DR. JAMES SCHALLER, MD AND THE UNTOUCHABLES OF INDIA-1/4 BILLION DALITS
In the past season, I have become possessed with the experiences and work of a number of wonderful believers helping the most desolate hated and despised people in India—the untouchables or Dalits, the "trash" lower caste of India.
I have been so immensely helped by lessons of those working for Dalit liberation, and humbled they are willing to teach me and others how to follow thier lead. And we are going to follow thier lead in many ways!
I love HAITI and my 30 Haitian friends but I have become bluntly obscessed with the Untouchables.
First, the time is now for change. And the Dalit people are done waiting an hour while ants pass over a shop entrance, before they sweep. This is not religion, it is sadism. It is oppression. And it is dark.
We know that infants who are fed, cleaned and only in cribs, without real hman contact, lose parts of brain function, it is amazing so many Dalits do so well. It is time for them. It is time for their movement. 1/4 billion are slowly realizing it is over, and they will not embrace being lower than any animal or insect.
Second, it takes almost nothing to help people be educated, and it is time to end the stunning illitercy of Dalit ladies. It also almost nothing to help someone start a business. They do not have to get 20 licenses, or fill out many forms, and have lawyers talk to lawyers to make things run as in America. A tiny gift, gives one man a business, and as it grows he hires, and invests in other family and friends for thier small businesses.
Third, soon no lower caste Dalit will walk with foot attachments to hide his or her footprints which should never touch a Brahman's feet, and they can stop carrying a cup under thier mouth and face to catch and drop of sweat or saliva, whch is not allowed to touch a Brahman or other high caste people.
THEY ARE EXPLODING IN FAITH, HOPE AND EMERGING. I ONLY HOPE AND WISH I CAN SERVE THEM MORE AND MORE, TO LET THE LOWEST BECOME THE GREASTEST AND THE MOST VALUED. I ALSO HOPE DALITS OF FAITH ARE NOT MURDERED BECAUSE THEY REJECT THE ENSLAVING CASTE RELIGION.