Friday, August 31, 2007

Yep. Exactly the issue here.

Do the people of Malaysia actually celebrates the glorious recollection of what happened 50 years ago?

Do the people celebrate, because they truly appreciate the meaning of independence, or do they just because other people are doing it. Or even, because to show their 'love' for the country, because if they don't then they're considered disloyal?

Hmmm... I guess one cannot deny that the thing most people are definitely appreciating is the fact it's a public holiday. The whole month of August and it's the only single public holiday. A relief to everyone eh?

The age-old question, do the young 'uns value independence? Has all the education, history and what's not, succeed in planting that little speck of patriotism amongst the young 'uns.

Hard chance. Students study hard to get A. Nothing more, nothing less. Sad, it is. Sadder when i had a friend who's just like that (many more i guess, but 1 confirmed). During the Convo Fair, there's a booth showing pictures of Bukit Kepong. He has the balls to ask me what's that. Damned.... That's wat we studied in BM Literature back in SPM eh? Wat's worse, he got straight A's. Sucked hard man....

To show love for the country.. Going around the world with Malaysia's flag? I dunno man.... But that sounds kinda, self-praise to me. The fact is, M'sia isn't exactly that advanced in terms of economy and technology. I feel before we reach the status as a First World nation, keep our trumpets down and low. But now, going around the world parading without any concrete achievement yet, doesn't sound so right to me.

But as to parades within the country, i support wit all my heart. In fact, i felt it was good of the students in my uni to go around in bikes and cars, waving the 'Jalur Gemilang' in their wake.
My friends said it was lame, but i felt it's just their way of expressing their nationalism. The only bad thing was they were still doing it even it was 2 in the morning. With all those honkings and shoutings, not so good move eh.

I'ma end my post here. Feedbacks welcomed. Flamings not.

Signing out.

5 comments:

ShinD said...

well..its sad isn't it? that many do not kno the true meaning of "Merdeka"...how much blood spilled during bukit kepong and 13th may...we're still being ignorant. but oyu know wat? at least both of us realized that. and i am sure Kenny does as well. and that makes the three of us. better than nothing. =)

MyKy said...

To-ShinD:

Haha.. Always the 'other way of looking at shit' optimism. Let the three of us spread the love of country to everyone else.

Start singing Negaraku Ku. Haha

Porcupine said...

First off, YOU DIDN'T COME TO MY PARTY YOU SCREWED UP BASTARD!

Secondly, there's just so much that I would like to comment regarding this whole 'independence' issue...
But to save our asses from being thrown into jail or something like that, I would just like to express it in a simple way...

Merdeka! 50 Years of Nationhood. How long can we still go on?
Think about it...
Hahaha...
Chiao!

Samuel said...

Huh!!??? we already merdeka meh?? i thought we still under british government??!! cheh!! ^^

MyKy said...

Sorry la Jeff, no free how to go back....

to-Jeff: How long? As long as the delicate balance among the races are maintained by out subtle yet tangible government. Ha ha...

to-Sam: U are soooo right.. The Constitution still includes British Common Law...