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Hindutvas are all of India’s low IQ, zero ethics Hindus. Further proof.

It is shameful but there is a Hindutva fanatic (surely a Modi bhakt, as well), who has set up an account to impersonate Prof. Richard Fox Young.

These cowards, with zero intellectual ability and integrity, tend to lie, cheat, plagiarise and even threaten death (and some of them actually kill – like the cowards they are). The lowest level of scum, such is their highest standard. No animal is as lowly as the Hindutvas.

Shame on such people. They are a blight on Hinduism and on the fair name of India.

Five shameless Hindutvas are also following this impersonator.

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Screenshot of followers (there are more than 5 now)

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The continuing disgraceful inhuman menace of the caste system in India. India Untouched, a documentary by Stalin Kurup.

A couple of years ago I had come across (and commented on) a snippet from the documentary India Untouched, by Stalin Kurup. I never got around to seeing most of the documentary.

Today a snippet from this documentary chanced my way on FB and I was reminded by a FB friend that it is from this documentary. 

Stalin has written a blog post about this. I understand extracts from this doco were broadcast on Satyamev Jayatate in 2012.

It is unfortunate that I had not got around to seeing the whole documentary in 2013. This is absolutely mandatory viewing by anyone with any interest in India's future.

Today, I saw the whole documentary – nearly two hours.

It can be clearly said that whatever the reasons caste was originally designed for, it is now playing the role of the biggest enemy of India, on par with socialism. 

If you never got around to watching this documentary, please do so. I'm linking all four parts below.

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Osho might have been a sensible fellow, after all. His views on religion, science and economics match mine.

I had commented positively on Osho's views against socialism, here

Now I find he also had almost exactly the same views as mine regarding religion and science. I was introduced to these views of Osho on FB (see this post: In this post I critique religions (as I always have), and insist on critical thinking and evidence).

I'll reproduce Osho's views below, except the last bit of his views which is mumbo jumbo (I don't mind people having their own, private mumbo jumbo, so his followers can "read" that kind of stuff). [Source]

I have no time to explore Osho. Clearly he was no Adam Smith or Hayek. But he might have been a broadly sensible fellow, after all.

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THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE

Osho,

Are you against all the religions? What is their most fundamental mistake?
 
Yes, I am against all the so-called religions because they are not religions at all. I am for religion but not for the religions. 
 
The true religion can only be one, just like science. You don't have a Mohammedan physics, a Hindu physics, a Christian physics; that would be nonsense. But that's what the religions have done – they have made the whole earth a madhouse. 
 
If science is one, then why should the science of the inner not be one, too? 
 
Science explores the objective world and religion explores the subjective world. Their work is the same, just their direction and dimension are different. 
 
In a more enlightened age there will be no such thing as religion, there will be only two sciences: objective science and subjective science. Objective science deals with things, subjective science deals with being. 
 
That's why I say I am against the religions but not against religion. But that religion is still in its birth pangs. All the old religions will do everything in their power to kill it, to destroy it – because the birth of a science of consciousness will be the death of all these so-called religions which have been exploiting humanity for thousands of years. 
 
What will happen to their churches, synagogues, temples? What will happen to their priesthood, their popes, their imams, their shankaracharyas, their rabbis? It is big business. And these people are not going to easily allow the true religion to be born. 
 
But the time has come in human history when the grip of the old religions is loosening. 
 
Man is only formally paying respect to Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Mohammedanism, but basically anybody who has any intelligence is no longer interested in all that rubbish. He may go to the synagogue and to the church and to the mosque for other reasons, but those reasons are not religious; those reasons are social. It pays to be seen in the synagogue; it is respectable, and there is no harm. It is just like joining the rotary club or the lions club. These religions are old clubs which have a religious jargon around them, but look a little deeper and you will find they are all hocus-pocus with no substance inside. 
 
I am for religion, but that religion will not be a repetition of any religion that you are acquainted with. 
 
This religion will be a rebellion against all these religions. It will not carry their work further; it will stop their work completely and start a new work – the real transformation of man. 
 
