High Time We All Wisen Up

Knowledge is power. Seriously.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. People nowadays do not read enough.

The *cough* Himpunan Sejuta Belia

The *cough* Himpunan Sejuta Belia

When people don’t read enough, they won’t be aware of what’s going on. Crooks love swooping down on these uninformed souls, propagandizing their minds to support their twisted agendas. Now creeping up like a disease among my generation – the young people of this day – this lack of awareness is best and horrifically displayed in the recent ‘1 Million Youth Gathering’ in Putrajaya organized by our prime minister.

He called on these youth to help him ‘defend Putrajaya’. During the event (borne by the taxpayers’ hard-earned money, mind you), he launched into passionate, or rather, desperation-infused tirades on the flaws and foibles of opposition parties.

He was quoted as saying: “Even if our bodies are crushed and our lives lost, brothers and sisters, whatever happens, we must defend Putrajaya.”

Defend it from what?!

Hey, Najib, aren't these guys alerady defending Putrajaya?

Hey, Najib, aren't these guys alerady defending Putrajaya?

Putrajaya is the federal administrative center for the whole of Malaysia. It’s not like he and his cronies possess exclusive passes to the place for the use of ‘relieving themselves of the pressure-building days spent on advancing the country’.

It is absolutely ridiculous if you think about it.

What’s even more distressing is that they youths who attended the event came out all beaming and exclaiming what a good experience it was. Like duuudes, weren’t you able to discern what you see and hear? You don’t know enough about what’s happening under the table to be so simply and easily swept into a cause. Wisen up, c’mon!

I tweeted him about this; that if this event was truly in the interest of helping young people develop the country and become future leaders, the agenda would not be so flimsily based on his eleventh-hour resorts.

Wise up lah. PS: You don't have to look like this guy after wising up.

Wise up lah. PS: You don't have to look like this guy after wising up.

He didn’t reply. He never does. Not that I expect him to anyway.

But I just needed to make my point.

Today, just a few days after this rally, news headlines report upcoming price hikes in electricity, petrol and food.

Again.

With no increases in job salaries.

Again.

Why, let’s all start planting cabbages in our garden, grow a banana tree in the corner, ride about on bicycles and dress minimally. Worse come to worse, we’ll fall back to the lifestyle of Stone Age times and unite ourselves with the Flintstones.

To all those people who refuse to vote, this is the crap you get. Not wanting to vote is synonymous to this continual nonsense shoved in your face and a herald of worse things to come.

This does not allow you non-voters to complain. You cannot go “Oh, this stupid government ah!” or “Aiya, how’re we gonna survive?”

Because you DO NOT deserve to complain.

Because YOU choose not to vote.

If change is what you want, then at least lift a finger. The benefits are for you and your kids.

Stop dallying and assuming that it’s ‘other people’s job’. You need to pitch in too.

Think about it. It’s high time time everybody wisened up.

Justine is an open-minded student intent on breaking convention. She enjoys listening to fresh ideas and opinion from others and writing out her thoughts into fluid forms of expression.


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Justine is a student intent on breaking convention. She finds humans to be fascinating creatures and believes in the uniqueness of the individual. She'd really love to blawg about her observations, but usually procrastinates and instead tweets her views and experiences @JustineMeiErn.

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8 Responses to High Time We All Wisen Up

  1. DEFEND NOT THOSE YOU FEAR TO OFFEND – 100911

    While most know who we can’t offend
    We tend to forget who we must defend
    The poor, needy, sick, plus others to append
    Even though ultimately on God we all depend

    (C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng
    http://motivationinmotion.blogspot.com
    Sat.10th Sept.2011.

  2. ladymissazira

    Correction:

    People live in poverty, welfare homes are overcrowded and understaffed, crime rates high as desperate people resort to crime in order to survive, most public schools are underfunded/dilapidated due to lack of proper distribution of funds.

  3. ladymissazira

    1. Istana Jalan Duta just below what, RM 600 million?

    2. RM 28 million spent in 1 day for 1Juta Belia

    3. RM 100 million spent in one day for a programme

    4. A certain Minister spending 9 million on a Balinese Mansion

    People live in poverty, welfare homes are overcrowded and understaffed, crime rates high as desperate people resort to most public schools are underfunded/dilapidated due to lack of proper distribution of funds.

    No money for rakyat.

    Enough.

  4. Joachim L

    Taking this objectively, the PM wears many hats. One as our nation's leader and the other as the ruling coalition's head honcho. To politicise and campaign on government funds (read: our taxpayer's $$$) for an innocent event like Youth Day outside campaign election period is clearly wrong lar.

    Facts are abit off. Our PM said that phrase at a different event to CIVIL SERVANTS not YOUTH on youth day… we shouldn't justify the ends for the means and some fact checking would be good, no? If we were to do same, are we no better off than the oppressors out there?

    Besides that, hey, don't loss the plot now! Abuse of power is abuse of power. Catchy article.

  5. Tan Zi Hao

    Knowledge is power but it shouldn't be, seriously.

  6. Earnest

    Was that copy pasta meant to answer my question?

    If it is, then you have got your apples just as mixed up with your oranges as Justine Mei-Ern.

    >>> At the Million Youth Meet? Source or I call bullshit. <<<

    Bullshit.

  7. MkiniReader

    Umno president Najib Abdul Razak today issued a rallying cry for party members at the 61st Umno general assembly to defend Putrajaya at all costs.

    “Even if our bodies are crushed and our lives lost, brothers and sisters, whatever happens, we must defend Putrajaya,” said Najib, who is also prime minister.

    He shouted 'Hidup Umno' three times to a big round of applause from the thousands of delegates at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

    Circa: Oct 21, 10 (MalaysiaKini) "We must defend Putrajaya at all costs: Najib" http://malaysiakini.com/news/145960

  8. Earnest

    He was quoted as saying: "Even if our bodies are crushed and our lives lost, brothers and sisters, whatever happens, we must defend Putrajaya."

    At the Million Youth Meet? Source or I call bullshit.