Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Naked Lunch

People walk past an activist during an Animal Naturalis demonstration to promote vegetarianism in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday. Posted in boingboing.net on December 16, 2011.

And talking about activism, it seems that the student group protesting against the UUCA on Saturday has come under fire for pulling down a flag bearing the Prime Minister’s image.

I wouldn’t even call the act disrespectful – there was no harm done to this piece of cloth anyway. And it is a legitimate protest action. As one student leader, Ahmad Syukri Abdul Razeb said, “... we see it as symbolic to our losing trust of our prime minister” (The Sun, December 20, 2011, p 04).

It is just a great deal of hue and cry over nothing. In other countries, demonstrators stomp on flags and even set them alight. So Najib is lucky to be spared that opprobrium.

Anyway, why must there be this flag portraying his image? Isn’t this a form of idolatry? There’s a word for this – anthropolatry!

In the SPL match between Celtic and St Johnstone, the former overpowered the latter with two second-half goals that helped Celtic reduce the gap with leader Rangers to four points. Gary Hooper opened the scoring when he prodded hom from close range following a 60th-minute corner. Then Ki Sung-Yeung fired in after a quick break four minutes later.

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