Wednesday, June 03, 2009

bellum omnium in omnes

A war of all, against All.
(Wah three posts in three days. I'm so freeee! Boss is in Switzerland for couple of weeks

Anyway. I'm an 80's kid.
I grow up listening music from cassettes.
It was an 'in-thing' during my teenage years to own a Walkman, although Discmans were already available, but they weren't as popular as cassettes players.

Simply because one CD is priced at RM40+.
And cassette is RM12+. Being a schoolkid with a daily allowances of RM2, we can only afford the later.

Anyhoo. That's the good old days.

Where piracy is not heard of.
Until the very enterprising pirates catches up and built their empire on cheap pirated CDs.

Thing is, no one feels wrong or guilty about pirated goods.
In fact they feel heroic to back-stab the giants of multinational company by supporting the counterfeited items.
As if they're doing the world a favour by doing that.


First of all, let me tell you, (anti capitalist pirate goods buyer), the big Corps are not going to disappear just because there's piracy.
Afterall, they're not going to argue further knowing that their goods are made of quality.

And secondly, the counterfeiting is not the only crime involved in the market.
You thought, some child labour would get paid the same rate as the Big Corps would pay the poor kids.

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Fine the Big MNC Corporation is still guilty of taking up cheap labour, but the Pirates Co. is the same old with the Big C. (Nike I hear ye)

And where you don't know, the Pirates Co.'s crimes does not end there.
This is a Black Market we're talking about, man.
In the ghetto y'all (I better quit talking like that) Human trafficking, bribery (especially to the customs and auhtorities) homicides and all are all part of the package.
Don't you wonder why the Pirates in Petaling Street still exist?

In my research I found that a factory in China, producing medicine (read: counterfeited) which was shipped later to Brazil and sold as an alternative cheaper medicine, resulted into 50 deaths.
The horrendous part is, the medicine was bought by a bona-fide NGO as a means of charity.

Talk about paying the Ultimate Price.

So don't feel sorry if you're turning down an offer from a Makcik selling you fake Guess bag.
You're doing her a favour.Afterall, in their chain of life, the small fishes get caught first.

Same goes for pirated DVD's peddlers.
If you feel there's no alternative to the Hollywood made movies, then I suggest if its good enough, just go to your nearest cinema. I'm sure it'll worth it.
Or take up a new hobby ke. Do you know sleeping activates your braincells more than TV-Movie watching. I'm just saying

(Yang aku tak fahamnya, ada je someone I know up there on the bench, a self-confessed pirated DVD addict.) Haisy.

You know your part, if you feel disgusted with the Capitalist scheme, please feel equally the same to the Pirates.
Boycott all the roots of crime.

Takde apa yang indahnya.
Walaupun murah.

Sekian terima kasih.


midnight blue eyed 3 June 2009 at 16:51:00 GMT+8  

thats a 1978 walkman, aren't you too young for that?

wan_f,  3 June 2009 at 17:31:00 GMT+8  

senang cerita, tengok je p.ramlee.

genius,tulen dan bermutu.
bebas rasuah.

mr K 3 June 2009 at 21:42:00 GMT+8  

dah lama dah tak beli pirate dvd. penah sekali tu nak gaduh dah dgn samseng kat ps tu..

skrg download from torrent je.. :P
nanti tgk movie jom. india ada cinema jugak tau!

amicus curiae 4 June 2009 at 10:44:00 GMT+8  
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amicus curiae 4 June 2009 at 10:44:00 GMT+8  

haha.midnight, you're right.but the first walkman i got from my father is the same version,but all metallic.the later walkmans are all plasticky.

wann haha bagus jugak cadangan bernas!

ooo patotpun kita tak pernah stop mana2 stall bila jalan2 kat PS...hahaha..yay tengok muvi dgn mr k the first and the last time tengok cerita Benjamin Button, a day after walimah :) best!

mr K 4 June 2009 at 21:29:00 GMT+8  

cerita yg sgt pjg tu.. best2! wayang sini ada interception tgh2.. boleh refill popcorn..huhu.

dah download The Wall, tak sbr nk tgk next week. :)

amicus curiae 5 June 2009 at 09:50:00 GMT+8  

hahaha panjang sangat eh cerita benjamin button,or lama sebab tak jumpa keta melilau satu OU..hahaha

Wah lajunya...The Wall as in the movie or the video clip?sbb kalau the movie...lama woo.

alaks,  5 June 2009 at 17:55:00 GMT+8  

haha i download movie, i tak jual, i oso dah lama tak beli pirate (tak kualitas pung! bazir duit ja)..

should i feel guilty bout it.. emm.. nahh i dont think so.


amicus curiae 5 June 2009 at 18:20:00 GMT+8  

haha.entahla...for me..kau tak menjejaskan apa2 sbb kalau kau tak download pun alak, orang lain still akan download gak.muahaha

double standard kah aku.oh tidak.kita tengok the lesser evil.

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