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US President Johnson with with India Prime Minister Gandhi, March 28, 1966. (White House Photo )
Americans Call Congress! https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials Stop S386 (aka Mike Lee’s India First Act); Stop S2603 Durbin’s “Relief” for immigrants act; Keep Per Country Green Card Caps; Keep Per Country Family Joining Caps; Stop Any Bill Which Increases Green Cards. Support US workers in any way possible, and boycott, boycott, boycott foreign labor and those who use it, to the extent that it is possible. No good deed goes unpunished. Americans are going to have get tough or they will not survive.
See how the upper-dominant castes of India repay kindness with name-calling, rudeness, and more demands? They were given food when starving in the 1960s and yet India’s PM treated the US Ambassador in a nasty way in 1972. Then they wanted more food! In the 1960s and today, there were and are starving Americans. Migrants from India (and elsewhere) have been given the jobs of Americans. Now workers on temp visas from India petulantly demand permanent US residency (green cards), which leads to US citizenship. They are going as far as to harass a neighborhood on Saturday morning to force the hand of a US Senator. They want most green cards for India and Durbin wants more green cards overall. Both are bad bills for Americans and the environemtn. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/migrants-from-india-demanding-green-cards-plan-to-harass-us-senator-durbins-neighborhood-for-one-hour-on-saturday-morning/
US assistance to India from 1950-71 was the largest given to any country, totally $10 billion (ca 1960s to early 70s $) and included 50 million tons of emergency food – most sent in the 1960s – to avert famine. (Weinraub, NYT, Sept 3, 1974) We shouldn’t have sent the food. More and more this looks like the adage: “The road to h*ll is paved with good intentions“.
The food probably didn’t even reach the most needy, the Dalits (untouchables), but was probably hogged by the upper-dominant castes, who are now our problem. “ The road to h*ll is paved with good intentions“.
This is the way India treated the US Ambassador Keating, as he departed, in July 1972. Indira Gandhi was Nehru’s daughter – an upper caste Brahmin, of course. And her husband no relation to Mohatma Gandhi: “The reporting cable of my discussion with Mrs. Gandhi records the litany of vague, emotional and distorted allegations leveled by her against the US, as well as the apparently calculated rudeness of her demeanor. Mere recording, however, does not suffice to explain that fantastic performance, which I am forced to conclude was the real Indira, and to a considerable extent the real India… Indira and India are predisposed for historical and psychological reason to place the worst posssible interpretation upon US policies, to take a conspiratorial view of US activities and to embrace a “devil theory” rationalization for their own inadequacies in the face of admittedly massive problems of economic, social and political development… she and at least her fellow Indian intellectuals are particularly suseceptible to that kind of stuffing…” (US Ambassador Keating, 1972 – see more below.) India had lots of problems and conflict before the British arrived. And, the USA isn’t supposed to be liable for the British, anyway.
After being ultra-nasty to US Ambassor Keating, in 1972, India was again on the verge of famine in 1974, having a population of 580 milion (today there are almost twice as many). While the US government said it may send some food, they said that they would not “pour grain” into India, like America did in the 1950s and 60s. US assistance to India from 1950-71 was the largest given to any country, totaling $10 billion (ca 1960s to early 70s$) and included 50 million tons of emergency food – most sent in the 1960s – to avert famine. By 1975 Asian-Indians said that the US aid (which kept it from starving) was “patronizing“, and for “political leverage“. “INDIA REQUESTING FOOD AID FROM U.S. By Bernard Weinraub Special to The New York Times Sept. 3, 1974 https://archive.li/MNCKN
US India Strategic Partnership Forum met with Modi in India on 21 October 2019, assisted by Trump-Putin friend Kissinger and Condi Rice: https://archive.li/g0wC1 https://archive.li/AUofu On the 22 October 2019, Modi met (apparently separately) with Kissinger, former UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Howard, Bush general advisor and Sec of State Condoleezza Rice, and former Sec. of Defense, former CIA director, etc, Robert Gates, who served mostly under the Bushes, but also Reagan and Obama. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates https://archive.li/xGpIp Indian in this article means from India: “U.S. CEOs to Indian Gov’t: Send Us Millions of College Graduates” By Neil Munro, Oct 24, 2019 Many millions of Indian graduates should be allowed to take white collar jobs from U.S. college graduates, says a coalition of top U.S. business leaders…” https://www.ustechworkers.com/u-s-ceos-to-indian-govt-send-us-millions-of-college-graduates. Kissinger was given urgent warnings about India’s overpopulation and the need for family planning in the 1970s, but appeared largely oblivious. His solution seems to be to make Americans responsible for India’s overpopulation problem. Americans have been reproducing at replacement, or less, for decades while India has continued to overpopulate. At least China made some effort in family planning. Americans weren’t told that those who have the most kids, and are the most whiney and corrupt, win at the game of life. Those who do not have lots of kids, face extermination by the overpopulators, who then have the unmitigated gall to accuse us of racism, all while wanting to take over our country, after overpopulating their own. Because of their failure to practice birth control, our lives have no value. Migrants from India and Kissinger – a refugee from Nazi Germany – are frightening examples of the adages “no good deed goes unpunished“, and “the road to h*ll is paved with good intentions“.
