Sunday, 25 July 2010
Time To Suppress Your Anger!
Every now and then, just when I think I've seen the worst, something comes along to prove me wrong.
Today's case in point is this notoriously ridiculous blog by the name of Marahku.
Forget that the blog owner attempts to decorate his blog with flames to give an aura of "anger". At least I think that is the intention.
Forget that trying to get a legitimate fact out of this blog is like finding a needle in a haystack.
If you have been following the attempts to discredit Haris Ibrahim, the owner of The People's Parliament, you would have been astounded to find that while Haris is able to present his facts from government sources, his detractors have had to rely on merely muddying the waters.
Anyone with half an education would be able to spot that.
But what was absolutely classic, is the statement, "Government is the work of saints coveted by fools".
I nearly died laughing.
Now, I may look at a lowly-paid social worker who lives in the slums in efforts to improve the welfare of those slum-dwellers and concede that he/she is a saint. Most people regard Mother Theresa of Calcutta as a saint, anyway.
But there is no way I could possible look at the Malaysian government (or any other government, for that matter) and call them saints.
Some say the best governments are the Scandinavian governments - they have really good welfare schemes, good healthcare, excellent infrastructure, a superior education system and well, the list goes on.
As for our government, they purchased submarines that refused to submerge. The Malaysian air force owns F5 aircraft of which engines were pilfered and then mysteriously returned after a stint in South America.
We have a police force that closed down some of its stations in crime-infested districts due to fears that it isn't safe for the cops themselves to be manning those stations.
We have highways that are jammed with traffic even though motorists are still forced to pay toll to use that highway.
Hey. We have a government that sprays chemical-laced water and tear-gasses citizens that publicly (but peacefully) oppose its nefarious regime.
With full knowledge of that, can one seriously say that government is the work of saints??