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HPB INNOCENT OF EVIL INTENT TOWARD THOSE OF LESS ' EVOLVED' RACES

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  • Bhakti Ananda Goswami
    DEAR READERS, HERE IS MY LETTER TO BRIAN REGARDING HPB S KIND REGARD TOWARD LESS ADVANCED RACES, AND MY BENEVOLENT RACIST RELATIVES SIMILAR PATRONIZING
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2002
      DEAR READERS,

      HERE IS MY LETTER TO BRIAN REGARDING HPB'S KIND REGARD TOWARD LESS
      ADVANCED RACES, AND MY 'BENEVOLENT' RACIST RELATIVES' SIMILAR
      PATRONIZING ATTITUDE TOWARDS THEIR SLAVES.

      ----- Original Message -----
      Subject: Re: HPB DEFENDS ABORIGENES


      THIS IS THE ARTICLE THAT I SENT TO BRIAN, IN WHICH HPB STRONGLY
      DEFENDS THE LESS ADVANCED RACES AGAINST ANY ABUSE OR CRUELTY.



      Bhakti Ananda Goswami <bhakti.eohn@...> wrote:


      THE MOTE AND THE BEAM
      Article by H. P. Blavatsky
      Ye blind guides, which strain
      at a gnat and swallow a camel. . . .
      Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
      But considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
      --MATTHEW VII

      OH the virtuous indignation, the roaring tempest raised in the tender
      souls of American and British philanthropists at the rumor that
      Russian authorities in Siberia are not as tender as they should be
      towards their political prisoners! What a hullabaloo of loud protests
      of "indignation meetings," of gigantic gatherings to denounce their
      neighbors, while they keep prudently silent about the same misdeeds
      at home.
      A monster meeting of some 250,000 men protested the other day at Hyde
      Park "in the name of civilization and humanity" against the brutal
      behavior of some unknown Russian officials and jailors. Now, one can
      readily understand and entirely appreciate the feelings of the
      masses, of the oppressed, the suffering poor and the hoi polloi in
      general. These being "sat upon" from birth to death by the high and
      the wealthy of their own land, and having all, to a man, many a sore
      place in their .....

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      EDITED, MY COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE IS BELOW

      Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:08 AM
      Subject: Re: HPB DEFENDS ABORIGENES, BUT IS STILL A RACIST


      DEAR BRIAN,

      I SEE SEVERAL THINGS RELEVANT TO THE DISCUSSION OF HER RACISM IN THIS
      LETTER.

      1. HPB WAS INDIGNANT THAT PEOPLE WERE CRITICIZING RUSSIA.

      2. SHE WANTED TO POINT OUT THE BRUTAL RACISM AND GENOCIDE OF THE
      ENGLISH.

      3. SHE WANTED TO POINT OUT THE INCREDIBLE BRUTALITY OF THE ENGLISH
      TOWARDS WOMEN.

      4. SHE WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THE SO-CALLED 'CHRISTIANITY' OF THIS
      BRUTAL ENGLISH CHARACTER (SHE HATED CHRISTIANITY).

      5, SHE CONSIDERED THE CRUEL, OPPRESSIVE SO-CALLED 'CHRISTIAN' ENGLISH
      LESS NOBLE OF CHARACTER THAN THE HARD WORKING LESS-EVOLVED OTHER
      RACES.

      NO WHERE IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE IN THIS LETTER THAT SHE WASN'T A
      RACIST. A RACIST DOES NOT NECESSARILY WANT TO MURDER OR TORTURE
      PEOPLE THAT THEY CONSIDER RACIALLY INFERIOR. I HAVE ANCESTORS WHO
      WERE SLAVE OWNERS ON A CARIBBEAN ISLAND. THEY WERE 'GOOD PROTESTANT
      CHRISTIANS' WHO TREATED THEIR SLAVES WELL BY LOCAL STANDARDS. WERE
      THEY RACISTS ? OF COURSE. DID THEY THINK THEIR SLAVES SOMEHOW
      INFERIOR AND THUS 'NEEDING' TO BE ENSLAVED ? PROBABLY. DID THEY
      HAVE SOME KIND OF RELIGIOUS RATIONALE FOR THEIR ENSLAVEMENT OF
      BLACKS ? THEY MUST HAVE. DID THEY FEEL THAT RATIONALE WAS
      SUPPORTED BY SCIENCE ? NO DOUBT.

