1 Oct 2014
Please take note for the record. I’ve just deleted my Facebook account permanently.
My apology to all my online Friends who have been inadvertently ‘unfriended’, so to speak.
No Twitter either
On a related matter: This is something which I’ve stated several times before – I do NOT have any Twitter account and have NEVER ever registered for any such.
I usually read the Twitter timelines of certain politicians over the Internet and not over the mobile per se.
To share my thoughts:
I have this blog which is able to function as a ‘social media’ platform/network and thus I’m able to dispense with the necessity of using Facebook – which I very rarely did anyway, even prior to deleting my account earlier this afternoon.
Many, many years ago before Facebook became the phenomenon that it is today, and before it became so popular if not indispensable for most Malaysians, I was persuaded by a sociable friend to sign up.
At first and way back then, Facebook was light-hearted fun and cuter than instant messaging with this aforementioned friend.
Facebook is probably good (useful) for most people on social media but it is not a medium I’ve ever taken to or even one that I like. In fact, now that I’ve dispensed with Facebook, I can confess that I have a phobia of it. Some of the regular readers and commenters of my blog are aware of this aversion.
BELOW: Love dogs
Blog began operating on 29 July 2011
I activated this blog at end-July 2011. So I’ve been blogging 3 years-and-2 months, and over this period notched 4.78 million hits.
Some 78,000 comments submitted to this blog have been moderated by me.
With around 5 million page views and 80k comments (both figures rounded up) under my belt, I shall presume to make a brief observation about the hardcore political junkies who have been up close and personal.
The thing about Malay commenters is that they do have an upper limit which they will not exceed.
Umat Islam ni takut dosa. And if push comes to shove, a Muslim can be reminded about pembalasan di akhirat so that they will desist from making further tohmahan-tohmahan.
With some of the opposition apparatchiks and DAP fan boys, there does not seem to be any conscionable boundary as to what they’re not capable of doing. In other words, the extent of provocation and fitnah they’re willing to commit simply leaves you flabbergasted and speechless (what kind of people are they?).
BELOW: The homeless man in China whose dog was beaten to death with a shovel in front of his eyes
This looks like a CCTV still, taken before the dog was killed
“Beyond conscience and belief”
Najib said in his speech to the UN in New York, “The actions of these [ISIL] militants are beyond conscience and belief”.
Yet the PM is unwilling to tackle the homegrown problem of some segments of Malaysians whose actions are equally beyond conscience and belief.
ISIL kill. Pakatan character assassinate.
No picture sorry or else we’ll be having nightmares
Eating Monkey’s brain
I’ll give a comparison of limits. The animal flesh allowed to the Muslims to eat is rather restricted – beef, mutton, chicken, fish and a few other traditional meats.
The Chinese on the other hand eat Monkey’s Brain. They scoop the raw, bloody goo with chopsticks from a crack hammered into the live monkey’s skull, at the same time that the poor creature is screaming in agony with its hands and legs clasped in irons to the table and its head locked in a vice.
The Chinese eat turtle by boiling it alive. And they don’t do this just in China but the Chinese migrant community carry on the ‘cuisine’ in the countries that they reside in, e.g. this Cruelty to Animals complaint in Zimbabwe where the Chinese expats have flocked in droves to do business.
Sorry again, even a turtle picture is traumatizing
Then there is the dish called Drunken Prawn where strong alcohol is poured onto the live crustaceans and the prawns are de-shelled and eaten while they still twitching.
Now think the recent Israel bombing of Gaza. You watch the Israeli armed forces bombing the city and reducing it to rubble. And you wonder, will they ever stop. What can make them stop their attacks? Who can compel them to stop?
The answer is ‘Nothing’ and ‘Nobody’, it seems.
BELOW: Netanyahu at a CUFI event
Tapi boleh bermuka-muka dengan Crocodile Tears mereka
They’re not scared of anything now
Malaysian authorities are on a sedition (arrest) blitz. But I don’t think Malaysians can be frightened anymore despite their leaders, icons, friends and orang yang sewaktu dengan mereka being hauled up, charged and sentenced.
The tipping point has been reached because the provocateurs have gathered critical mass. They have become too many in number now for the sedition dragnet to serve as an effective deterrent.
Talking about size, take the 9,000-strong bajungu as a tangential example. Their numbers are equal to three army brigades. Police can’t track them all.
Similarly the fear barrier is breached too.
They’ve seen how Alvin Tan managed to get away and the Deputy Home Minister saying there is not much that the gomen can do about his escape. They’ve seen the fugitive sex blogger up the ante by taunting the law enforcement with his pig snout Photoshop.
Challenging the Police Chief, the Attorney-General and the Home Minister is one thing but why include Rosmah in the hit list?
DAP’s politics of hate
ABOVE: What kind of hatred drives those who despise Rosmah?
No way to put the genie back into the bottle
Just like the Makkal Sakti wave in 2008 and the Chinese tsunami in 2013 delivered lethal blows to any lingering belief in the BN’s two-thirds majority and invincibility, likewise Najib Razak has severely undermined the effectiveness of Sosma and the future National Harmony Act by suffocating their progenitors.
The ISA and the Sedition Act are colonial-era legislation. Laws are inanimate – words (legalese) on paper. It is really certain, particular P-E-O-P-L-E that are the troublemakers whom both these laws are supposed to keep within bounds but these people are out of control already.
Umno division leaders want to retain the Sedition Act while the party supporters agree with the current heavy-handed move by the police.
Ops Lalang which put politicians, social activists, academicians and church operatives under ISA and suspended The Star newspaper kept Malaysia stable. But what worked in October 1987 will not work again today.