Comments on 2018-12-09 Indian Fascists

“ used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless... almost any English person would accept ‘bully’ as a synonym for ‘Fascist’. That is about as near to a definition as this much-abused word has come.” --George Orwell

You’re basically accusing him of being a thought criminal. Which is not something you say to persuade someone, it’s something you say to shut someone up.

Which is why you’re getting back blurbs about free speech.

– Anonymous 2018-12-10 01:20 UTC

I think that quote has been superseded by Umberto Eco’s essay on Ur-Fascism.

I’d be interested in what you would have told him, particularly in terms of persuasion. I did have a plan, after all: to sow the seeds of doubt.

I also think you are misusing the term “thought criminal”. I’m not accusing him of thinking the wrong things. I’m accusing him of saying the wrong things, in public. Free speech means you get to say what you want and so do I. In his particular case he wanted something from me (to be listed on a site I run) and I denied that request based on the things he said. Hardly a case of free speech being denied but of speech having consequences.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-12-10 06:30 UTC

Indeed. It is a fine line that is sometimes not immediately clear in the heat of the moment. The fact that unpleasant people exist is a consequence of free speech.

AlokSingh 2018-12-10 13:22 UTC

You simply removed big piece of talk from our conversation although i was searching for a link for privacy related information which includes some alternative but end up here. So here is link of quora why he killed gandhi? And you can buy his book why i killed gandhi? he didn’t run away from that place as he wanted to let people know why he killed gandhi? And as per your article i picked out their mistake and which make it clear that they simply targetting India and modi to showcase him in a bad light.

– Anonymous 2018-12-14 05:14 UTC

I simply left your part out because I didn’t think it was right to repost your words without your permission and I don’t feel like asking for it. You can thank copyright for that.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-12-14 11:14 UTC

You cherry picked although i dont care much about you or this blog/wiki. It was okay to Put my name link it to my Profile?(Hopefully you will remove than).

– Anonymous 2018-12-14 11:37 UTC

Feel free to copy and paste the things you actually said. Providing a direct link to the things you said would have been easier, but it was all direct messages so that’s not possible. I think providing a link to your profile is a fair compromise. People will be able to follow the link and decide for themselves whether you are an Indian fascist or not.

I actually like the top answer at Quora.

– Alex Schroeder 2018-12-14 17:11 UTC

Well they can see how you cherry pick.they can see you removed a big part of conversation and they can see you choose most stupid answer that doesn’t consists fact go pat your own back.Go and live in your safe space.I will make those toots public and pinned in my profile dont you worry.

– Anonymous 2018-12-14 17:48 UTC


– Alex Schroeder 2018-12-14 20:27 UTC

Sadly, all Vaibhav Gupta managed to put on his profile is more insults.

Oh, and his part of the conversation appears to be gone for good. How convenient for him... But to be honest, I don’t miss it. And I think the insults speak for themselves.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-01-17 12:12 UTC

Still not convinced? Check out the profile. Just recently, he tooted something about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose:

Celebrating the life of the unsung hero of the Indian freedom struggle on his birth anniversary.
@inditoot, 2019-01-23

Check him out on Wikipedia. I only got as far as this: “… differences with Mahatma Gandhi … arrived in Germany in April 1941, … a Free India Centre was set up in Berlin, … A 3,000-strong Free India Legion, comprising Indians captured by Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps, was also formed to aid in a possible future German land invasion of India.”

If he’s not a fascist, then who is?

– Alex Schroeder 2019-02-03 20:19 UTC

At least there’s this:

We are shutting down inditoot.

Oh well...


– Alex Schroeder 2019-04-18 20:53 UTC

Oh, I just discovered that I wrote about Indian fascists back in 2005, too.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-07-27 18:47 UTC

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