Journalists? Or are they just commentators of Society & Life?
Should Bloggers ..
Take a Stance in what they believe?
Should readers believe all that's written?
I read alot. Whenever there's enough bandwidth here. OFCOURSE I too jump on the bandwagon but mostly I write from my guts.
From what I see None of the bloggers are journalists..& they do not claim to be. Except for Malaysiakini or the main stream media as we know it ie The Star, NST etc..NONE of the bloggers (famous & otherwise) have ever stated they are Journalists.
From what is happening, even though I do not know Sheih of Kickdefella, RPK of Malaysiatoday, Teresa Kok ("saint of the common folks" says all my aunty & mummy friends), I WILL take a stance.
I do not condemn any bloggers for not taking a stance ie they just report the facts & wait for your comments
But I dedicate this poem to my fellow countrymen, a poem I remembered written in the 2rd World War "When they came.."
I have changed its words for those of you with a good dose of fairness & justice.
When they came for my neighbors, I kept silent
When they came for my friends, I kept silent
When they came for my brothers & sisters, I kept silent
And when they came for me, there was no one else to speak up for me
WILL YOU KEEP SILENT?
* The original poem:
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent;I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent;I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out;I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews, I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me,there was no one left to speak out