What you see is not what you should believe

The new season of American Idol has started again.

Those of you who follow the series, like yours truthly, may have wonder how on Earth can the judges go through seemingly stadium full of contestants in a few days. In certain cities where they visit, the crowd can be as big as 6000 or 8000, and even if one contestant takes about 3 minutes, including walking into the audition room and going out (I am sure it is more than that), it would take more than 18000 to 24000 munites, 3o0 over hours. That is if the judges continuously audition, without rest in between, without going to the loos and so on. So in actual fact, the average time would more be like 5-6 minutes a person, and that would aat least take a few weeks to dispose of just one such crowd.

Well, what you see is not what is happening. Like many times at this modern time, what they show you is not what is actually happening.

In fact, the crowds in different cities are screened through by scouts, with each singing just a few bars , and the scouts will select a small portion of those who they think can sing, AND, also those who they think are the worst singers or performers or the most comical ones. This small group will then have to appear before the producers, who will further select the better and the worse ones to go before the judges. (see the report here)

What I am trying to convey is that in this so-called modern society, almost everything is staged. Perhaps it is due to the influence of Hollywood.

Even for those doing charity, you see them hoisting big mock checques, just to show people that so and so is making a donation to so and so.

In Malaysia, many events are staged, especially when it comes to getting votes. When election is near, you see the VIPs walking the round  and giving speeches in stadiums filled with people who are there because they are transported by buses and given incentives to be there. It is not because they like to go there on their own accord.

When a big shot is coming, the whole area will be spruced up , given a new coat of paint; and the staff who normally will spend hours in teh tarik stalls will suddenly be so diligent, serving the people and clients courteously and eagerly.

On another level, what the politicians say and what they believe inside their hearts are often so different. AN example is KJ, who was said to be a liberal before ascendancy of his Father-in-law, but his  speeches when he ruled the fourth floor smacked of  extremist and racist views . 

Many others who may have advocated a single stream school send their children to International schools, a stream that is not even supposed to cater fro Malaysians, but diplomats from other countries.

So, what you see or hear is often not what you should believe! That is life!  Malaysia or otherwise!

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kenny
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 17:14:18

    Dr. Hsu,

    I think KJ is a liberal at heart but a fake ultra. He has to show extremism in order to climb up the Umno ladder. However glimpses of the real man sometimes show through. When Anwar was released in 2005, he visited Anwar and expedited the issue of his passport so that Anwar can go overseas immediately for treatment. If you study his speeches there are many instances where the liberal KJ slips through. Examples:

    Khairy: Umno straying away from middle ground
    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/49751-umno-straying

    Khairy: A sad day for Malaysia
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/121451

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  2. CYC
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 17:21:53

    Dr, u hit the jackpot but prize be given. Perhaps u should give a talk to gerakan leaders on the topic “cakap tak serupa bikin” or “bikin tak serupa cakap” and limit to 500 attendees with master degree and above only. Why ? they are the most deserving audience. May be they need to understand themselves more than others who are less educated.

    KTK said there is no urgency in setting up a interfaith consultative council to discuss and address the present predicament of difference of opinion in handling inter religious matter. He further echoed Nazri’s brilliant suggestion of one Allah for the east while no Allah for the west. A classic example of what u see is not what u should believe of 1Malaysia concept.

    Anyway, I do hope and genuinely believe that what i see and read in this blog is what i should believe. Dr, dun give me any surprise as my heart is too weak to take it.

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  3. klm
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 17:44:13

    What about the FDI? Some said the FDI coming in are recycled money, BN politicians commissions.
    Remember the submarine deal commission of 500M RM. So the FDI may even not be what it seemed.

    Nothing is sacred anymore. Everything is make believed.

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  4. disgusted
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 18:47:37

    Dr,

    You’re right, especially within BN parties.

    I remember the stepping down of Ling and Lim Ah Lek as president and deputy respectively. Both had agreed to step down with Dr M fully acknowledge. Yet on the day of departure at a CC meeting, they staged play.

    On that fateful morning, Ling attended his last CC meeting and as orchestrated, said a few words and left, with Ong Ka Ting and a few others bidding a tearful departure. Yet surprising after Ling left, the CC decided to split into two teams.

    You may ask, for what?

    Well, the staged play was to form two teams, one led by Ong Ka Ting and the other by Chan Kong Choy. Ka Ting’s team was to “persuade” Ling not to step down and the same with Kong Choy “trying” to persuade “AH Lek” not to resign.

    The CC meeting then “rested” for a few hours before “resuming” later in the evening to get the “feedback” from the teams.

    Can you imagine all this staged play, perhaps for publicity or because of “face-saving.” Whatever, it was a less than a TVB (Hong Kong) standard.

    There are tons of example. I rest the stage play case.

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  5. klm
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 19:15:09

    Dr Hsu. This should be of interest to you. 2010 World Economic Freedom Index .

    http://www.heritage.org/index/Ranking.aspx

    Malaysia is ranked 59 out of 179 countries. This is like a repeating song with the title Mediocre is my name.

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  6. Amin
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 20:03:12

    According to Dr. M, the 911 incident was staged by the US as an excuse to start wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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  7. Dr Hsu
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 20:09:27

    CYC
    This blog is what is it. What I write is from my heart, and that is why this blog has always been consistent in its stand in issues. There is really nothing to be gained for a member of Gerakan to criticise UMNO, BN’s policies and government. ANd to ask Gerakan openly to go out as a third force.

    I am not going to elaborate on this since I do not wish to touch on politics. But there is so much of play staging that sometimes you can vomit blood. It is the same with some of the opposition leaders too.

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  8. cilipadi
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 20:50:04

    Wayang kulit, David Copperfield, hahaha

    Now you see, now you don’t, like KTK plays with AL-LAH issue. Got Inter-faith, No Inter-faith.

