Which is worse? Political or paid post blogs?
Posted on May 31st, 2007 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
Damn, can’t help it. I was browsing through the blog directories, including my own, Frenzrss.com and notice the big percentage of political blogs around. Maybe, I have taken the high handed way of deleting some of the paid posts blogs from the submitted lists because I think it is not fair to load people with 50% paid posts-50% filler posts (read : half hearted posts). So, the political blogs win over our regular Joes and Janes blogs.
Now, it does get a pain in the arse reading too many, ‘I love the Government, I hate the Government, I support the Minister, I diss the Minister’ posts. Very, very pain in the arse. Just like eating too much nasi kandar without drinking enough water.
Of course, there is the ‘My religion is the bestest and the rest of you are infidels and definitely head straight to hell’ blogs but I never want to go to that region. A lot of people have asked me why I can sit quietly over issues that concern my God, my church and my belief. The reason is – if I take it up, the only person that will be smeared is my God. Hence, I shall leave it to the cool guy, Jesus to handle it on His own. Some issues are not worth arguing over. Right or not?
So, folks, what do you think? Between spammy paid posts blogs and political blogs, what do you think is worse? Of course, each bloggers who write about these socio-politico thingie are going to tell us they are defending the last bastion and so on. They are fighting for our future, our children’s future etc etc. But you know…I do read and found some of them so boring and petty. Sometimes, they are just having their own axes to grind.
If one person write one letter against one minister, the whole blogsphere is going to bomb with all their theories and condemnations and etc. For e.g. Datuk JJ. Well, I had met him a few times when he came to our office, when he was just a big boss, friend of my boss. He is the nicest guy around. Now, one Indian woman said he referred to Indians with low and high castes, the whole blogsphere are buzzing over it. Come on lah, really? Datuk JJ really uttered that? Did you really hear it? Did you really see it? Even if it is true, is Datuk JJ’s remark going to affect anything? Isn’t the root of the problem lies somewhere else, where the truth hurts most?
And what about Lina Joy’s case? We knew it is a touchy issue. We know what the repercussions will be if one Lina is allowed to change her religion. So, yeah, let her be. Let the case rest. She lost. She can’t get married. She probably lost her mother in the process. I don’t understand the case and neither do I care. Let’s not rub it in, either way. The world is much peaceful that way. God would have preferred it that way.
So, yeah, my vote is both types of blogs also damn pain in the arse. But at least paid posts make us rich and we don’t go around flaming peoples’ sentiments. We don’t go around dragging people we do not know to flog. So, say tak nak to too many political blogs. Whether they are opposition, ruling, sitting on the fence or the blind ones.
*No smart comments like : “If you don’t like to read, then, don’t read.” Eh, use your brain lah. If you beh song what I wrote here, don’t read and comment jugak lah. I shiok to write what I write lah. Get lost to those who is thinking of commenting ‘It is your choice to read or not.’ Puadah far far.*