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13 Sep, 10 tweets, 2 min read
I've been mulling over this for a while. Please bear with me while I rant! It pains me to see the onslaught hindus face everyday from every possible direction, while we neither have the institutional strength nor the street veto power to prevent these things from happening again.
Dark, destructive and extremely powerful forces are enveloping India. I truly believe what we're doing isn't enough. It's not all fun and games and simply spending time "discovering your Hindu heritage" isn't enough to guarantee the sustenance of our civilization though the ages.
Every Hindu must first and foremost constantly vigilant. From errant comments to the slaying of our Hindu brethren - each is an equally potent open threat that endangers our survival. Mild assertion of an unapologetic Hindu identity won't suffice -
that's the absolute bare minimum, that people of other religions have already been doing for decades, but we just hadn't noticed. We were too busy suppressing our identity and systematically killing our heritage by being embarrassed and rejecting it in the name of westernization.
If we don't do anything about our situation, our idols will be confined to museums like the western world wanted all along, our temples will be abandoned relics of an era passed, and hindus will be a distant, foggy daydream, confined to sociology textbooks.
The only solution I see is to first and foremost inculcate and normalise militancy in Hinduism, irrespective of backlash. We will NOT be able to defend ourselves without unabashed agression and frankly, discarding our distaste for violence like a used rag. It has done us no good.
No more Mr. Nice Guy. The delusion that upholding Dharma for millennia did not require violence and bloodshed is a flat-out lie, fed to us to weaken and subjugate us. Hindus being submissive, always under someone's heel is not the norm as we were hoodwinked into believing.
It's time we stop caring what anyone thinks and speak boldly, express our opinions without mincing words both on the internet and in real life (political correctness who?) Do NOT be scared to take the hardline stance on issues, even if it makes you look bad.
Commit yourself to the cause, and be willing to stand up for fellow hindus, both victims and those allying with you in defense of our civilisational integrity.

Forgive me if I sound like a doomsday monger but I truly believe this is the reality. Honestly, perhaps even worse.
We've been lulled into a false sense of security while everything we hold dear is set afire.

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have you ever tried reading about something before you talk about it?

1. No original text describing charvaka philosophy exists
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3. Its central tenets are henonism and materialism (simply a distillation of that western societies espouse and modern India has adopted)
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