Been exploring outside my comfort zone echo chamber of opinions. Few things I realized (Ind!an context).
Always thoroughly look into any claims (esp negative), made in the name of any min0rities. Pr0paganda is mainstream & sometimes fiction seems more plausible than truth!
Not everyone is right about everything, all the time. This is something that's common knowledge, but it sometimes needs reminding.
Lived experiences are an important part of any conversation. But to confirm said experiences as either the norm, or the exception (wrt any issue at hand); you need to look deeper & farther. Any generalizations before such diligence, will cloud your judgment.
In the *extremely* patriarchal country that Ind!a is, where Musl!m *men* as min0rities are lyn£hed (with "support" rallies after), apparently; there are "ashr@f women" who are "translating c@ste currency into modern capital".
There is some pretty despicable behavior from some ppl on Twitter. Saw some tweets & I feel like there's no use calling out either!
Cuz ppl here usually just double down on their insensitivity/fallaciousness. 😕
The cliquishness. The baseless "arguments". The...😑
When you're wrong: admit it, apologize. 😒
Some ppl should stop bu||ying & stereotyping each other. 😓 Have a valid point? Make it! Don't engage in unwarranted att@cks.
Most times, it's not all about you. 😬 If someone is sharing their experiences, listen to them first. 😐
Sometimes, I wish we had something like Twitter 'moderators' (?): ppl amongst ourselves who can responsibly step in & give everyone involved, the straightening up they seem to need. 🤦🏻♀️
Be careful with your words: they matter. Be mindful of your actions: for starters. 😏
Guess the @RanaAyyub háte-fest is on!
If you want an intro to who she is, read her Wikipedia page.
Context: Tweet QTed started it all.
Following tweets are about "criticisms" from ppl who were "offended" [allegedly].
Despite @RanaAyyub repeatedly thanking journalists for their contributions, Rohini Singh let professional contempt get the better of her: used this as an opportunity for a petty attack.
With what's happening rn, how can she justify chastising a journalist for doing her job?!
Reporting the truth is "sickening"?!
Really? Like, really really?
A blatant falsehood (after being called out on the other bad faith tweet) denying the fact that @RanaAyyub did thank journalists & gave credit where it's due!
This is "precisely" what is "sickening"!
1/5 This thread is about Twitter Spaces being used for háte speeches, by Rıøť Wıñğ.
Just like every other platform: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram etc.; Twitter is also used by said Rıøt Wıñğėřš to bond over their háte.
Don't fall for #FactCheckBait.
If you do decide...
2/5 ...to report, do it discreetly.
Don't make celebrities out of good-for-nothing háteful bıgøts.
Remove every identifiable marker (handle names, pics etc.); before you share their content.
Don't make a big deal out of the slightest of hurt sentiments.
Report the content that...
3/5 ...you find objectionable instead.
There are hátėmøngėrs who are relevant only because of the outrage that they incite. They literally live off of that infamy.
Don't increase their online/offline engagement.
There are many háteful bıgøts, & if you amplify the vitriol they...
Everyone keeps talking about the change we need in pølitics.
But we need something more than that, before a meaningful change in pølitics can even be postulated.
We need a commitment to ideology; to what we mean when we talk about change: the oft...
...misunderstood & misused 'Idea of Indıa'.
Elėctions today are won on what pølitical parties can promise for today itself.
What about our tomorrows?
The short term goals are well & good; but at the end of the day, that's what they are: short term.
What we need is a...
...vision of where we want to see Indıa someday (wherein, someday is not an abstract idea, but a tangible certainty).
Pølitical parties have manifestos that can't look beyond their own selfish wants. That's the biggest reason they can't work with each other.
1/n Joined a Twitter Space.
It had a "Păsmăndă actıvist" peddling "Islåmic cãste" bogey.
It was like listening to a Sănghı with a Muslım name, going on about his Muslım háte!
He kept claiming it was "unfair" to call them a ŘŠŠ/PJP extension.
This thread is on why it's not.
2/n From propping the "P actıvist" as a "counter" to Shāŕjeeĺ Ušmāňı; to branding Muslım families who don't have "elderly women named Låkshmi/men who say Råm Råm" as "Ashrāfwadis": repartee b/w @/swati_gs & said "P actıvist" would've been adorable; if they weren't Rı0t Wıngers!
3/n Writing articles in 0pIndıă, trying to legitimize Muslım "appeasement" narratives; endorsing Sănghı mouthpieces of pseudohistory (Jaıpūr Dıālogues); for the target audience: Sānghıs (closet/otherwise), is the main tenet of "P actıvism" p0litics.
Promotion of "Koo App" too!
