Friday, April 06, 2007
Self-aggrandizement can only serve few people!
Below is what was posted by Chindiana in my other comment over why I am not commenting on anything new and it is kind of nice being dubbed "indignant conscience of the Malaysian public" thank you, Actually I am not. I yam what I yam!
"Hey magpie dude (U don't have to post this) you've been quiet for some time. where's the idignant conscience of the Malahysina public?
April 06, 2007 3:32 AM"
Actually, Chindiana I do get fed up sometime when I see how things are done in the country by the ruling parties, government of the day, politicians, shop-keepers, the Datuks and Datins, the royalties, friends, bloggers and others! Just plain SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT!(pix top right titled narcissist)
The other night at the Press Club, it was SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT AT ITS BEST. The other night I was at the National Press Club to attend a meeting over the formation of the Bloggers Asociation (BA) or something like that. Well, Rocky, who was elected as president of the pro-tem committee, told me to register a blog so I can be a committee member. Well, I was not nominated, I was told the elite group within the blogging world headed by Rocky has pretty much decided who should be appointed. Even when the show by hands elections were conducted and when there was a protest the result was also pretty much decided.
At the end of the day it turned out that the formation of the Blogger Association or BA turned out to be just a formation of just another elitist club, where the committee members are just the same people, or the "untouchables" (don't get me wrong not that kind of untouchable we are talking about) , who cannot take criticism as good, when they cannot take Rehman Rashid's off-side remark about bloggers.
(I have re-read Rehman's column and the part about bloggers was just to make a point over something complicated. But, you see as with the bloggers election, it appears as though bloggers is a force that is to be reckoned with, "if you mentioned anything about us" "we-will-destroy-your reputation-at our mercy". Its not fair!)
I would have like to be nominated as a committee member since I thought I could be useful in many things not that I am crazy about position everyone knows that, including Rocky, and Rocky could have "whispered" to someone or two people at least to mention my name and I could have been a committee member, but alas it did not happened and now I am deleting my other blogsitel, whats the point then!
On another note I would have like Jeff Ooi to be the president of the Bloggers Association (BA), since I feel that Rocky is getting to be too over-rated (sorry Bro nothing personal), if he is not careful, he would suffer the "Amber Chia's Syndrome" this is in reference to Amber Chia in every billboard including anything!
To you my friend Rocky, you have to manage your image and to manage it well, you are everywhere and for your sake I hope it is good for you, and I wish you all the luck in the world, and I mean it!
Well Chindiana, that is why I am not commenting for a while, cause if I do I will comment on subject like the perceived "invincibility of bloggers" that if they are not careful they will be misguided and be swayed from their goal, that is to find the truth!
But if they become too elitist well they will be no better that the government of the day that cannot be touched and be told! Having said that, as for the bloggers I will always be with you all my friends and be there in form and in spirit! Cheers!
Well Chindiana that is all!
Posted by Pasquale at 10:03 AM