KJoishy wrote:Indians (Hindus in general) value money before country or religion. Same with Americans. This is different from Pakis (Muslims) who value religion above everything. You will not see Paki WKKs advocating peace when Islam is under 'khatra'. On the other hand, you see many WKKs in India and America. Another thing with Indians is we are suckers for praise from outsiders. We look at our own people with big angry scornful eyes, but an outsider throws a bone at us and we get all dough eyes and emotional. Many people have used this against us. "Biggest democracy", "natural allies" etc etc is bs along the same lines.
Progress is not just drinking Tropicana juice in the morning and playing Angry Birds on one's iPad. It also involves growing some self respect (not H&D variety).
K, that would be very harsh to say or generalize. I talk to everyone here in the organization I work for and among mostly middle-aged or old employees, if you ask them about the past, more often than not they would have tears in their eyes about their rise from poverty, continuing education in dark and difficult times and having to work and compete so hard to find a job, then thinking of kids and families, inflation would eat into their thought process and age. Unfortunately, the goons left India in such a bad state, that people had to battle through crippling poverty and so their window of thought got limited to earning bread/shelter (The famous Indian wish list). The same approach has been passed on to the next generation. Fortunately, India is rising and the future seems bright and things will change. In the short term, the thing is that most of the growth is led by the middle class and the primary objective remains to earn bread and that extra bit of prosperity. And also, there will be exceptions where people would rise to power and misuse their right to free speech or action as some people are doing now. The same thing was with US too where the growth was led by the middle class.
Coming back to the Pakis, their greed for money is also exemplary, AQ Khan anyone! It's just that they have hidden it under a veil of religion where they justify everything like killing innocent men/women/children in the name of religion. They recruit children for suicide bombing, what could be worse, in the name of religion to justify themselves. Why don't the ISI blow themselves up then, if they are so devoted?? Like the Japanese!!!, if they are so nationalistic/religious instead of sacrificing others. Simple reason, they are the ones benefiting and laughing their ways to the bank in the name of religion.