Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Clearing Macaulay's name

If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. - Karl Popper

Of late Facebook has become a breeding ground for propaganda. Not that I'm sitting here to condone all that the British have done. I'm sure they came to India to serve their own purpose but at the end fo the day a lie is a lie, even if it's about the British. A post has been rampantly circulating about Lord Macaulay's letter to the British Parliament. The Indian Right Wing has used it prolifically to spread propaganda to rouse National sentiments. It's alright to be Nationalists but at the end of the day, a lie is a lie.

Here's what's being spread around and its analysis:
http://satyameva-jayate.org/2007/06/26/clearing-the-dust-off-macaulays-quote/

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