Robert says all kinds of things I disagree with, but he says them fluently and thoughtfully. He also says several things I agree with, sometimes in ways that reveal new meanings. And best of all, he says things I've never thought much about at all and thereby expands my horizons....
For one thing, he's down on India, its system, and its culture. I'm not all that crazy about the place myself. India has a reputation for pacifism, largely because of Gandhi, who doesn't even deserve his own reputation for pacifism, and is plenty belligerent, thank you. It has immense throngs of hideously poor people, with no apparent plans to uplift them. In parts of the place, at least, it has a real rape culture. All this boils down to a culture that has no concept of civic duty, which is the difference between actual civilization and a bloody mess.
Now, I like aspects of India. I like some of its religious thinking, I think the Hindi/Urdu language is a thing of beauty, and there's a lot of flat-out estheticism to the place. I especially like Sally Bollywood, who is meditating there in the quibcag. I have this thing about cuteness.
But it's screwy in some respects, too. Here Robert refers to the odd fact that many Indians are in denial about the Aryan invasion, and prefer to think that the Aryans originated in India, and left there to invade other places. As I understand it, historical and linguistic evidence make their theory as far from possible as you can get with such things.
Well, read this, read Robert's other stuff, and consider contributing to him. Let's keep an interesting thinker on the net.