemy of the Empire if he died.”

 

 

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  1. Funny. He’s always written about as some kind of hero and, until recently I took it to be true. But, I saw a documentary film by Oliver Stone that exposed the true side (the side you’re revealing) of Churchill. Turns out, he’s kind of a bad guy. Thanks for the piece. Well written and documented.

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