Common wealth -a friendly treat with pirates

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AUTHOR: D.S.CHARANKUMAR

What is common wealth?

The Commonwealth referred as the Commonwealth of Nations and formerly known as the British Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization of fifty our independent member states. Head of the Commonwealth, which is a ceremonial position currently held by Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth II is also monarch, separately and independently, of sixteen Commonwealth members, which are known as the “Commonwealth realms”.

 

Why common wealth?

The concept of common wealth reflects the European diplomacy to keep hold of colonies they have occupied and for plundering the wealth of the other countries. It is the one of the activity under the umbrella which is in thirst of establishing its power throughout the world. The principle of common wealth can be better understood in Curtis words in his letter to the People of India in 1917:

“The world is in throes which precede creation or death. Our whole race has outgrown the merely national state, and as surely as day follows night or night the day, will pass either to a Commonwealth of Nations or else an empire of slaves. And the issue of these agonies rests with us.”

India, the land which was literally and brutally exploited by the Europeans, might have forgot the past and in the present having trade with a nation of pirates. It really sounds funny and situation seems fuzzy and how we can have friendly relations with pirate’s nation which had its mark on us in the past? Being literally hampered, still we are very keen to have trade with them which is really insane and puts me up in state of completely in state of void.  Are we that incapable to always seek some ones helping for even to sharpen a pencil of diamond and at least identify where diamonds and other resources exist. The Europeans claim that they will teach us trade, culture and education, a country who are enough incapable of earning a single piece of grain in righteous manner.

If we dwell in to past, first visit of vascodagama started with the arrival of his fleet in kappad near calicut, India on 20 May 1498. The King of Calicut, the Saamoothri(Zamorin), who was at that time staying in his second capital at Ponnani, returned to Calicut on hearing the news of the European fleets’ arrival. The navigator was received with traditional hospitality, including a grand procession of at least 3,000 armed Nairs, but an interview with the Zamorin failed to produce any concrete results. The presents that vascodagama sent to the Zamorin as gifts from Dom Manuel—four cloaks of scarlet cloth, six hats, four branches of corals, twelve almasares, a box with seven brass vessels, a chest of sugar, two barrels of oil and a cask of honey , where Indians have never used a brass vessel in those days. This incident shows how these pirates position was in the starting. Vascodgama literally robbed complete ship going from Calicut to Mecca and killed all men women and babies whose foot still didn’t touch the soil and fed his dogs.

This is just a sample to show the nature of most of Europeans. It is to be remembered that still their nature hasn’t changed yet and they are again trying to repeat the history by the concept of common wealth. How come the wealth of my neighbor becomes common to both of us? It hints us that they are in process of repeating the job their forefathers have done. The sources through which they are laying their tents are:

  • In the name of trade companies.
  • In the name of missionary groups,
  • In order to mask their presence putting Indian people on the screen, are funding and control is done by them.
  • Hold on News and advertisement media…
  • Disintegrating on culture and traditions as these represents individuality of any country
  • Bio attacks: by injecting many banned medicines in to society. Etc…,

 

The main aim of this common wealth is to exploit resources of this land.  The main intention of the common wealth concept can be portrayed by the letter cited by the one of the London Times editor states that:

“We have everywhere obtained that our goods shall be imported in to all these countries. To attain those ends, we use all sorts of means, from courteous invitation to bombardments. We prefer to employ mere eloquence, because it is cheap and easy; but if talking fails we follow it up by gunboats, and, in that convincing way, we induce hesitating ‘barbarians’  not only to accept our two unvarying conditions, but also to pay the cost of the expedition by which  their  consent  to  these  conditions was  extorted  from  them. China was so unwilling to listen to our advice so blind to the striking merits of our opium and our consuls, that we were obliged, with great regret, to resort to gentle force with her.”

If we dwell in to the history of the common wealth the core idea of this is framed by cicel Rhodes the owner of DeBeers company. The parent concepts which constituted to common wealth are:

  • During the first decade or so it was called “the secret society of Cecil Rhodes” or “the dream of Cecil Rhodes.”
  • In the second and third decades of its existence it was known as “Milner’s Kindergarten” (1901-1910)
  • as “the Round Table Group” formed during 1910.
  • By 1915 Round Table groups existed in seven countries, including Britain, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and a rather loosely organized group in the United States
  • Since 1920 it has been called by various names, depending on which phase of its activities was being examined. It has been called “The Times crowd,” “the Rhodes crowd,” the “Chatham House crowd,” the “All Souls group,” and the “Cliveden set.”
  • The Miler Kindergarten and the Round Table Group, for example, were two different names for The Association of Helpers and were thus only part of the society,
  • All the above are the forefather groups of Common wealth.

These all group are formed by Rhodes for the feared that elicited all culture and civilization would go down to destruction because of our inability to construct some kind of political unit larger than the national state, just as Greek culture and civilization in the fourth century B.C. went down to destruction because of the Greeks’ inability to construct some kind of political unit larger than the city-state. This was the fear that had animated Rhodes, and it was the same fear that was driving the Milner Group to transform the British Empire into a Commonwealth of Nations and then place that system within a League of Nations.

Our people and governments are proud in declaring that we have business affairs with even other countries, rather than mining the fact that they are the same pirates are revisiting again. Still many of our companies are being funded and operated by the groups which are in a great urge to occupy our country. With the same concept of trade British entered India for which we have and also being payed heavily for the blunder we did and still we didn’t carry any experience from any past situations that’s why when the same situation is repeating we are unable to react with solution perspective.

Conclusion:

The spectrums of views considered to do justice to title were merely few, as I tried to take a small viewpoint of the whole scenario. It’s we who should respond because of the simple and strong reason that it’s our land. The “economic exploitation” and the “drain of wealth” are two motives of the common wealth, so it’s our duty to protect our country.

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