Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Numb, Dumb and all Dung

“Those ignorant of ideas will be slaves to ideas.”

Looking at recent events in the past week, one can’t help but notice the numbness and dumbness of our politicians and certain groups of people in our society. Of the lot, the Best Actor and Actress Award goes to the politicians who made a big fuss over issues which amounted to nothing more important than would be ten cents to a small kid. Sometimes one can’t help but feel if these people are nothing but all dung. Next up are the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actresses Award which goes to particular groups of people who supported these politicians and their ideas. Not only did they make a huge fuss, they acted as if the world was coming to an end. They would certainly also deserve the Best Supporters Award.

Road signs in multiple languages? Big deal. They’re just road signs anyway. And they’re also just languages anyway. So what if a road sign was in a particular language. Or if a road sign was shown in multiple languages. Using a few languages to depict something will not cause a particular language to wither away. At the same time tourists also do not come here just to see your road sign. Even if it’s in one language it will suffice.

The appointment of a non-bumiputra to lead a welfare agency? That certainly created a big fuss all over the Malacca Straits and the South China Sea. If the reaction by certain quarters to the appointment was a joke, the reasons stated by these people to justify they’re objection to the appointment was an even bigger joke. It would appear that they didn’t care whether the policies of the agency were implemented in an efficient or transparent manner. What was more important was that the agency must be led by a person from a particular race. It did not matter that under the tenure of such a person the state agency failed miserably.

And the best of all? The reaction by certain people to yoga. That really made my day. It was that day that I saw monkeys driving cars and crocodiles on motorbikes. It is mind boggling that the intellectual competence and maturity of our politicians and society and even academicians is at such a pathetic level. While here we talk about issues such as race and language and religion at such a pathetic and shallow level, others in other parts of the world are in intense philosophical and ideological discourse on how to better improve the lives of its citizens in all fields, be it in education, the economy or civil society.

Just today, for the first time, a Black American was elected as President of the United States of America. Wow. A black American. A person from a minority group as leader of the Republic. Now that is what I call ‘Ade gaya’. Not like the crap we face here everyday.

What a silly state of numb, dumb and all dung that we’re all in today.


nami o fish said...

I believe in meritocracy,socialism,egalitarianism.

I don't mind if my Prime Minister is non Malay.

Because I believe,in the end,we all humans.Muslim or non-Muslim,what most important is,we live in the same Earth.

I don't know why the politician got fight just because of signboard.

E the Prototype Robot said...

this "pakcik kopiah suka cakap kuat-kuat dalam ceramah" must out in Pakatan Rakyat.