Thursday, April 28, 2011

LITTLE EMPEROR NER0s FIDDLING WITH OUR LIVES?

We are familiar with the idiom, “Nero fiddled whilst Rome burned”. My research revealed that the fiddle (violin) was discovered much later. Emperor Nero had a morbid obsession (see YouTube) for singing and is said to be playing the lyre, something akin to a harp. I further came upon this: According to Gregory Y. Titelman, "Nero fiddled while Rome burned" refers to "heedless and irresponsible behavior in the midst of a crisis. Legend has it that in A.D. 64 the emperor Nero (A.D. 37 - A.D. 68), last of the Caesars, set fire to Rome to see 'how Troy would look when it was in flames' and to serve as a suitable background for a recitation of his poetry while accompanying himself on the lyre."


But the English being English (the most beautiful language in the world), FIDDLE sounded better than lyre. Anachronistic, but it's impact that matters. You don’t lyre with the accounts….it sounds better when you fiddle with the books (of course our accountants today prefers to use the word “massage”, euphemistically it sounds more sexual and less jarring, this caressing, massaging) or “if you fiddle with that remote control one more time, you'll go to your room.” Or “an editor who fiddled with the facts” …. (Modern version, spin of course) ….or “the Election Commission playing second fiddle to the government in office…..and how about this…. he fiddled his way into a position of a toyboy….. or fiddle with the postal votes or gerrymandering! Yah….I can come up with more fiddles but I don’t want it said that I am always on the fiddle (dishonest)to the government!

So this question in regards to Bukit Merah (past and present) Bukit Koman (very much present) and Lynas (immediate present):

ARE OUR NEROs DISPLAYING HEEDLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR WHILST THE COUNTRY IS SET TO RADIOACTIVE BURN? ARE OUR EMPERORS LOSING THEIR MINDS? ARE THEY WORSHIPPING MONEY? FIDDLING WITH OUR MONEY? DANG! STOP FIDDLING WITH OUR LIVES TOO!





8 comments:

Free Malaysia said...
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matthew said...

According to history, he was the one who set Rome on fire( of course he order someone) and put the blame on the church. To him the church was a threat and why not when the church is against all unrighteousness.

LCS

Anonymous said...

The "1Malaysia email project" circus is continuing as Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak continues to maintain an elegant silence over the project despite the obvious complicity of various agencies under the Prime Minister's Department and the Finance Ministry under his charge.

Anonymous said...

Abu Kassim has met his KPI?

944 people arrested and 381 charged last year with a 119% increase in success rate in securing conviction as compared to 2009, when MACC made only 500 arrests and 174 cases brought to court.

Anonymous said...

Zorro

You may notice that Roman history is no longer taught in schools.

Not lazy said...

Zorro is just a lazy fellow, not even bothering to resize the video to fit his blog's main column which cause the video to partly cover the right sidebar and prevent us fervent readers from reading what the heck he has in that sidebar. Lazy fellow.

zorro said...

Lazy Zorro says sorry for being lazy.....anyway side bar is my blogroll.....most fervent readers know that.

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