Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Blackmail

Its been over a week that I have blogged. To tell you the truth I was not in the mood, something terrible happened to me and I was too pissed off to write. Now I am still pissed off but a little calmer. Well not really, its just that now I feel I can think straight, if I ever do.

Has anyone of you, who have nothing better to do but read this blog, ever felt blackmailed? Probably you did. But have you ever felt blackmailed by your own interests?

You see, I am pissed off by something that if I blog about it, the only ones that will suffer is me, and a couple of my dearest friends. No one will give a shit and nothing would change, especially in this country. I really hate it when I feel this helpless. A few words by Martin L. Gore came to mind,

…..You can't change the world
But you can change the facts
And when you change the facts
You change points of view
If you change points of view
You may change a vote
And when you change a vote
You may change the world…..

it may be true but how would you start to change the facts?

7 comments:

wwwitchie said...

I find it appalling that you would feel that you cannot complain or comment on a situation because you would suffer. I have no idea what you're talking about, of course, but I will still say that you should have a long hard think about what is important to you and act accordingly. This self-serving attitude is rampant in Malta. It is considered "wise" to shut up and "foolish" to speak up. That could be why things don't change.

Bertu ta l-Angli said...

wwwitchie, you are right, the situation is appalling and believe me, I did have a “long hard think”. But sometimes, to decide what is important and act accordingly entails to shut up, at least for the time being.

Ganna said...

I don't neccessarily agree with Wwwitchie...I will be the first one to stand up and fight for what you believe in...but reaction to action can create a string of reactions that do not always have the desired outcome! In other words, thinking, planning, and then acting may in the end make you the better man...maybe that's what Martin L. Gore meant when he talked about changing facts...

wwwitchie said...

I'm sure that you know best because you are in possession of all the facts. Jien ovvjament qed nitkellem ftit fl-arja. Pero fakkartni f'dawk in-nies li kien ikollhom ragun u jibzghu ikellmu lill-gazzetta li kont nahdem maghha minhabba ir-repercussions. I find that just as complicitous. Ara I don't want to lecture you ta, please take this simply as a detached comment rather than a personal one. I'm not criticising you, just the system which lends itself to "repercussions" etc

Bertu ta l-Angli said...

wwwitchie, thabbilx rasek. la darba jien bloggjajtha int ghandek dritt tikkummenta. Kieku kienet daqshekk personali kont inzomm kollox ghalija. forsi fi ftit zmien tkun taf fuq x'hiex kont qed nitkellem. ghalissa hu ftit pacenzja.

alex said...

ma nafx jien, mort nara l-exhibition tiegħek u ta' Gordon Pace u sibt il-post magħluq, abbandunat dot dot dot

wwwitchie said...

i wasn't being curious... i just feel strongly about the constraints of living in a small society fejn ma tista tghid u taghmel xejn :) why is your exhibition closed?