That is NOT my car. Spotted near Gol Dakhana Delhi.
Actually I do meet a lot of Sanghis here in Nagpur. I mean those high up in the hierarchy not just the cadre, but haven't seen any Nazi among them. This seems to be a fringe of a fringe.
@ranjona Interesting you say that. Once my son bought a copy of Mein Kampf . I did not chide him gifted him a book on the Holocaust. He read both, made his choice. All is well
@ranjona @VivekT Sanghis always had a soft corner for Hitler. Most of them , unless they are very smart and know who they are talking to (and therefore control themselves), sooner or later will blurt out "what Hitler did was right". At least most lower rank Sanghis are like this.
I think they take what he did to Jews as some sort of model about what they should do to Muslims.
@VivekT Right now even the rest of the world also seems to be acting the same way. From China to USA, Poland, Italy France, Germany to South America. It's all rise of the RW and the confirmation that you can do almost anything and get away with it. Where is the resistance going to come from? @ajithegde @ranjona
@VivekT I’m not that optimistic. I see atrocities happening the world over. And no one is doing anything about them. Look at the Rohingya crisis, as an example. Or the refugee crisis from Syria, when it was happening. Most countries would rather send them back to Syria to die than allow them into their borders.
@Vishsai @ajithegde @ranjona
@shinjini @Vishsai @ajithegde @ranjona
Point taken. Just go back in time a few decades and imagine yourself a citizen of the erstwhile Soviet state. Similar atrocities were happening there and the Ukrainians, Latvians, Belarusians et al were wondering whether they would die under the Russian yoke. One fine day, suddenly they all were liberated.
History is full of such events.That is my source of optimism
@spiffyhobbes Immense. The cost has already been immense. Economically, especially, and the government is doing its best to hide and fudge data. There’s a sense of fear and alienation. The trolls are seeping into real life conversations too. I don’t know how much more we can bear.
@VivekT And that’s my source of ... pessimism ... not really pessimism. But i can’t help but wonder why people can’t look at history and the horrors of war and progroms and resolve not to descend to that madness again?
But you’re right. Cycles turn. I only hope it’s sooner rather than later.
@ashwin_baindur @shinjini @ranjona @Vishsai @ajithegde
Does one become a leftist because he is individualistic? I do not think so,,but one does have to a a bit individualistic to go against the majority. Having said that we also have to learn to play as a team.
On a lighter side...jack boots and khakhi chaddi....right out of a Charlie Chaplin frame.
@ashwin_baindur True. But to counter the current RW narrative, we need to put some of that individualistic nature aside and come together.
I know not all left/liberal/left of centre have the same beliefs either. Some of much more open and liberal than others, and then we beat up those who aren’t “liberal enough”
I think there comes a point when we have to define a common ground and stand together. I’m not sure we are ready to do that.
@shinjini Whether we are ready or not is immaterial now because the point to define a common ground has already arrived.
@VivekT yes....it has...maybe we should start working on it here? Get some ideas going in this space?
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