Thats the shit i was talking about : Aman ki asha
As the rolled TOI was lying in the balcony, i saw the pics of white pigeons. I said what the shit, No rape and murder on front page, how unlikely of times of india. I opened thinking that it must be a full page ad. But it wasnt it read “love pakistan” TOI is pressing the uncommon button. Toi going for nobel peace prize with their aman ki asha campaign after winning lions at the cannes for the teach india and lead india campaign. This kind of stuff is actually harmful to their paper business. The mainstream media essentially runs on wars, crime and hatred. What are they going to print, if there is no atankwadi hamlas. Peace is not good, atleast for the media.
Now this concept is interesting, but i believe that it wont work. Pakistan is too jealous of India, as i have always maintained that jealousy is the main factor for most of the problems in this world, jealousy is hidden and then later it transforms into other emotions, but at the base its always jealousy.
So what exactly is the shit i m talking about. I m saying the effort should not have been from a publishing house from india and pakistan. But from the people. Only then it will work, who the fuck will listen to a MSM (mainstream media). How much would they spend, how will be consensus generated among the aam aadmi. A lot of resource will have to be poured into print, tv, internet and outdoors. What happened to the lead india or teach india campaign, not a shit changed. I guess due to lack of news they are just creating forced, self sponsored content about peace. If the TOI really cared, they should have formed an association with all the MSM publishers. But no, they didnt do that, they are just looking for an award. How the fuck they are going to reach non-english readers. Its not a people campaign, they are just going to have a conference or shit with business and political leaders and thts it, and it will flop, it will flop big time, wait for a next bomb to blow.
This initiative should have been done by people like us, the netizens, the bloggers. The power shouldnt be with the MSM, it should be with the people. I would quote a line from v for vendetta “People shouldnt be afraid of the government, government should be afraid of the people”. In todays context there are only three powerful group that exercise complete control of the people. The government, business owners and the Media. Today we have the power, but that power wont come if we act as an individual, we need to unite, the power will be of the collective. And we are lucky to be at a time when the things are the easiest, because we have the internet. Internet represents freedom, the freedom to unite, the freedom to be face less. Its the V for vendetta situation, the internet is giving us the mask, and the platform which is literally free. Thats what we intend to do with the wet dream project. A platform for the anonymous. A bridge between virtuosity and reality. A non-binding collective membership for a cause.
Just wondering if the WDP platform was up and running, we could have crashed the dishtv server by now with simultaneous hits. Thats what i call making a point. Thats what i call power. We could have crashed their inboxes, jammed their phone lines. It could have been fucking awesome. And we wont have any identity, nobody will know who did it, you cant blame a crowd. thats the power of collective. Thats the shit i was talking about..
The Wet Dream Project
updated: 18th feb 2010. anonymous commenter sent an interesting pic which i would like to share.