Sri Aurobindo was an Indian revolutionary from Bengal. He was academically outstanding (i.e. as stupid as shit) and ought to have lived a life of great affluence and honor in India under the British. Instead, he became a revolutionary. The British certainly had every reason to put the hangman's noose around his neck. But, they realized that discretion was the better part of valor. Unluckily for them, the Lord God entered Aurobindo at precisely this moment- his private Gethsamane. In any case, Aurobindo- perhaps, this is a Bengali trait- was too high minded to harbor a merely racial grievance or to nurture a purely chauvinistic animus. The Lord God led him down the path of 'Raja Yoga' which is entirely Universal, Ecumenical and totally shite. At a time when Chesterton- who was a few years below Aurobindo at St.Pauls School in London- was bringing lasting shame upon, not Catholicism at all, but rather something we can still see- viz 'Little'-all-too-little-England's parochial, passive aggressive and pathetically self-deluding, annexation of Rome's Church to serve its own purely suburban Shoahs and Shibboleths- Aurobindo was going in the other direction. In this, he showed true Guru-bhakti for his (and Chesterton's) Head Master who was a great Classicist as well as a holder of Post Graduate qualifications in both the Law (which is about defeasible reasoning re. empirical evidence, rather than a mere pungency of paradox which, though claiming to be Philosophy, is but a Sophist paraphilia ) and Sanskrit (which is about universality and context independence).
Chesterton demanded that Jews in England be forced, by an Act of Parliament, to wear Arab dress. His animus against Hitler's persecution of the Jews arose from it being a Secular stealing of Sacerdotal clothes. Meanwhile, the 'Aryan' Aurobindo discovered the lineaments of the Eternal Mother in an Egyptian Jewess who somehow managed to persuade him to give up brandy and cigars.
What has all this to do with Angana Chatterji? This young sprig of the cultural aristocracy of Bengal, together with her life-partner, (the presumably Jewish) Richard Schapiro, are deeply stupid Professors at a worthless College in California founded upon the fuckwitted principles of Sri Aurobindo.
Both of them have worked tirelessly to highlight their own involvement in highlighting stuff everybody already knows about re. Human Rights abuses, State violence, and the dirty work being done behind the scenes by stupid and cowardly hate-mongers like themselves.
Just recently, both have been suspended from their jobs.
One theory is that it isn't at all because they are shite teachers running a fucking personality cult but that they are a pawn in a game of Diplomatic chess whereby the U.S. govt. is sending a signal to Pakistan by cracking down on its lobbyists in America.
Naturally, the U.S isn't going after the really bad guys involved in terrorism and nuclear proliferation or support for the Taliban who are killing Allied soldiers. The Pakistanis might perceive such a move as an existential threat and retaliate in their characteristically paranoid and over the top manner. So, the U.S is going after soft targets- targets the Pakistanis themselves want out of the way. Angana Chatterji is certainly not someone the Pakistanis want speaking out about Human Rights abuses in the Kashmir Valley. Why? She's a she- that's bad. She's a fucking Hindu- that's worse. And she's fucking shacked up with a guy with a fucking Jewish name!- that's fucking horrendous! This kaffir (or Commie) bitch is working it so the fundamental grievance of the people of the Valley can be fixed within a democratic, rule-of-law framework- such as that which already obtains.
This is unacceptable! Not just to the Pakistani military but also to me personally because True Social Justice will never be achieved until everybody sodomizes the eye-socket of their oppressor while decapitating them as part of their PhD viva.