Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another stupid comment

Some people just have too much time on their hands. I read this in the papers today.
...Its Federal Territory Youth chief XXX said inviting the Barbados-born singing sensation to Malaysia was “akin to insulting eastern culture, belittling local artistes, intentionally causing losses to the country’s economy and supporting Israel’s war policy, which is supported by America”.
...said it also found the Grammy award winner to be unsuitable because she often performed suggestively and wore skimpy, sexy outfits.
...said local concert sponsor Celcom should give priority to eastern cultures and local artistes. He said Rihanna’s appearance here would result in an outflow of local currency to the United States, and in turn, cause loss to the country and suffering to the Palestinians.
He reasoned that the United States supplies arms to its ally Israel from contributions and taxes collected from Americans. “Whether Rihanna realises it or not, we know that the taxes she has paid also contributed to the war in Gaza,” he said.
This is just plain stupid. Perhaps stupid if putting it mildly. Words like shallow-minded moron come to mind. It's akin to saying perhaps one shouldn't take a breath of air, because when we expire, we exhale the precious carbon dioxide that feeds the Western flora that then die and decompost and then in a gazillion years turn into precious petroleum that then feeds the Western war machinery.
Admit it; this stems from a few generalizations. Anything Western is bad. Anything American is bad, because America=Israel. And any woman who is beautiful and sexy is bad.
Probably because some men have so little self-refraint and moral values that the mere sight of a 'skimpily-clad' woman makes them hump coconut trees like a monkey in heat.
Reading things like this makes me embarassed to be of the same gender.
And you know what irritates me? Some of these political parties seem to do less for the common folk, for the citizens (and I mean all citizens, not just of a certain skin color); sometimes it seems that all they're good for is to hold demonstrations and come up with idiotic remarks.