You ask me: What is the most fundamental error of all these religions? There are many errors and they are all fundamental, but first I would like to talk about the most fundamental. The most fundamental error of all the religions is that none of them was courageous enough to accept that there are things which we don't know. They all pretended to know everything, they all pretended to know all, that they were all omniscient. 
 
Why did this happen? – because if you accept that you are ignorant about something then doubt arises in the minds of your followers. If you are ignorant about something, who knows? – you may be ignorant about other things also. What is the guarantee? To make it foolproof, they have all pretended, without exception, that they are omniscient. 
 
The most beautiful thing about science is that it does not pretend to be omniscient.
 
Science does not pretend to be omniscient; it accepts its human limits. It knows how much it knows, and it knows that there is much more to know. And the greatest scientists know of something even deeper. The known, they know the boundaries of; the knowable they will know sooner or later – they are on the way. 
 
==END SENSE AND BEGIN PRIVATE MUMBO-JUMBO, HENCE NOT PART OF THIS POST==

 

 

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Muslims are welcome to not eat pork, but kindly don’t FALSELY malign pig meat

I chanced upon this rather amazing claim regarding pig meat:  https://www.facebook.com/sulaiman.yakub.1/posts/508707529286280. [screenshot] Some allegedly "scientific" support is provided here.

I just can't be true, was my first thought. I understand biological processes and physiology well enough to reject such claims outright. However, I also undertook some research (1 hour, total) and here are my conclusions. People are welcome to add/question, through comments.

MY CONCLUSION: Pork is AS HEALTHY AS ANY OTHER MEAT. Make sure you cook it well (all meats should be cooked well – unless you are having sushi, in which case the feed and care of the animal should have been very carefully organised). And eat in moderation.

1) A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals.

EATING FARM GROWN PIGS IS PERFECTLY FINE

Farm fed pigs are provided healthy food. (When hungry, cattle also eat everything, so also chicken. As a rule, one should avoid animals raised in toxic dumps or human waste dumps.

2) The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge. Their meat can be 30 times more toxic than beef or venison.

PIGS ARE MORE LIKE US THAN OTHER ANIMALS WE EAT

Pigs are like humans ("Pigs are very much like humans," says Stan Casteel, associate professor in the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. He's talking physiology, not necessarily manners).  Toxins can get into their blood just as they can get into our blood.

Because their absorption system is similar to ours, they can be used to detect which site is toxic. ("There are about 250 different species of lead," says Mark Doolan, a geologist in the EPA's Kansas City office, who is leading part of the cleanup program. The toxicity of the lead, it turns out, varies with its type, the kind of soil that it is found in, and other factors. "You could eat a pound of some of this stuff and it wouldn't absorb into your body at all," Doolan says. Other types could prove deadly, even in trace amounts. The key is to determine which types of lead, under which conditions, are most likely to be absorbed into the human blood stream. )

Pigs are fed hundreds of samples, and their blood tested. This would suggest that it is important to not eat pigs whose diet is not controlled. Having said that, the pigs eaten by tribals in Assam, for instance, are perfectly safe, since there are no toxins in that natural environment. So go out and eat pork that is well grown or grown in natural (not human) habitats.

3) When eating beef or venison, it takes 8 to 9 hours to digest the meat so what little toxins are in the meat are slowly put into our system and can be filtered by the liver. But when pork is eaten, it takes only 4 hours to digest the meat. We thus get a much higher level of toxins within a shorter time.

FALSE: NO ISSUES WITH DIGESTION OF PORK

The human digestive system is perfectly capable of dealing with all meats.  Properly marinated and cooked pork has been tested and found to be perfectly healthy. In fact, I was reading the other day a report that suggests bacon provides particular health benefits to mothers. Of course, everything must be consumed in moderation.

4) Unlike other mammals, a pig does not sweat or perspire. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the body. Since a pig does not sweat, the toxins remain within its body and in the meat.

FALSE: NO ISSUES WITH TOXICITY 

Neither cows nor pigs – not most mammals – have many sweat glands. Humans have a unique – and relatively recent – adaptation that makes us the only ape that can run a long distance marathon. But sweating is mainly for COOLING the body, not for elimination of toxins. Pigs do have perfectly fine kidneys and liver, to clear their body of toxins.

