MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 419: SENSE OUT OF NONSENSE
simple story line
tell endless lies on China
build social construct
imagined become real
shared birth of new myth
dignify divine fiction
enshrine in altar
The Covid-19 pandemic has infected 95 m people, with 2 million death today.
The US population (331m) is about 4.25% of world, but has 24 million cases (about 25%), and 4o.5 thousand death (about 20.3%), despite its high health standards and advanced technology. India suffered the same fate, much lesser, but nothing to be proud of. Despite these monstrous figures, many countries do not see the viruses as the enemy to combat, but pick on China. I am not a political analyst, but attempts to make sense out of the prevailing political nonsense. The endless lies are not necessarily on China; it may be replaced with Trump’s imagined stolen votes.
Strangely, Malaysia shares some similarities with US, but makes differences between Chinese in China, and in the country, or perhaps even Singapore and elsewhere. Dr. M and his successors share the same social construct and myth about the Chinese in Malaysia. These people reckoned the Chinese, with their long dynastic history and civilization were too smart for the local Malays. Thereby, laws are enacted to protect them (the weaker race) in every conceivable way. Infact, these laws only protect the rich and the well-connected elites, including some Chinese and Indians. Majority of the Malay masses are under that myth spell and never wake up to face the challenges and competition of modern living. Even the Chinese have to compete with their own kind. The world is never fair, because of the system and the governance, and this applies even to US and the West.
These faith believers react to Calling. In US, they stormed Capitol Hill; in Malaysia, anything is possible through back doors or revolving doors; or even long queue for a frozen chick, with danger of being infected. Our infected rate has risen to four figures, and death rate also increases.
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