Indira Gandhi PM: 24 January 1966 – 24 March 1977 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indira_Gandhi
Here, Indian, is an adjective related to India. We try to avoid this term at all costs, because the US treaties with the American Indians use the term “Indian”.
“Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-7, South Asia, 1969-1972
Released by the Office of the Historian
Department of State TELEGRAM
R 251745Z JUL 72 FM AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9106 NEW DELHI 9254
SUBJECT: FAREWELL TO INDIA
1. I MADE FAREWELL CALLS YESTERDAY FOR OVER TWO HOURS CONSECUTIVELY ON PRESIDENT GIRI, PRIME MINISTER GANDHI AND FOREIGN MINISTER SWARAN SINGH. IT WAS A MEMORABLE, AT TIMES HEARTENING, BUT OVERALL PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING EXPERIENCE. THE CALLS SCHEDULED AT GOI INITIATIVE LEFT ME WITH THE FEELING THAT I HAD BEEN GIVEN WHAT I CAN ONLY DESCRIBE AS QTE THE INDIAN TREATMENT UNQTE. WHETHER BY ACCIDENT OR DESIGN, I WAS FIRST WARMED AND RELAXED AT THE AFFABLE GIRI, THEN RUDELY PUMMELED AND GOADED BY THE MADAM, AND FINALLY BRAIN-WASHED BY THE GREAT RATIONALIZER SWARAN SINGH. IT WAS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE, AND AM REPORTING EACH CONVERSATION SEPARATELY IN SOME DETAIL.
2. I HAD PREPARED CAREFULLY FOR THESE CALLS PLANNING TO TAKE THE LONGER AND BROADER VIEW OF PROSPECTS FOR INDO-AMERICAN RELATIONS AND EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONS. THE PRESIDENT ACCEPTED AND ELABORATED ON MY POINTS EXUBERANTLY. I LEFT HIM IN A WARM GLOW BUOYED BY THE EVIDENCE THAT THERE REMAINS IN INDIA A RESERVOIR OF GOOD WILL FOR THE US AND STAUNCH FRIENDS IN POSITIONS OF INFLUENCE IF NOT POLICY CONTROL. LITTLE DID I REALIZE THE HORNET’S NEST THAT AWAITED ME IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE.
3. THE REPORTING CABLE OF MY DISCUSSION WITH MRS. GANDHI RECORDS THE LITANY OF VAGUE, EMOTIONAL AND DISTORTED ALLEGATIONS LEVELED BY HER AGAINST THE US, AS WELL AS THE APPARENTLY CALCULATED RUDENESS OF HER DEMEANOR. MERE RECORDING, HOWEVER, DOES NOT SUFFICE TO EXPLAIN THAT FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE, WHICH I AM FORCED TO CONCLUDE WAS THE REAL INDIRA, AND TO A CONSIDERABLE EXTENT THE REAL INDIA, SHOWING THROUGH STARKLY, BUT CONSISTENT WITH LONGSTANDING AND DEEP-SEATED ATTITUDES TOWARD WHITE, AFFLUENT, FOREIGN, GREAT POWER, AMERICAN (AND NOT ONLY AMERICAN) INFLUENCE IN ASIA. SIMPLY PUT, INDIRA AND INDIA ARE PREDISPOSED FOR HISTORICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS TO PLACE THE WORST POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION UPON US POLICIES, TO TAKE A CONSPIRATORIAL VIEW OF US ACTIVITIES AND TO EMBRACE A QTE DEVIL THEORY UNQTE RATIONALIZATION FOR THEIR OWN INADEQUACIES IN THE FACE 0F ADMITTEDLY MASSIVE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT. GRANTED, INDIRA AND INDIA BELIEVE THEY HAVE RECENT CAUSE IN US POLICY RESPONSES TO THE SOUTH ASIAN CRISIS TO SUSPECT THE US. IT IS, HOWEVER, EDUCATIVE TO RECALL THAT SUCH SUSPICIONS WERE HELD AND OCASSIONALLY EXPRESSED WELL BEFORE THE ERUPTION OF BANGLADESH. THUS, WHILE THE PRIME MINISTER PROBABLY WAS LOADED FOR MY CALL, BY INFLUENTIAL ADVISORS UNFRIENDLY TO THE US, SHE AND AT LEAST HER FELLOW INDIAN INTELLECTUALS ARE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THAT KIND OF STUFFING.
