SwamyG wrote:What I wonder is who thought of it...was it just organic or some force planned & executed it? I cannot for the life of me think DMK is that smart Well it can match AIADMK goon for goon, corruption for corruption. Congress in TN, is a joke. So who did this? (like they ask in twitter)
It's a coming together of xtian, muslims, tamil nationalists (ntk types), urban fellows with tamil exceptionalism, people with a sense of loss due to rapid urbanization, people who buy into conspiracy theories, people who are worried about current situation and think "corporate" is the enemy etc..
it all started during marina protests. there was a marked increase in the memes shared in FB and Whatsapp. Twitter was not even a thing in TN social media at that time.
If you go into the page and look at details, the admin will usually be anonymous handle or have some generic this tamilan, that tamilan etc..
but you dig deeper into comments section, most of the comments would be from minorities. just spewing hindu hate, india hate and modi hate.
But the meme picture itself will be shared by gullible folks (generic hindus)..who have no clue on who is pushing that meme.
Over a period of time, all the elements I mentioned above came together on one objective - anti-Modi.
DMK recognized this long back. It had a hand in shaping this. Their spokies would consistently target bjp, and target admk as slaves of bjp.
This is a technique that is of the "have you stopped beating your wife" question...where 'beating your wife' is implied (but never proven)..and no matter what explanation you give, you come out guilty..