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Male. Husband. Atheist. Free markets. AR-15 owner. Hunter. Climate realist. Human/Gun/LGBT rights. Anti-FGM. ♂️=♀️.
Nov 5 29 tweets 12 min read
Watched this brilliant stream on unrealistic beauty standards in the Indian subcontinent by @UsmanAyoube @madihasyed182 @bahishteezewar @nuriyahk and many others. Been wanting to write on it for awhile so here I go.

Thread.

1/ The Indian subcontinent has been having an issue with skin color for ages. While it was there BEFORE European colonialism, it went out of control AFTER India (and Pakistan) gained independence.

I'll focus more on India since I've personal experience there unlike Pakistan.
Jan 9 15 tweets 7 min read
1/15 @smiles_mando has issues.

He keeps talking about how "masculine" others are.

His tweets sound like teenagers on 4chan who masturbate over images of Ernest Khalimov and consider him to be the epitome of masculinity.

@abdullahadam @EPILEPTICOISLAM
2/15 Now I've nothing against Ernest Khalimov aka Gigachad. Indeed, mad props to him for his perfect physique.

But the problem is: Not everybody can become Gigachad. People like Ernest Khalimov (who's 53 years old) are sadly rarities. There are other factors that help them.
Jun 28, 2021 50 tweets 9 min read
As the race for chip supremacy between China and the United States heats up, it's time we knew who's ahead of who and who's who in the world of semiconductor chip manufacturing. What's going on? I shall elaborate on the same.

Thread. In December 2020, due to security concerns, the Trump administration imposed a broad range of sanctions on China's Huawei and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) effectively barring them from receiving any kind of foreign assistance for manufacturing....
Apr 29, 2021 37 tweets 9 min read
I normally don't use Twitter much these days, forget early in the morning like now, but here goes.

The news coming out of India is thoroughly depressing. How did this country go from being a medical success story to a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions?

Thread. 1. 1974: India was hit by a smallpox epidemic that ravaged east India. Then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi started Operation "Target Zero" to eliminate the disease.

That decade, India overcame smallpox.
#1 nytimes.com/1975/07/03/arc…
#2 qz.com/india/1758391/…
....
Aug 2, 2020 25 tweets 6 min read
Read this book "Early Indians" by @tjoseph0010. Fascinating is an understatement.

1/25

There were 4 waves of migrations to South Asia:
1. 65,000 years ago: People who move out of Africa meet with robust people there. They take 2 routes: inland Sub-Himalayan and coastal. 2/25

In order to avoid those people and move to East Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.

2. 7,000 BCE to 3,000 BCE: Iranian agriculturalists move from the Zagros mountains to South Asia. Intermixing with first Indians estimated to have happened between 4,700 BCE and 3,000 BCE.
Jul 30, 2020 25 tweets 8 min read
The #NewEducationPolicy is Rajaji's caste-based education by proxy. But it's more than merely education.

How is that? Let me elaborate.

Thread. #RejectNEP

@isai_ @moodanmani20 @jokinjey @Shamurai10 @kavitha129 @Sri_02offl @imkavitha_ @LalithaVenkat05 @TRBRajaa @ptrmadurai There are 3 policies of the BJP regime one needs to look at before #NEP.

1. NEET.
2. Demonetization.
3. GST.

One may ask: We can understand NEET, but why demonetization and GST?

In hindsight, that's where everything started. Let me elaborate further in the following tweets.
Jul 5, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
1/5 Make no mistake, there's a pattern in these murders.

@karna_sakthi wrote how Coimbatore fell into the hands of RSS/BJP and a Gujarati/Marwari group took over prime parts of that city.

Same is playing out in Thoothukudi.

Thread.

@isai_ @moodanmani20 @jokinjey @ptrmadurai 2/5 Why Thoothukudi?

It's a port city wherein several cargo ships enter Tamil Nadu and India itself.

If Gujaratis/Marwaris eyed Coimbatore for its riches in the 1990s, Thoothukudi is easily 10x bigger a target.

Now RSS is playing out there.
@LalithaVenkat05 @Surya_BornToWin
May 15, 2020 13 tweets 4 min read
Indians, are you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood?

This is literally in your own backyard. Sri Lanka and China have now put the Hambantota port into operation.

This is from last month.

So how significant is this for India? Let me explain.
Look at image #1. The thick route is what Indian ships take to reach from, say Mumbai in West India to Chennai or Kolkata in East India. Going around Sri Lanka means paying Sri Lanka a hefty sum to get cargo through.

Now look at image #2. Hambantota is exactly in that route.
May 11, 2020 36 tweets 11 min read
So what is RSS' worldview and why is it so toxic and dangerous, not just for Muslims, Christians and Sikhs but ultimately Hindus as well?

Time to look deep into it because that's what I intend to do in this thread. A brief introduction to RSS:

This is an organization formed in 1925 by KB Hedgewar. It was/is led by Marathi Brahmins and has branches everywhere in India.

The first head was KB Hedgewar.
Second: MS Golwalkar.
Third: Madhukar Dattatreya Deoras.
Fourth: Mohan Bhagwat.
Apr 12, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
1/10 It's this arrogance of Sanghis that's gonna be the downfall for Indians.

Indians aren't the cheap labor like in the 20th century. People in the Gulf hired Indians due to:
1. Goodwill earned by India. Squandered by Modi and gang.
2. Cheap labor.
2/10 Let me briefly elaborate on the cheap labor aspect.

