Dilwale…Diljale whatever… As an inherently positive person, I try to understand the qualities even in people I despise. For instance, Rajdeep Sardesai is a despicable thug, but when his book came out…dragging his behind all over the scene, ambushing politicians, film stars, everyone….getting them to take a picture with his book. I appreciate Rajdeep’s hustle. It tells you how these Mameluks got to be the top Mameluks out there. As Subbu Swamy says, in Congress, “chamcha” is a very high post! I give Barkha Dutt credit for spotting as far back as 2003 or 2004, the ability of social media to challenge the Mameluk narrative. Barkha Dutt did an episode of “We the people” demanding government censorship of blogs back when social media wasn’t even the faintest blip on the Indian political radar. In fact, while I was watching that episode all those years ago, my first question was: so what exactly is a blog 😉 ?
And I will always respect Barkha Dutt for that. She was able to spot her enemy coming from a mile away. Who would have thought there was such power in social media? But Barkha saw the potential …she saw the “clear and present danger” posed by democratized public platforms without Dynasty appointed gatekeepers. And she started demanding censorship of social media at a time most people had barely heard of it. Rahul Gandhi is a dumbass but his Mameluks are not.. it’s actually quite competitive to become a Mameluk of Barkha’s level.
So, now that Barkha Dutt is having a meltdown over social media driven boycotts and bad online reviews of her book, it’s a great way to gauge and validate the influence of social media. If they are desperately gunning for us, it means they are hurting badly. A Shahrukh Khan movie collapsing seems to have sent a tremendous, bone chilling message to the elite.
First of all, don’t let them tell you for one second that Dilwale is screwing up purely because the movie sucks. Shahrukh admitted it himself that his comments had hurt the collections. AND, more importantly, if Dilwale had gone on to become a chartbuster, these same Mameluks would have called it a massive snub to social media by the ordinary public. Imagine the flood of articles telling Bhakts how the common people are saying no to their “intolerance”. So, now that Dilwale is collapsing, it is important for social media to step up and claim full credit. The Bhakts brought down Shahrukh Khan’s movie and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
See how they whine:
So? Now we are required to go buy tickets to see people we don’t like or we’ll all be intolerant? ROFL! But here is where Sadanand Dhume’s epic response comes in:
Ouch! Yes, Barkha, what do you want? Just like speech in our country, you want “reasonable restrictions” on the right to boycott with a monopoly for liberals on the definition of reasonable? Here, the meltdown of Barkha begins:
See, now Rajdeep is scoring over Barkha. Rajdeep was in even more difficult times when he released his book: Modi had just been elected, Rajdeep had just lost his job. Rajdeep was reduced to hand to hand combat with Modi supporters for a living. But he didn’t go FULL RETARD, he kept begging important people to “release his book”, showing up at everyone’s bathroom and living room. Here, Barkha is just throwing her toys out of the pram: “You hate my book…go hate it…I know you all hate it…F**k you all”. Think I am exaggerating? See what happened next:
Yeah…you all think I am dumb…F**k you all! Hell, I am dumb. Here, I will break all my toys. Are you happy now?
Here’s more fun:
What? You guys hate my book? Look I will hate myself more than you can. I suck. Everyone is good and I am pathetic. You happy now? I hate you..I hate you…I hate you…
Exactly. Barkha Dutt wants to be the arbiter of what we can boycott and what we can’t. So, go buy tickets to see Dilwale or Barkha will call Madam Sonia to pass a Protection of Tolerance Act (POTA). Oh wait she can’t. The people took that privilege away, didn’t they? I understand what Barkha is going through. I used to act the same way when my parents would put the comics on the top shelf and refused to let me touch them…