The day will finally arrive, sooner than imagined.
But we human beings are good at distracting ourselves, telling ourselves that the fateful day will never come. Rather than to think of the 'what if it really happens and what should we do to avoid that from happening', we are instead trying to find more excuse to do more things for the sake of being materially contented.
As if the movie 2012 is not scary enough. As if the Word is not scary enough. And the recent changes in climate, shifting of what was supposedly 'normal' to become something absolutely different. Are we really imbeciles so much as we are not able to read the signs?
Even if you don't agree with me, it does not matter anyway...
In our current lives, maybe it is easy for us to pinpoint at other people and blame one another for doing something to get another person in hot soup. We catch criminals and expect them to face the music. We apprehend thieves and robbers, we accuse politicians of their bigger sins and we like to look at ourselves as 'victims of circumstance'. Very few people take it upon themselves to live righteously, because the standard reply would only be, 'why bother? The world's a dog-eat-dog society. We have to fight back. Let them see who is stronger'...
Yes, we are still fighting. Maybe some still do fight physically, but nowadays, 'civilized' people resort to fighting via indirect manners (i.e. going to court, using sophisticated words to belittle another person, making sniper attacks at the person(s) who annoyed him/her earlier during the Board Meeting, purposely dumping their shares just to crash a newly-listed company and many more)... We are still fighting, with our brains.
We are still living in the Dark Ages when it comes to Social Responsibility. Forget Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs), these are just PR / politically-motivated ploys to show how 'good' companies are but in actual fact, are riding on the media to give them more coverage/visibility. Such is the capitalist world we live in right now. We've to a certain extent, thank Pulitzer & Hearst, paving the way of using sensationalism and yellow journalism, inspiring varying degrees of yellow-ness in today's media. That's just one part of the varying truth we are 'forced' to accept in our 'modern' Dark Age life now. Not everyone cares about the poor cat on the street. Wait a minute, I mean, more people actually care about that hungry cat on the street than the 'useless beggar sitting at the roadside'... Same ol' excuse, 'he's got hands, why can't he work?' ... Smarto... Will you employ him/her? Easier said than done!
Ask yourself a question: When a lorry passes by your vehicle, emitting black smoke, what do you mutter?
Chances are, your answer might just be similar to mine! 'Curses... Why don't your *** company send your lorries for servicing and inspection so you won't dirty my brand new car?'
See, I am as shallow as some of you guys too, especially when I am angry. That only made me more human, which I regret for the most part of my life. Submitting myself to only be able to carry out the duties of being a human being with humanly condemned flaws .....
We love to blame others. Who doesn't? It feels good to shift it to someone! Even if it is our fault, blatantly. Most lawyers will secretly feel the pinch if they are defending the guilty-but-i-have-money-to-fight-this case people. After all, the person with the louder voice, bigger frame or more money is the 'ultimate' winner regardless of whether he/she was at fault in the first place.
What is justice with the legal system anyway? A place where we can find more loopholes to evade being hunted like an outlaw?
Or rather, it was meant to be the SAVING GRACE for people who had the evil 'God' whom Capitalists swears by all the time, MONEY?
It is funny how the world is coming to an end and we are just not even bothered to repent, ask for forgiveness, pray and change ourselves to be at least a teeeeny weeeeny bit better? Rather than doing that, we have the sudden increase in property prices. Malaysian economics are just too weird. Makes no cow sense at all to the monetarily/materially-poor people. But it does make some lembu-sense to those with bucks to spare. The rich gets richer through manipulation, not exactly through hard work and honesty.
Reminds me of a joke I read a long time ago.
( "Here lies Strange, both a lawyer and an honest man")
( "Here lies Strange, both a lawyer and an honest man")
--> oh, you mean there are 2 people? That's just Strange!
We all play a big part in ensuring that we all get another living minute on the already-crashing Earth. I don't think Martians are invading. Our Navy/army/troops and nuclear weapon systems might probably scare them away. But not the coming of that Omnipresent one. And no, this OMNIPRESENT person does not work in Damansara Perdana. (lembu-shit -- but that's a separate matter altogether...)
