Do you have principal ?

Saturday, June 09, 2007

It is not often I blog on heavy topics. But today I decided to.

We live in an age where moral values , virtueous are not treasured very much. The mean to the end is not much considered as long as people get their ends.

My mom called me 'metal teeth' (tie kie) or strong will in English since I was very young. I stand on issues which I have very strong conviction.

I believe in freedom of speech, press and rightful competition, that is to say I distaste monopoly. I refused to join any internet site/forum where it disapprove members recommend similar sites that have better information. It is like the non-internet day where an owner of a kopitiam did not allow people to patronized other kopitiam.

I made a big name for myself on a social networking site when I hold on to my belief. I believe in freedom of information, equal competition in the market place. That is why I love American declaration of independent very much.

All men are created equal and have the rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

I love the equal (that means there cannot be something like only dog and white can go into the restaurant during the imperial British rule in Hong kong) and life (that is why I am all against abortion, will never be a liberal democratic even at my dead body), and pursuit of happiness , like blogging from the bottom of my heart :)-

An extract from Wikipedia : "

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Will you speak out if you know that it is against your principal or you are the kind who does not want to cause a wave and sit still and do nothing ? It is not easy to stand against the tide, it is so much easier to blend in. But, if you look at history, the people who stand up might get persecuted but they are the one who started a revolution in society or in the way things are done. Life is too short, do you want to live in your comfort corner where your life ended when you give up your last breath or you want to carry on a legacy even after your last breath. You have a choice and it costs !!!!

Over the years , I have made some good friends who hold values that I hold, they might not necessary be Christian, but they do hold strong moral values. One of them is no other than Casper, my Malaysian friend who resides in the UK. Again, I wanted to say thank you to him for standing with me in my conviction.

What are the things that you have strong conviction about ? Do you like to share ? Do you think you have done some impact to people around you with your conviction ?

7 comments:

Casper said...

Coincentally, I was writing about something sort of connected

http://www.e-malaysian.org/casper-malaysia/2007/06/severity-of-seeker-of-false-charity-and.html

There are these rare heros that changed the course of the history. But more often, other's who think they are doing something for the betterment of mankind got it so wrong and so screw that few wiseman should try anything revolutionary.

For those Boshevik man and women who believed in communism and equality, they were screwed by Lenin and Stalin when they took power.

For those who believed in Bills of Right, fight for it and die for it, see what modern America has gradually become.

Several recent cases where a teenager and then a supply teacher were prosecuted for porns that they were unlikely to have owned, but rather as a result of actions of viruses. The prosecutor were likely to be motivated by scoring themselves a victory and to gain publicity rather than gauging the facts of the case carefully before they began to persecute the poor accuse (and hence their liberty).

I shall stop here...

John said...

If not for the liberal, we would not have it is today :"For those who believed in Bills of Right, fight for it and die for it, see what modern America has gradually become."

The liberal left wanted to make it there is no black/white, no right/wrong, every thing is relative, there is no absolute in life. U can live whatever you want. But, that is not the intention of the Bill of rights.

Homosexual is consider alternative life style. Instead of the prince and the princes live happily ever after they have the prince and the prince live happily ever after.

They have already taken prayers from schools and now they wanted to take the verse on our US$ that 'In God we trust'. They forgotten that America is founded primary by the pilgrim fathers. That is why our 1st public holiday in US is Thanksgiving.

The 1st amendment on the Bill of rights was established because of the oppression the pilgrim fathers experienced in GB, they escaped to Holland.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

The very 1st is religion freedom, not Britain's state religion.

Yes, I will fight and die for the part on " Create, life and liberty " if I have to !.

U see me demonstrating outside of abortion clinics all the times, LOL :)- Life to me is too short not to do something that will leave me with a legacy. I am near 50, how long do u think I will live, another 10 or 20 years ? who knows ? only in HIS time !

I have gone to danger zone where I declare my believe in creation. I am not afraid !

kayatan said...

Casper, it is me who reply not John, forget to log him off.

kayatan said...

Casper, like I am not afraid to publicly reply to the moderator ,ha ha ha ha ha.

A, kawan, I just went to yr blog to read the entry u talk abt.

That is the ills of socialism. Ask Margaret Tatcher to come back to revamp England to be a capitalist society again. There will be more jobs for the Brits :). Less tax and more works.

kayatan said...

Casper, I still prefer not to debate on heavy issue like this. I think it is a waste of time, esp politics, who is wrong who is right.

I prefer to talk abt ways to make $. I better channel my energy there :).

Now a lot of my browsing times is spend on site such as KH on how to make $ from google Ads etc...

Social issue sites are interesting but I can loose sleep out of it and at the end I don't earn any $ but add on a bit of number on my systolic pressure !

I know I should be more social awareness but I am not !

casper said...

Hi Kawan,

Hehe... I saw this bloggerwave stuff from Bee Ean site and is also copying it.

Hah.. as I have said before, when you are mad at something, you became really pro at it :-) I need to kao tao you now. :-)

kayatan said...

Ha ha ha ha. U know me pretty well. That is why lah, my mom called me 'iron teeth' :):).
I am not pro lah, just copy here and there. Hopefully I can be more converse in this area as I get my hand dirty :)-