Thursday, January 18, 2007

Small Time Blog Writer Writing About Big Issues.

Everyone who has been to my blog knows that I'm a small time blog writer who writes about petty stuff because I don't have the brain to tackle big issues involving the government, politics, economy or why the world leaders are so fond of wars and more wars that kill thousands of people not connected with whatever it is that the soldiers are fighting for. I am not ashamed to admit that I have never been to a university to learn a thing or two about anything that people go there to learn; reading books, attending lectures, seminars, discussions, spending years and years poring over big books to research about a lost tribe behind their backyard. And so you ask, what am I trying to do writing about big issues that I know nothing of?
I reckon it won't kill me to talk about big stuff people around me are discussing among themselves, agreeing and disagreeing that very nearly bring them to a fist fight. Quite frankly it would be a great idea to start a brawl when all the talking is done since I'm not all that hot about arguing and defending a point with words. A couple of punches won't kill a guy. In fact it'll do him good. It'll get him all excited, pushing his BP a little bit, making him all hot in the head to forget about being afraid for a second or two, and fight like a man that he is. But none of that is going to happen here at this respectable restaurant since everyone is so civil, defending and arguing their point on an issue as if this whole thing is being taped live on national TV. I don't follow what they are saying because most of the time they use big words that I've never heard of and I don't have the dictionary on hand to go look the words up to find out the meaning. And so I pretend to agree or disagree whenever necessary, trying to look interested as if I know what they are talking about, how an issue can affect their bank account or the way they flush their toilet or something to that effect.
They are talking about bloggers being sued by some big time newspaper company. About freedom and about rights, and more rights and about standing up to your rights like a man. I don't know if you have ever been in a street brawl but if you have like I've been, you'd know better never to trust those who say they'd stand right behind you when the fight is going down because experience taught me that they are the people who run off like a rabbit the minute punches start flying and bottles start breaking.
I learnt enough to know that when it comes to a fight, you are all alone and you've got only yourself to defend. What do you expect from a guy who used to work his way up from a roughneck to a guy responsible to put out the fire when it happens at a rig.
What was the big issue I tried to write about?


Blogger maklang said...

qCannot comment...stomach too full...after a heavy lunch:)

4:06 PM  
Anonymous mymymy said...

issue ... in this life go issue meh ?

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Ol Lady from the Green Mtn said...

It's a pretty big issue, isn't it, Bergen? An entity that should be fighting for people's right to express themselves, is instead seeking to restrict that right. It is a fundamental right that all human beings are entitled to -- the right to think for yourself, to speak freely, to dress as you please, to assemble when you want, within the constraints of the law. But when you have restrictive laws and newspaper companies that want to make them even more restrictive, what hope does the average man have?

What are these people afraid of? That when enough people start asking the right questions, that there will be a ground swell of opposition?

Nah, the courage for change is not there yet ... one lone man standing against the powers that be,isn't going to do it. It's sad because this is an issue that will affect everyone.

9:10 PM  
Blogger nadya said...

small time blogger who write bout issues that matters.

u take care bergen.

at least what you wrote make me smile even on my saddest day.

11:59 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

Maklang: What did you have for lunch? Mee rebus? Haiyaa, you made me hungry.

Mymymy: Issues, or whatever you may wanna call it, I think it's part of being alive. Even in death, we'd still have issues that need to be settled or accounted for.

OLFTGM: Truth is a dangerous thing if you've got things to hide. It takes a strong man to be true to himself and true to everything he believes in. Do I sound like the kinda guy who lives up on a mountain all by himself to seek the inner truth of Karate? Hmm...

11:31 AM  
Blogger bergen said...

Nadya: Glad I made you smile with my entry, ma'am. If only I get a ringgit each time I do that...LOL

11:31 AM  
Blogger Clark Gable of Pulau Duyong said...

Dear Bergeng,
Tx sebenonye cerite Awang ayang Serame is a tragic love story in my kg.Please drop by and read under SUMMER 72 in Trg ..the love story....probably comparable to Meor and Julia of Parit.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Ol Lady from the Green Mtn said...

Ah, Bergen ... the Green Mountains are beautiful ... the natives call the area the Northeast Kingdom or on spiritual days, God's Kingdom. You can contemplate anything on a mountain ... even Karate :-)

8:58 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

CGOPD: Thank you for visiting, mate. I like your Awang Ayang Serame series. It's very good.

OLFTGM: Nice place you've got there up on the hills so close to heaven.

4:30 PM  

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