India Shaming People Into Pooping Inside
|Pictured: A bathroom in India...|
It's official, ladies and gentleman. The Washington Post, the creme de la creme of journalism, has finally run out of things to talk about:
NEW DELHI — India's government has been on a public toilet building spree. Now, it's trying to shame people into using them.Continue Reading...
An aggressive new campaign ridicules those who are no longer poor but continue to defecate in the open — a practice that remains common in rural India despite its growing wealth and trappings of modern life.
Television commercials and billboards now carry a message that strike at the heart of the Indian contradiction of being the world’s fastest-growing major economy and also where relieving oneself in the open is the norm in most villages.
Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Clean India” mission set a target of 2019 to end the practice, the government built millions of new toilets.
In fact, the advertisements mock the very idea that India is developing. The tagline says: “Only the habit of using a toilet is real progress.”
And the ridiculing is done by children.
I suggest reading the entire article. It's rather lengthy. Surprisingly lengthy, in fact. I never would have thought one could write so much on the subject of poop and pooping outside.
Donald Trump needs to do something controversial, and soon. I don't know how much more the WaPo staff can take!