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How Twitter Reacted to the MOAB strike on ISIS in Afghanistan

On Thursday evening at 7 p.m. local time, the US deployed the largest ‘non-nuclear’ bomb in its inventory on an ISIS target in a remote part of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The MOAB strike on ISIS in Afghanistan was the first ever use of such a weapon in warfare. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed on Thursday that the US had dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb, aka the “Mother of All Bombs” or “MOAB,” over the Achin district of Afghanistan. According to Spicer, the weapon was…

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The Privilege of Hate, and on Political Correctness

“If you voted for Donald Trump,you are a loser.” “BJP supporters are Islamophobic scum” The popular ideas floating around the internet, or in common discourse are definitely not always the ones in alliance with the power structures in place. Yet, some would say, political correctness, some would say, instruments of victimization of people who would not cater to the same. Intolerance of intolerance is, after all, by this dialogue, an intolerance in itself. What this discourse is largely based on is the problematic notion of “ political correctness ”. Diplomacy could…

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Donald Trump, Brexit, and our Judgements as a society

November the 8th. I finished writing on the mentioned date which might be a little sad since it’s about the very U.S. Presidential elections that take place today, riddled with controversy, hate, and above all, divisiveness.There’s been endless debates, at this point not even surprisingly not about the candidate’s policies or plans for the Head of State but about their moral character that is supposed to be the yardstick for their worthiness. Nonetheless, the results of this election is not what this is about. The world is shouting at you…

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Why Trump’s locker room talk is injurious to everyone

“This was locker room talk ,” Trump said in Sunday night’s Presidential debate. “ This was locker room talk. I’m not proud of it … This was locker room talk. Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it, and I hate it, but it’s locker room talk.” Out of the many outrageous things that the latest Presidential debates brought to the surface, was this phenomenon called ‘ the locker room talk .’ This phenomenon, as understood from the connotations of Trump’s justification to his lewd statements, is a case of macho-masculinity; for in…

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