Unlike people in the West who demand higher salaries for getting work done, Indians did and still do the same work for much less.

This was why many Indians got jobs starting in the 20th century. Most are from Kerala.
Apr 12, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
1/5 This will spell trouble for ALL Indians in the Middle East, particularly Hindus.

If Gulf authorities find it too troublesome to manage a certain demographic, they'll fire and deport all people from that demographic and stop hiring them altogether.

2/5 Mohit Gulati being a complete idiot can't get over his anti-Muslim bigotry. It's become more of a drug addiction for him.

He's encouraging the bigotry of Hindutvadis all the way. Mohit wants to put more Indians in the line of fire for cheap thrills.

Apr 11, 2020 29 tweets 6 min read
Wanted to write on this for awhile.

Why is India's middle class so attached to BJP and particularly Modi?

Thread:

The answer lies in their culture. The so-called "Indian culture" they espouse is actually Jain culture (or ultra-orthodox Brahmin culture).
Jain culture shall henceforth be referred to as JC and ultra-orthodox Brahmin culture as UOBC.

So what is JC/UOBC?

Have you ever noticed how prudish Indians are in school and college? It isn't a natural setting. It's an artificial reinforcement by their parents and society.
Apr 10, 2020 28 tweets 8 min read
What has changed from the past? Let me elaborate.

1. The WHO wasn't headed by a total fuckwit like @DrTedros who was too busy covering up for the Chinese regime's lapses instead of monitoring the disease. Taiwan warned him in December 2019 itself.

But he dismissed it and misled the world a lot of times since then which has led us to this.

2. Personally I consider this as a direct fallout of the Syrian war but the victory of Bashar al-Assad has made Arab dictators more paranoid since the mid-2010s.
Mar 4, 2020 18 tweets 9 min read
Why does the claim that DMK are anti-Hindu ring hollow? Are DK/DMK really enemies of Hinduism?

Thread.

@jokinjey @isai_ @moodanmani20 @enfielderstweet @skpkaruna @LalithaVenkat05 @Kodungolan737 @nithya_shre @raj2viji @asaravanan21 @TRBRajaa @DrSenthil_MDRD @ptrmadurai There are 2 ways to approach Hinduism.

1. The RSS/BJP route: Empower Jains, Brahmins & Banias. Use OBC/SC Hindus to riot against Muslims and throw them under the bus in the name of law and order.

2. The DK/DMK route: Educate OBC/SC Hindus and help them stand on their own feet.
Feb 20, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
ROFL....

YOU TALK ABOUT INTEGRITY WHEN YOU HAD ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE OR EVEN SHAME THROWING OTHER WOMEN UNDER THE BUS FOR COOKIES FROM THAT FANATIC.

OH PLEASE, IRONY HAS DIED ENOUGH NUMBER OF TIMES ON YOUR TL. THERE'S A LIMIT TO EVERYTHING.
YES, SLANDERING A WOMAN (OR ANYBODY ELSE) HAS LIMITS, BUT YOU TALK ABOUT THIS WHEN YOU BASICALLY CHARACTER-ASSASSINATED SO MANY WOMEN WHO SO MUCH AS DARED TO OBJECT TO BRUMBY'S BEHAVIOR?

YOU JOINED FORCES WITH HIM AND LITERALLY TOOK A DUMP ON THOSE WOMEN!
Dec 24, 2019 13 tweets 4 min read
1/13 A quick thread on how NPR/NRC/CAA could impact Indian citizens, especially dissenters. #CAA_NRC_Protest #NRC_CAA_Protest

After reading this thread by @sonaliranade, a few things became clear.

This monstrosity is the road to North Korea.
2/13 Bear in mind it's gonna take a lot of resources to prepare the NPR in the first place. NPR is one layer and NRC is the layer on top of NPR. CAA is the filter that excludes "foreign" Muslims whilst giving refuge to "foreign" non-Muslims.

But what happens once NPR is built?
Aug 1, 2019 34 tweets 7 min read
Imagine PM of India Narendra Modi taking Bear Grylls on a tour of India.

A spoof of the same has been made here:


Starts at 14:03. For impatient people, skip to 15:52.

Just in case you don't understand Tamil, I shall give a jest of the same in a thread. Scene 1: Bear Grylls waits in a forest.

BG: Welcome everyone, I'm Bear Grylls. I've served in the British military for 12 years. Today I told a Gujarati that I was bored of trekking through forests all the time so he promised to show me around India. Now I'm waiting for him.
Feb 24, 2019 21 tweets 14 min read
One word of advice: Learn history before talking out of your ass.

Q: When was the decision to give Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka taken?
A: 1964. Under Ramnad MLA Shanmuga Rajeswara Sethupathi, it was already decided by Congress. DMK came to power in 1967.
Q: Who was the CM of Madras State back then?
A: Bhaktavatchalam, Congress.

Q: How was this decision taken?
A: Indira Gandhi decided this with her cabinet. She did NOT consult either the state govt or the parliament as per procedure.

Jan 14, 2019 25 tweets 7 min read
Dear @tanvishukla, may I please ask you why you Indians think of the most impractical economic ideas?

Did you seriously think through this idea before bringing it up for debate?!?

So what is #UniversalBasicIncome? I shall address the same in this thread.
UBI is nothing but the idea that every citizen, employed or unemployed, working or retired, receives some minimum money from the govt in order to meet expenses.

Sounds good, right? But it's impractical. How? I shall explain the same here.

With some information in hand.