ambiguity

January 8, 2010

Of Manipulation

Filed under: Uncategorized — theinkhorn @ 10:43 am

Well looks like I was wrong after all. Malaysians confirm that they DO care about the Allah issue by responding in the most positive way possible: fire-bombing a church.

At this point, I am… shell-shocked. Stunned. To the point, words fail me. I wonder which reaction would be appropriate: hailing the Malaysian government for yet another successful manipulation of their people’s minds? Or lambasting the Malaysians for being morons? Well, I don’t see why I can’t do both.

Malaysians. For crying out loud. At least put up more of a fight. The government releases a few statements and allows peaceful protests, and presto! Full scale religious riots. Is it not possible for at least one, just one of you to stand up and initiate a dialogue? Or are your minds so under-developed that you fail to understand the concept of rationality? Perhaps you feel threatened and insecure that your country may one day end up not reflecting YOUR personal religious views? It astounds me how incredibly ignorant you lot are.

I have to give due credit to the Malaysian government. Manipulation is the name of the game. Don’t get too cocky though. My country’s leaders are still the masters of that game. Compared to them, you’re mere padawans.

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2 Comments »

  1. “Perhaps you feel threatened and insecure that your country may one day end up not reflecting YOUR personal religious views? It astounds me how incredibly ignorant you lot are.”

    Hmm, whilst i’m with you and am against the fire-bombing, the aforequoted statement is quite rich coming from one writing about a nation that has moved from multiculturalism to confucianism. Confucianism wasn’t promoted via violence, but that doesn’t mean that the means distinguish the ridiculousness of the ends does it.

    Comment by ed — January 8, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

  2. I disagree. It is precisely because we have moved from multiculturalism to confucianism, and survived it, that we can identify with those issues. However, that is not to say that I advocate the means or the ends.

    Besides, its not so much about a shift of cultures as it is religious tolerance. Or sensibility at least.

    Comment by theinkhorn — January 8, 2010 @ 12:23 pm


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