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Saturday, January 16, 2010

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME...



Recent events has necessitated this old and spent hippie to revive this blog.

Imagine, if all the world subscribes to hippiedom, there could only be peace. It is most unfortunate that Nixon, a man sick in the head when he became President, saw the hippies as a threat to national security. So, he did his level best to demonize this celebrated philosophy so that he could continue to wage a bloody war with the Vietnamese.

Remember Woodstock? Those three glorious days of peace, love and music? Recall the closure of the New York interstate freeway, the panic of feeding 400,000 mouths over three days? Yes, 400,000 young unadulterated minds whose belief was love and peace, congregated for three days and not a single report of any violence.

Some call it weed, others call pot, grass, thaisticks, senze etc., etc., etc. In spite of all these differences, they were still able to bond. It is hippiedom we're talking about! A philosophy born in the 60's that we embraced with great enthusiasm and we had no trouble with the world.

What's with all the great religions in the world? It's conflicts about whose God is better/greater, about one's sole prerogative to call God "God", and I thought teachings from thousands of years ago would have the primitive man evolved into a peace loving creature. Alas, somewhere along the way, the modern man lost it!

By the way, the peace sign in the photo above was actually formed by people to commemorate Woodstock.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

TAHNIAH DAN TAKZIAH !


Saya mengucapkan tahniah kepada Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak diatas perlantikan beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri ke-enam Malaysia. Nampak nya, negara negara barat melihat upacara ini sebagai kembalinya era Mahathirism di-Malaysia dan hari ini juga mereka mengumumkan Malaysia sebagai salah satu dari 4 negara yang bermasaalah berkaitan kerahsian perbankan. Takziah di-ucapkan.

Congratulations and commiserations! No, my best "paint the town red" buddy is not getting married! This one is for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his appointment as the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia. My congratulations!

As if they intended to take a swipe at the return of Mahathirism, the west could not have timed this announcement better, at the G20 Summit, they declared Malaysia as one of the four rogue states as far as bank secrecy laws are concerned. My commiserations!

Monday, March 16, 2009

MAHATHIR

Hiya Guys...

Remember the acronymn MAHATHIR that came out sometime ago?
M - Make
A - Anwar
H - Homosexual
A - And
T - Then
H - Highlight
I - It
R - Repeatedly..

There is a new one now...
M - Must
A - Alaways
H - Hantam
A - Abdullah
T - Till
H - He
I - Is
R - Removed..

Good one eh?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Shut up! You're redundant.

CAMBRIDGE: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad feels that Malaysia will continue to have race-based parties unless the people can think of themselves exclusively as Malaysians.

The former prime minister said the reality of the situation was that the people were still conscious and felt strongly about their race.

Those were the first two paragraphs of a report in today's "Star". The racist has spoken. Look at how he has cleverly directed the blame on the people. Sometimes I just wished that there was someone or something that can make this dangerous man go away! Somehow, in UMNO's giant scheme of things, they have found it necessary to instill race consciousness in our society, and they have certainly helped by making it compulsory for us to state our race in whatever government generated forms that we may have to fill out from time to time. So how can we be at fault? It was his racist regime that inculcated this practice! Instead of repeating what everyone else has articulated sometime or other, I would like to reproduce a poem (if you could call it that) I once wrote. Here it is.

The Man Who Could Do No Wrong?

He once ruled a nation of multiple ethnicities
In a climate of fear lived the minorities
An “A” student of British indoctrination
He divided and ruled the nation


In time, he retired, leaving a trail of injustices
All brought about by this doctor’s malpractices
For it was he who promulgated "ketuanan melayu"
And the nationalists said "Boo!"


He retired with an anointed successor
Who turned out to be a curse for his predecessor
Now he’s back as a prosecutor
Instigating his ‘once-nemesis’ to be the executioner

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

From the frying pan into the fire!





This is a follow up to yesterdays' piece about living dangerously! So the learned Works Minister has decided to lift the ban on hill slopes development, which effectively contradicts the Deputy Prime Minister's call to all local council to ban all hillside developments! Who's the Boss? Whoever the boss maybe, the Minister's statement was welcomed by the REHDA president. However, the Bukit Antarabangsa Residents Association chairman, Dr. Mohd. Rafick rightly pointed out that it is the lack of adequate laws on hillside development which is the issue. What the good doctor said maybe true but I am a pessimist. Even if we have adequate laws and guidelines on hillside development, the good doctor has forgotten that corruption in the government departments (I don't care if it is a BN administration or otherwise) IS a work culture!

As I know, land matters are the sole prerogative of the State government, therefore, no federal minister has any say on such matters. I salute the Selangor state government for taking a stand on this issue. They have decided that they shall not lift the ban in Selangor. On the contrary, the Penang DAP chairman said that "it would be disasterous to stop hillside development in the state". He also pleaded that the current administration should not be faulted as these projects were approved by the Gerakan administration. Well, if the PR government in Selangor can do it, why not the DAP in Penang?

ALL PENANGITES, LISTEN UP, AND LISTEN GOOD! The DAP man said that local councils would have to cough up a couple of hundred million as compensation to developers! I WISH I HEARD HIM WRONG! WHAT HE SAID CERTAINLY SOUNDED LIKE LOST LIVES AND PROPERTY OF THE ELECTORATE IS STILL CHEAPER THAN LOST DEVELOPMENT! GET THE DRIFT?

“We have taken measures such as issuing stop-work orders on some projects, sometimes even repeatedly, to ensure the developers complied with the guidelines,” he said. The Penang public is aware of these so-called stop work orders, but as I pointed out yesterday, the order may have been issued, but the blasting continues unabated. I hope what I have read in the media is his (Chow Kon Yeow's) personal view and not that of the DAP. He said it would be easier if the Federal Government imposed a blanket ban on all hillside projects. Spoken like an idiot, as an assemblyman, he should be aware that land matters are excluded from the purview of the federal government. See, that is the problem we get when we vote for some incompetent nincompoop fronting as candidates for the political party of our choice!

We deserve the government we put in office. Regrets? Anyone?