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@Shudraism Spot on. Also, the whole sharing/quoting tweets here is a buzzkill.

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Just look at the etiquette of Kerala's Education Minister sitting down with the kids offering respects to a historian.

Something which you don't see often in Indian politics, unfortunately. Not just because they don't have the proper etiquette, but also because they don't meet historians, at least not real ones.

@Shudraism Also, the lack of quoting as a feature is adding to it.

@stolas@elekk.xyz For me, it's more about the interface I think, than the content.

I have mostly just been writing here, I still haven't been able to read on this platform as much as I do on Twitter. Something about the TL is off-putting. Just me?

Just look at the etiquette of Kerala's Education Minister sitting down with the kids offering respects to a historian.

Something which you don't see often in Indian politics, unfortunately. Not just because they don't have the proper etiquette, but also because they don't meet historians, at least not real ones.

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@avndp Further left just means more towards left on the spectrum

@avndp As I see it, there is no endpoint there. So, I'm not sure what is far-left because far is a relative term. For a right winger, even a liberal could come across as far-left.

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The only constructive criticism of the Left can come from further-Left and invariably not from the Right.

Left: There is a strong case for public and universal education. Attempts to make campuses inaccessible to people must be protested strongly.

Right: Look at these evil kids, they vandalised a statue.

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Protests are part of democracy, if you don't have them then you get authoritarian regimes.

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@dearthofsid There is a dynamic, evolving, progressive Left imagination and consciousness, as somewhat distinct from Establishment-Left, that are operating political parties with their own dynamic compulsions and constraints. Our minds might move about from strategic solidarity to studied detachment, you think?

@avndp in my observation, those terms are just used by right to scare people off from the truth and by the left to claim the acceptable political space.

The only constructive criticism of the Left can come from further-Left and invariably not from the Right.

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