Kapanalig Sa Wala - Literally, one who also have faith in nothing, is a play on words and wasn't really intended to mean something. It was made in jest to call the atheist camp when I was still actively debating god in one of the demised public forums out there. I think walang pananalig (faithless) would have proven to be more precise but I think the intended humor will be lost.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Letter to the Editor - Orwell's "1984"

A few minutes ago, I sent this letter to the editor of Inq7.net.

This appeared in your editorial today (Inq7.net, 3/21/2006):

"'1984' is a chilling portrayal of a totalitarian society. It was meant to be prophetic, and it came true in Stalin’s Soviet Union, Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Mao’s China and Kim Il Sung’s North Korea. It is happening in other countries now."

Orwell wrote "1984" in 1948 (published 1949), well after the downfall of Hitler's Nazi. Stalin's term of office started in 1924 and ended in 1953. The purges under Stalin's rule started even before the second great war or a decade before the book was written. The book therefore is not prophetic inasfar as the two cases are concerned.

4 comments:

Nadelline Marie said...

Mag-ingat po kayo sa mga internet nazi. Punong-puno sila ng galit sa hindi puting europeo.

Marami ay di lang di naniniwala sa Diyos, galit at ayaw sa hindi puting balat na magandang europeo na tao.

Tingnan mo pa sa Stormfront.org at ibang reysist website, sinasadyang mini-misspell nila ang salitang Filipino at sinisiraan pa tayong mga Pilipino at OFW. Maraming nakasasamang website sa internet kung alam mo kung saan maghanap. Maraming galit sa mga Pilipino mula sa mga kapintasan hanggang sa kagalingang nahigitan ang ibang lahi.

It pays to be nice, tahimik, 'wag pumanig at di kumampi sa masasamang reysist na tao. 'Wag mo lasunin ang isip mo.

Galit rin ang mga nazi sa mga negro (#1) at morenong latino, morenong asyano, morenong native.

Ayaw nila sa mga pagkakaroon ng mga mestiso at mulatto, kasi mawawala raw ang kagandahan, katalinuhan, kagalingan, at pagka-malikhain ng mga puting europeong lahi.

x_X

Nadelline Marie said...

Akala nga nila sa kanila ang mga pinakahilagang at pinakatimog nalugar. Ninakaw naman ng mga puti ang Hilaga at Timog Amerika. Inabuso rin ang mga native. Isama mo na rin ang Siberia. At ang ginawa nila sa ating bansa noong unang panahon. Akala ng Pilipino mabait ang Amerika sa atin noong kolonisado pa tayo sa kanila, kahit hanggang ngayon. Bueno Supremo Blanco HOHOHO. Tingnan mo 'to: 'The Water Cure' (euphemism for Water Torture)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterboarding
http://japanfocus.org/products/details/1745
http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2522
http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2520
http://japanfocus.org/products/details/2404
et al, hanapin mo sa internet...
Hay naku! Lahat ng tao ay reysist ng konti. Ang lahat ng iba ay lubos na reysist. >_<

Nadelline Marie said...

Tingnan mo sa anti-immigration site na vdare.com .search mo doon: Chinese Filipino . Hindi si Michelle Malkin ang nagsulat n'un of course.
Nabasa mo na ba yung aklat na 'World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability'? Tsinay ang nagsulat n'un.
Sinong Pinoy ang maniniwala doon? >_+

TonyB said...

Hi Nadelline Marie,

Interesting. I know that the average person retains some form of bigotry in one form or another and in degrees. The average Pinoy is just as racist if not more racist than the average person. These are cultural biases that have been shaped by time and tradition.

Thanks for dropping by.