Americans could learn a lot from studying the news of this visit, beyond the very salient issue raised today by Rob Sanchez of the concessions liable to be made to US-exploiting Indian business interests.
As Steve Sailer notes in Americaâ€™s Half-Blood Prince, Obama has always liked the natives of the Subcontinent. He sort them out as college friends and his first independent overseas trip was to Pakistan in 1981, 7 years before he visited Kenya â€“ see AHBP, Chapter 8. (Actually, he seems to have particularly liked Pakistani Muslims, which his Hindu hosts this weekend will doubtless politely ignore.)
The cause of this is plain: while authentically not white, India and Pakistan can supply plenty of people of comparable intellectual stature to the President â€“ unlike African Americans.
So Obama has felt comfortable making blatantly racial electoral appeals to Indian Immigrants as I noted in Obama: â€?Iâ€™m a Desiâ€?. But are â€?Desisâ€? American? And the Indian media has run many articles gloating about the number of hirings of Indians in the Obama Administration â€“ for instance Desis in DC Chidanand Rajghatta The Times of India Dec 19, 2009:
There was a remarkable moment during the recent Obama-Singh meeting in Washington that was barely captured by the cameras. As the two leaders met for their one-on-one, Singh's principal assistant and note-taker was his private secretary Jaideep Sarkar, a young gun of the Indian Foreign Service. No surprise there. And aiding Obama? Anish Goel, a senior staffer of the National Security Council and a rising star of the US foreign service. Similarly, when the US side engaged New Delhi on Af-Pak issues, the Indians found, much to their surprise, that the Senior Defense Advisor to Richard Holbrooke, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan was Vikram Singh.This is not a development white Americans necessarily should welcome. Indians may be pleasantly unlikely to murder or drive drunk, but they do bring a pronounced culture of corruption and ethnocentric nepotism. There is already evidence that sectors of economic activity are being colonized, not always honestly.
But they are the right color, so thatâ€™s alright.