Ghandi Quotes You’ve Never Heard
The lack of communication and documentation allowed Ghandi to create a perfect self-image of himself. But the popular image of Ghandi is a myth. In reality, Ghandi was a fascist sympathizer, blatant racist and a homophobic bisexual.
Here are some quotes from the man himself:
While in South Africa: “We were then marched off to a prison intended for Kaffirs [offensive term equivalent to the n-word]. We could understand not being classed with whites, but to be placed on the same level as the Natives seemed too much to put up with. Kaffirs are as a rule uncivilized — the convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live like animals."
“We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do… We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race.” — Vol. 3, p. 256
Feb. 15, 1904: “Under my suggestion, the Town Council must withdraw the Kaffirs from the Location. About this mixing of the Kaffirs with the Indians, I must confess I feel most strongly. I think it is very unfair to the Indian population.” — Vol. 3, p. 429
To the British during WWII: “This manslaughter must be stopped. You are losing; if you persist, it will only result in greater bloodshed. Hitler is not a bad man.”
1946: “Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs… It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany… As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions.”
Gandhi believed this act of “collective suicide”, in response to the Holocaust, “would have been heroism”.
Thelonious Monk Quartet & John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Thelonious Monk – piano
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass
Shadow Wilson – drums
It was recorded on 29 November 1957 at “Thanksgiving Jazz”, a benefit concert produced by Kenneth Lee Karpe for the Morningside Community Center in Harlem. Other acts performing included: Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, and Chet Baker with Zoot Sims. The recording, by Voice of America, documents two sets by the Monk Quartet with Coltrane that night – an early set (tracks 1-5) and a late set (tracks 6-9), which the recording does not fully document. The tape was stored at the Library of Congress where it sat untouched, until 2005 when it was discovered by recording lab supervisor Larry Appelbaum. The recording was then restored by producer Michael Cuscuna and T.S. Monk (Thelonious Monk’s son).
The recording has been highly praised: Newsweek called it the “musical equivalent of the discovery of a new Mount Everest,” and Amazon.com editorial reviewer Lloyd Sachs called it “the ultimate definition of a classic”.
Rifftrax was great, by the way.
Sharknado not so much.
A thanks to the guys for giving us “A Case of Spring Fever” one more time as well, and an apology to the audience I was in for shouting “I knew it!” when they introduced the short.
So when Mike, Kevin, and Bill were giving hints about what the short was, I realized pretty quickly what it was going to be and yelled COILY!!!!!!!!
A few people in the audience seemed pretty unnerved.
Gaza was bombarded with 273 airstrikes yesterday (8th July). That’s an average of 11 an hour. Gaza is about 25 miles long and 4 miles wide, with a population of 1.7 million crammed into that tiny space. It is under Israeli occupation and Israeli siege. Hospitals estimate they will run out of resources to treat the wounded in about two days. Electricity is intermittent. Gaza has no army, air force or navy. Israel is the fourth largest military power in the world. Resistance to occupation is allowed under international law. Israel’s occupation, siege and collective punishment of Gaza is not.
Tonight’s episode is The Island, directed by Michael Bay, in which a secret program clones the wealthy and powerful and keeps them brainwashed so that they can use the clones as perfect organ donors to extend their own lifespans.
No, wait, Michael Bay made that movie by ripping…
BOB JOHNSON—oh, wait; PUNCH ROCKGROIN SIGHTING!
Reb Brown made a guest appearance on the 1970s drama Emergency! as a fraternity brother watching over a pledge who choked on a piece of meat during an initiation ritual.
Episode Title: Foreign Trade
Air Date: November 16, 1974