It is the GREATEST INSULT to the world's greatest nation – India – to provide it with charity, the so-called White Man's Burden.
It was enough of an insult to India for Britain to take over the governance of India for nearly 200 years through deception and treachery. There were some contributions made to India by the British, no doubt, but overall, British rule was UnBritish, a drain of India's wealth. Dadabhai Naoroji provided details in his book (available here).
Regardless of the merit of Naoroji's claim (I've not studied it in detail), the idea that the "white man" (there is NO white man, only MAN: the concept of race is nonsense) has any 'burden' to bear for India is BEYOND ABSURD.
Even after six decades, UK is not getting the message. Treat Indians as EQUALS, DON'T provide India with your droppings.
Why don't we do this first: YOU, Mr Cameron, eat the droppings that fall off my plate. THEN you will understand the ignominy and shame of charity.
You insult this great land. Stop it. You don't need to, anyway. Foreign aid is a BAD, BAD idea, in every possible way. All sensible economists oppose it.
So, THANKS, BUT NO, THANKS!
India, join me in saying NO to foreign aid.
Let's have TRADE, NOT AID.
I've started this facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/say.no.to.foreign.aid
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