Project Saffron Dollar and The Campaign to Stop Funding
Hate has been an eye-opener. Say what you like but I can't help feeling
admiration for the single-mindedness with which the cabal of
pinkos+Christians+Muslims relentlessly attacks Hindu activism. And that's how it
should be: identify the enemy and attack, attack, attack till it exists no more.
At this point of time, I'm certain that, sooner or later, this coterie will
succeed in making Hindus a minority in India: If not the total obliteration of
Hinduism, that has always been their aim. And I, for one, wish them luck.
Wish them luck...? Decidedly! Over
the last four months, I've come to the conclusion that Hindus really aren't
worth the trouble, and I have reasons to think so. From August 12 to September
9, I did a 5-part series on Towards
Balkanisation, listing the various fronts on which Hinduism is under attack,
and the various dramatis personae in that war -- including IDRF and the
anti-Hindu cabal. However, compared to what I typically receive, the mail for
all five parts was so scant that I finally had to inquire whether something was
wrong with the mail server (nope). And what mail I got was mainly the abusive
sort from pinkos and, especially, Catholics. The Great Hindu Readership had
either tired of the topic or wasn't moved by it: One memorable message said,
"nice article" -- as if I'd talked about the menu in some
Then, I wrote on Dalits, attacked
"upper caste" Hindus, and picked on Brahmins. And guess what, I
received an unprecedented amount of email -- far more than the base of the MORI
survey. Of those who wrote in, only 10 or so were non-Hindu; almost 85 per cent
declared themselves Brahmin, of which, every second mail was from the brain-dead
type -- the ones who:
- gave that same old asinine
explanation about caste not being a Hindu problem since the form that exists
isn't endorsed by the scriptures: "The Vedic varna was based on
occupation and not birth. Some people chose to be warriors" etc;
- took umbrage at the reference
to the Shankaracharya of Kanchi: "You seem to thrive in this country by
writing wrong stories without facts and live on a moments' glory of
clappings all around -- if you are a born Hindu -- there is One watching and
He will sue you";
- whitewashed Hindus' rotten
deeds by attacking other religions: "There is even a code of conduct
for these slaves, eg, in Jewish religious books any person who gives shelter
to a runaway slave has to face death. In Islam a person can have sex with or
rape a slave girl... On the other hand we do not find any such barbarity in
- deemed me a
"secularist": "I think you are just one of those bitchy
hypocrites who wants to make a name for herself whipping up sentiments of
people who can't think for themselves";
- defended their own ilk by
abusing others: "The atrocities and acts of violence that you list have
been carried out by Thakurs, Jats and other upper castes like Kshatriyas.
However, none of these castes get a mention in your article. But the word
Bram or Brahmin? It has the privilege of appearing six times in your
- slammed reservations: "I
am an engineer and have seen the people who got lower marks but still got
admissions to the college on the basis of their caste";
- denied that casteism exists:
"It is a horrible custom and it is vanishing fast. Once it was the rule
in all of India, and now it is exception. There were no 'dry latterines' in
the places I lived and that usually were pretty low middle class
- believed Hinduism is defined
by the priestly class: "If a person like Shankaracharya (who has
studied Hindu scriptures), says something on Hinduism, that is the true
- took a bovine to be holy:
"And yeah Cow is not God damn animal, it's God blessed animal who
serves the society like mother. If infant's mother dies cow's milk is the
only substitute for the milk."
In short, half of the educated Hindus, also prosperous enough
to access the Net, are living in a state of blessed self-delusion, with no
interest in understanding the dire straits that Hinduism is in; with not a
sliver of sensitivity to grasp the pathos of the Broken People; with no
integrity whatsoever to look within themselves and at their own kind as they
look upon others; with no intellect to appreciate the non-dogmatic
characteristic of Hinduism -- the very antithesis of Semitic religions. Should
such people last...?
The more I ponder, the more
convinced I am that everything that made Hinduism survive centuries of
aggression is waning fast. Where there's no will to learn, to reform and to
adapt, there is extinction -- and no species has escaped that law of nature.
"All things being equal" is a neat springboard for scientific
speculation, but in the real world, things are never equal: Problems, arms,
methods, attacks, assailants -- all change, and radically, within a decade. What
helped Hindus survive in 1600 ain't gonna work in 2010 -- and that doesn't
penetrate the thick skulls of these self-satisfied, self-deluding "upper
One such novel attack is Project
Saffron Dollar. Its result: Sun Microsystems stated that all donations to the
IDRF have been placed on hold pending a directive from the IRS; Cisco has
terminated all matching donations to the IDRF; and Intel has promised to
"see that they do not commit the same mistake." And what are the
IDRF's sins...? According to Biju Mathews & Co:
- Funnelling millions of dollars
every year to be used by "violent, sectarian Hindu supremacist
- "The IDRF has funded
numerous relief efforts in response to natural disasters, communal violence,
and other social crises. However, the distributive mechanisms utilised by
the IDRF have consistently discriminated against Muslims and other
minorities in India."
