Friday, March 30, 2007

The 13th Blog

There's no need to be afraid of blogs, mr politicians. They're pretty harmless, not like viper snakes or something that might get at you when you are not looking or when you are busy watching the world go by sipping your Darjeeling tea or something like that, or something stronger like triple shot whiskey.
I know why you are so afraid of blogs. A few decades ago politicians like you were afraid of rock music because those where the era when rock music meant something because it had something to say about anything like Vietnam war, corruption or something like that. But you know how it is nowadays, rock music is as innocent as dondang sayang. For cryin' out loud, even dikir barat is more brutal than rock music.
And that's why you are so afraid of blogs, aren't you? You think blogs is a version of rock music in disguise, don't you? You think blogs is another form of subversive elements like anti-goverment posters of the 70s.
mr politicians, take a good look. Do you seriously think blogs can bring a government down? That's what they used to think rock music could do. They thought rock music would undermine everything that was good in a society, and that it would bring chaos and disorder that sons will go against their fathers and mothers, against their daughters. They thought long hair, torn jeans and scruffy t-shirt were going to disrupt the world order that young men and women wouldn't want to have anything to do with the economy. They thought the youths were going to spend the rest of their life smoking pot, and go around the world playing hippie, attending woodstock concerts, sucking on free sex and and booze that would have their mind go bonkers.
Do you seriously believe this?
And now blogs.
Do you seriously believe those anti-government blogs are going to make people vote for the opposition? Gosh, what are you afraid of? Are you that insecure? Or am I missing something?
I bet you RM400, mr politicians, that you too will become bloggers when you become the victim of your own doing, putting your trust on those whom you think can bring you wealth, power and women. Listen to me, man. They are gonna play you out just like they have played out a lot of politicians like you. Rock music, rap music, budaya kuning, budaya lepak, bohsia, bohjan, too much tv, too much reality tv, too much Starbucks, too much Big Macs, too much jeans, too much blogs. All this is gonna bring the government down? Do you have a real case like a real country being brought down this way by all this?
Blogs don't bite, if you know your mathematics. Go figure the percentage of those who read the blogs and believe everything they read and brave enough to do something about it like vote for the opposition. Compare this with those who read your propaganda newspapers at coffee shops, watch your propoganda tv and attend your proganda functions where they get free bicycles, pelikat and batik sarung, or watch you kacau dodol while the ketua kampong is behind you laughing like a drunk goat while the rest of makcik and pakcik laughing to show their toothless gum like real pro-government supporters that they are. You know they're gonna vote for you. So what are you afraid of blogs for, mate? What are you afraid of when you can put the fear into your docile citizens with slogans like, remember the sacrifice of our cowards heroes, remember the racial riot, remember the scholarships, remember the subsidi, remember the bicycles, remember the pelikat, remember the batik sarung, remember remember remember all the things we have done to bring you development, peace and stability so you can enjoy the fruits of independence. We drove the British away (and now we are bringing everyone back in to partcipate in our economy, but you kampong folks don't have to know this because all you gotta do is, yes, you've got it right, vote for us.)
Blogs won't bring a government down, mr politicians. But your fear of truth will. So I ask, who's gonna bring the government down? You, mr politicians. Not blogs. Not people who want to find out the truth behind the projects you approved, the money you take home. No, we are not bothered with who you sleep with. That's your right. Hey, maybe that's why you are so afraid of blogs.

7 Comments:

Anonymous eredia said...

Have u moved to USJ?

5:27 PM  
Blogger NJ said...

NJ was here sir... But dare not comment on this particular topic.

10:55 PM  
Blogger tokasid said...

Salam to Bergen.

Wow sir. Last 2 weeks you were no where to be seen.This week you're going full force and its with a political pinch for the last 3-4 enteries.Keep it up sir( and don't you hibernate no more).

You've mentioned well about politicians sir.They will always be the same.

11:29 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Eredia: Yes, ma'am, I have.

NJ: Thank you for visiting, ma'am.

Tokasid: I hope the last three entries don't read like a political rambiling. LOL. The last thing I'd do is to turn my blog political. I don't have much in the brain department to be analytical about an issue. I reckon you need at least a poltical science degree if you want to do this. Me, I was a roughneck. And still am at heart. Nothing is gonna change that.

To everyone who came by this way, thank you, people. You be sure to have a nice weekend.

10:18 AM  
Blogger NURAINA A SAMAD said...

bergen,

i couldnt have said it better..

6:15 PM  
Blogger wonda said...

Good one, Mr. Bergen. Well said.

6:28 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Nuraina A Samad: I believe you, ma'am, could have said it better.

Wonda: Thank you,ma'am. Saw the pictures of cherry blossom. It's a pretty sight.

To everyone who dropped by this way, thank you very much. And you have a nice day now, y'hear?

11:01 AM  

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