The age old question: 'Who watches the watchmen?"
Let's update it for Twitter.
"Who trolls the trolls?"
Let's one-up that as well and update it for Indian Twitter.
"Who trolls the Hindutva trolls?"
This new Twitter handle on the block: Indian Nazi.
And it's not as much trolling as it is mimicking (and in effect, making a meme of) all the qualities that make your garden variety right wing troll, a garden variety right wing troll. From the jingoism to the bad grammar to unabashedly denouncing 'other' faiths to a weird fascination for Hitler, Indian Nazi is clearly an approximation, or rather, a reverse engineering of Poe's Law.
This is as black as black comedy in 140 characters can get. Or as the Indian Nazi puts it, black orange comedy.
So-called show "orange is the new black" is clear western propaganda to attack us.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 11, 2015
In the same league as the Subramanian Swamy parody page on Facebook (which was routinely confused by people as the real thing), Indian Nazi is seemingly an alternate universe fundamentalist where the Axis powers won WWII with Right Wing India's help. But somehow, is still paranoid about western culture ruining Indian culture.
1. But there is a solution...
Why blindly follow western culture when you can do so with Indian culture.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) August 1, 2015
2. Sometimes, there isn't a solution.
Western culture ruins everything, look what they did to spiritual city of Las Vedas.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) July 8, 2015
3. Sometimes, there are patriotic equations.
Q. How do you prove Patriotism?
Ans. LHS = RSS.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 26, 2015
4. Sometimes, it's just hard facts.
FACT: More than 95% IITians are Indians. #ProudTobeAnIndian— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 12, 2015
5. Other times, reality kicks in.
Sick ppl putting self-interest before nation. I am telling how country is under attack and all mr bhosle say is plz pay rent plz pay rent— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 12, 2015
6. Then there are the more controversial tweets.
There are two types of people in India - Hindu, and those who dont know they are Hindu.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 11, 2015
7. That keep coming...
Minorities are like Dettol, white & green outside, orange inside.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) July 21, 2015
8. And coming...
Facebook is naxal plot. No place to put up caste.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 11, 2015
9. And coming...
There are no ghosts, only glow-in-the-dark burkhas.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) July 12, 2015
10. Oh, man.
If you remember this, your childhood was awesome pic.twitter.com/jFguF49Ivg— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) August 1, 2015
11. The Indian Nazi has secular moments though...
On the ocassion of Eid, we wish all our readers were Hindus.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) July 18, 2015
12. But mostly, it's paranoid about Pakistan.
My neighbour saying grass is always greener on the other side. I think he is pak agent.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 12, 2015
13. Some tweets are about technology.
Computers runs on RAM, not RAHIM. #IndiaIsGreat— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) August 5, 2015
14. Some, about current affairs.
Like the recent Mumbai Police raid.
People asking how something in hotel room be public indecency - you think we are not watching from window ??? #MumbaiPolice— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) August 8, 2015
15. And the porn ban.
Porn banned is only for traitors. True hindus can go to temple and see sculptures anytime. #GharWapsi— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) August 2, 2015
16. The Indian Nazi also hijacks actual right wing hashtags from time to time.
I #ProudOnRSS because grammar is western concept— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) August 8, 2015
17. And then proceeds to make those hashtags literal.
For some reason.
18. And then like any hardliner, watches The Matrix.
The Matrix shows what happens when a person embraces the Hindu philosophy, he realizes everything in green is a lie.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) July 24, 2015
19. But at the end of the day, IN just wants you to be proud of your culture.
I went Amsterdam, and foreigner greeted me with 'Namaste'. Whole world realizing importance of Indian Culture.— Indian Nazi (@IndianNazi) March 11, 2015
So be proud, okay?
They are watching.