Yes I am a worrywart but who doesn’t already know that? Not a day goes by when I don’t have something mildly pessimistic about something followed by me stressing myself out for no absolute reason. It’s like feeling that you have to smash your head into a keyboard reading some of the most retarded posts ever in a blog but still you go back anyway for it. It’s mildly masochistic…but I’m sure there is a point to all that.
Ok I’m digressing.
The point in a nutshell is that I’m worried about two things.
- I have a forensics exam tomorrow after only two full days of labs.
- I’m worried for the state of blogging in Malaysia and that the things that should be done right now get overhyped and eventually passed over until the next big blogging crisis.
The exam…well…that can be dealt with in good time. Just a couple hours of studying, understanding what’s been done and why it was done and bob’s your uncle. It’s just me being…well…me really.
On the other hand with the subject of Pete’s blog and what he’s doing in retaliation to what happened to his blog a couple of days ago, that is a completely different story altogether. You see I’m all for what Pete’s doing and the support he’s been gettig from the likes of Jeff and Mack, I think things like this are just what we need. People who do things and act accordingly instead of laying back and watching the world pass us by. I however have my misgivings on one thing. Would anyone care about this 2 months down the road?
I know we should all let bygones be bygones but Malaysia really does have a track record of hyping everything everythig up in the first 1-2 weeks of it happening then completely forgetting about it after that. I’m sure people like Mack and Jeff are doing the best they can, but from reading other things on their blog as well, I would have to say they have their lives and other matters to pursue too. They can’t possibly handle every single legal right issue about blogging that comes their way (can they?) and hope for the best that something is done. Life doesn’t really work on magical fairy dust.
The only way I can see past this is that for some miraculous reason, other bloggers stand up not in terms of verbal support but on matters like…writing to the people who craft laws like this and say something like “Hi, I am a blogger and things like this have a bad effect on us. Can something be done to ensure we’re protected without totally giving away our rights of free speech?”.
If one or two people do it, you can pretty much be sure someone at the office will respond with “We’ll take a look into it.” and you’ll never hear from them again or probably in a very very long time. If we all and I mean ALL excercise the whole point of democracy, which is to tell whoever works these things out that something needs to be done…and on a regular basis, rest assured…someone will take notice. It’s all about the proactive masses and near stubborn persistance…but hey…no one said good things come easy. I mean I may be a little idealistic and downright optimistic about this crazy method but at least it’s an idea from what I know.
Hey for all I know Jeff and Mack may already be doing something about it like pushing the lobby for new laws which means I don’t have to worry about it and everything would indeed be fine. Then again this post is about me being a worrywart. I think I just proved my point.