Stop erroneous use of Vedic terms to hurt Brahmins economically.

Stop erroneous use of Vedic terms to hurt Brahmins economically.

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Shanta Sharma started this petition to Wall Street Journal and

November 29 2020-WSJ author comments on an economic situation that he has observed in Europe and US and coins an unnecessary and erroneous term by calling it "Brahmin Bailout". https://www.wsj.com/articles/canceling-student-debt-would-be-a-brahmin-bailout-11606687827 What is interesting is that there is no reference on how actions of the Democratic Party or the state of the European economy can be compared to an Indian Vedic concept. 

The Vedas define the Varnas as a way of finding your niche in society through studying, focusing on your strengths, and taking the opinion of your Guru. Vedas are the oldest known theological scriptures on our planet. After an incredibly long run of being used for what it was meant for, this concept started losing its steam around 1575 years ago. https://www.deccanherald.com/content/525390/caste-originated-during-gupta-dynasty.html  Thanks to the British Divide and Rule policy, the Varnas system was manipulated into becoming something problematic. Today, more than 55% of Brahmins in India live in poverty. https://medium.com/@corridornews45/brahmins-are-the-poorest-in-india-8c05dd25d65a

Ideally, Brahmins are supposed to be the ones who teach, preach, heal, or guide. They live life on vegetarian diet and do not stimulate their senses by consuming anything that takes them away from the mindfulness of their enlightenment. They are the priests in the temples, the teachers, the ministers to the kings and the ones who practice Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and all the tenets of Veda. They aim to uphold Vedic culture. Kshatriyas fight for the country, Brahmins guide, Vaishyas do trade and Shudras serve the community. Shudras were considered as the lower caste of the community. This is no different an injustice than what has and is happening in all countries and cultures. Vedas advices that talent makes a person, not their lineage. Anyone has the right to work hard and make their dreams a reality. However like all civilizations and cultures, greed and nepotism have ruined things for the rest of us. 

In order to correct the wrongs done by a generation of upper caste people, the lower caste families in India have received affirmative action from monarchies in 1800's as well as Independent India 1947, while the British Raj did nothing but stoke the fire. The percentage of reservation has only been increasing even if the families were economically secure. Loans, spots in universities no matter how competitive they were, and government jobs were given out to candidates who could have scored bare minimum but got the benefit because they had a certain last name from lower caste. This hurt the poor, deserving candidates who did not have the means to get in to some schools, colleges or workplaces just because their last names were Brahmin, Kshatriya or Vaishya. This was bias happening all over again. 

Yes, there have been grave abhorrence and injustices by the higher strata of society, but not one percent more than what the Romans, Greek, Egyptians, or Saudis did to the ones who served them. We do not hear of unnecessary terms like "Vatican Crime" when a little boy is raped. We do not hear of any negative cultural references until it comes to Hindu psyche. A Guru is a teacher, a Pundit is a guide, and a Brahmin is both of them and more but not a synonym for entitled.

Please sign this petition to request Wall Street Journal to discourage such insulting terminology, retract the article and ask Mr. Thomas Piketty and Mr. Zaid Jilani to issue an apology in WSJ. 

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