Monday, August 21, 2006

The Ego Has Landed

Excerpt of the speech of Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, published in Maariv on Monday, July 31, 2006.

"What is it about us, the Jews, the minority, the persecuted, that arouses this cosmic sense of justice in you? What do we have that all the others don't? In a loud clear voice, looking you straight in the eye, I stand before you openly and I will not apologize. I will not capitulate. I will not whine. This is a battle for our freedom. For our humanity. For the right to lead normal lives within our recognized, legitimate borders. It is also your battle.

I pray and I believe that now you will understand that. Because if you don't, you may regret it later, when it's too late. "

The narcissistic nature of politics and politicans. There's little compassion for others when a solution offers those who do.

Last night, at an international event in Kuala Lumpur, the Minister officiating the event was 2 and the half hours late. The person was rightly heckled and the chorus of boos disrupted the ceremony. Of course, the photos in the papers showed a happy shiny Minister.

The British and Singaporeans Ministers wont be caught late for any functions. It has been drummed into their code of conduct that 1,000 heads are worth more than one. Apparently, Lee Kuan Yew takes it upon himself to discipline the tardy ones.

It only takes ONE head to clean the cabinet. Its time, he does.

17 comments:

DilettanteP said...

Interesting post but don't know what to make of it.

Of late, my brain have some difficulty processing ideas and produce thoughts...

DilettanteP said...

and producing thoughts, I mean...

Anonymous said...

Royalties are even worse. I cant understand why they are so in demand at functions when they peeve everyone off.

dilettantep: its ok, noone can process sic. :))

Anonymous said...

Politicians, bloggers..... narcissism.....hmmm.....irony or a parody?!?!
Indeed we need ONE head. To "blow off" all others.

Anonymous said...

Btw, to differentiate the anons the last comment above is from the annoying one. :P

DilettanteP said...

That makes me feel slightly better now, anonymous ;)

For a moment, I thought I was losing my head...

actually, I mean my brain...;)

DilettanteP said...

Actually, I think I'm in need of 6 sense to fathom what sic6sense is trying to say...;)

sic6sense said...

dilettantep, you're confusing me now. shouldnt it be producing ideas and processing thoughts? its ok, people just humour me here.

anon, i try to avoid weddings where royalties are in attendance. can die hungry waiting for them.

annoying, i guess bloggers are like politicans too. wankers!

whats with all these anon posters. embarrass to be associated with this blog is it? :D

DilettanteP said...

Told you my brain is not functioning properly.

Need to start relying on what little sic6 sense I've got...;)

madnoh said...

There was a time when no one wanted to attend Friday prayers at a particular State Mosque because the prayers wouldn't start until the *cough* ruler *cough* arrives. Needless to say, he was often fashionably late. *clears throat and spits out phlegm*

But two and a half hours? Did he/she apologise? Offer excuses, at least.

anttyk said...

I read the post thrice. I still don't get it. *scratch head*

sic6sense said...

dilettantep, you made having to rely on your 'little sic6sense' sound so rude. :p

maddie, so god waited for him. The minister didnt apologize nor made any excuses. only little people do that.

anttyk, its ok. you're normal then.

lilyliverbird said...

Saya faham, saya faham! First time!

lilyliverbird said...

oik! wot you mean you won't touch scouser chicks?

wots your number plate and where do you park :p

DilettanteP said...

why rude?;p

I think I need more "sic6sense" to decipher this one...

sic6sense said...

lily, i was just throwing a curve ball to confuse the Scums. :D (jangan marah)

A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

when you write like this, i find you sexy.

(and that's because for the first time in a long long time, my head does not hurt after reading your entry).