5) Pigs and swine are so poisonous that you can hardly kill them with strychnine or other poisons.

FALSE: PIGS REQUIRE LESS STRYCHNINE TO KILL, THAN HUMANS 

Strychnine is highly toxic to most domestic animals. Its oral LD50 in dogs, cattle, horses, and pigs is 0.5–1 mg/kg, and in cats is 2 mg/kg. (Humans require MORE Strychnine to be killed (1–2 mg/kg). 

6) Farmers will often pen up pigs within a rattlesnake nest because the pigs will eat the snakes, and if bitten they will not be harmed by the venom.

MAYBE, BUT THE COOKED PORK IS PERFECTLY FINE, EVEN THEN

Wild pigs are resilient to the venom of many snakes, including rattlesnakes and will harass and even kill and eat all sorts of venomous snakes.  (e.g. seee this).

Why is this so? The domestic pig has been found to have convergently evolved amino acid replacements in their nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, which are known to confer resistance to alpha-neurotoxins in hedgehogs. Whether the pig may be considered so is still uncertain, though early studies show endogenous resistance in pigs tested against neurotoxins. Though it has been thought that the pig's subcutaneous layer of fat protects it against snake venom, most venoms pass easily through vascular fat layers, making this unlikely to contribute to its ability to resist venoms. [Source] So, it appears that along with certain animals, the pig might have some innate resistance to snake venom.

But assume a hog or pig was bitten by a snake. Would that make the meat harmful to humans? No. Venom is only effective if it gets directly into the human bloodstream – through injection via (not through) a snake's fangs. Eating venom (proteases or other enzymes) is harmless (since disulfide bonds in sulfur containing aminoacids are denatured – broken down – inside our stomach into harmless components). We can safely suck out snake/wasp venom with our mouth. Cooking also reduces the potency of venoms [SourceTwenty-eight snake venoms were examined for the presence of heat-stable (100 degrees C, 5 min) hemorrhagic toxins. Heating drastically reduced the activity of all venoms except that of Crotalus ruber and Crotalus molossus molossus. With azocoll as substrate, upon heating, all except five venoms lost essentially all of their activity. Heated venoms from snakes in the Agkistrodon genus (except for Agkistrodon blomhoffi blomhoffi, an Asian snake) retained activity on azocoll, and this activity tended to correlate better with hemorrhagic activity of the venom than did proteolytic activity on casein.]

In general, therefore, there is no likelihood of imbibing potent venom into one's blood even from cooked pork that has been prepared from wildly grown pigs/boars. However, it is good practice to eat only farm grown pork.

7) When a pig is butchered, worms and insects take to its flesh sooner and faster than to other animal's flesh. In a few days the swine flesh is full of worms. 

FALSE

Pork is often hung for days (just like beef) for tenderizing.  With preservatives it lasts for years (salami). Leaving any meat in unsanitary conditions will make it harmful. DON'T keep it out for days without proper care.

8) Swine and pigs have over a dozen parasites within them, such as tapeworms, flukes, worms, and trichinae. There is no safe temperature at which pork can be cooked to ensure that all these parasites, their cysts, and eggs will be killed.

YES, BUT  COOKED PORK IS PERFECTLY FINE, EVEN THEN

If you eat pigs that feed in the drain, AND don't cook it, you could get some diseases. But if you eat farm grown animals, and cook them above 75 -80ºC, you will be perfectly fine. I've not come across pork sushi (beef sushi does exist) but I'd avoid pork sushi.

9) Pig meat has twice as much fat as beef. A 3 oz T bone steak contains 8.5 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork chop contains 18 grams of fat. A 3 oz beef rib has 11.1 grams of fat; a 3 oz pork spare rib has 23.2 grams of fat.

