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Mar 14 4 tweets 3 min read
Just as he tried to project himself as the "free speech" savior in the #TwitterFiles release, Ro is also trying to project himself as the savior of the working class.
In reality, in both cases, he helped his own rich liberal friends. Image Khanna in #TwitterFiles was probably tipping his friends in the company about a possible “backlash on hill (sic) re (sic) speech” more than his concern for free speech.

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Mar 14 9 tweets 4 min read
Listen to @naomiseligman, a former staffer in the administration of ex-LA Mayor and a Biden admin’s nominee to be US Ambassador to India #EricGarcetti, explain to @jaketapper how rampant sexual abuse cases were in mayor’s office.

Garcetti, China Scandal Exposed, Just Hours Before Ambassador Vote | California Globe californiaglobe.com/?p=51615 via
Mar 12 11 tweets 7 min read
#TwitterFiles 17: A chilling cocktail of #censorship and #Hinduphobia.

The latest in my @SundayGuardian column #ChicagoDiary.

A thread. 🧵1/10
sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/twitte… Image When journalist @mtaibbi released the 17th version of the Twitter Files, some 40,000 American Twitter users, including many US citizens, discovered a US government-funded group was tracking them for alleged “disinformation” and “online harassment.”
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Sep 9, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Hindutva is the essence of my existence as a Hindu. I challenge you to dismantle me.
#Hinduphobia 🧵1/6 @TOIOpinion
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/indic-po… A Hindutva Smokescreen
#Hinduphobia 🧵2/6 @TOIOpinion
May 10, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
"[Lord] Macaulay traveled from Madras to Ooty to meet Governor-General Bentick--a distance of 400 miles--on the shoulders of Indian men, and then back: Twelve bearers--six at a time--carried his palanquin down to Madras, as he reclined and read Theodore Hook's Love and Pride" Image "[Lord Thomas Babington] Macaulay was a brilliant mind, who had already written, at the age of eight, a convincing essay on the desirability of converting heathens to Christianity."
From #TheRulersGaze by Prof. @aravindasharma