My heart goes out to blogger king Raja Petra Kamaruddin, for yet another police report lodged against him from virtually a nobody. His latest post “I am offended“, I can relate to. But RPK is the most courageous blogger I know. And I am with him. Always have and always will. If RPK is offended, I am offended, too.
This post of RPK makes a blogger very human, and very real. Compared to all the statements those so-called illustrious but in truth dimwit ministers make, RPK, you sound like a genius.
Yes, a blogger is human too, can have high days and low days. We are not just a blog name, or a nick or a URL.
There are days when one can feel so offended that one shuts downs his or her blog, never to blog again. Sometimes, one goes on a hiatus, only to return with more vigor in blogging. A t other times, one takes the most necessary actions in order to salvage whatever sanity that is left, whether in one’s head or the blogsphere.
Today is a “high” day for me coz I found another person to banish from this blog. No apologies, and no regrets. A blogger’s got to do what he or she has to do. I don’t know if you people notice, but I have never banished someone because of what he or she says. I banish people when their action becomes a crime, especially a moral crime.
I banned two commentators who revealed “cyber-trooper” elements. They are also banned for falsifying other commentators nicks and comments, which I consider a crime. There is no compromise when it comes to this. (Well, the commentators I described could be one and the same person). I did not ban him (or her), though earlier, he(or she) suggested I become a whore for RM5 because I did not have a job.
Then, there are commentators on this blogs who go by different nicks. This, I understand perfectly.
The third commentator I have decided to ban has revealed his selfish and racist attitude. Racism is criminal, too. In my book, at least. One can discuss racism, or talk about issues from a racial perspective, but when racism clouds one’s action and that attitude turns into personal attacks on another’s race, ethnic or religious status, that action becomes criminal and there is no other choice for this blog owner but to wield her power to ban.
This commentator went on and on about another commentator’s race and attacked him personally for being that race, although he is not that race at all (all under moderation, of course).Friends, I do not tolerate racist individuals, groups or political parties. You will notice how I treat the Umno-bodohs or any of their ilks.
Because if we do not have this standards, at the very least, especially in our daily lives, let’s not talk about Bangsa Malaysia. So, for those commentators, bloggers, of whoever, who believes in Umno or are members, but still speak about Bangsa Malaysia, I will tell you bluntly, please cut the crap and leave me alone.
There are other kinds of people that I detest, too. But if their comments are civil and reasonable, their attitudes do no amount to a ban.
I despised people who “throw” their money (or offers of …) around or at me, especially, during my “low” times, and hope I will lap it all up like a lap-dog. I will say “thanks” but “no, thanks”. I was brought up to be independent. For only with independence, one can have total freedom.
But what annoys me more than the above is the arrogance of one’s actions related to the show of wealth such as bragging about how helpful or caring one is, or reminding others continously, of how concern he or she is, eventhough no one has accepted the offer at all.
For this kind of people, goodbye. Shove your god forsaken money where the sun doesnt shine. The world does not revolve around you. Just because you’re elder, doesn’t mean you are smart. And don’t talk about freedom of speech to me, when you don’t know nuts about what you are talking about.
I mantain once again, I wield the power to ban, not because of what you say, but your racist, arrogant and selfish attitude. A person like you, like this, has no place in my blog, or life.
So, you see, I am offended, too. Of course, not the Raja Petra kind. Coz RPK is a hero. I am just an ordinary blogger.