Two Aryans – Hitler and Gandhiji
In 1906-07, a Turkish archaeologist, Theodore Makridi-Bey, started excavations at Hattusas (Boghazkoi), 150-200 km from Ankara, in Cappadocia. He was joined by Hugo Winckler, a German archaeologist, specialising in Assyria. They unearthed more than 10,000 clay tablets which proved to be of tremendous interest.
Boghazkoi clay tablets were decrypted and submitted for peer review. These tablets without dispute made the following things clear – One, the link between the clay tablets and India was clear; two, the date of these tablets was 1800-1900 BC.
Problems For Euro Centric Historians
- Indian civilization was dated by colonial historians till then at 1500 BC.
- Indus Valley between 1800-2000 BC.
- Boghaz Koi challenged these dates.
- The newer dates pushed back the Indian Civilisation at least to 3000BC-2500BC. Most possibly even earlier – 3500-3000 BC.
The Indian Quadratic Core
How could the
- The Epics – Ramayana and Mahabharata
- The four Vedas
- The Puranas
- The Upanishads
get composed in less than 800 years (between 2500, as speculated and the Boghazkoi date of 1800 BC). If the quadratic core of the Indian civilization, was composed in a more realistic time frame of 1000-1500 years, then it pushes the date of the Indian civilization to 3000 BC.
With these dates, the history of the world will have to be re-written. It will prove that India civilized the world – time and again.
Where was This Happening
The entire Boghazkoi research and artifacts were being researched largely in Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm personally reviewed German archaeology activity. Excavation, discoveries and decryption happened between 1907-1921 – the formative years of Adolph Hitler.
These initial findings excited the German archaeological world – and suppressed in the English speaking media (for obvious colonial benefits). All this emerging data and research pointed to an Aryan centric world history.
Morgenlanders – Not Abenlanders
A writer on this phase of history, Susan Marchand says,
“The Aryan industry, of course, burgeoned. Even the former Kaiser Wilhelm II, in exile, took up the study of the Orient … In a 1928 letter to his friend, the former emperor reported a recent conversation with Oswald Spengler in which Wilhelm had tried his best to convince the herald of Western doom that “we are orientals [Morgenländer], and not westerners [Abendländer].” (Bold letters, italics, ellipsis mine).
The allure of the Aryan East (peaceful, non violent, humane societies) in comparison to a blood drenched, murderous Western history created a ‘massacre fatigue.’ What this meant was that people became indifferent to murder on one side (hence the Anglo Saxon genocide of the Native Americans and Australian Aborigines, and Hitler’s final solution could be executed) and anxious on the other. The anxious have low optimism scores – and the disillusioned turned East.
Hitler decided to usurp this alluring ‘Aryan’ history – being decrypted in Germany, by these archaeologists. The Egypt-Greece-Rome-Europe axis dismissed these new archaeologists as pan Babylonists – which made this ‘Aryan’ history more alluring. In November 8th 1923 came the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler was imprisoned and over the next 2 years came the Mein Kampf. Hitler’s prejudices were a mix of: –
- European xenophobia (consider the anti Semitism (1000-1850), the Roma-Gypsy genocide (1500-2000), and African Slavery.
- The blood drenched history of intolerance, (the extinction of the Provence culture, Albigensian Crusade of 1200-1300), The Hussite Wars(1419-36), the Spanish Inquisition(1275-1500).
- A new ingredient – the German research into the pre-Egyptian history of the Aryan Babylon at Boghazkoi and the Amarna letters and the Elamites in Persia.
Europeans for long, considered themselves as a branch of the Indo-European Aryans. Faced with this new evidence of Aryan dominance of modern civilisation, Hitler succumbed to the temptation of calling himself an Aryan.
Subsequent research was frozen – in the mayhem of subsequent WiemarRepublic – which lost all interest in archaeology. Hitler’s Euro-centric military agenda overwhelmed further research and development. Post WW2 world has thrown up yet another set of equations.
Pre Hitler ‘Aryans’
Hitler was not the first (or even the last) to try and usurp Aryan legacy. Aryan history of languages, culture, spread of civilisation, its science and technology appealed to many in the West – and especially White Supremists.
One hilarious example of this kind Charles Morris (writer of The Aryan Race: Its Origins And Its Achievements By Charles Morris.). If this book was not a best seller, as ‘history’, it would surely have been best seller as a comedy. Another book – based on the Aryan Invasion Theory, was Lectures of the Arya By Albert Pike.
A set of books written by L. Austine Waddell – again had a single point agenda of usurping Aryan achievements and culture. Wadell declared, “the Aryan Race — now chiefly represented in purest form in North-western Europe.”
Another instance of this is the 1915 film, DW Griffith’s ‘Birth Of A Nation.’ One of the first big hits from Hollywood, this film on the ‘Knights of the Ku Klux Klan’ enjoys cult status. D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation was based on a book by Thomas Dixon, Jr. titled The Clansman – An Historic Romance of the Ku Klux Klan – written in 1905. Dixon thought (from the book preface) that the rise of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was the “most dramatic chapters in the history of the Aryan race.” Later, this peice of racism was replaced by another phrase – “Carpetbaggers’ political folly” in the film.
In the climactic scene, these KKK knights ride to the rescue of the the whites, Whites from North and South, to the blaring sounds of Wagner’s `Ride of the Valkyries.’ Yes, the same music that was Hitler’s favorite. The common enemy of the united ‘Aryan Whites’ is the liberated black soldier. The original screen title gives the viewer the message: “The former enemies of North and South are united again in common defense of their Aryan birthright.”
Remember, this was while Hitler was a poor corporal in the army during WW1 – and the Nazi party was yet get its milk teeth.
Thomas Huxley in “The Aryan Question,” published in the Nineteenth Century Magazine, 1890, page 766:—
“There was, and is, an Aryan Race, that is to say, the characteristic modes of speech, termed Aryan, were developed among the Blond Longheads alone, however much some of them may have been modified by the importation of non‑Aryan elements.”
After, WW2, it has become politically incorrect for any White to call themselves as Aryan – but that has not stopped White Supremacists. There are many White Supremist gangs in the USA, that call themselves Aryan.
On the opposite of the world, the actual Aryans were being recast – in the furnace of a colonial world. Many at that time, did not consider the possibility that India would become. MN Roy (founder of Indian Communism), Homi Mody (industrialist) represented realism of the time. Earlier allegations against MN Roy, Homi Mody, of being British colonial lackeys can now safely referred to as misplaced realism. At that time in history, it seemed pragmatic to support the Raj.
The Real Aryans
Europeans (of all kinds) have been trying for long to claim the Aryan legacy as theirs. 2 years ago, genetic sampling across India did not throw up any DNA markers common to the supposed invaders. This completely disproved the Aryan invasion /migration theory. It is now clear Aryan were home grown Indians.
Hitler just did not have it in him – to be an Aryan. The real, pure Aryan was Gandhiji.
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