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6/21/2006

myth 20

Ok let's call this Myth 20. 'The govt is listening.' Actually the govt is listening. But the govt also has a mind of it's own and thinks that it knows better. So it is listening but not necessary for the govt to agree with what it hears.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

listening, NO.....SPYING, YES.

Anonymous said...

The govt says it listens. It didn't say it will accept anything that it listens. So, where is the myth ?

Anonymous said...

the govt pretend to be listening all along and & always understand our problems and if we suggest an idea to solve our problem which they do not like they will belitter us again. Once bitten twice shy

redbean said...

when someone says he is listening, it is expected that he will seriously consider what you say and may act on it.

when something is listening but have a totally different idea of their own, he is listening but just listening. nothing else.

and you have answered your own question. : )

Anonymous said...

No, you are the one who is forever deluded. You said it yourself and i quote: "... seriously consider and may act on it". SO, it is only consider, not necessarily MUST accept. Also MAY act on it not necessarily MUST ACT. Once again, the myth is only in your head.

redbean said...

let me put you another example. whatever you said, i am going to do lift upgrading according to my terms. so am i listening. yes i am listen. do i care a damn what you are saying, no.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, listen and caring (or giving a damn) is totally separate. The govt says they listen. That is true. They just don't give a damn what is said. So what ? They never said they were going to.

redbean said...

i think there were words said to that effect that they want to listen to the people. and yes, they also set up feedback units to hear what the people have to say.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they want to listen in the manner they deem fit which is Ï may listen but I may not necessarily take your views". Also considered listen, what. So, complain for what ?

redbean said...

you must understand the difference between complaints and intellectual discourse or kopitiam talks. when people want to complain they will send a complain letter to whoever.

in the kopitiam, we just drink kopi o or teh tarik, and talk cock. talking cock is not complaining.

redbean said...

there are many ways of earning a living. some are respectable, some sell their self respect for money. some sell their human decency and curry favours to earn a living.

you need to find a more self respecting job to do.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about me, dude. Worry about yourself first. With all the bullshit myths you've been spewing lately, one fine day you might end up thinking your very existence is a myth.

redbean said...

ooooh, i must have pressed the right button. ouch!

my target is 365 myths, one myth a day. and i am actually running dry of ideas. but with your contribution, i am actually inspired with a few more myths. and i will accord you the honour as my inspiration.

let me see, i think you must be paid by one of the opposition parties to harrass bloggers, threaten them, to create the impression that the govt is monitoring and threatening the bloggers so that all bloggers can point the finger at the govt.

nice work. for a young man and the level of your education, you have done exceptionally well.

my myth 23 is dedicated to you.

Anonymous said...

wahh, from being myth-creator, you now become a psychic ? The truth always isn't what it seems.

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