DON'T EAT THE FAT! EAT LEAN PORK

No one eats pork with all the fat that comes along with it. Lean pork is the way to go, and lean pork can have less fat than comparable meats (http://www.porkbeinspired.com/nutrition/compare-pork/ or http://www.thepigsite.com/recipes/nutrition.php)

10) Cows have a complex digestive system, having four stomachs. It thus takes over 24 hours to digest their vegetarian diet causing its food to be purified of toxins. In contrast, the swine's one stomach takes only about 4 hours to digest its foul diet, turning its toxic food into flesh.

FALSE COMPARISON, POINTLESS

The reason why a cow needs 4 stomachs is because it eats cellulose which is like wood. Al toxins are cleared in the liver and kidneys. The also has one liver and set of kidneys.

11) The swine carries about 30 diseases which can be easily passed to humans. This is why God commanded that we are not even to touch their carcase (Leviticus 11:8).

ALWAYS COOK!

Do Muslims eat sushi? If so, why this strange reason? Cooking is the key.

12) The trichinae worm of the swine is microscopically small, and once ingested can lodge itself in our intestines, muscles, spinal cord or the brain. This results in the disease trichinosis. The symptoms are sometimes lacking, but when present they are mistaken for other diseases, such as typhoid, arthritis, rheumatism, gastritis, MS, meningitis, gall bladder trouble, or acute alcoholism.

ALWAYS COOK!

Do Muslims eat sushi? If so, why this strange reason? Cooking is the key.

13) The pig is so poisonous and filthy, that nature had to prepare him a sewer line or canal running down each leg with an outlet in the bottom of the foot. Out of this hole oozes pus and filth his body cannot pass into its system fast enough. Some of this pus gets into the meat of the pig.

FALSE

As someone wrote somewhere: Dissect a pig fetus, look at a factual diagram of a pig's anatomy, or even study a live pig and you'd see how ridiculously wrong this is. Do Muslims not study anatomy?

 

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Wahhabism: The School of Ibn Taymiyyah – The Root of Islamic Terrorism. A video worth viewing.

Please view this. Very enlightening.

This makes it EVEN more clear, to me, that it is not going to be possible to eradicate Islamic violence (ISIS, etc.) easily, and that any non-Muslim intervention could backfire. 

The answer lies in the non-Wahhabi Muslims in the middle East assembling to defeat and physically wipe out the ISIS and extreme varieties of Muslims.

But because violence can't easily solve such problems (although, just as Nazism DID get solved by destroying Hitler, so violence definitely needs to be tried in this case), it is likely that this issue will re-emerge in the coming centuries, as well.

Ideally, all religion should go. But at the least, we need to fight the violent strains of religion, as and when they arise.

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It is time for Muslims (even Wahabis) to assemble, to fight the ISIS. This evil won’t go away on its own.

I hope my Muslim friends (I have many, on Facebook) will now pay heed to the ISIS's ultra-Islamic agenda and try to understand how it is being driven by ISLAM, not by any fictitious American/Israeli intervention (yes!, some have even suggested to me that Israel has created ISIS! How terribly misinformed can one get).

So here's the problem. 

These people (ISIS) are GENUINE Muslims, following the Koran to the last word, exactly as it was intended.

If you go to them and preach alternative views (as one Muslim friend has proposed here), it won't work with them.

But this is not the first time the Muslim world has seen such a fight between fundamentalists and the moderates. It is an ongoing, cyclical phenomenon. India had Aurangzeb (but also had Akbar, for instance).

The solution is also clear: these extremists have to be given ACTUAL (physical) battle, and decapacitated. They can't be fought ideologically. And they can't be (and should NEVER be) fought by Americans or Western powers.

If the West directly enters the battlefield, it will merely promote the growth of the ISIS.

The battle needs to be fought WITHIN THE MUSLIM WORLD.

In the face of the ISIS brand of Islam, even the Wahabi brand looks rather moderate! All these people (moderates, and even Wahabis) need to organise an army of Muslims to fight ISIS.

I'm sorry, but I don't think such ideological battles within religions can get fixed without physical war. The level of brainwashing among the ISIS folk can't be undone thorough discussion or persuasion.

The fight for liberty will have to wait the resolution of these religious fights. The journey for the liberation of mankind is going to be long and tedious. Religion is one heck of an obstacle to human progress.

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