This article is an excellent antidote to all the mythology about Gandhi that capitalist indoctrination has so completely filled the minds of people particularly here in the US. I am referring to the propaganda of non-violence as epitomized by the supposed teachings of Gandhi. Ruling class media and educational institutions have instilled in Americans an almost religious belief in "non-violent" tactics of resistance to discourage them from using any form of physical resistance which includes property, especially their property. If there is one thing that our ruling class respects and uses it is the infliction of violence. You see, they are worried about its use on them. Hence, the need to fill us with such nonsense about Gandhi who is portrayed as almost a god-like figure. Our resource is Roy who has made an extensive research on Gandhi and found the real human being behind the myths.
I wasn’t really researching Gandhi’s views on diet or natural cures, I was following the caste trail, and in the process I stumbled on the race trail, and eventually, through all the turbulence and mayhem, I found coherence. It all made sense.It was consistent, and consistently disturbing. The fact is that whatever else he said and did, and however beautiful some of it was, he did say and write and do some very disturbing things.