      WHEN A PLOT WAS DEVISED FOR THE SLAVES TO RISE UP AND MASSACRE THE
      ISLAND'S WHITE POPULATION, MY ANCESTOR'S SLAVES WARNED THEM AND
      HELPED THEM TO ESCAPE FROM THE ISLAND BEFORE THE BLOOD-BATH. THUS
      THEY SHOWED THEIR APPRECIATION FOR THE RELATIVELY KIND TREATMENT MY
      ANCESTORS HAD GIVEN THEM, BY SAVING THEIR LIVES. STILL MY ANCESTORS
      OWNED AND WORKED OTHER HUMAN BEINGS AS THOUGH THEY WERE POSSESSIONS
      OR DRAFT ANIMALS. BENEVOLENT CHATTEL SLAVERY IS STILL CHATTEL
      SLAVERY, A MONSTROUS EVIL. IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS A 'GOOD'
      RACIST ? WHAT DID HPB IMAGINE TO BE THE PROPER PLACE OF BLACKS IN
      HER THEOSOPHICAL WORLD ORDER ? BY EVEN SUGGESTING THAT THE INFERIOR
      RACES NEEDED TO DIE OUT, FOR A NEW HIGHER WORLD ORDER TO EMERGE, SHE
      WAS SETTING THE STAGE FOR THEIR OPPRESSION AND GENOCIDE.

      JUST BECAUSE HPB WAS APPALLED AT THE CRUELTY SHOWN BLACKS DOES NOT
      MEAN SHE WASN'T A RACIST. SHE CLEARLY CONSIDERED OTHER RACES
      INFERIOR TO HER IMAGINED 'ARYANS', WITH THE NEGROES AND VEDDA OR
      AUSTRALOIDS ON THE LOWEST RUNG OF HER IMAGINED EVOLUTIONARY LADDER.
      THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN SHE WANTED TO SEE THEM TORTURED OR
      EXTERMINATED. AFTER ALL, WHY SHOULD SHE NOT FEEL COMPASSION
      FOR 'NOBLE SAVAGES' AND MORE PRIMITIVE HUMANS, OR EVEN SUB-HUMANS
      BEING TORTURED AND EXTERMINATED IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE
      EMPIRE OF THE BRITISH CROWN ?

      SHE WAS THE AUTHOR OF A PROFOUNDLY DANGEROUS, RACIST THOUGHT SYSTEM,
      WHICH HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY RACISTS WORLD-WIDE, AND HAS CAUSED AND IS
      CAUSING UNTOLD HUMAN SUFFERING. THIS LETTER MAKES NO DIFFERENCE IN
      THAT FACT. MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIKE SEEING CRUELTY TO BEASTS OF
      BURDEN EITHER. HOWEVER, THEY DON'T CONSIDER THEIR BEASTS OF BURDEN
      TO BE HUMANS OR TO HAVE ANY INDEPENDENT RIGHTS LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.
      EXPRESSION OF COMPASSION FOR BLACKS AND RED INDIANS, DOES NOT MEAN
      THAT HPB THOUGHT OF THEM AS BEINGS ON A PAR WITH RACIAL 'ARYANS', OR
      EVEN BELIEVED IN THE FULL EMANCIPATION OF BLACKS FOR THAT MATTER. I
      KNOW IT SEEMS CONTRADICTORY TO SPEAK OF GOOD AND BAD RACISTS.....ALL
      RACISM IS EVIL, BUT NOT ALL RACISTS ARE EQUALLY AS BAD. HPB'S SENSE
      OF RACIAL SUPERIORITY DID NOT AUTOMATICALLY MEAN SHE WAS A HEARTLESS
      PERSON, OR APPROVED OF GENOCIDE AGAINST THE 'LOWER' RACES. I THINK
      THAT SHE WOULD HAVE RECOILED IN HORROR TO SEE THE EXPRESSION OF
      ARYANIST RACISM AND ANTI SEMITISM AS IT MANIFEST IN THE THIRD REICH.
      UNFORTUNATELY A PERSON CANNOT TAKE-BACK THE EVILS THAT THEY HAVE
      UNLEASHED IN THE WORLD. IN HER PROUD ARROGANCE AND DECEITFULNESS,
      SHE UNLEASHED A GREAT EVIL INTO THE WORLD, AND SHOULD BE HELD
      ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE ACT. IN FAIRNESS HOWEVER, WE MUST BE CAREFUL
      NOT TO ASCRIBE ATTITUDES AND CRIMES TO HER, FOR WHICH SHE WAS NOT
      GUILTY.


      *****

      SHE WAS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTING A SEED THAT BECAME A TREE
      BEARING POISONOUS FRUIT. I AM SURE THAT SHE NEVER WOULD HAVE DONE
      IT, IF SHE COULD HAVE SEEN THE RESULT. I ASCRIBE NO ILL MOTIVE TO
      HER, AND AM SURE THAT SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS PLAYING SOME SALVIFIC ROLE
      IN THE HUMAN ADVENTURE.

      AS WITH MANY BRILLIANT PEOPLE, SHE WAS ARROGANT AND PROUD OF HER
      CONSIDERABLE GIFTS AND PERSONAL POWER.


      PAX, DAVID
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