Monday, December 21, 2009
This land is mine. God gave this land to me.
The line in the title is a line from a song from the 1960 film, Exodus which was banned in Malaysia along with the book by Leon Uris. Why was it banned? It was a film and story about the founding of the state of Israel. It has absolutely nothing to do with this post but I just thought of it when I got the idea for this update.
For the past couple of weeks there's been this full-paged advertisement in The Star. The ad, in the Metro section is by the I&P Group advertising a new housing project and selling 'bungalow lots'. What struck me was the headline of the advertisement which read......
We fought for this land. Claimed our independence, because of its value. And now it's for sale.
I don't know about you but when I read it there was something terrifyingly prophetic about that headline.