I Tokmoh, therefore I am

May 29, 2008

The tragedy that brought humans together

Filed under: News,Opinion — tokmoh @ 10:48 pm
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I suppose many have heard about the Sichuan earthquake tragedy that has killed tens of thousands of lives, if you haven’t, just Google it.

Funny isn’t it? A while back, when the Olympic baton was carried in some European countries (I forgot where exactly, sorry), I saw on Buletin Utama a pro-Tibet activist grab the torch forcefully. Then, there’s the news about Spielberg pulling out of the Olympics with regards to China’s stand on Tibet. The whole world, has suddenly turned anti-China because of them hosting the Olympics and whatever political reason(s) to have a feud with Tibet I couldn’t bother to go through the details since I’m neither a Tibetan nor a Buddhist.

Today, almost every site I visited has pleas for donation to China, the news site meanwhile, will publish photos of women weaping over their deceased family and soldiers being the people’s hero by carrying the injured to the medical camp. All of a sudden, everyone is China’s family who’ll take care of them in times of hardness. Only.

In better times, the same “family” will blog, print and broadcast whatever craps about how China is no1 toxic toy producer, their cars are junks, blablabla.

In a sense, this quake tragedy can be a blessing in disguise. It means China’s full awakening will be delayed, as I’ve come across a news that says it’s gonna cost China USD60 billion to rebuild the damage done by the quake. That’s a lot of money, and certainly, I do think it’s enough to delay China’s ascension to become world’s no1 economic superpower by a few more years.

So anti-China, happy you got your bonus borrowed time? Now start working harder so you won’t be out of job. Nao.

Here in Malaysia, it’s almost like we’ve seen it coming. At first, I thought it was just in KL, but my recent visit to Penang had me shocked to see the courts there also have “BUAT KERJA” (do your work) banner. Korek korek korek.



  1. hmm, putting the fact aside that kesian jugak china for the quake but i do strongly agree that it will put a hold on china’s ascension to the top.

    i never liked china anyway. they exploit everything to the max.

    Comment by kevin — June 4, 2008 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  2. Ironic isn’t it? That’s how the world works.

    Comment by vincent — June 13, 2008 @ 1:02 am | Reply

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