Hum Do, Hamre Do (We Two, Ours Two)

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I just returned from a two week trip to India.  Unfortunately the weather was not at all in our favor—it rained almost every day, except for maybe four days.  But when it rains in India, the locals don’t cower inside or cancel their plans for the day as we do here in the US.  They continue on with whatever has been planned for the day, and most of them don’t even bother with umbrellas or raincoats.  It was a rather fresh look at the delayed monsoons as we strolled around New Delhi, getting sopping wet, shopping and enjoying the rain with all the New Delhi-ites.   The rain seemed to intensify all that makes India so unique—it sounded noisier, looked busier, bigger, and oh-so-much-more crowded.  The rain brought people who normally would stay inside; outside to enjoy the cooling rains.  The streets and stores were crammed with crowds and the brand new Metro was packed with commuters.  Restaurants and malls were jammed with patrons and shoppers.  It seemed as though the entire population of India was out and about.

Controlling the growing population, is still one of the pressing issues that Indians face.  In the 1970’s, Indira Gandhi, was known for her sterilization programs to control the growing population.   Since then, the Indian government has adopted the slogan of Hum do, hamre do (We two, ours two) to promote family planning.  This policy seemed satisfying only if the two children in question were boys.  The National Family Health Survey revealed that “94.8 per cent women are happy with the ‘Hum do hamare do’ concept only if both their children are sons, 90.1 per cent don’t want more children if at least one of their two children is a male child. But 51.2 per cent families with two daughters felt their families were not yet complete and wanted to have more children” (1). Recently, the Indian government has upped the ante.  Although it seems that the idea of Hum do hamre do, has not yet fully taken hold, a new policy represented by the slogan, “We two, ours one,” has been pasted on billboards, ads and painted on the backs of trucks and rickshaws all over India.  Whether Indians will comply with this new policy or not, is yet to be determined.  I sincerely hope they don’t.

The idea of having only one child seems like a fitting solution to the growing population in India.  But at what cost?  I visited China about ten years ago and the policy of one child per family had been in effect since 1978.  The Chinese government allows only one child per family, unless that child is a girl and is born in a rural family.  What struck me while I visited China, was that the policy of one child per family, had created a complete absence of relatives.  There were no brother in laws, no sister in laws, no brothers, no sisters, no cousins, no aunts and no uncles.  I would imagine that few Chinese even knew the words for these relationships. My two sons created a sensation.  All over China, we were asked if they were real brothers.  Their heads were patted and their pictures were snapped.  It made me sad to realize that something so simple as a relationship between brothers, was unheard of by the local Chinese. To me, there was a void in the family units that could not be masked by the friendly smiles on the faces of the Chinese people.

It should go without saying, that it is these kinds of government policies, that cause the most harm to women and to the unborn female.  In both India and China, the male child is still revered and preferred to a female.  When only one child is allowed, couples will do anything to make sure that that child is a male.

There is no substitution for the the support, encouragement, love and concern given by extended family members.  No government policy, no matter what problem it claims to solve, should eliminate entire family relationships.  The cost to the family unit is too great.

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http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2006-08-30/india/27830091_1_male-child-girl-child-rural-areas

5 comments on “Hum Do, Hamre Do (We Two, Ours Two)”

  1. Love the observation, analysis and the conclusion. Keep ’em coming:) Wish the Indian govt would be effective in using the growing working population’s tax money to create the infrastructure required to support the growth, instead of filling up many a politician’s coffers. Alas! We have a long way to go.

  2. There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture, which was designed and promoted with the god’s tools to achieve their Apocalyptic goals, screamed racism when there was a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
    In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
    And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
    People of color can’t recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
    To further illustrate this is why California’s educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

    The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
    This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
    Each has it’s own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
    The United States has been considered a “melting pot” where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
    Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the “beast” that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

    As with so many things in this life “less is more”. Sex is one of those things. They used the liberal age to promote casual “free” sex intentionally::Combined with “women’s lib” and their initiation into the “trenches” of the workplace as well as other issues like alcohol consumption the people experienced a mass masculinization of the females.
    The gods use sex as temptation. This is why the most disfavored among us are preoccupied with it. While some may feel being well-endowed is a sign of favor the truth is just the opposite. And often the result is misogyny, a belittling of the favored gender, and stagnation of the people as a whole.
    Less is more. When young women experience passing thoughts which say you’re doing something wrong instead of fighting or dismissing the thought you should heed the warning. Sadly in today’s world too many experience prolonged periods of promiscuity in their lives, whereas if married by 15 like throughout human history this disfavor was avoided.
    Don’t forget:::It is children who ascend into heaven, and the absence of sexual activity is one reason. Their general innocence is another, which should help you see the destructive nature of adult life in today’s society.

    Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
    W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
    The gods used W to initiate the “Great Recession” with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
    This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
    Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of “desperation prayer” once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

    Not only is doing the right things important (praying, attoning for your sins, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability), so is avoiding the wrong things important as well:::”Go and sin no more”.

  3. I prefer more of the socially driven movements than government instated ones when it comes to impacting the family structure of a country.

    I don’t think it’s the government’s place to outright demand only 2 children per family, and moreover I don’t think it’s as effective in the long run as socially effected policies.

    I think India has a better idea with the government encouraging 2 children per family as to China’s more demanding policy.

    It also keeps the government out of the private lives of people. But I suppose China’s socialist-style government is more expansive than democratic ones.

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