I’ve started to use Twitter alot more as I’ve was rather tied up (to my loss I still haven’t been able to meet Kabir Sahib in person). I have begun to prepare for a national franchising of one of my brand’s Bubble Tap.
Incidentally my life comes to full circle as I mirror what my Irani great grandfather did in Kohlapur upon pioneering there*; he opened an ice-cream shop I opened a Dessert shop upon moving to Cambridge.
At any rate as is pretty evident my political instincts are quite High Tory. I only assume the SJW mantle to fight back against White Liberals since I dislike Munfaqeenism (to thine ownself be true). A classic example.
Let's make this Columbus Day a teachable moment. Do you know why our country celebrates it? #AdamRuins http://spr.ly/6181D45aN
Posted by Adam Ruins Everything on Monday, October 8, 2018
Much as the video is interesting I find the defamation of Christopher Columbus to be somewhat tiring (much in the same way Liberals are going after Churchill). We know that there was attendant genocide/ethnic cleansing upon “Discovery” of the Americas (we can simply amend it to European Discovery) but the whole idea of showing Columbus as some sort of clownish idiot is just low-blow.
If Adam is so keen on indigenous rights why didn’t he let a Native Taino Descendant (I’ll accept a sufficiently dark-skinned Puerto Rican) narrate the video. I don’t like colored causes being used by white people to advance their own aims in their internecine and rather meaningless conflicts with Conservatives. In fact as a Baha’i and one who looks forward to a New World Order I see such conflict to be rather pointless. It’s rather easy to accomodate Columbus Day and Native American day; using the Holiday as a teaching lesson without having to denigrate Christopher Columbus or his achievments unnecessarily. Even if Chris thought the world was pear shaped with a nipple at the top, it was this accident of serendipity that made you Adam and his ancestors the dominant race in the world.
It’s precisely that privilege that makes his videos catch millions of views; nothing wrong with that and good on him but it’s rather Munafiq to dis the chap who did so much to bring that about.
Finally I was shocked and ashamed by this news:
Considering how many of them are my customers it’s best I keep silent but as I tweeted to my fellow Zac:
Shouldn't HRH instead be making speeches/stances about this? https://t.co/uSLK3poqdq
— Zach Zavid (@ZacharyLatif) October 11, 2018
If anyone has seen the Crown (it’s the only show I watch on Netflix) one sees how HM the Queen squandered away the immense goodwill her father had earnt from WW2. It reminds me of Queen Victoria and even though so much was achieved in her reign, Prince Albert seemed intent on “constitutionalising” the monarchy for better or for worse. When one compares both of these Queen to their more glorious predecessor, Elizabeth the 1st, it’s interesting to note that the latter remained single and was able to accomplish so much.
*He moved from Yazd in the 1930’s to teach the Baha’i Faith, Zoroastrians were particularly ardent converts though he was a born Baha’i as his Father was said to have served Abdul Baha in the Holy Land.