It’s actually amazing that so many Americans can only refer to the Handmaid’s tale or Muslims when talking about what happened today. You really don’t need fiction or another religion to make this point. All you need is a mirror.
The great right wing fantasy in the US is that "left-liberal" women conceive and abort as some kind of perverted hobby. Unwanted pregnancies have no politics. Rights of all women got undermined.
I honestly don't imagine Balasaheb Thackeray kowtowing to the narcissistic Modi as the Shiv Sena rebel fantasies go. He was essentially an anarchist.
It isn't only political rivals BJP decimated, it has infiltrated and undermined all allies.
If Congress become unalliable, hard to see how they can recover.
Regardless of SS cadre opinions now, rank and file met the alliance in much better faith than expected.
They have a role in this conversation.
"Sometimes we felt helpless when people from Congress said bad things about Veer Savarkar and other national heroes," said Prashant Khopkar, a Shiv Sainik in Thane.
the BJP is their “natural ally”.
Personally, I think a good journalist has to be an observer and chronicler, yes, but also an investigator, storyteller and educator.
The need is to think of related facts rather than the evident alone or worse, own opinions.
Contextualize with impact on target population of policies or hate speech, etc. Not just angry activist quotes, but vulnerable people, DATA, consequences.
Don't just fucking tell us what happened. Tell us what it means.
One thing to condemn a politician for saying something. Don't be so narcissistic as to think your condemnation holds any weight. Tell the public enough for them to decide. Explain laws on the subject, experts on why those laws are important or lawyers.
ABC said XYZ or rewording a govt release is all fine, but what does it mean? What is the background of the subject? What has happened so far?
If someone makes an inciting statement, what has he said before? Is it congruent with party policy, law, own previous claims?