This is a thread about d£ąth...of fąsc!sts/fąsc!sm enablers.
Fąsc!sts/Fąsc!sm enablers have lives.
They have tender moments.
They have ups & downs.
They have families, friends.
They might even do some good deeds in their lives.
Basically, they do have sh!t in...
...common with everyone; as part of the human condition.
*Just like their victims/targets.*
Here's where things get a little icky.
No matter how much you try & "humanise" fąsc!sts/fąsc!sm enablers; you can't change the fact that *they* were the *0ppressors* & the...
...*victims/targets* were the *0ppressed*.
So, don't force PC sh!t down the throats of ppl who are too angry/affected to romanticize the d£ąths of fąsc!sts/fąsc!sm enablers.
If you wanna play the "I'm so much better than everyone else" game, by faking it: go right ahead.
[THREAD] 1/n We're back on the blame anything & anyone other those responsible for the c0vid crises bandwagon.
From the ppl themselves to Joe Biden: everyone is "fair" game *except* he-who-shall-not-be-named & his cohorts.
There are hypothetical musings of WWDD (what would...
2/n ...Donald Trump do?); doing the rounds on SM too.
This thread is about why it's ridiculously stup!d af to expect Joe Biden to prioritize anything other than American lives as their President.
Remember, not everyone has as little regard for their own ppl; like Supreme...
This thread is also about how Donald Trump would most likely (considering his record), not be doing India any favors: the way that many Indian Trumpers seem to think so.
The prop@ganda being pushed, serves as the proverbial fig leaf for a certain p0litical party.
*'Aap Chronology Samajhiye'
B@bri M@sjid demolition briefly explained: @TheQuint
Pic1️⃣: 1528-1992 (Rise of H¡ndutva, demolition of B@bri)
Pic2️⃣: 1993-1996 (The beginning of the trial)
Pic3️⃣: 2001-2010 (The middle yrs)
Pic4️⃣: 2012-2020 (The conclusion)
"2009:Liberhan Commission Submits Report
“The [PeeJaiPee,b/j/p] was therefore an essential ingredient in the P@rivar smorgasbord & essential to capture de jure power & authority, in furtherance of its goal of establishing a H¡ndu R@shtra.”" @TheQuint google.com/amp/s/www.theq…
"The Act declares...religious character of a place of worship shall continue to be the same as it was on Aug 15, 1947...no person shall convert any place of worship of any religious denomination into 1 of a different denomination..." @the_hindu
[THREAD] 1/7 I don't know who needs to hear this. Here it goes.
In the last few days, I have come across Sanghi trolls who use pics posted by ppl (esp of ♀️) on Twitter, to make memes/very unfunny posts.
Some (not all), of those troll accounts have been suspended now.
2/7 This might seem like an overly feminist thing, but if you're NOT a troll & want to use a pic of a non-celebrity (esp ♀️); for whatever purposes (making a pt, sending a wish/msg, narrating an incident/anything); don't use pics without authorization from that person.
3/7 Another pt: if you're a ♂️ who's using the pic of a ♀️, pls mention in the tweet that you've taken permission from that person (to share their story/whatever).
It sounds like a silly thing. But, it matters.
With all the sh¡t that ♀️ deal with everyday, they don't need...
There's some really interesting chatter on plagiarism (involving a Twitter account with a huge following).🤔
It made me sad to know that person lifted off of not-so-popular tweets from smaller accounts.😐😒
I used to share poetry (that I write) on Instagram.🤩 Over there, in the poetry community; many ppl would put up 'copyright, no plagiarism' kinda messages in their bios. I used to think it was a little paranoid (considering most of them were small accounts).😄
But after a while, I found a few instances of ppl sharing my words as their own! Instagram is more of a "polite" platform, so I just used to comment "thank you for sharing my poetry", on plagiarized posts.😂
Many ppl from the poetry community say that plagiarism is common.😓😔
If you're a celebrity/popular person (or even a "nobody"), who took the courage to speak up against fascist f*cks: I will not ridicule you.
I might criticize you (if I have a valid reason), but I won't make fun of you (even if there's enough material to work with)!
This sounds like patronizing BS, BUT recent times have taught me that it might SEEM like it's easy to speak up for what's right, esp for "privileged" ppl (though in reality: only very few ppl do).
The least I can do is: be nice.
This rant is inspired by the recent...
...spate of "jokes" about Rupi Kaur (her poetry & its recital).
Saw a post by an "editor" of a propaganda machine, who calls herself a "journalist" without ever learning the ABC of journalism; making fun of Rupi Kaur's poetry (b*tthurt after-effect of Rupi Kaur's support...