We do not live and co-exist in a society nowadays. We are individualists. We do not care if we see someone being pushed while trying to board a bus. We don't try to stop a robber/snatch thief because we fear for our own safety. We do not do so much things because we have the rights to feel self-centered because others will not risk their lives to save us.
We come up with 1001 reasons to justify what we are doing. Some people resort to petty theft because they are unable to secure jobs. Of course the question would be 'is he that unworthy of being employed that he has difficulties being employed?' and when we see the situation he/she is in, we find means and ways to justify why this person 'would have turned into a victim due to physical deformities, speech impairment, language barrier etc. We are always finding ways to justify each others' actions rather than to think of something that will be beneficial to the society.
Put this all into plain context:
"If I smoke, it doesn't affect you guys, so why the freakin' fuss?"
"So what if the lorry is emitting black smoke? It is still functioning, it can carry my construction stuff here still and I get to save cost!"
"No harm in getting that piece of plastic bag. After all, there are just too many already"
"Please tapau this for me, you have those polistyrene thingey? I am too lazy to wash my wonderful Tupperware"
"Oh I see... You mean my open burning is causing your child to fall ill? Seek a health professional's advice then! I am unable to assist you.... I have too much leaves to be burnt. Are you willing to help me to dispose it then?"
"Oh... goodie.. No one is looking. Dump all those toxic waste into the river. It will alleviate our problem of paying so much to the waste management company to dispose off this 15 gallons of toxic. No problem, it's not like anyone comes to this lake anyway....."
"Japan was hit by the massive earthquake? This is a lesson we have to learn for being so cruel and invade our country years back" (i heard this from some imbecile at a bus stop while i was walking out for lunch one fine day)
"Eh, that piece of trash is sitting in the car for too long, can you please wind the window and throw it out please? It irks me to see that red plastic bag sitting there. Do it now please...."
"Oh yay! Throw oranges into Sungai Segget! I want a rich man! I wanna get married to a rich man!!"
All these (and more) are only but a fraction of problem we face. As I am sitting here, I am also causing the depletion of electricity. I am typing this while consuming so much energy, trying to say something that may ultimately mean nothing to the world. After all, 'who cares?' right?
We are all selfish by nature. We only care for our own selves.
If someone were to do something wrong, we like to point at him/her and like to see them punished for their crime. We measure them by our own yardsticks. We like to feel superior and above others. We ultimately want to feel good about ourselves so much as we put others down just to feel better. We start subscribing to Capitalism as a religion and Money as our God. We use materials to differentiate our pseudo-status. We like to feel that we are just of 'better class' than the rest. We parade our expensive cars around while squatting in rented 600sq ft apartments.
Who are the real hypocrites? We are.... And most of the time, we are not admitting it at all.
And for what little thing we do that hurts the environment, we are also hurting the innocent ones. When that Day arrives, we are all answerable for everyone's actions. It would no longer be like the 'blame game sessions' we are still having nowadays, pushing the blame to one anothet.
When that day comes, even the young and innocent child will have to pay for our sins.
It will be collective. We are all responsible for it.
But too bad, not everyone will agree with me.
Btw, no offense to the lawyers. I am just too humanly lazy to include my other prejudices as well. I also have personal grudges and prejudices against Investment Bankers in general, MDs of corporate companies with children being offered scholarships when their parent(s) are earning 5-6 figure salary p.m. , people who drinks excessively and drives precariously but miraculously, has never been slapped with a heavy fine or jailed, people who has too much money and even he does wrong, is still out and about, people driving like aimless butt-heads, terrible women drivers taking 5 minutes to park instead of asking for help and jamming up the streets, and more. 'i am only human...'
And GOD in the above context refers to the one and almighty God of all creation, regardless of religions or in some contexts, may be referred to as sects/cults.