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#India's obsession with Hindu #victimhood is not confined to Hindutva politicians who, one can assume, spread the canard of "Hindus under attack" for their own political agenda of power, control and coercion. This @Youtube video was posted on a family #WhatsApp group.

It shows a certain 'holy man', by his own description, a #Sanyasi telling his cheering audience a story to illustrate a) the harm caused by #secularism and b) how minority religions are favoured by the state.
It's a cock and bull tale, of course, but worth recounting to show the duplicity, the lies, the latent misogyny, the vacuous logic, the sheer vile propaganda of it all. Apparently, he is visited by a Maulvi and a Padre (!) who start arguing with him and then start beating him up!
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If you really want to make a change in the world, do something hard like #nonviolent #resistance. Read up and learn #satyagraha or change. It takes #strength & #courage; physical force is forbidden even in the so-called most favorable circumstances.…
If your cause is #righteous, Gandhi believed, the movement would speak for itself.

My personal justification for it is #psychological/#neurological (#CNS/#HPA).

If you use #violence, well the one with the biggest #ego or the biggest ego-extension (guns, tanks, war) will win.
Removing tools of violence (words, arms) from the equation, you form a mirror.

It's not easy though. You'd have to refine/drop/manage/elevate past your own #ego.

People - depending on personal history & psychology - sometimes become enraged at what they see in the #mirror.
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Bloomberg: QAnon Is Running Amok, and the Time Has Come for Interventions…

See how members of the C300 [Bloomberg] respond!

*They all ways give US more, than they take. Every thing is all ways working out for US, as a result. #FutureProvesPast
‘The Storm Is Here’: GOP House Candidate Tweets QAnon Rallying Cry After Trump Retweets Her… [Forbes]
Podcast: Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny explain QAnon…

*Wow, just wow. Have these podcaster's risked their life for others? They have no clue, just their perception, or script. [Brookings] ;)
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@Miohmy6 @FarleyMedia @deedeeindetroit @econbrkfst econbrkfst is engaging in a retaliation.
His home stalking was wrong.
Tweets about genitals. wrong.
brandon farley's counterstrike by crude emails wrong.

Nick lee is now harassing me for months on twitter, bc i encouraged decorum on ALL SIDES.
@Twitter @PortlandPolice
@Miohmy6 @FarleyMedia @deedeeindetroit @econbrkfst @Twitter @PortlandPolice Nick Lee @econbrkfst filmed Farley being assaulted, & did not properly report crime or preserve evidence. Nick Lee filmed himself stalking apartment where Farley resides. Daily, Nick lee of @econbrkfst stalks Farley @Twitter to punish him for providing useful data for LE. @FBI
@Miohmy6 @FarleyMedia @deedeeindetroit @econbrkfst @Twitter @PortlandPolice @FBI @econbrkfst should be prosecuted 4 harassment, cyberstalking, home stalking, & Racketeering associated with these crimes. He daily seeks to monetize his predatory harassment of individuals & falsely imply affiliation.
Disclaimer: I do not know Nick Lee or support #PortlandRiots
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Thank you, Dr. Bernice A. King ❤️ and others...
#nonviolence #OnlineProtestForJustice
Bringing people together.
@farmerdarrell a start 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼…
Please encourage Young Black Americans not to follow the instigating black backpackers, you’ll only hurt yourself
Everyone has #Covid_19 fatigue on top of everything else.
I wrote down Dr. King’s 4 main points to start
@DisabilityJ praying for America 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
See thread for Common themes.
You can stay home and still connect ✌🏿✌🏼✌️
@threadreaderapp #unroll please ☮️
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This is not a protestor, this is an implant [the guy in black with mask & umbrella]... question is, by who?

I have seen something like this before, in the end I captured the 'implant' on film high-fiving ___ officers.

People were much more awake now, documenting & sharing! 🙏
When it became known my feed was reaching tens of thousands of viewers witnessing life, another fellow came up to me to try & persuade me to put my camera on a fight. (I have brothers, I know what a real fight looks like, it looked staged, so I refused) w/in mins a helicopter...
... flew over, lowered to just above the tree tops.

No one fed the fight, everyone felt it was staged. It dropped. The helicopter flew away.

So, what was that about in the end? Felt more like infiltrators were attempting to prove to their boss they had control of the feed.
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Re: @Econbrkfst False Logic:

"I'm not sure why Mr. Eng is so concerned with my alleged transphobia, sexism, general bigotry" (your perspective)

"and not that of Mr. Eng's new friend/obsession Brandon Farley or that of Eli Richey"
(False Conclusion)

Of Course i am Concerned.
why does Nick Lee of @Econbrkfst engage in wild speculations and false conclusions

about the accounts of people he Pre-emptively blocks, excessively writes about, and leavs with no easy way to respond.
Nick Lee of @Econbrkfst engages in the very impolite form of debate, by getting easily triggered and offended, blocking account, passive aggressively tweeting outrageous things about blocked account, and violating privacy of his twitter account blockee.
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Thread on #nonviolence theory and in particular the way #ExtinctionRebellion have over simplified 'Why Civil Resistance Works' research (WCRW) to short circuit important discussions around diversity of tactics that any #ClimateEmergency movement must have #NVDA #XR /1
XR uses unsourced claim from WCRW that non violent movements are twice as successful in many XR places including FAQ but assumptions in original paper make its claims irrelevant to debate around tactical diversity in radical environmental movement /2
First off violent movements are defined in WCRW as those in which 1000 or more battle deaths between armed combatants. This not only excludes every environmental action ever described as 'violent' but also armed groups like the Zapatistas & even Red Army Faction /3
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A thread on #nonviolence:

This man is not being passive. He is demonstrating attention to an ultimate goal by making it clear who’s the oppressed and who’s the oppressor. He is harnessing his energy to win a critical policy change in the freedom struggle.
#Nonviolence is not passive; nor does it cower in the face of evil and injustice. However, it is strategic, active and tactical, with an ultimate goal in mind. Now the question is: What’s the ultimate goal?
A critical mass of people with a shared ultimate goal will help us develop a global, comprehensive strategy. We determine the parts that make up the whole. Example: reuniting children with families is a part of the ultimate goal of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world.
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
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Hunter Gray, a Civil Rights leader in JXN, MS, in the early 1960s, died earlier this week. He is most famously known for taking part in the 1963 Woolworth sit-in in JXN, which yielded this iconic photo. Gray is sitting at the counter, on the left. #Mississippi #NonViolence
In 2015 Gray wrote an account of the day for the @guardian: "That’s me in the picture. . . . They cut my face with sharp brass knuckles; someone cut the back of my head with the jagged edge of a broken sugar container. There was a good deal of blood."…
The picture of course went instantly everywhere. “Friends across the country called to say they had seen it, and we got letters from people all over the world.”

The image’s ongoing value, said Gray, was in reinforcing the idea that “change comes” from “grass roots people.”
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