It turned out that
Again, we were hit by a disaster caused by ourselves.
It's because we were too greedy and failed to care for anything but ourselves.
Preserving the environment doesn't earn us money, so why should we care, right?
Admit it, money is everything to us.
Those who have money will have power and respect.
That's the reality of our value system.
Even the religious people tend to subscribe to that principle.
That's why we got ustaz driving expensive cars.
We may argue otherwise, but deep down inside we all actually regard those with money as the better people among us.
We can;t survive on environment alone.
We can't survive on love alone.
We need money.
That's the all important thing to us in this society.
Money can even buy us love.
Preserving the environment can't.
We are that crude.
We are a society without idealism.
The so called environmentalists in this country are mostly people who have enough money so that they can afford to appreciate what nature has to offer.
They are the cool people.
But if they don't have money, they will have no time or energy for the environment.
They will need to spend their time and energy to catch up with the rest of the population in the pursuit for money.
Such is the demand for us to have enough money to be appreciated and respected.
If you have money and you care for the environment, then you are cool.
If you don't have money but you care for the environment too much, then you are a nut case.
Oh, and there's the political environmentalists....or should I call them hypocritical environmentalists.
Remember that Hijau guy who contested under DAP ticket?
Why he is so quiet now?
What's the latest with the anti-Lynas campaign?
How many kids in Kuantan have been affected by the radiation so far and turned into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Any Kuantan kids has join the X-men team?
Tired already, is it?
Ok lah, I'll wait for the next general election, for you to make noise again.
Aren't you all depressed reading what I wrote above about our value system?
Well, that's how things are with our profit-driven Malaysian society.
We are only good at talking when it comes to idealism.
End of the day, we are back to worshipping money over everything else.
Today : Darling, I want nothing but to love you with all of my heart.
A few years later: Eh, when are you going to buy me a house arrr? You think can survive with love only ka?
Typical real Malaysian love story.
The same with our environmental story.
Talk only as if so good. Later chop down the forest to make money.
Heck, who cares about saving the forest for our children.
We need the money now.
It's all about us.
Okay, after reading this venomous posting of mine, please read this one to neutralise it,
Learning from Maruyama