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Saturday, April 19, 2008

The rotten apple...

What is happening to the world? What is happening to its people? We even dare to call our ancestors barbarian but look at what are we doing today! What am I getting at here?

The five inter-locking rings. I'm talking about the Olympics. Why do I say that we are more barbaric by the day? Look up the history and how the Olympic games began.

The games began as a tribute to Zeus (The Greek Boss-Of-All-Gods). All the states in ancient Greece would send their best athlete to compete in the games. All disputes or wars between any states in Greece would stop for the games. Imagine that, they would stop fighting for a few days or weeks just for this game. It is such a grand event that fighting is not worth it.

Have you watched the news recently? The international torch relay for the games has already started. Do you realised how many protesters tried to extinguish the flame from the torch? Take a look at Paris when the torch passed by there. It had to be extinguished and brought on a bus with security to keep the protesters away.

The Dalai Lama is another idiot. His visit to the US during these critical time is not co-incidental. Knowing that Tibet wants its own Independence and the West is not happy with China's rise to power. He tried to exploit the games for his own good. Kononnya spiritual leader. He should bless the games as it is a world event which promotes peace. I'm no one to suggest something like that. But as a spiritual leader, shouldn't he?

The pressure for China has been immense to host such a gargantuan event. The pressure of keeping up with the world's expectations. The pressure of upgrading its citizens. The pressure of the approaching deadline. The games itself is a pressure-pot! And now they have pressure from the outside world. Some leaders have already boycotted the Olympics. Where does all this come from? From the big USA.. Day by day China's booming economy is scaring the West even more. They are the upcoming world superpower. China is not alone, India is another power house coming to the fore. After China, the West should be aiming for India.

Today we use all sorts of ways, even underhand tactics to overthrow our rival. Even the age old Olympic Games is not spared. Where did all these come from? Hmm.. Ancient people of Greece might fear being struck down by a lightning bolt from the Heavens. Our modern people are fearless, the only fear that strikes them is the lack of money. Money is now the worlds biggest religion. Everybody (Although you go to church, temple, mosque or other place of worship) is chasing the dollar bill.

I believe there is no turning back. There might be a few good souls left in our rotten world but they can do nothing significant enough to turn the world back up again. It's already too late. I shall stop prophesying like a mad prophet already as my words are insignificant.

7 Comment(s):

kevin said...

here is where faith plays its role.

*zeus ulti zeus ULTI!*

Vincent Tan said...

Faith huh?
Zeus : "sorry brother no mana" or "sorry brother still countdown"

U gonna cekik that fella when he reply u that.. =)

kevin said...

lol..i'm still learning to give in completely to faith. its hard when you have to be critical in engineering.

*tosses zeus into fountain*

tokmoh said...

Or......

Zeus: "I kene silenced la..." or "I kene guinsoo/eul la"

Haiih......the waves of change has just taken an ugly turn. I watched in Buletin Utama, got protestor even slamba take away the torch from the carrier's hand.

Lucky Msia not like that. But reading Marina Mahathir's blog, there is such a case here, though a very minor one.

Vincent Tan said...

I read in The Star newspaper that most of them who attended the torch run was Chinese nationals. Pro-Tibet supporters wouldn't dare cause any trouble here. A woman was mobbed for supporting Tibet. The Chinese nationals even shouted the slogan, "One World, One Dream, One China."

tokmoh said...

Kevin: Watch Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, or read One Piece, they're the best demostration of how powderful the power of faith is ;)

And if you think they're just fiction, Kiyosaki himself wrote about how the power of faith is much more powerful and effective than the power of fear ie believer pwn kiasu. One takes action out of faith, another out of fear.

~~~~~

Be scared, be very scared of the Chinese. Just like how today we dare not open our mouth against US for fear of getting falsely accused by them to be associated with Al-Qaeda, very soon, the whole world will do the same when the time comes for China to be THAT strong.

Vincent Tan said...

The Olympic can be a tipping point to run China off the road to greatness. That is why so many issues appeared when the date draws close.