- "The IDRF's relief
efforts are frequently divisive and have supported the further
communalisation of Indian society."
- "In recent times, the
organisation has raised funds for Bangladeshi Hindu victims of communal
violence, Kashmiri Hindu victims of terrorism, and relief efforts following
the September 11 attacks in the US."
- "In contrast, to date,
IDRF has not announced any relief for the victims of communal riots in
Gujarat in February and March 2002."
If you read Chapter
4: Funding Hate of the "report," you quickly realise that the only
aim of the campaign is to halt the funding of the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Vanvasi
Kalyan Parishad, Vivekananda Kendra, Vanvasi Seva Sangh, Sewa Bharati, and Ekal
Vidyalays -- ALL being educational institutions set up for the upliftment of
Dalits and Adivasis. Those whom the vultures target...
Secondly, despite a long list of
footnotes, almost all directing one to news reports from -- ha-ha! -- The
Indian Express, The Hindu, Outlook and Human Rights Watch, there is not
even a semblance of proof that any of these institutions are responsible for
spreading communal hatred or indulging in communal violence. Was IDRF money used
to pay the rioters in Gujarat or to finance any violent activity perpetrated by
Hindu terrorists...? Not a word. Did students of Ekal Vidyalay commit murder...?
Not a line. Only suggestions, insinuations and more insinuations! And yet, the
chapter concludes with, "The documentation presented leads us to a simple
and single conclusion -- the IDRF does fund hate."
at Biju Mathews -- promptly given so much space by Rediff's Josy Joseph.
(Question: Why hasn't Joseph investigated Evangelical groups that collect money
in the name of charity and spend it on printing tracts to convert
a fixed feature in pinkodom, often writing for puke-sheets like "Rethinking
Marxism" and with a presence on every pinko website. So of course, the
garden variety Hindu "secularist" has accepted him as an
atheist/secularist with nothing but the good of oppressed humanity in his noble
The Federation of Indian American
Christian Organisations of Northern America has demanded a probe by the US
Congress into IDRF and also asked the IRS to blacklist it and withdraw its tax
exemption status. Meaning, World Vision, Southern Baptist, Seventh Day
Adventists, and hundreds of other Christian missionary groups which seek to
obliterate Hinduism from India can keep funding their nefarious activities here
-- but IDRF can do nothing to offset it.
And guess who's the prime sponsor
of the report: Teesta and Javed Anand's Sabrang
Communications, of course! Take a look at their India-Pakistan
friendship forum's logo on the Aman
page: Observe the relative scaling of the two countries. Note the drawing of
India -- with the State of Jammu & Kashmir lopped off. Not pushing towards
US corporations routinely match
donations by their employees to all sorts of organisations, as long as these are
registered as non-profit in the US. Such organisations include churches,
temples, mosques, universities, etc. In fact, Guidestar lists 850,000
non-profits in the US, including Evangelical organisations, and groups with
links to outfits many would consider objectionable. Examples of non-profits in
the US, donations to which are matched by US corporations:
- India Rural Evangelical
Fellowship Inc, Park Ridge, IL -- dedicated to bringing Jesus to the
illiterate masses of rural India.
- Quentin Road Ministries, Lake
Zurich, IL -- "Our goal is to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to
- Andhra Adventists Association,
Hyattsville, MD -- "Adventist."
According to "Cisco Systems Foundation Awards Grants to
Hometown Charities," the company has given grants to, amongst others,
Catholic Charities Euclid Girls' Home, Jewish Vocational Services, and St
Vincent de Paul Society of San Mateo County. Then, "Who Serves Sunday
Dinner" at the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Santa Rosa? "Hewlett
Packard Employees, Of Course!" So what's with the bar on funding a charity
of and for Hindus...?
According to a report in
europemedia.net, a survey taken after 9/11 found that "After the attacks,
well over $120m (€136.7m) was raised online in individual contributions."
Which prompted AOL, Cisco and Yahoo to launch an e-philanthropy portal called
Network for Good. Are we to believe that Americans donated some of that money to
Islamic charities post-9/11...?
to Mathews, IDRF has raised funds for Bangladeshi Hindu victims of Muslim
violence, Kashmiri Hindu victims of Islamic terrorism, and relief efforts
following the Islamic terrorist attacks in the US. Er... what's evil about that?
Does raising money for the victims of Islamist crimes amount to spreading
In which case, why don't these
dorks ask for a ban on all madarsas (which also receive foreign funds)
for spreading hatred? Why aren't all "minority institutions" banned
for spreading hatred? Just because Hindus are a majority, anything Hindus do for
Hindus is tantamount to spreading hatred...? And what about the Islamists going
around killing Hindus???
Such is the current attack -- one
devoid of reason, bereft of honour and lacking in morality. But I still wish it
succeeds! For, if "upper caste" Hindus refuse
to recognise their own perversions, they continue to shove Dalits and Adivasis
into the rich and waiting arms of the missionaries. Such Hindus themselves
accelerate not only the diminishing of Hinduism, but also the borders of India
as we now know it. Jaisa karo waisa bharo...