Thursday, November 11, 2010

The 'Big Lie' ? Whose?

Hantu Laut

The 'Big Lie' technique of propaganda is based on the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses. As they say, lie repeated too often will become the truth.

Adolf Hitler had used it.Joseph Goebbels, his Minister of Propaganda perfected it.

He was Hitler's best propaganda machine that led to the burning of the books and the 'Holocaust', the annihilation of the Jews.

Geobbels was known for his zealous oratory and anti-Semitism which eventually led to the 'Die Endlosung' or the 'Final Solution', the systematic execution of European Jews.

From Geobbel's propaganda machine to Himmler's killing machine, the 'Big Lie' has managed to make animals out of men to commit one of history's worst atrocities against mankind.

Should history be used to threaten others or should we learn from its mistake and do the right thing?

Incidentally,the government has decided to make history a must pass subject which I find vary baffling and could not agree with.

During my time, history was only a must learn subject at secondary level but not a must pass subject and it was one of the easiest subject to learn and made even easier if you have good numeral memory, that is remembering years,centuries,millienium and so forth.

Obviously, the new Minister of Education Muhyiddin Yassin wanted to leave more foot prints.Just like, Malay to English, back to Malay, for Science and Maths.

As George Sanatayana have said "Those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

Why are the opposition giving Utusan Malaysia the time of the day every time its editorial writes something on May 13, even wanting to take it for debate in Parliament.Isn't the matter best ignored and treated as the writing of some mad man instead of getting all riled up and giving prominence to the propaganda.

Except for the few opposition politicians seeking political mileage not many people really give a damn about what Utusan writes.

What so seditious about saying May 13 is a 'sacred day' and 'blessing in disguise'.Will it starts a riot, a war or an earthquke?

You want freedom of speech and freedom of the press.You make your bed you must now lay on it.

Those who always scream for freedom of the press should not just say it but should practise its full extent.

Do not do unto others what you do not want others do unto you.

Who started the 'Big Lie' in Malaysia?

If you can lied about Sept 16, what other lie are you not capable of manufacturing?

The Prime Minister is a murderer?

A statutory declaration is a rock solid evidence?

Please lah!

I am looking for my mother's tits!


Anonymous said...

It has been said the victor writes the history. If BN insist their version of history is accurate, and children must pass history according to their version, how lop sided and skewed the understanding of our children will be?


Asril Sani said...

Anwar is now drowning in his sea of lies.
Zaid is being pricked by thorns in his garden of lies.
Both of them hampeh.
Anwar boleh dikasi makanan sharks.
Zaid boleh jadi makanan burung.

Asril Sani said...

Anwar is now drowning in his sea of lies.
Zaid is being pricked by thorns in his garden of lies.
Both of them hampeh.
Anwar boleh dikasi makanan sharks.
Zaid boleh jadi makanan burung.

yat said...

So Y1, what is ur suggestion? PKM is freedom fighter? UMNO is not responsible for our independant?

Anonymous said...

Let both sides have their views aired.

There are many unanswered questions about the PKM while at the same time what we know, they were terrorists fighting against the Brits and eventually against the new government of a new country for which they have been fighting to form.

What happened to the history of Hang Tuah? What happened to the other civilisations apart from the Islamic?
Did UMNO achieved independence on its own? These are just some of the questions that need answering.


Purple Haze said...

We do not know whether anything that PI Bala said in his 2 SDs are true. But we do know this is true: At least one of Balasubramaniam’s SDs is false. As they are conflicting, it is impossible for both of them to be true. So, according to the Statutory Declarations Act 1960, Balasubramaniam has contravened the Penal Code’s section 199 by making a false statement in a declaration.

Signing an SD doesn’t guarantee the truth of its contents. The maker of an SD can still lie. The main difference is that if one lies in an SD, one faces criminal sanctions such as a fine or jail term imposed by the state.

Given Balasubramaniam’s initial retraction of his first SD and then insistence that he lied in his second SD, it looks like there are realistic prospects of convicting him of lying in at least one SD. And it would certainly be in the public interest to ensure that those found making false statements in SDs are held accountable. Especially when those statements may be harmful or defamatory of others.

But beyond whether or not the AG charges Balasubramaniam, the million-dollar question that everyone probably wants answered is this: Is it true that Abdul Razak Baginda told Balasubramaniam that Najib had introduced him to Altantuya? Without Balasubramaniam being prosecuted, the public will likely never know whether he was just making wild, unsubstantiated allegations or whether there was any basis to what he alleged.

Because the AG says we don't need to konw.