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Why Are Indians Over Represented In the Self-Hating Fellator Category?

Have you ever noticed a peculiar feature about the self-image, or the lack thereof, amongst Indians? Let me explain..

Whether they are from India, or born in the west, most Indians will enthusiastically deprecate their own kind. If you listened to them you might start believing that all Indians are INTRINSICALLY genetically defective, culturally regressive, poorly educated subhumans, well… everybody except themselves. Linked to this worldview is the desire to be seen as anything other than Indian.

Did you notice the odd juxtaposition of desires? If you wanted to dissociate from your Indian identity, why publicly obsess over “Indian Shortcomings”? ALL “typically Indian attitudes and problems” are seen, often at similar levels, in populations without a trace of Indian ancestry. So what is really behind the Indian blindness to obvious shortcomings of others while concentrating and exaggerating their own ethnicities perceived shortcomings?

I have a few theories about why Indians act in the way they do-

1. The Indic view of the world is zero sum, like most Asian cultures. However unlike East-Asian cultures there is little shared pride in common ancestry as Indians are far more culturally and ethnically heterogeneous.

Consider the following scenario- Ask any Chinese about his views on another person from a different part of China. While person A may not like person B, do business with him or have any particular affection for him- he will almost never try to denigrate them without a good reason. Now do the same thing with an Indian, and he will likely try hard and denigrate somebody he barely knows, based on the simple fact that he is not of his clan, jati, region or social circle.

2. They do not believe in the concept of ‘karma’, nor understand the reasoning behind it.

The original concept of ‘karma’ was based on one simple idea- others will treat you as you treat them. It was meant to remind people that their actions had consequences which could come back to bite them in the ass. Think of ‘Karma’ as an Indic version of “Sic transit gloria mundi” plus “Memento mori“.

3. A sociopathic worldview

Though I often, rightly, accuse other ethnic groups of sociopathic tendencies- the purest expression of sociopathic behavior is seen in well-to-do Indians.

Yes, you heard that right.. IF there is one problem that Indians suffer from- it is overt narcissistic sociopathy. I have often hinted in previous posts that the behavior and attitudes of Indian men are often similar to women in general rather than men of any race.

Will write more about this subject in a future post.

Comments?

  1. Keoni Galt
    February 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I would venture to guess a big part of this is the remnants of the rigid caste system that is supposedly gone, but still has a heavy influence the Indian psyche.

    nope..

  2. namae nanka
    February 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    The cricket world cup will start in a few days, if we win it, or rather India wins it, half of those shortcomings will be forgotten. For a few months at the least, till the next world cup realistically.

    YSV Rao’s comments were good in the other thread.

  3. KC
    February 18, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Me thinks, you are being unecessarily harsh. Depreciating one’s own countrymen is a trait common to many countries, not merely India. Secondly, people often miss the actual accomplishments of India — that of a diverse country and society getting along. Okay, we don’t do the Bunga Bunga together, but for the large part, for the large part, we are not at each other’s throats either. Your criticism of your origin will be genuine only when you will also praise its faults. I look forward to the day when you would do a write up on say at least five points you find appealing about India/Indians. And as far as the Caste system goes, I could write an essay on its salient points, but then it would be terribly politically incorrect and “unchristian”.

  4. KC
    February 18, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Sorry, make it praise its accomplishments.

  5. February 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

    AD,
    I know this pattern of thinking. After all, Indians are defined by their land, not by their common natural or adoptive ancestry, unlike Kurds for example who all claim a common ancestor.
    But don’t forget that mentality is influenced by education. Since English rule in India, education there has been heavily influenced by the English, because many teachers were English while the Indian teachers were the students of English teachers. Surely you know that those English teachers viewed their Indian students as lower than them, and they did subject their students to critiques of Indians. These critiques were taken by the Indian students as part of the teaching subject. Then you got what you got: Indians criticizing other Indians as inferior.

  6. Meme
    February 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Indians are amongst the most proud and patriotic people I’ve ever met.

  7. YSV Rao
    February 21, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Thanks KC!

    As mentioned by dissension, Indians are too heterogenous and this notion of a nation state is a new and relatively foreign concept.Now if the person A is the same caste as person B, there was a time when caste/ethnic solidarity would dictate that no matter how loathsome A and B found each other,they would not wash their dirty laundry among another community or region of India ,forget about another country!

    The concept of India is slowly taking hold and ethnic and caste considerations are not what they were.For the last 50 years or so we are in a no mans land where the country is not organic enough an entity to bestow on us honor,pride and integrity ,hence the sorry situation noted by dissension above.Neither can we seek solace in our respective ethnicities or castes since the govt of India has decided thats its a threat to national security(see the trends of Khalistan,Tamil Tigers,Kashmir,Assam,Marathi chauvinism etc etc on the way out)

    What is interesting about ethnic identities is that they are strongest among the ethnic Indians abroad(who had resided there over 30 years or so) e.g when was in Vancouver B.C, I was shocked to see Sikh taxis with bumper stickers like “get India out of Khalistan”, Indian Tamils sticking up for Tamil Tigers(who are not even Indian) in London and Toronto.Also I found that Punjabis and Sindhis who were settled abroad actually spoke Punjabi and Sindhi!In India they were always ashamed to speak these languages in Bombay as they were considered the language of “refugees”.What makes these ethnicities successful is that they rely on their ethnic networks and culture instead of Indian supra identity which is unfulfilling.

    • YSV Rao
      February 21, 2011 at 4:22 am

      Oops, how silly of me, I shouldve thanked Namae Nanka!

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