Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Paradox Of Choice:Intellectualising Communism,Socialism & Capitalism

Hantu Laut

Is communism making a comeback? I doubted.

Living in a country like Malaysia anyone who wanted to be communist should be treated as a patient and should be sent to the mental hospital for observation.

With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the end of the Cold War, communism, more or less, is on its last breath.

China, for all intents and purposes, is only communist in name, has become the second biggest capitalist and the fastest growing economy in the world.

The only remaining totalitarian communist is North Korea, which will not survive for long.I foresee a reunification of the two Koreas in the next decade.

Six PSM members including Sungei Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar related to the Bersih rally were arrested under the EO (Emergency Ordinance) for using and distributing inflammatory materials such as T-shirts placarded with pictures of past Malaysian communist leaders.

The government took a strong view that they are trying to revive communism. After over 30 days incarceration they were released without conditions.

The police had a change of heart or I would rather say "flip-flopping" on the issue, decided to charge them for possession of subversive materials.

The question I would like to ask here are those people seriously influenced by communist ideology or they are just a bunch of shit-stirrers, in which case they should be charged for public nuisance or something to that extant.

We certainly are spoilt for choice, but as far as communism is concerned we should not have paradox of choice.

3 comments:

SM said...

Bro HL,

You said it!
If they are really Communists they hsould be in a Mental Facility (even the Communists are not Communists except for N Korea as you said)!
By continuing with this, all Najib or his cousin (or whoever is running the show) is doing is shortening Najib's PM-ship!
Saya tau di Malaysia semua BOLEH...tapi...Najib tak begitu bodoh, kan?!

Hantu Laut said...

SM,

I may support the BN concept, it doesn't mean I support blindly, if I think what they do is not right or I disagree with I'll express my opinion.

I don't think Najib is all that bad, he is trying his very best but is getting screwed left, right and centre particularly by the oppositions.I guess politics are not much different everywhere, the only difference, Malaysians politicians, even the educated ones, are uncouth.

Take for example the religious Nik Aziz calling MP Zahrin as "sampah" short of calling him sampah masyarakat. Even Mahathir in his 22 years as PM had never called anyone "sampah"

Ini Nik Aziz mungkin kurang bersekolah "social etiquette"

SM said...

Bro HL,

I agree, I was surprised that Nik Aziz used that word! I do not agree to that kind of behavior either.
As for Najib, well, all I can say is that if & when Muhyiddin takes over, it will be worse!
I'm just surprised that Najib is so weak. Ruthless I expected, Smart Politician I expected BUT weak...never would I have thought that!