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12/15/2008

Telling the good stuff

This was easy in the olden days when things were either black or white. In the ever increasing complex modern world when grey is bigger than black or white, trying to say that things are white when they are not is going to be tricky. This is made more difficult by the higher literacy level and worldly wise population. Everyone can now see a rotten fish when they see one no matter how many layers of gold plating were coated over it. It thus takes a very brave man or woman to proclaim that something is white in a public forum or with international audience when it is not. Whew, what a task. For the people put in such a position, often it only compromises their own integrity and reputation as decent and honourable men and women. How could someone stand up on stage and claim, with a straight face, that there is no shit when shit is everywhere? Earning a decent living nowadays is not so simple. Righteousness, morality, decency will have to be sacrificed for the right to lead a comfortable life. I try to tell the good stuff as often as I can here. But I will look very fake if the good stuff that I claimed were not really good at all. So it is a very sticky situation. I can only tell the good stuff when they are really good to retain some credibility here. Similarly, I can only tell the wrong stuff if they are really wrong for the same reason.

3 comments:

The Hermit said...

Getting paid million dollar salaries help numb morality for some people.

redbean said...

hi hermit,

it is the numbing of value of money. once people got used to million dollars, a few hundred thousand becomes meaningless and they need more to get a high.

morality is dead and buried long ago.

Matilah_Singapura said...

The state must seize control on all information that has the potential to affect the thinking of the citizens.

All news, opinion and ideas should only come from the state. In that way the citizens will be put on the right path of total obedience to authority — which is the way it should be.

The government must seize control of the internet and monitor every citizen's use of it. Those who flaunt the laws need to be punished immediately.