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Friday, 21 December 2007

Boycott The Newspapers

I really love Haris Ibrahim's idea of bringing the mainstream media to its knees.

Numerous times have I ranted about our sorry-ass education system which does not encouraging thinking and questioning.

Malaysian children have grown up into adults who are unable to think for themselves.

This makes it so very easy for the mainstream media to ludicrously spin-doctor any issue to benefit their political masters - for the simple reason that Malaysians simply believe whatever they're told, especially if it's authority.

It's about time we put a stop to that.

I'm completely Malaysian-educated and I refuse to submit to herd-instinct.

I think for myself, I weigh the options, I look at both sides of the coin and I make my decisions based on all perspectives. This is a tough mission, but completely executable.

And it's about time those who fear getting arrested for asserting their right to assemble or speak out FINALLY do something.

This is so completely legal. It breaks no rules, but it involves some sacrifice.

It's called 'boycott'.

Boycott the mainstream media - that means the New Straits Times and The Star (the Wiki write-ups are amusing, especially with "Political allegiance" stated) for those of you who read English dailies. I will compile a list of papers whose masters are politically inclined.

And if you may go a step further, boycott their advertisers. Do not buy any product or service that they advertise, be it petrol, banking services, food etc.

I know some of you are used to a certain brand of products and making the switch to another brand pushes you out of your comfort zone. But nothing comes free, guys. There's got to be some effort on your part to make this country a better place to live in.

And to make that start, boycott the voice of the scourge that runs this nation.

Let's send a collective impact to the political running dogs that we cannot bear with their lame crap anymore.

3 comments:

Ian said...

If watching the MSM is your thing, checkout www.ihtreaders.blogspot.com

Roxanne said...

Good to hear we have under 30s like you in Malaysia! Somehow I feel we still have hope ...

Crankshaft said...

Thanks Ian, I may blogroll you later. :)

Roxanne, thanks for the encouragement, we under 30s are going to be here for a little longer and if we don't get our act together, we're going to be in a spot of trouble.