    Wayang kulit makan cili
    David Copperfield rasa pedas
    KTK tak rasa pedas?

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  9. klm
    Jan 21, 2010 @ 22:03:19

    Koh Tus Koon, He is an atheist. He goes to temple for show. Or is he a dangerous born again Christian>

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  10. minumtehmakankopi
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 00:38:05

    Amin

    So what? Coming from him means something else. If he really wants to, he could have brought it up a long time ago when there were so many people questioning the official story (on 9-11).

    Along the same vein, he should have brought up others like the 7-7 London bombing, Madrid train bombing, the recent underpant bomber, etc…there were a lot more suspicions to them too.

    His is a sleight of the magician hand trick.

    Regards.

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  11. Atila
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 06:32:41

    Dr. Hsu

    NEW WORLD ORDER.

    I have the DVD on how 9-11 was staged.

    I had shown it to many non-Muslims friends, they are appaled at how CNN REUTERS never showed on TV.

    You want? How to pass to you?

    I can burnt the DVD for you including the
    US army suffering from Iraq war and what kind of weapons USA used.

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  12. Atila
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 06:38:34

    Dr. Hsu

    Pls help. Please advise esp KTK and the State Chairman to shut up on Allah issue.

    In the first place KTK is not a Muslim.
    He never reads Quran and Sunnah.
    He never attended Perkim for islamic knowledge
    to eligible him to open his mouth.

    I have many Chinese friends go for
    Islamic classes not for conversion religion
    but for beter understanding Islam becoz
    western media manipulated, as i told you world
    media is 100% controlled by NEW WORLD ORDER .

    KTK is far from these modern open minded Chinese. The moment he opens his mouth on Allah, he makes Gerakan Penang deeper into the grave.

    Thank you.

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  13. Atila
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 06:41:47

    KJ…he is a man on the fence today.

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  14. Atila
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 06:51:05

    Dr. Hsu

    In your honest view, when will NEW WORLD ORDER materialize new currency called Amero within the North America Union (Canada, USA & Mexico)?

    Do you think Amero is the only defacto currency after the plunge of USD?

    After its implementation, what would you view the impact to Asia and especially China?

    By then, will China maintain “cheap labour status” or be replaced by Mexico using Amero?

    Thank you.

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  15. Atila
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 07:11:21

    Dr. Hsu

    American Idol & all of its global versions is the part of the agenda of NEW WORLD ORDER
    since 1897.

    TQ.

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  16. ahoo
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 11:27:24

    Some politicians are good actors! Parliament is their stage and their political masters are their scriptwriter, director and even producer. They stand for election not to serve others BUT merely to serve their own pockets.

    So whatever promises or pledges by any politician, just take it with a pinch of salt. It may turn out to be a blessing or curse if one take it too seriously.

    As for the ” old grand master ” whatever he says is right as far as he is concern and no point arguing with him. They are many that will even lay down their lives for him and many others that would not even want to hear of his name. That was his legend for over 22 years of draconian rule and we are seeing some of its effect by those bad fruit that was sowed.

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  17. disgusted
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 18:36:29

    Not only during election time, a scenario of a party president wanted to show his strength, can ask his boys to “orchestrate” a support rally by contacting the divisional chiefs, booked buses and staged a rally support.

    Only half a day. After that the buses can go anywhere, i.e. Genting as a reward of show of support. Not discounting a fine lunch at a 3 or 4 star restaurant for the supporters.

    Scenario (Script): If asked by reporters, the chief will claim innocence, “Oh, I don’t know who these people but they naturally come out to support but I believe that they are from the respective divisional grassroots.I thank them for their show of support”

    All political gathering are virtually orchestrated and stage-played to whip up sentiments, sympathy and emotional support. Some even cried if the gathering is one related to departure or forced resignation. Actually there should be a ceremony to award the outstanding “actor and actress” from the political arena. Should be called, “The Greatest Fake Award or Big Hypocrite Award.”

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  18. Samson
    Jan 22, 2010 @ 22:33:48

    Did you just realise this? Gerakan and their partners in crime the component parties in BN have been doing this for eons..

    You should attend a Pakatan event and see how they run a gathering of believers..

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  19. Atila
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 04:33:24

    Dr Hsu

    Quote from Amin write above :-

    “..According to Dr. M, the 911 incident was staged by the US as an excure to star wars in Afghanistan and Iraq..”.

    Understand facts, many facts :-

    Today : Lesson Fact No. 1.

    What is NORAD?
    NORAD is NORTH American Aerospace Defense Command.

    NORAD been very success & responsible for protecting USA and Canada aerospace for the past 46years.

    SOP for NORAD and the FAA to make interception with any civilian plane of fighter jets that goes off coordinates/course for more than one minute.

    Question : – How was it on September 11, three (3) planes were ignored off course from NORAD surveillance and also first time in history for the success of 9-11 for the total combination time of 1hour and 20minutes?

    haha…many more facts after this.

    For those readers who are ignorant, please do homework of 9-11.

    Do not simple be-little TunM, becoz he knows more of 9-11 facts more than anyone here,
    at least i can say i know more than any one
    here bocoz i have open up long long ago to
    see the DVD.

    Tun-M isnt my favourite but what he says of 9-11 is true. It is only Malaysian are mostly all
    ignorant the truth is not told over CNN and REUTERS.

    Did CNN REUTERS tell you all of what is NORAD?
    Have you all heard NORAD?

    For all of us, especially Muslims & thousands of new Muslims brothers and sisters in USA EUROPE and global, we are very aware of the world, Sept 9-11 is the excuse that will lead to WW3, and the implementation of the final stages of NEW WORLD ORDER.

    Wake up readers!!!

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