Just happened to see a disgusting video frothing with racism by a popular atheist You Tuber. It was deservedly decimated by Martin Hughes and P Z Myers wrote a post about it too (of course that’s how I came to know about the video).
While watching that video, I had a déjà vu feeling. So I tried substituting in parts of the transcript the word Dalit for black.
The video is in the format of a group of blacks questioning the You tuber.
Admit it, you hate
If I hate anything about
BlackDalit culture, it’s that it’s such a victim culture. Almost a victim cult — “Our Lady of Perpetual Victimization.” Every unfairness that exists in your life is the fault of whiteupper caste people or society stacked against you. You might as well tattoo, “It’s because I’m blackDalit, isn’t it?” to your fucking forehead.
When asked about pushing out
blacksDalits out of slums to make city beautiful
What would I rather have — a
slumAmbedkar colony filled with thugs who would probably shootrob me as soon as look at me, or shops, cafe’s, restaurants, and apartments?
“What are you going to do about systematic
racism casteism ?”
RacismCasteism against blackDalit people] is not my problem in the first place. What are [the people in the video I’m responding to (Dalits)] going to do to end discrimination against atheists? Right, you ain’t gonna do shit, because it’s not your problem and you don’t give a shit
Yes, I have heard these sentiments from some upper caste “Hindu atheists” in India. Have also heard somewhat similar things from some ex Christians and ex Muslims too. I also know atheists who believe Dalits and black Africans are less “brainy” and it is due to their “genes”.
Yes, atheists can be racist and casteist too, and when they are like that, they are much more toxic.