Saturday, February 11, 2012

Contradict and Confuse

Contradict and Confuse
A long time ago in a country which hadn't even been properly formed at the time, a rather devious (but clever) method was employed to ensure that people wouldn't rebel against the powers that be - the ruling class. It was known as 'Divide and Conquer', or "Pecah dan Perintah" in Malay, the language used in our history books. 

This "Divide and Conquer" policy worked to a certain extent, until the ruling class got bored/ran out of money/had other interests, and the people begin to see some light. Nevertheless, even after the country was formed, the current ruling class (voted in by us, unfortunately) loved the idea of "Divide and Conquer"so much that they continuously practised it, although they modified it to suit modern times. People have learned though, and some are beginning to reject the "Divide and Conquer"approach. 

Now, based on the 'breaking news' topics as seen in the picture in this post, we can see that besides "Divide and Conquer", we have reached an all new low in the form of "Contradict and  Confuse". 

Could "Contradict and Confuse" be the new black? 

Edit: Pecah dan Perintah should read Divide and Rule (Not conquer, though conquer sounds much better than rule) 

14 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for black to be the new black. I think that this has been happening for a while really. Keeping the populace confused. Though, once again, the world is beginning to open it's eyes.

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    1. It probably has, but it's just getting more obvious these days, I guess.

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  2. Yep confused and abused. People need to start digging their head of the sand and throwing it back in these guys faces for a change.

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    1. Yes, they (we) should totally do that.

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  3. It's not just Malaysia. We have an entire news network, funded by a stupidly rich guy, that is entirely designed to keep people misinformed - to confuse while giving the impresison of enlightening. It's scary.

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    1. Oh, that sounds so terrible, a bit like what we refer to here as the mainstream media. I suppose that most people everywhere will actually be gullible enough to believe what networks like these say.

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  4. It doesn't matter what country you live in, politicians can never be trusted.

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  5. Any time, anywhere, politians are cynical.

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  6. Politicians are supposed to serve, not rule. At election time they like to talk about serving the people but once elected they're much more interested in power and ruling.

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