So, not only do we skim through, it turns out fanatics go one step more and automatically forward the discussions even when it speaks against their own interests. I don't think they forward it because they want their audience to get a balanced opinion, but it is sheer laziness.
Earlier this morning, I blogged about Narendra Modi. Not to praise the saffron robed bachelor, but otherwise. Not the first time I am critiquing Modi in my blog either.
Blogger automatically tweets the title of my posts, along with hashtags for the labels. That tweet of my post got re-tweeted:
A most suitable boy? Not Narendra #Modi! http://t.co/zfREAOElAr (blog) #sen #namo #bhagwati #gujaratThe re-tweets are by "Proud Hindu" and "Arya Hindu." Their Twitter names make clear what their intentions are, right?
— sriram khe (@congoboy) July 25, 2013
It is bizarre that the old British Raj is transforming into some kind nationalism based on religious fanaticism.
- Pakistan: you need me to explain this, really?
- Sri Lanka: still recovering
- Burma: Buddhist monks are leading the battle to drive out the Muslims. Yes, Buddhist monks! Their leader's pet name? The Buddhist bin Laden!
- When it seemed like India had recovered from the Khalistan struggles, the BJP rose up just in time
Twitter makes it easier for all the below-the-belt discussions. Well, no discussions really. It is all flame-throwing. And jingoism. Like the tweet below:
" Every punishment from God is pure justice and every blessing from Him is pure grace. " OM #NAMO NARAYANAYA !!
— Jeet (@jeet_success) July 25, 2013
Seriously? Om Namo Narendra Modi?
Even their own gods cannot save these morons!