4. MY DISCUSSION WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER WAS OF COURSE A WELCOME CONTRAST TO THAT WITH MRS. GANDHI. AS ALWAYS, SWARAN SINGH WAS COURTEOUS, PERSONALLY CORDIAL AND APPARENTLY CANDID. HE READILY ACCEPTED MY PROPOSITION THAT THE ABSENCE OF DIRECT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND EASING OF THIRD PARTY DIFFERENCES SHOULD AUGUR WELL FOR INDO-AMERICAN RELATIONS. HE ALSO STRUGGLED ADMIRABLY TO INTERPRET MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE PRIME MINISTER AS THE BEGINNING OF AN ESSENTIAL INDO-AMERICAN DIALOGUE. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK SO, BUT DOUBT THAT CASTIGATION SUCH AS I WAS SUBJECTED TO BY THE PRIME MINISTER SHOULD BE DIGNIFIED AS DIALOGUE. ANY EVENT, IT IS MILDLY REASSURING TO NOTE THAT PRAGMATISM AND REASONABLENESS, AS EXEMPLIFIED BY SWARAN SINGH, ARE ALSO AT WORK IN THE PERPLEXING PSYCHOLOGY OF INDIAN POLICY.
“Keating was an advocate of desegregation, and played a key role in breaking the filibuster that enabled passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Keating was one of many moderate to liberal Republicans who refused to endorse conservative Republican Barry Goldwater for president in 1964… Keating was regarded as a liberal Republican on many issues, but adopted conservative positions on anticommunism during the Cold War and fighting organized crime…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Keating
India imported 9.5 % of the world’s weapons in 2014-18. India’s biggest weapons supplier was Russia (58%), followed by Israel (15%), and USA (12%). Russia’s overall share of world weapons exports 2014-18 was 21%. Their main clients, as share of their total exports: India (27%), China (14%), Algeria (14%). See: https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/fs_1903_at_2018.pdf
US Food and military AID to India, 1960 report: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP79R00904A001200010011-8.pdf
“While Johnson believed that the United States should extend food aid for humanitarian reasons, he also favored conditioning food aid agreements on the recipient nation’s ability to implement necessary agricultural reforms. “Self-help” provisions, applied to both PL–480 agreements and other AID assistance, would contribute to the economic development of recipient nations by strengthening their agricultural sectors. The Food for Peace Act of 1966 (PL 89–808) required that PL–480 agreements contain language describing the steps a recipient had already made, or planned to make, toward increasing food production and improving storage and distribution. Johnson pursued these revisions at the same time he announced a “war on hunger,” designed to accelerate agricultural production, improve nutrition, eradicate disease, and curb population growth. It remained incumbent upon the United States to demonstrate leadership and recreate Johnson’s domestic Great Society reforms on a global scale.”https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/pl-480
“The United States has invested in India’s development since President Harry Truman’s signed the India Emergency Food Assistance Act in 1951. USAID’s program has evolved progressively over the decades from emergency provision of food, to infrastructure development, capacity building of key Indian institutions, support for the opening of the Indian economy and more.
U.S. economic assistance has followed a similar trajectory. In 1960, food aid accounted for 92 percent of the annual assistance budget. In the late 1970s, projects included rural electrification, fertilizer promotion, malaria control, agricultural credit, integrated health and population programs, irrigation schemes and social forestry.
By the mid-1980’s, the program shifted to focus on science and technology with an emphasis on policy and institutional reforms. Programs addressed agricultural research, alternative-energy technology development, biomedical research, water resources management and family planning. Technology transfer and institution capacity building were integral to these activities.
From 1992 to 2002, approximately 65 percent of the annual U.S. foreign assistance funding for India was dedicated to food aid. The sixty-year-old India food aid program ended in 2011, and the 2012 budget request has no food aid.
USAID has played an important role in India, including:
* Establishing eight agricultural universities with world-class agricultural research capacity;
* Establishing the first Indian Institute of Technology and 14 regional engineering colleges;
* Supporting capital market development to improve administration and price transparency on the stock exchanges;
* Launching the first municipal bond in the region for water supply and sanitation infrastructure development;
* Launching the “green building” movement in India — catalyzing over 1.2 billion square feet of LEED-registered green building space in the country; and
* Strengthening India’s national programs on immunization, family planning, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and polio.
Last updated: July 23, 2019” https://www.usaid.gov/india/history